On May 27, 2019 Choosing Wisely Canada will host its fourth annual National Meeting in Montreal, Quebec. The 2019 National Meeting is co-hosted with the Quebec Medical Association and in partnership with the Canadian Medical Association.
The 2019 Planning Committee for the National Meeting is comprised of Choosing Wisely Canada’s Chair, administrative staff, clinicians and patient representatives. The planning committee is responsible for logistics of the event, speaker selection, conference format, and workshop session topics. The planning committee met on four separate occasions to define areas of interest in content, format, and speakers.
In addition, Choosing Wisely Canada invites the submissions of abstracts focused on patient engagement. Selected abstracts are featured as oral presentations in breakout sessions. Patient representatives on the committee review abstract submissions in the patient engagement category to select projects/initiatives that reflect the theme and offer valuable learning opportunities for conference attendees.
In 2019, the planning committee added a Patient Engagement Workshop that is co-lead with Choosing Wisely Canada’s patient advisor. This workshop will focus on practical case studies of engagement and opportunities for those interested in engaging patients in their Choosing Wisely activities.
Choosing Wisely Canada’s National Meeting is open to the public to attend. Patients are welcome to attend all aspects of the National Meeting including keynotes, workshops, and breakout sessions.
As this year’s meeting is held in Montreal Quebec, the National Meeting is offering concurrent sessions in both English and French. Please note that French-speaking sessions will be available throughout the day, but not all sessions will be bilingual.
All travel and accommodation expenses for patients participating as speakers or on the planning committee for the 2019 National Meeting have their expenses paid in full and in advance if required.
All patients, caregivers and family members are eligible to apply for a patient scholarship for the 2019 National Meeting. To apply for a scholarship, please email your name and information to email@example.com to receive scholarship details.
The 2019 National Meeting will take place at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal, Quebec. Centre Mont-Royal is fully accessible in both the event plenary and breakout sessions spaces.
Choosing Wisely Canada will promote the hashtag #CWC2019 for the 2019 National Meeting. Patients and public are invited to follow the highlights of the day and submit questions to be asked at the National Meeting. Questions from social media will be relayed to presenters to facilitate a dialogue for those who cannot attend. Choosing Wisely Canada’s social media audiences consist of clinicians, patients, and the general public.