The System Awakens: Building Learning Healthcare Systems in Canada

For three decades, CHSPR’s annual conference has provided a platform for thought-provoking dialogues on emerging research in the health services and policy domain. In 2018, the conference will address the question of how British Columbia can become a learning healthcare system. In a learning healthcare system, every patient interaction is treated as a learning activity, and the ethos of the system overall is improvement. Speakers will share the latest thinking on learning healthcare systems and facilitate conversations on how British Columbia can adopt the principles and actions that define such systems.

The conference will be structured around keynote and plenary panel presentations, with ample opportunity for facilitated discussion. Delegates will also present their work and experiences around learning health systems in short oral presentation and poster sessions, and engagement with all speakers and presenters will be encouraged. Web and video based technology will be employed to facilitate sharing of new knowledge during and after the conference.

The key objective of the conference is to bring together researchers, policy-makers, decision-makers, students, and interested public who would be involved in creating, implementing, and being part of a learning health system.

A call for abstracts will go out in October 2017.

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