Upcoming Picchione Lecture: Patients as Partners in Research and Health Care

June 5th, 2018 - 6:30-8:00pm (reception to follow)
Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
5440 Spring Garden Road


With generous support from the Picchione family and the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF), the Picchione Lecture Series: Research and the Future of Health Care serves to engage public interest and understanding of the relationship between health research and health outcomes.

Engaging patients in all aspects of primary health care research can help make research more relevant and meaningful for both patients and researchers. The purpose of this presentation will be to explore the how/when/where and, especially, the why of engaging patients in primary health care research through stories of patient engagement from Colorado, USA.

Local panelists, including a local patient advocate, will bring perspectives on how patient engagement in primary health care research is unfolding in Nova Scotia.

Our interactive panel discussion will include:

Maret Felzien, MA
Associate Professor, Reading
Northeaster Junior College

Jack Westfall, MD MPH
Professor of Family Medicine
Co-director of High Plains Research Network

Frederick Burge, MD FCFP MSc
Professor and Research Director
Department of Family Medicine
Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority

Graeme Kohler, MA (HPRO)
Director of Primary Health Care & Chronic Disease Management
Nova Scotia Health Authority