On May 25 and May 26, Choosing Wisely Canada will host its fifth annual National Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association.
The 2020 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 2020, the meeting will include a patient engagement workshop and breakout session. These sessions 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 Ottawa, Ontario 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 2020 National Meeting have their expenses paid in full and in advance if required.
Patients, caregivers and family members are eligible to apply for a patient scholarship for the 2020 National Meeting. To apply for a scholarship, please email your name and information to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive scholarship details.
The 2020 National Meeting will take place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The Shaw Centre is fully accessible in both the event plenary and breakout sessions spaces.
Choosing Wisely Canada will promote the hashtag #ChoosingWisely2020 for the 2020 National Meeting. Patients and public are invited to follow the highlights of the day and submit questions to be asked at the National Meeting. The National Meeting will also provide a live link for keynote presentations on both days of the event.
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