14-May-2019 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre - Room 210
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4S3


Eastern Ontario Chapter Annual General meeting:

The Evolution of Patient Partnership in a Transforming Health Care System

May 14, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

200 Coventry Road | Ottawa, ON | K1K 4S3
Room #210

Or Via Webinar
(Begins at 7:00 p.m.)

The nature of patient partnership has been evolving over the past decade. In Ontario, expectations for the role of patients, families and caregivers across the healthcare system has been elevated to roles in systemic policy, organizational leadership, and governance across Ontario Health Teams.  Patients have a clear role to play in a learning healthcare system and organizations have a role in supporting the skills and creating opportunities for patients to partner. Julie will cover topics such as patient leadership, patients in governance, digital health and transparency in communication, the provincial patient declaration of values and setting a forward agenda for partnership with patients.

Featured Speaker: Julie Drury, Chair, Minister's Patient and Family Advisory Council, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Julie Drury is the inaugural Chair of the Minister’s Patient and Family Advisory Council for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Julie is passionate about the patient / family / professional partnership and experience in health. In her role, she facilitates and provides the patient and family perspective in health care policy and decision making. As the mother of a child who was diagnosed with SIFD, a rare form of mitochondrial disease, Julie has particular experience in system navigation, complex care, care coordination, palliative care and patient safety.

Julie is an experienced senior federal health policy advisor and is respected for her highly collaborative work style, stakeholder engagement, and leadership skills. Julie’s personal and professional experience are focussed on advising government on key health priorities that have a real impact on patient care and experience in Ontario.

Julie is a patient advisor, chair, board member with several organizations including; MitoCanada Foundation, MitoNet Patient Partnership Council, Digital Health Ontario, Rare Disease Foundation, Family Advisory Council for the Ontario Provincial Pediatric Palliative Care Steering Committee, Bridge to Home Quality Improvement Initiative with CFHI, Health Quality Ontario, Ontario Provincial PFAC Leadership Table, and Solutions for Kids In Pain. She is previously the chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council for CHEO, and parent advisor for Complex Care Kids Ontario.

Julie’s educational background is in the field of health sciences. As a patient and family advisor she consults and speaks to organizations, government and not for profits regularly on patient engagement strategies, patient partnership, and patient leadership.

Julie lives in Ottawa with her husband and son.



5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 - 6:20 p.m.
6:20 - 6:40 p.m.

6:40 - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Registration and Networking
AGM - Eastern Ontario Chapter
Awards Presentation - Eastern Ontario's 2017 and 2018 award winners!
Dinner and National Office Video
Presentation and Discussion Period

Registration Fees: 

Member In Person
Student Member In person
Non-Member In Person
Student Non Member In Person

Member Via Webinar
Non-Member Via Webinar



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