What to expect in Quebec City

Although it's still summer we are very focused on the fall ... more specifically, on our upcoming CFAN Day in Quebec City! 

We invite patient advisors, family advisors, clinicians, health care leaders, researchers and anyone interested in family centred care to participate in our activities over the weekend.

Our official CFAN Day is Sunday, October 18, but the fun will actually begin the day before, with an informal best practices session. At 3:30pm on Saturday, October 17, advisors from across the country will gather and share information about what's happening at their centres. Then we will head out for a networking dinner. If this sounds good to you, please email frankgavin@rogers.com and ask to be added to our list.

Sunday morning our focus will be on peer support activities, and we are lucky enough to have presenters from across the country sharing their tips and successes, along with a team from Holland Bloorview who will be offering up a national scan of projects and practices.  After lunch we will shift gears and address ever-evolving questions related to families and research. This session, which will focus on how families can participate meaningfully in projects ranging from short-term local ones to longer national ones, will be highly interactive and of interest and value to family advisors, clinicians, and administrators.  

Family advisors receive a complimentary registration for Sunday; please email kate.robson@sunnybrook.ca for the registration code.  If you're interested in registering for the whole CAPHC conference (and you should be because it's amazing), you can find out more on the CAPHC website. Family advisors qualify for a 50% reduction in conference rates. The early bird deadline is August 22 and hotel rooms fill up fast, so don't delay!