Picchione Lecture

Research and the Future of Health Care: Patients as Partners in Research and Health Care

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.  This presentation will 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.  

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Halifax Central Library, Paul O'Regan Hall
5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS
Reception to Follow


This event is open to everyone.  CLICK HERE for free tickets!  For more information, please email Terrilyn Chiasson, or call 902-494-6834

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
Northeastern 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 NSHA

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

Kylie Peacock
Patient Advocate
Halifax