Ensuring Patient Voices Are Heard: How Patients Can Contribute to the CADTH Symposium

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT

Patients are involved in every aspect of CADTH’s annual Symposium — from planning to reviewing abstracts to presenting relevant work. We even offer financial support to facilitate participation by patients and patient group representatives.

Since 2016 the CADTH Symposium has achieved Patients Included status. To meet and exceed the Patients Included standards in 2019, our goal is to encourage and support more people from the patient community to be involved. In particular, we would like to have more patient representatives submit abstracts to the CADTH Symposium and invite more patient representatives to serve on the Abstract Review Committee in the hopes that the 2019 program will then reflect more topics of interest to the patient community.

This webinar will outline the process for submitting abstracts and offer tips and ideas to increase the chances for success. We will explain the process for the selection of presentations, posters, and panel sessions and describe a volunteer opportunity to be part of the Abstract Review Committee. Panellists Peter Chinneck, Maureen Smith, and Linda Wilhelm will answer your questions about the CADTH Symposium including topics such as submitting an abstract, presenting at the symposium, or volunteering for the abstract selection committee.

Developed with patient group representatives and members of the public in mind, this webinar will also be of interest to anyone interested in contributing to the 2019 CADTH Symposium.


Peter Chinneck

Linda Wilhelm
President, Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance

Maureen Smith
Board member, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders