This webinar will open a dialogue on the benefits and challenges of Patient-Led Research as a potential model that can contribute to deeper impact, greater equity and more meaningful change in health care. Beverley will share her journey into the world of patient-led research as she was able to blend her professional experience in healthcare, with her first-hand experience from a patient-perspective as a parent of a child with a life-limiting illness. We look forward to having audience participation in a dynamic discussion on themes from engaging under represented and diverse voices to challenges around access and equity.
Beverley Pomeroy is a Community and Patient Engagement Specialist, Speaker, Author of Living Grief; The Profound Journey of Ongoing Loss. Beverley’s community service began with a fifteen- year career in private health care working for MDS Inc (LifeLabs). This community health care role developed her acumen not only for serving people in need, but also her strength in project management and organizational renewal.
Beverley’s deeper journey into Community Engagement occurred when her youngest child was born with a life limiting illness and she suddenly found herself on the receiving end of community health care services. Beverley’s daughter passed away January 1st, 2017 at the age of 16. After taking some much needed personal respite, Bev began exploring opportunities marrying both her professional and personal experience to impact health outcomes for patients, caregivers and clinicians. Beverley sits on many local, provincial and national councils and has recently accepted a position as the Patient Engagement Specialist with Fraser Health Authority; a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) initiative.