e-Health 2024 Patient Partners

e-Health is committed to incorporating the experiences of patients. Patients are key members of the health community and important contributors to the e-Health conference program. Patient committee volunteers contribute to conference planning and in the selection of patient partners, and patient attendees organize patient-partner meetups and contribute valuable insight to the discussions that take place at e-Health.

Ask the Patient

Attendees will be able to identify Patient Partners by their purple name badges and willingness to share their insights with eloquence and the truth of lived experience. Connect with the e-Health 2024 Patient Partners at breaks on the trade show floor near the e-Health host booths (97/98/99) at the following times:

  • Monday, May 27 from 9:30AM – 10:00AM and from 2:30PM – 3:00PM
  • Tuesday, May 28 from 9:00AM – 9:30AM and from 2:00PM – 2:30PM

Look for a “THE PATIENT IS IN” sign. Suggested conversation starters:

  • How can I get patients involved in product development?
  • How can we be more welcoming to patients when conducting research?
  • How can I collaborate with patients on projects
  • What value do patients and caregivers bring to projects?
  • What’s in it for the patient partners?
  • What are some best practices for patient inclusivity?
  • How can we create safe and inviting spaces for patients?
  • How can we engage with young patients?

Our Patient Partners

  • Anne O’Riordan is both a patient, living with chronic health conditions, and a caregiver for her husband. A healthcare practitioner and educator in her former career, Anne now collaborates as a patient partner with health organizations and researchers, advocating for people-centred care to improve care and caring for all.
  • Brenda Andreas is a patient partner with lived experience of the health care system as a patient. Brenda lives in a small rural community in Saskatchewan where digital health and virtual care are important.
  • Jenna Kedy is a formidable 19-year-old patient advocate, fearlessly battles juvenile arthritis, fibromyalgia, and mental health challenges, emerging as a beacon of resilience. With a passion for awareness and digital health education, she eloquently empowers others through her compelling voice as a public speaker and advocate.
  • Linda Mouhamou is an independent management consultant and speaker specializing in bringing business, health equity, and lived experience to the mental health sector. Her passion lies in advocating for access to care, digital health, and workplace mental health, rooted in a lifelong journey as a racialized individual with intersectionality, living with mental and physical health disabilities and challenges.
  • Robert Wells is a retired senior higher education administrator with expertise in Information and Educational Technology. He is actively involved in national patient oriented research and advocacy activities and lives with a chronic illness.
  • Sandra Kettler is a patient advisor who is always curious and passionate about co-created innovation in patient centered care.
  • Shaneel Pathak‘s passion for health empowerment was born from his experience as a caregiver. He didn’t accept the information chaos patients experience and became a citizen scientist to make better health decisions. Shaneel is a speaker on the power of health data in your hands at healthcare conferences across Canada and an advocate for policy change. From his journey, Shaneel started Zamplo, a digital health social enterprise.
  • Shauna Almas is a purpose-motivated leader passionate about improving the health and well-being of Canadians. Specializing in fostering innovative relationships and identifying new opportunities, Shauna is inspired by a favourite proverb – “Alone, we go faster. Together, we go further.”

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