|PX2018 - Patient/Family Scholarship Application|
Patient/Resident/Family Member Scholarship Application
At The Beryl Institute, we believe the voices of patients and families are the most important for health leaders and practitioners to hear. They inform and guide practice and provide insights into how healthcare organizations can best operate to address quality, safety and service. To support engaging more patients and family members in the overall patient experience conversation, we are excited to offer a limited number scholarships to Patient Experience Conference 2018 for patients and family members actively engaged in improving healthcare.
About Patient Experience Conference
Patient Experience Conference will be held April 16-18, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. It is the largest independent, non-provider or vendor related event bringing together the collective voices of healthcare professionals across the globe to convene, engage and expand the dialogue on improving patient experience. At this interactive conference, healthcare teams will identify strategies and discover solutions to help start their journey, or to advance their program to the next level.
About the Patient/Family Scholarship Program
This program assists engaged patients and family members in becoming further involved in the conversation on patient experience improvement across the continuum of care. Successful applicants demonstrate a history of patient engagement, community outreach and advocacy. They also demonstrate a strong desire to work constructively with healthcare staff and leaders to make positive impacts on patient experience efforts. Preference is given to active members of patient/resident/family advisory councils and individuals using emerging technologies and social media such as blogs, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook.
Scholarships are primarily awarded to cover conference registration fees only. If applicant requires reimbursement for travel/hotel accommodations, a letter explaining financial need and merit is requested in addition to completed application. Letters can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expectations and Responsibilities of Scholarship Recipients
Full conference attendance is expected, with scholarship recipients arriving on time and staying throughout the duration of the conference until closing remarks on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Scholarship recipients are tasked with using the knowledge and skills gained at Patient Experience Conference to advance their individual advocacy efforts. Scholarship recipients are required to complete a post-conference evaluation and are encouraged to share their insights and experience in a guest blog with The Beryl Institute.