Issue 171 | February 2024


We are excited about presenting our first Informal Conversation for 2024,

Getting Leadership Buy-In for Patient and Family Advisor/Partner Programs,

March 20th at 1pm ET. Please register below.

As always, our newsletter, Pinwheel Pages is filled with information and useful resources.

Kind regards,

The IPFCC Team

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IPFCC Events

Upcoming PFCC.Connect Informal Conversation

March 20, 2024 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Join IPFCC for our next Informal Conversation, Getting Leadership Buy-In for Patient and Family Advisor/Partner Programs. Leadership commitment is critical to establish, facilitate, and sustain Patient and Family Advisor/Partner programs. This Conversation will focus on learning about practical strategies to build relationships with leaders, gain their support, and engage them in PFA/P efforts. 

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Thank you to our PFCC.Connect sponsors!

Resources and Opportunities

Share Your PFAC and PFA Annual Reports

Annual reports for patient and family advisory programs are important to document their impact, share successes, and promote sustainability. View IPFCC's list of Patient and Family Advisory Program Annual Reports

AdventHealth for Children in Orlando, Florida shared their 2023 Patient and Family Experience Partners Annual Report. Read their report here. If you are interested in having your PFA annual report included on our website, please send it to

Moffitt Cancer Center's Patient Experience Podcast

Moffitt Cancer Center, an IPFCC Pinwheel Sponsor, launched their inspiring PEP Talks podcast in 2023. Each month a patient shares their experience with cancer and how patient- and family-centered, compassionate care made a difference in their journey. The podcast production team includes patient and family advisors. Watch the podcasts.

IPFCC's Assessment Tools in Action

This resource from the Center for Health Care Strategies addresses the importance of partnering with patients and families to improve care, reviews implementation considerations for assessments, and highlights tools that can help, including multiple tools from IPFCC. Access

the resource here.

International Congress on Academic Medicine

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is hosting the International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM), this year in Vancouver, BC from April 12th -15th.

The Congress will showcase innovation and scholarship in medical education and health research. ICAM is a Patients Included event, incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living

with their condition while ensuring that they are neither excluded nor exploited.

2024 IPFCC PINWHEEL SPONSORSHIP – Renew, Upgrade, or Join Now! 

As a 2024 Pinwheel Sponsor your support assists IPFCC in continuing our work to transform health care by developing and sustaining meaningful partnerships with patients and families in all settingsPinwheel Sponsor organizations gain national and international visibility for your commitment to patient- and family-centered care. Please consider upgrading your sponsorship level to a PFCC.Connect Pinwheel Sponsor and contribute to this vital online learning resource. (Recordings of all PFCC.Connect Informal Conversations are available on PFCC.Connect). We invite you to renew, upgrade, or join today by completing the online Pinwheel Sponsor ApplicationIf you need more information, please feel free to contact Sherry Hajec at

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