Written by Jason Howe, Public Affairs Director, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

The Pain and Persistence Fund provides resources to explore, develop and commercialize novel products and technologies to advance medical practices and patient care.

Ever think how much your ideas would change the way health care is delivered, if only you could get them off the ground?

A generous donor to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation with a strong business background is looking to give back by supporting innovation. The result is the Pain and Persistence Fund, a unique initiative to provide members of the Royal Columbian Hospital family with the resources necessary to explore, develop and commercialize novel products and technologies to advance medical practices and patient care.

The foundation is now looking for passionate individuals who are interested in leveraging their personal experiences as health care providers to create solution-based products within their field.

On Thursday, April 20th the foundation will be hosting an informational seminar about the Pain and Persistence Fund, starting at 7 a.m. in the Sherbrooke Conference Room B015 at Royal Columbian Hospital.

The seminar will cover our concept for innovation at Royal Columbian Hospital, how to develop your ideas into marketable products, and how to gain funding for your projects. The information will benefit health care personnel who have identified gaps and potential advancements in current medical practices, are eager to create solutions through innovative means and are willing to be directly involved with the development of their projects.

If you are interested in attending the seminar, please contact Alison.cowie2@fraserhealth.ca or alec.yu@fraserhealth.ca for more information.


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