Vincent Dumez, M.Sc.

Vincent Dumez, MSc, holds a finance degree and a Master’s degree in Management Science from Montreal’s international business school, Hautes Études Commerciales. Until 2010, he was an associate in one of Montreal’s most influential consulting firms, specializing in organizational design.

Living with three chronic diseases for more than three decades, and thus a significant user of health care services, Vincent has been actively involved in developing the concept of “Patient Partnership.” He first explored the concept in his Masters’ dissertation. Since then, he has pursued the development of patient partners by training patients with chronic diseases, working on the boards of various community organizations and speaking in workshops and conferences addressed to health care professionals.

In October 2010, Vincent became the first director of the new Office of Patient Partner Expertise of the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Medicine. Since summer of 2016, Vincent co-directs the new Centre of Excellence on Partnering with Patients and the Public at the University of Montreal. The mission of the centre is to make collaborating with patients and the public a science, a culture and the new standard to improve the health of all and the (health) experience of each. Vincent also co-directs the patient partnership unit of the Quebec SPOR Support Unit and, since April 2021, he is the Community Partnership Director of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal.

Vincent is on the Board of Directors of the Health Research Fund of Quebec (FQR-S) and Healthcare Excellence Canada (HEC). He was also a special advisor for HSO and Accreditation Canada’s CEO, supporting the development and implementation of the patient partnership strategy. He is also a member of the advisory council for the implementation of a national pharmacare in Canada and is engaged in the governance of the Quebec COVID-Pandemic Research Network.

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