The 3rdiFEVR/iphYs meeting was held in Boston on Thursday 11 October, 2018. A great blog about the whole day can be found here.
It was amazing to see the enthusiasm in the audience for the topics. One of the innovations of this meeting was using Sli.do as a means to gather questions. Over the next few weeks we will be directing the questions that were asked of each of the iFEVR speakers to them and we will post their responses along with their talks.
We also took the opportunity to poll the audience about what they see as priorities to be included as goals for the revision of the meaningful lives statement. The results are below
The number 1 item that was endorsed was that there should be a vocational specialist trained in IPS in every EIP service. The second most frequently endorsed item was that educational and vocational goals are included in every care review discussion. The third most endorsed item was that young people with psychosis achieve education and employment rates comparable to their same aged peers.
The suggestion was made at the meeting that it would have also been good if there had been an option for people in the meeting to add other goals. We will have a look to see if there is a way we can solicit some other goals and then look to see if there is a way to poll interested people who may not have been able to attend.
The final goals will be included as targets in the revised Meaningful Lives statement.
Finally, we would like to thank the local organisers who arranged the venue, the printing of the program and catering for the day. They did an amazing job and made the meeting work really well. So sincere thanks to Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, Emma Parrish and Brooke Lundgren.