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 healthcare services, Mr. Dumez 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 healthcare professionals.
In October 2010, Mr. Dumez became the first director of new Office of Patient Partner Expertise of the University of Montreal's Faculty of Medicine. Since summer of 2016, Mr. Dumez now co-directs the new Centre of Excellence on Partnering with Patients and the Public of 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.
Mr Dumez is on the Board of Director of the Health Research fund of Quebec (FQR-S), of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet). During the last years, he was also a special advisor for HSO/Accreditation Canada CEO supporting the development and implementation of the patient partnership strategy but also a member of the advisory council for the implementation of a national pharmacare in Canada. Finally, since recently is a member of the BMJ patient panel and the CMAJ editorial advisory board.