Marie-Dominique Poirier has been involved as a patient partner with the V1SAGES team since 2022. She has been sharing her life with chronic pain and its consequences for over twenty years. A teacher by training, she aims to improve patients’ life trajectories by creating tools to empower patients and health professionals. For her, it is necessary to support and equip the teams of caregivers so that they in turn can support the patients.

She is involved as a patient-coach and patient-partner in various committees of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regional health authority. She is also a patient partner and co-investigator in the Chaire de recherche sur les pratiques professionnelles en soins primaires and a patient partner in the Capacity Building axis of the Unité de Soutien SSA Québec.