Jointly organised by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Institute of Mental Health, National Healthcare Group (NHG) Polyclinics, NHG Regional Health Systems and Agency for Integrated Care, Singapore Patient Conference (SPC) is a patient conference with a difference. Singapore Patient Conference is a common learning platform for patients, family, caregivers, community and healthcare professionals to co-create a better experience for patients in their journey of care. This year, we zoom in on the theme of “Activating Patients and Families”. Families form an important microsystem for care together with our healthcare teams. We hope to engender a deeper appreciation of what it takes for patients and their families to be truly engaged, empowered and activated - in building a relationship with the healthcare team to make shared-care decisions, playing an active role to lead a healthy life and be empowered to manage chronic diseases in their homes and the community.