I plan on conducting a study exploring the experiences of women living in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador diagnosed with gestational diabetes and subsequently developing heart disease. I have been in discussions with a divisional manager in Eastern Health to organize an event to bring together MUN Faculty of Nursing researchers, patient partners, and clinician partners from the Women’s Health program. Patient representatives will be crucial to this event, and my subsequent study, as it is their lived experience of living with gestational diabetes that will be the focus of my future research. A Graduate Assistant (GA) will be hired to assist all activities for the meetings. The initial meetings would discuss feasibility of the proposed research plan with the clinicians and patients. I will be the key speaker and provide an overview of the goals/objectives of the research, and then have a discussion on how they can play a role andfacilitate/strengthen the overall goal and objectives. We will also discuss recruitment strategies to obtain patients. The second meeting will consist of patients, and clinician partners, and will focus on developing the interview questions, as well as the discussion of the appropriate methodological approach (including data collection/analysis), and dissemination strategies that would most benefit the patients.