Issue No.19 Community Voices in Health Professional Education at UBC

september 2015

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Voices Newsletter

Reaching over 1200 people in the community and university, this newsletter promotes patient and community involvement in health professional education at UBC.


Division of Health Care Communication renamed

Effective September 1st, 2015 the Division of Health Care Communication has been renamed Patient & Community Partnership for Education (PCPE).

PCPE will continue to promote a partnership model of health care through patient and community engagement in health professional education with innovative programs such as the Interprofessional Health Mentors Program, Allies in Health Fair, Patient & Community Voices workshops, and many other initiatives that bring the authentic and autonomous patient/client voice into health professional education at UBC.

The name change marks a new era for the Division since it became part of the Office of the Vice-Provost Health in July. The move was part of a university initiative, 'UBC Health', to better integrate health and human service programs.

Over 100 community members, faculty and students took part in the consultation process to select the new name. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Conference program
Now available!
Register by Sept 30th!

Where's the patient's voice in health professional education 10 years on?
Vancouver, Nov.12-14, 2015

Of nearly 200 abstracts from 14 countries, the highest calibre abstracts were selected to be part of Patient's Voice. The full conference program is now available.

The conference will look at the progress that has been made since the first ‘Where’s the Patient’s Voice?’ conference was held in Vancouver, Canada in 2005.

The conference is about practice, innovation and theory that embed the patient/client/service user voice in health professional education. It is an opportunity to share examples of how health professional education can be enriched by patient involvement. Over three days, participants will present examples of collaborative projects between educators and patient/community groups and examine the outcomes of these partnerships for faculty, patients, students and the learning environment.

Session Topics:

  • Involving people with disabilities
  • Involving mental health clients
  • Arts-based approaches
  • Patient & family partners' perspectives
  • Student perspectives
  • Institutional journeys
  • Patient voices in the classroom
  • Technology enhanced involvement
  • Programs for interprofessional education
  • Initiatives for practicing professionals
  • National initiatives

Visit the Patient's Voice website

Early Bird Deadline September 30th!

Register online before September 30, 2015 to receive a significant discount on fees.

A student rate and individual day rates are available.

Learn more about registration

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Brought to you by:

Patient & Community Partnership for Education
Office of the Vice-Provost Health
Woodward Instructional Resources Center
400 - 2194 Health Sciences Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
Tel: (604) 822-8002