Issue No. 26 Community Voices in Health Professional Education at UBC

april 2016

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Voices Newsletter

Reaching over 1400 people in the community and university, this newsletter promotes patient and community involvement in health professional education at UBC.

The Vancouver Statement is published!

The Vancouver Statement sets out priorities for the involvement of patients in the education of health and social care professionals.

It was developed by an international and multidisciplinary group of leaders in the field at the international conference on 'Where's the Patient's Voice in Health Professional Education?' in 2015.

The full article is in the current issue of the International Journal of Health Governance.
Towle A, et al. (2016). The patient's voice in health and social care professional education: the Vancouver Statement. International Journal of Health Governance 21(1): 18-25.

The Vancouver Statement can be accessed at:

The Vancouver Group

The 'Vancouver Group' met again in April to form a local network to support patient and community involvement in health professional education.

To find out more about the group's vision, mission and membership visit:

The group will meet on April 28th to choose a name and develop a process for responding to the requests that are already starting to come in! Stay tuned!

Health Mentors Symposium April 26

You're invited to the 5th Annual Health Mentors Symposium!

Check out what health care students have been learning in the Health Mentors Program with people living with chronic or disabling conditions (Health Mentors).

When: April 26, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: West Atrium, UBC Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Register here.

Health Mentors Needed!

Do you have a chronic condition or disability or care for someone who does?

Share your experiences with students in the UBC Health Mentors Program. The next program starts October 3rd.  Read more...

Apply now!
Mentor Application form
Caregiver Application form
Deadline to apply July 31, 2016.


11th Annual Family Conference

You're invited to attend the 11th Annual Family Conference - Working Together for Mental Health and Substance Use Services. Read more...

When: Saturday, April 23, 9:00am-4:30pm
Where: Paetzold Auditorium, Jim Pattison Pavillion, Vancouver General Hospital, 899 West 12th Ave, Vancouver
Cost: $25

Register at:

For all inquiries contact Becky Hynes: or 604-714-3771 Ext 2300
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