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2nd International Conference: Where’s the Patient’s Voice in Health Professional Education 10 Years On?

November 12, 2015 - November 14, 2015

The conference will look at the progress that has been made since the first conference was held in Vancouver, Canada in 2005.


The conference will look at the progress that has been made since the first conference was held in Vancouver, Canada in 2005.


The conference is about practice, innovation and theory that embeds the patient/client 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.


The conference is international and interprofessional in scope. Interested professions will include: medicine, nursing, midwifery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, kinesiology, social work, dietetics and other health disciplines. Participants and presenters will include: Educators, patients/clients, researchers, practitioners, community organizers, policy makers, and service users/carers.


Conference topics will focus on patient/community involvement in health professional education and may include:

  • Patients as teachers
  • Patient/caregiver experiences
  • Innovations with standardized or volunteer patients
  • E-learning, interprofessional education, practice education, continuing professional development
  • Health advocacy, social determinants of health, cultural competency/safety
  • models of patient and public involvement
  • Overcoming barriers to patient participation
  • Outcomes of patient involvement
  • Recognition and support for patient/community educators
  • Role of community partners in curriculum development, assessment and institutional decision making
  • Student learning
  • Approaches to community-university engagement
  • Community-university partnerships

For further information, visit the conference website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/patientsvoice or email marketing.ipce@ubc.ca to get on the enquiry list to receive updates.


November 12, 2015
November 14, 2015
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The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites
Vancouver, BC Canada