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50th Anniversary of Postgraduate Public Health Training in Western Canada

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

50th Anniversary of Postgraduate Public Health Training in Western Canada

Nov. 17th, 2017

School of Population and Public Health

University of British Columbia, Point Grey Campus, Vancouver

 

Proposed Agenda and Speakers

8:00 – 9:00      Light breakfast and networking – Michael Smith Laboratories Rm 101

9:00 – 12:00     Resident Research Day presentations – Michael Smith Laboratories Auditorium

12:00 – 1:00     Lunch – SPPH lobby

1:00 – 4:00      Continuing Professional Development session

 

Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, First Nations House of Learning

 

Best Public Health Practices in Implementing the Recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Moderator: Barry Pakes, U of T PHPM Program

Opening Prayer: Larry Grant, Musqueam Elder, Adjunct Professor UBC

 

Speakers:

Evan Adams, Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority

Leah Walker, Associate Director for Education, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

Other speakers to be confirmed

 

Learning Objectives – The participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in particular those relevant to Public Health, health service providers and the education of health professionals.
  2. Understand the perspective and priorities of First Nations communities and leadership and ways in which Public Health can engage and partner with Indigenous governments and organizations.
  3. Understand the role of trauma-informed practice in the provision of Public Health services and how to avoid and address re-traumatization and vicarious trauma.

 

 

3:30 – 6:00      Social activity / free time

Possible social activities:

Museum of Anthropology

Nitobe Gardens

UBC Green Building Tour

 

6:00 – 9:00                  50th Anniversary Dinner – Sage Restaurant

Welcomes:

PHPM Residency Program Directors: Marcus Lem, Kathryn Koliaska, Cory Neudorf

SPPH Co-directors: Carolyn Gotay and Chris Lovato

Health Officers Council of BC: Eleni Galanis, Chair elect

Public Health Physicians on Canada: Sandra Allison, President

 

Lecture:

Public Health’s “Greatest Generation”: The Legacies of Cortland Mackenzie, Stanley Greenhill and Vince Matthews

 

Summary:

Public Health residency training in Western Canada was founded by a generation of physicians who came of age during the deprivation of the Great Depression and the crucible of the Second World War. Their backgrounds ranged from rural Saskatchewan to the British aristocracy and their Public Health and academic careers were informed by their experiences in the prairie dustbowl and the Battles of Britain and the Atlantic. This talk will explore the educational legacies of Cortland Mackenzie, Stanley Greenhill and Vince Matthew, as well as the historical contexts, personal experiences and traditions of public service which molded Public Health’s “Greatest Generation”.

 

Speaker: John Blatherwick, former Chief Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health

 

Learning Objectives – The participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the history of postgraduate Public Health training in Western Canada.
  2. Understand the socioeconomic and political contexts which influenced Public Health education in the mid-twentieth century.
  3. Recognize how historical structures and belief systems continue to guide and influence Public Health practice today.

 

 

Roundtable Panel Discussion

Distributing the Future Evenly: Sharing Lessons Learned with the Next Generation of Public Health Leaders

 

Summary:

Crises including Walkerton, SARS, pandemic influenza and opioid overdoses highlight the complex social, political and technical challenges Canadian Public Health practitioners have faced in the past two decades. In this panel discussion, national, provincial and local Public Health leaders will share their accumulated wisdom and visions for the future to help guide the next generation for what lies ahead.

 

Moderator: TBD

 

Panelists:

David Jones, former Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

Martin Schechter, Founding Director of the UBC School of Population and Public Health

Evan Adams, Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority

Patty Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health

Bonnie Henry, Deputy Provincial Health Officer of BC

Other panelists to be confirmed

 

Learning Objectives – The participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the lessons learned from past and current Public Health leadership.
  2. Understand the considerations and reasoning involved in making senior Public Health decisions at local, provincial, national levels.
  3. Identify future risks and challenges for Public Health in Canada, as well as factors which will help PHPM practitioners to address them.

 

Details

Date:
November 17
Time:
8:00 am - 9:00 pm