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PHABC’s Annual Conference – 2017 Facing a Changing World: Transformative Leadership & Practice
November 16 - November 17
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Please consider joining us for our annual conference, happening this year from November 16th to 17th at The Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Drawing practitioners of public health from all over the province, PHABC’s annual conference is BC’s leading forum for inspiration, sharing, and learning on public health and health equity at the individual, health care system, and community levels.
This year’s theme is transformative leadership and practice, an innovative leadership style that provides an empowering system that encourages group members to take initiative, innovate and transform into leaders themselves. Transformative practice is the applied model which uses the facets of transformative leadership to create a bottom-up system where communication is facilitated between team members and team leads in order to build strong, and aligned personal and group goals. We started examining this new leadership style during our summer school and we look forward to delving deeper into transformative leadership and practice and its applications through different areas of public health, including but not limited to; Child & Youth Health, Indigenous Health, Planetary Health-Healthy Built Environments, and Immigrant & Refugee Health.
This two-day conference is a unique combination of key-note presentations, case studies, symposia and hands on workshops that dive into the meaning of transformative practice and social innovation and its applications across multiple sectors in public health. The PHABC Conference provides the opportunity for professionals throughout the province to meet, mingle, and learn.
On the evening of November 15th, 2017 we will be hosting a Public Forum at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue to celebrate the launch of the conference and the one year anniversary of Bridge 4 Health. please click here to be redirected to our Eventbrite page for more information and to register for this free event!
We are excited to announce the release or our program schedule-at-a-glance, check it out by clicking here
We welcome participants who are working directly or indirectly on public health issues and health promoting activities across our province, including but not limited to:
|Public Health Professionals||Recreation Practitioners|
|Frontline Health Providers||Program & Project Planners|
|Municipal Council Members||Health Educators|
|Academics & Researchers||Policy Analysts|
|Graduate & Medical Students||Community Health Workers|
This two-day conference is a unique collaboration of key-note presentations, case studies and hands on workshops that dive into the meaning of transformative practice and social innovation and its applications across multiple sectors in public health. The PHABC Conference provides the opportunity for professionals throughout the province to meet, mingle, and learn during discussion groups.
|2 Day Registration||1 Day Registration(either day)|
|PHABC Members $395.00||PHABC Members $291.00|
|Non-members $480.00||Non-members $291.00|
|Student/Seniors Members $311.00||Student/Seniors Members $155.00|
|Student/Seniors Non-members $358.00||Student/Seniors Non-members $180.00|
This year’s price includes a continental breakfast, buffet style lunch and refreshments
the first day and a hot breakfast, buffet style lunch and refreshments the second day.
Registration is on now! Click here to register
On the morning of November 16th, 2017 we will be hosting Medical Health Officers from across BC in a plenary session dedicated to the opioid crisis. The rise in drug overdoses and deaths has affected all British Columbians in some way and on Thursday April 14th, 2016, BC’s provincial health officer declared a public health emergency in response to this crisis. Since the declaration, a myriad of new programs and initiatives have been developed to fight back. In this plenary session we will be exploring what has been done, what still needs to be done and how transformative leadership and practice can help inform innovative solutions. Stay tuned! We will announce the panelist’s in the final schedule.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Vancouver this fall!