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Conference 2018: Thank you to Everyone Involved & Enter to Win a Free Pass to our 2019 Conference!

Public Health Association of British Columbia’s

Annual Conference & AGM

PHABC - Public Health Association of BC

Building Safe & Inclusive Communities:

The Public Health Approach

November 15th & 16th, 2018

Sutton Place Hotel

845 Burrard St

Vancouver, BC

V6Z 2K6

Thank you to everyone who made PHABC conference 2018 the best one yet!
Take the conference evaluation survey by December 1st, 2018 and be entered to win a free entry to our 2019 conference!

 

 

Another successful PHABC conference is in the books and we couldn’t have hosted such an excellent one without the support from all of our sponsors, the dedication from our volunteers, PHABC staff and Scientific Program Committee members, and of course, the quality presentations from all of our outstanding speakers. Thank you all for helping to create a welcoming and supportive environment where people from all over could network and share ideas on how to foster safe and inclusive communities. We hope you can take what you learned over those two days back to your respective communities and effect positive change across BC and beyond.

 


 

If you attended this year’s conference and would like to help us make next year’s conference even better please consider completing our conference evaluation survey before 11:59pm on Saturday December 1st 2018 and be entered to win free entry to next year’s PHABC conference. To complete the survey click here or copy the link below:

https://phabc.org/phabc-conference-2018-survey/

 

All survey responses are anonymized and you will be directed to a separate page once you complete the survey where you can enter your name and email into the draw. We will be notifying the winner of the free 2019 conference entry by mid-December.

 


 

If you were unable to make the conference this year but would like to learn more about what was presented, we will be posting a number of presentations to our website in the coming weeks once we receive permission from their authors. Please keep an eye out for when those will be available, we will send out a notice when they have been uploaded. We hope they will provide you with some inspiration for your work!

 


 

We would like to thank all our sponsor’s for this year’s conference and their support in making the premier public health event of the season even better! Without them we would not be able to host this event year after year and we are eternally grateful for their support and commitment to public health in BC and beyond.

Platinum Sponsors Silver Sponsors
Community Action Initiative Nurse & Nurse Practitioners of BC
Ministry of Health Doctors of BC
Compassion, Inclusion and Engagement Northern Health
Interior Health
Gold Sponsors BC Centre for Disease Control
First Nations Health Authority PosAbilities
Vancouver Coastal Health Red Cross Canada
Bridge 4 Health

 

If you are interested in sponsoring our next PHABC event please contact our conference coordinator, Christina at coordinator@phabc.org, to hear about upcoming sponsorship opportunities. Sponsoring one of our events will show that your organization is committed to supporting public health professionals who want to increase their capacity for creating healthy, safe and inclusive communities.

 


 

Thank you again to everyone who made this year’s conference possible! We hope everyone has a safe and happy rest of 2018 and don’t forget that together we can make a fair and healthy British Columbia for all.

Thank You to our 2019 Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions to our 2019 Conference, Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach. 

Thanks also to our stellar lineup of speakers and presenters, as well as our Conference Coordinator, Christina Harding, our Events Coordinator, Sarah Dyer, and our Executive Director, Shannon Turner for their hard work and dedication to ensure the success of this conference.

Conference 2018: Final Wave of Speakers Announced, Exhibitor Booths Announced and Last Chance for Tickets!

Building Safe & Inclusive Communities:

The Public Health Approach

November 15th & 16th, 2018

The Sutton Place Hotel

845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Final Wave of Speakers Announced
Exhibitor Booths Announced and Last Chance for Tickets!

 

Officially one week left until Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach, happening November 15th and 16th at the Sutton Place hotel in downtown Vancouver, 845 Burrard Street. If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, it’s not too late! Click here or follow the below link to register today

 

For all those who have registered, check your inboxes! We’ve just distributed the electronic versions of our conference program; it is packed with information about our world renowned plenary speakers, detailed schedules of both days, information on this year’s exhibitors, location information and more! These programs will be available at the registration desk both days, please do not feel you have to print it out beforehand.

 


 

We are excited to announce the final wave of plenary session speakers, these experts in their respective fields will speak about their current work creating safe and inclusive communities during our plenary sessions on violence prevention, injury prevention, health equity in practice and fostering community inclusion and cultural safety. These speakers include:

  • Rachel Davis – Executive Director at the Prevention Institute in the US.
  • Bernie Pauly – Associate Professor at the University of Victoria School of Nursing and Scientist at the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia.
  • Mariana Brussoni – Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital and Academic Scientist at the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit.
  • Bonnie Henry – Provincial Health Officer, BC Ministry of Health
  • Neil Arason – Director, Public Health, BC Ministry of Health
  • Mark Tyndall – Executive Director, BC Centre for Disease Control and Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Paul Lacerte – Co-founder of the Moose Hide Campaign
  • Shelly Crack – Community Dietician at Northern Health
  • Jenny Cross – Traditional Haida Knowledge Keeper and Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Educator
  • Janene Erickson – Nak’azdli Whut’en, Adopted member of Tak’aya Wolf Clan, FNHA family, Projects & Partnership Development, CEO office, First Nations Health Authority

If you would like to learn more about them and when they will be speaking, check out our event page by clicking here or copying the link below.

 


 

Don’t forget to RSVP to our free event the night before the conference, November 14th, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, for Prevention of Violence Canada’s 14th National Town Hall, Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach, at the Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room 1900) in SFU’s Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street. This event is co-hosted by PHABC, Prevention of Violence Canada and the Canadian Red Cross and will serve as the unofficial opening of the PHABC conference. This event is free to attend and open to the public; coffee, tea and water will be served. Doors are at 6:30pm, the panel will begin at 7:00pm and finish at 8:30pm with the final half hour, until 9pm, reserved for networking. Please RSVP by following Eventbrite link below to reserve your FREE seat today!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/povc-townhallphabc-public-forum-tickets-51594460420

 


 

On Thursday November 15th, 2018 from 3:45pm to 5:00pm we will be hosting our networking event concurrently with our exhibitor’s booths and poster sessions. This is a relaxed event where one can enjoy some complimentary appetizers and a glass of wine or beer from our cash bar while networking with likeminded individuals, learning about new research and projects across BC from one of our 18 poster presentations and perusing the exhibitor’s booths to learn more about our partner organizations and maybe score some free swag!  To learn more about this year’s exhibitors, check out below.


 

We are very excited to be hosting this excellent event and we hope you are all as excited to attend it. See you next week!

Conference 2018: Join us at POVC’s National Town Hall on Nov 14th, Conference Presentation Schedule Released!

Building Safe & Inclusive Communities:

The Public Health Approach

November 15th & 16th, 2018

The Sutton Place Hotel

845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

 

Less than two weeks until we open our annual conference, Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach, happening from November 15th to 16th 2018 at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver, 845 Burrard Street. We hope you are all as excited to attend it as we are to host it! If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, it’s not too late! Click here or copy the link below to register.
https://phabc.org/2018-phabc-conference-registration/

 

We have released the detailed schedule for this year’s oral presentations, poster presentations and workshops. This year’s call for abstracts exceeded our expectations for the number and quality of submissions and we thank everyone who submitted theirs. We are humbled by the response and pleased to be able to provide a safe place for so many public health professionals to share their work and research with like minded individuals. To see the full schedule and other conference related information check out our events page by clicking here or following the link below.
https://phabc.org/event/phabc-annual-conference-2018/

 

If you have already registered to attend the conference, we will be releasing the full conference program via email by the end of this week. This will provide our registrants with any and all conference related information including speaker biographies, location information, the final schedule, and so much more! Print versions of the conference program will also be available at the registration table both days of the event, please do not feel the need to print it out beforehand.


 

Please consider joining us the night before the conference, November 14th, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, for Prevention of Violence Canada’s 14thNational Town Hall, Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach, at the Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room 1900) in SFU’s Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street. This event is co-hosted by PHABC, Prevention of Violence Canada and the Canadian Red Cross and will serve as the unofficial opening of the PHABC conference.

We are excited to welcome a number of speakers from POVC’s partner organizations and members of the World Health Organization’s Global Violence Prevention Alliance to Vancouver for this event. Speakers will include; Dr. Irvin Waller from the University of Ottawa, Finn Kjærulf from the Dignity Institute in Denmark, Rachel Davies, executive director for the Prevention Institute in California, Sarah Burke from the Canadian Red Cross, Shannon Turner, executive director for PHABC, Dr. Arturo Cervantes from Anahuac University in Mexico, and Dr. Gord Miller from the University of Victoria. They will discuss their work on preventing violence and building safe, inclusive communities locally, nationally and internationally. Special guests include Carol Todd from the Amanda Todd Legacy Society, Judi Fairholm from the Canadian Red Cross and Blake Havard will be performing.

This event is free to attend and open to the public; coffee, tea and water will be served. Doors are at 6:30pm, the panel will begin at 7:00pm and finish at 8:30pm with the final half hour, until 9pm, reserved for networking. Please RSVP by following Eventbrite link below to reserve your FREE seat today!
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/povc-townhallphabc-public-forum-tickets-51594460420


 

With the conference coming up so soon, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our Scientific Program Committee co-chairs; Dr. Sandra Allison (Chief Medical Health Officer, Northern Health) & Ann Pederson (Director of Population Health Promotion, BC Children’s Hospital), our SPC members; Shannon ClarkeMichael SpowartDr. Gord MillerMaureen RowanDr. Irving RootmanShannon TurnerChristina HardingJackie WuSarah DyerZoe Tessier & Chantal Percival, and our abstract reviewers; Richard HanPaola Ardiles, Brittany BinghamHeather Ouellette & Dr. Theresa Healy, for their dedication and support in creating this year’s program and schedule. We could not have planned this conference without all of you and for that we are eternally grateful.

 


Don’t forget to check on our events page for the most up to date information about our conference and we hope to see many of you next week in Vancouver!
https://phabc.org/event/phabc-annual-conference-2018/

POVC’s 14th National Town Hall & Public Forum: Free Event Happening November 14th

POVC’s 14th National Town Hall Meeting & Public Forum

Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room 1900), SFU Harbour Centre

515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Doors at 6:30pm, starts at 7:00pm

 

Please consider joining the Public Health Association of British Columbia on November 14th, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for Prevention of Violence Canada’s 14th National Town Hall, Building Safe and Inclusive Communities: The Public Health Approach, at the Fletcher Challenge Theatre (Room 1900) in SFU’s Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street. This event is co-hosted by PHABC, Prevention of Violence Canada and the Canadian Red Cross and will serve as the unofficial opening of the PHABC conference.

We are excited to welcome a number of speakers from POVC’s partner organizations and members of the World Health Organization’s Global Violence Prevention Alliance to Vancouver for this event. Speakers will include; Dr. Irvin Waller from the University of Ottawa, Finn Kjærulf from the Dignity Institute in Denmark, Rachel Davies, executive director for the Prevention Institute in California, Sarah Burke from the Canadian Red Cross, Shannon Turner, executive director for PHABC, Dr. Arturo Cervantes from Anahuac University in Mexico, and Dr. Gord Miller from the University of Victoria. They will discuss their work on preventing violence and building safe, inclusive communities locally, nationally and internationally. Special guests include Carol Todd from the Amanda Todd Legacy Society, Judi Fairholm from the Canadian Red Cross and Blake Havard will be performing.

This event is free to attend and open to the public; coffee, tea and water will be served. Doors are at 6:30pm, the panel will begin at 7:00pm and finish at 8:30pm with the final half hour, until 9pm, reserved for networking.

This event is free to attend and open to the public; coffee, tea and water will be served. Doors are at 6:30pm, the panel will begin at 7:00pm and finish at 8:30pm with the final half hour, until 9pm, reserved for networking. Please RSVP by following Eventbrite link below to reserve your FREE seat today!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/povc-14th-town-hall-meeting-phabc-public-forum-building-safe-and-inclusive-communities-the-public-tickets-51594460420