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International Conference 2007

November 4 - 7th, 2007
Sheraton Wall Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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Sunday November 4, 2007
12:00 -
1:00 -

A. Interprofessional Clinics: Integrating Interprofessional Education and Practice into Ambulatory Primary Care Settings - FULL - Junior AB

Join other colleagues who are either involved in an interprofessional clinic or are interested in exploring the concept further. Space, service models, learning activities, evaluation metrics, and sustainability are a few of the topics for discussion. This afternoon workshop is designed to facilitate networking, identify existing interprofessional clinics and their characteristics, and create collaborative projects to further develop interprofessional clinics as preferred models for collaborative learning and practice. Participants will be have time in the workshop to develop project teams as well as a framework for a collaborative project including identified steps for knowledge exchange.

Lesley Bainbridge, BSR(PT), MEd, PhD (Cand)
Director, Interprofessional Education
Faculty of Medicine
Associate Principal
College of Health Disciplines
University of British Columbia

Christie Newton MD, CCFP
Assistant Professor, Department of UBC Family Practice
Director, UBC Health Clinic

Dr. Claire-Jehanne Dubouloz
Doyenne Associée de la faculté des sciences de la santé
Directrice de l'École des sciences de la réadaptation
Université d'Ottawa

B. The 'Deteriorating Patient Simulation': A Pedagogical Strategy for Teaching Dynamic Clinical Reasoning in Practice - FULL - Junior C

Jeffrey Wiseman MD MAEd FRCPC
Centre for Medical Education and Division of General Internal Medicine, McGill University, Montreal PQ, Canada

During this workshop the participants will take part in a Deteriorating Patient Simulation (DPS). They will discuss its relationship to simulations in health professions education, and its use in multiple practice contexts. They will then have an opportunity to design and demonstrate a DPS that is relevant to their own setting. By the end of this workshop the participants will be able to describe a Deteriorating Patient Simulation and list the contexts where it can be used, design and demonstrate a Deteriorating Patient Simulation for their own discipline, adapt this simulation to teach varying numbers and different levels and types of learners and outline the components of an effective simulation and the indications for and limitations of simulations in clinical practice and teaching settings.

C. HSPnet - Port McNeil

Developed by the practice education community of BC with support from expert consultants, HSPnet has evolved into a tool which is being implemented across Canada and enhanced through contributions from each province.

If you are already a user, planning HSPnet implementation, or considering the system to improve practice education management in your jurisdiction, this workshop is for you. Meet your colleagues, share experiences and plans, and help to shape HSPnet to meet local and national needs.

Theresa C. Roberts, MBA, National Director, Health
Sciences Placement Network of Canada (HSPnet)

4:15 -
Welcoming Reception - Junior Foyer


Monday November 5, 2007
7:00 -
Registration - Parksville
8:00 -
Light Breakfast - Foyer
8:30 -
Keynote Speaker - Ida Goodreau, CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority - Pavilion
9:00 -
Panel Presentation: Interprofessional - Pavilion
  1. Lesley Bainbridge, BSR(PT), M.Ed., PhD (Cand). Associate Principal, College of Health Disciplines and Director, Interprofessional Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  2. Jill Thistlewaite, Associate professor in medical education and director research, learning and teaching in CIPHER - Centre for Innovation in Professional Health Education and Research. Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia
  3. Patricia M . Smith, PhD, Principal Investigator, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
10:00 -
Break - Foyer
10:30 -
Concurrent Sessions A

Session A1 - Interprofessional - Pavilion

  1. A Model for Promoting and Fostering Interprofessional Practice-Based Learning
  2. An Ecological Framework for Advancing Interprofessional Collaboration: Application for New Roles in PHC teams
  3. Interprofessional Education and Effective Experiential Curriculum Components
  4. From Exposure to Immersion: Creating a Continuum of IPE Learning and Practice Models on Vancouver Island

Session A2 - Interprofessional - Junior AB

  1. Interprofessional Teaching & Learning Faculty Development Program: Weaving together a Cultural Fabric to Sustain Interprofessional Education
  2. Interprofessional Clinical Education Training: A Refreshing Model of Collaboration
  3. Getting the MOST out of IPE: University Clinics Hit the SPOT
  4. Interprofessional Collaborative Education: Experiential Learning through the Lens of the Humanities

Session A3 - Preceptor Development - Junior C

  1. Making Practice Based Learning Work - Disseminating and Evaluating Online Resources to Enhance the Role of the Practice Educator
  2. "Teaching How to Teach" Interprofessional Collaborative Patient-Centered Practices in Online Workshops
  3. Variety is the Spice of Life: Innovative Programming Enhances Teaching Capacity

Session A4 - Preceptor Development - Junior D

  1. Clinical Supervision in Occupational Therapy, Burnout, And Related Phenomena
  2. Factors Contributing to the Competency of Physiotherapy Clinical Instructors
  3. Characteristics of Effective Clinical Supervisors
  4. Building a Mentor Program for Advanced Care Paramedics

Session A5 - Capacity Building - Port McNeill

  1. "PBL in Action": An Innovative Method of Engaging Students in Interprofessional Learning
  2. The Ability of Interprofessional and Uniprofessional Student Teams to Assess the Quality of a Patient Care Plan as Compared to an Experienced Evaluator
  3. Using a Communities of Practice Model to Foster Practice Education
  4. Seamless Care: An Experiential Model of Interprofessional Education to Promote Collaborative Patient-centered Care
11:30 -
Concurrent Sessions B

Session B1 - Interprofessional - Pavilion

  1. Shared Teaching Unit: The Evolution of Clinical Education
  2. Interprofessional Enhancements to Student Clinical Placements
  3. Preparing Student Health Professionals for Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Enhancement of Patient Decision Making and Self-Management

Session B2 - Alternative Methods: Simulation and Web Based Learning - Junior AB

  1. The Gap between Classroom and Clinical Setting in Undergraduate Education
  2. Using a Birthing Simulator as an Interprofessional Teaching Model
  3. Simulator Use in Paramedic Education

Session B3 - Capacity Building - Junior C

  1. Preparing Nursing Students for Interprofessional Practice
  2. Preparing a Nursing Workforce to Advance Health Services: A 3-Year Pilot Project to Build
  3. The Family Nursing Unit: Examining 25 years of Pedagogical Practices in Clinical Learning
  4. Supporting New Nurses to Develop their Practice Knowledge and Competence in Nursing Practice

Session B4 - Capacity Building - Junior D

  1. IEGC: Logistics, Logistics, Logistics!
  2. A Good Match Makes a Great Fire
  3. Pedagogy, Capacity, and Sustainability: A National Perspective on the Use of Alternative Clinical Placements
  4. Queensland Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Collaborative: Developing Partnerships for Practice Education

Session B5 - Capacity Building - Port McNeill

  1. Using a Quality Improvement Framework to Facilitate Interprofessional Collaboration in Undergraduate Health Sciences Education
  2. Characteristics of Clinical Learning Environments that Support Interprofessional Practice
  3. Practice Education Quality Improvement in Health Care Organizations: Indicators and Tools
  4. A Collaborative Model to Introduce Quality and Safety to Undergraduate Nursing Students
12:30 -
Lunch - Foyer
1:30 -
Panel Presentation: Preceptor Development - Pavilion
  1. Joan Mulholland, Head of Collaborative Courses, Health and Sport , University of Ulster Northern Ireland
  2. Linda Ferguson, RN PhD, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
  3. Rosemin Kassam, B.Sc.Pharm, PharmD. Director of Structured Practice Education Program, Associate Professor, and Chair of PE, College of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia
2:30 -
Refreshment Break - Foyer
3:00 -
Concurrent Sessions C

Session C1 - Interprofessional - Pavilion

  1. Culture Matters for Interprofessional Education
  2. Patient's First: Collaboration in Action
  3. Aboriginal Health Elective: Developing a Community-based Aboriginal Health Experience for Students

Session C2 - Alternative Methods: Simulation and Web Based Learning - Junior AB

  1. An Online Interprofessional Learning Resource for Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses in Long Term Care: The Benefits, Barriers and Lessons Learned
  2. Successes and Challenges in the Development of an Online Interprofessional Learning Module
  3. Pathways to Collaboration: Web-based modules for core competencies

Session C3 - Capacity Building - Junior C

  1. Building a Collaborative Network: Lessons from BC
  2. Building Capacity for Community-based Practice Education: Partnering with a Community Health Cooperative
  3. Building Practice Education Capacity: A Collaborative Project

Session C4 - Capacity Building - Junior D

  1. SWITCH - Advancing the Health of Our Community Through an Interprofessional, Student-Managed Wellness Center
  2. Educating the Next Generation of Health Professionals to be Socially and Community Responsive
  3. An Interdisciplinary Population Health Project at the University of Saskatchewan

Session C5 - Capacity Building - Port McNeill

  1. Student Peer Support Group: A Model Used in the Practicum Setting for Social Work Students
  2. Interprofessional Learning through Lateral Mentorship
  3. Supporting Physiotherapy Practice Education: The Development of a Practice Placement Team/ Practice in Observation: Developing Observational Skills in Physiotherapy Students
  4. Who is the ELF?: OT and SP Students Learning a Joint Approach to Early Literacy Development
4:00 -

Session D1 - Interprofessional - Pavilion

  1. Chaos to Clarity: Surviving the Tornado of Mental Illness
  2. The Fir Square Doula Support Program
  3. Creating a Co-Learning Environment: Interprofessional Education in a Homeless Shelter

Session D2 - Alternative Methods: Simulation and Web Based Learning - Junior AB

  1. Using Videoconference Technology to Enhance Reflective Practice Skills
  2. How Mixing up the Medium Makes for a New Message: Building Professional Practice Education Cultures in the Online Environment
  3. Rocks in the River: A Model for Distributed Learning

Session D3 - Preceptor Development - Junior C

  1. Eliminating the Obstacles in the 2:1 Clinical Teaching Model
  2. Empowering Clinical Educators in Health Care through Pedagogy
  3. Guiding Clinical Educators in their Practice-Based Teaching Role
  4. Developing Skills for Clinical Education and Practice Mentorship: A Collaborative Approach

Session D4 - Capacity Building - Junior D

  1. Factors that Contribute to Successful Clinical Practice Learning Experiences (Practicums) from Student, Staff and Instructor Perspectives
  2. Clinical Environment Evaluation Tool
  3. Enhancing Collaborative Practice through Interprofessional Education: The Federal Role in Building Capacity

Session D5 - Capacity Building - Port McNeill

  1. A Collaborative Approach to the Assessment of Competence among Nursing Students of Three Universities in Dublin, Ireland
  2. Nursing Competency Profiles Provide Direction for Development and Implementation of Nursing Curriculum
  3. A Unique Competency-based Graduate Model for Allied Health Education
  4. Standardized Patients as a Vehicle for Speech Pathology student Clinical Learning
5:00 -
Reception - Foyer


Tuesday November 6, 2007
7:00 -
Registration - Parksville
8:00 -
Light Breakfast - Foyer
8:30 -
Keynote Speaker - Chuck Hamilton, Director, Center For Advanced Learning, IBM - Pavilion
9:00 -
Panel Presentation: Building Practice Education Cultures & Capacity - Pavilion
  1. Grace Mickelson (Moderator), RN, BScN, MA, Co-chair, Practice Education Committee, BC Academic Health Council Corporate Director, Academic Development, Provincial Health Services Authority
  2. Theresa C. Roberts, MBA, National Director, Health Sciences Placement Network of Canada (HSPnet)
  3. Helen McFarlane, Programme Director - Allied Health Professions National Health Service - Education for Scotland
  4. Ron Lindstrom, PhD, CHE, Consultant - Health Services Research Project, Provincial Health Services Authority, British Columbia, Canada
10:00 -
Refreshment Break - Foyer
10:30 -
Concurrent Sessions E

Session E1 - Interprofessional - Pavilion

  1. What Constitutes Successful Clinical Site Partners for Demonstrating Interprofessional Team Work from the Student Perspective?
  2. Examining Undergraduate Health Science Students' Experiences during an Interprofessional Professionalism Seminar
  3. Purposeful Pairing

Session E2 - Alternative Methods: Simulation and Web Based Learning - Junior AB

  1. Collaboration for Sharing Simulation Based Educational Resources
  2. EEG Simulation Software
  3. Competency Based Assessment of Speech Pathology Students within a Simulated Clinical Environment
  4. Practice in Observation: Developing Observational Skills in Physiotherapy Students

Session E3 - Capacity Building - Junior C

  1. An Evaluation of New Graduates' Perceptions of their Experiences as Students in the Collaborative Learning Unit Model of Practice Education
  2. Supporting the Transition from Novice to Expert Clinician: The Communities of Practice Model of Practice-Based Learning
  3. Undergraduate Nurse to New Graduate Nurse: Changing the Culture of Support

Session E4 - Capacity Building - Junior D

  1. The PIER Project: A Support Model Utilizing "Coach" and "Champion" Pairs
  2. Project Based Community Health Practicums: Building Capacity in Clinical Rotations and Rural Communities
  3. The Struggle for Anti-oppressive Field Education: Bridging Knowledge with Communities by Creating New Spaces for Engagement and Learning

Session E5 - Capacity Building - Port McNeill

  1. Wound Debridement Training: Practice-Based Learning for a High-Risk Skill
  2. Developing Pedagogical Strategies for Evidence-Based Surgery
  3. Using Rubrics as an Assessment Tool in Situated Paramedic Education
11:30 -
Concurrent Sessions F

Session F1 - Interprofessional - Pavilion

  1. The PIER Project: Use of Genograms to Understand Practice Cultures
  2. Guided Interprofessional Field Study: Development of a Course Model for Active Team Learning

Session F2 - Interprofessional - Junior AB

  1. Critical Literacy Meets Interprofessional Education
  2. Interprofessional Patient-Centered Clinical Placements: Meeting the Challenge and Going Beyond
  3. Integrating Interprofessional Education into Existing Collaborative Practice

Session F3 - Alternative Methods: Simulation and Web Based Learning - Junior C

  1. Exploring the Use of Simulation Technology with Beginning Nursing Students
  2. Simulation: Just Jump In
  3. Simulation: Bridging Comfort and Complexity

Session F4 - Capacity Building - Junior D

  1. Developing Better Early Year Rural Placements: Informing Change in Year One and Two Medical Student Programs at Monash University, Australia
  2. Interprofessional Community Forum on Issues in Rural Maternity Care
  3. Expanding Rural Academic Health Capacity in BC

Session F5 - Capacity Building - Port McNeill

  1. Building a Learning Community for Undergraduate Nurses
  2. Developing Clinical Teaching Units in Acute Care, Home Health and Public Health Nursing in Fraser Health
  3. Preparing Student Health Professionals for Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Enhancement of Patient Decision Making and Self-Management
12:30 -
Lunch - Foyer
1:30 -
Panel Presentation: Practice Simulation and Web Based Learning - Pavilion
  1. Bernie Garrett, PhD, BA (Hons), PGCE, RN, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
  2. A. Karim Qayumi, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Professor, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia; Director, Centre of Excellence for Surgical Education and Innovation
2:30 -
Refreshment Break - Foyer
3:00 -
Interactive Poster Session

Session I - Pavilion

  1. "Seamless Care: Interprofessional Education" and the Development, Content Validation and Reliability Study of New Evaluation Instruments for Preceptors on Interprofessional Education
  2. Seamless Care: Strategies for Building Interprofessional Practice Education Cultures and Capacity
  3. Creating Effective Interprofessional Education: How can Theoretical Frameworks Help?
  4. Dentistry and Dental Hygiene: Partners in Interprofessional Education to Promote Collaborative Patient-Centred Care
  5. Creating Effective Interprofessional Education: How can Theoretical Frameworks Help?

Session II - Junior AB

  1. Teaching Post-Partum Nursing Care Using Simulation Technology
  2. Lessons Learned: Assisting Faculty to Engage with a New Pedagogical Tool
  3. Safe Handling of Chemotherapy: Interprofessional Best Practice
  4. Expanding Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinical Education in Northern BC: The Prince George Link
  5. Using Standardized Patients for Teaching Team Skills and Collaborative Care

Session III - Junior C

  1. IEGC Project: Interprofessional Education in Geriatric Care
  2. Evaluating Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice for Improved Quality of Care
  3. The Health Care Team Challenge: An Adaptable Inter-professional Educational Model
  4. UBC's Certificate in Practice Education - An Innovative and Interdisciplinary Approach Building Capacity and Confidence
  5. UBC's Masters in Health Education - An Innovative and Interdisciplinary Approach Supporting Leaders in Education

Session IV - Junior D

  1. Best Practice Management for Blood Cultures in the Emergency Department
  2. Enhancing Nursing Practice through Simulation Technology
  3. Survey of Interest in Training for Interprofessional Collaboration
  4. Interprofessional Education Spanning the Health Education Continuum: Pre- to Post-Licensure Initiatives at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Session V - Port McNeill

  1. Discharge Planning and Family Education: An Interprofessional Approach
  2. From Preceptorship to Supporting Workplace Learning
  3. Bridging Relationships Across Interprofessional Domains (BRAID): Enhancing Partnerships
  4. Improving Relevance and Reality in Interprofessional Education: Lessons Learned from Introducing a Variety of Teaching Methods
4:00 -
Panel: Closing Session: Where Next? (Sponsored by Health Canada) - Pavilion
  1. Louise Naismith, MDCM, MEd, CCFP, FCFP, Principal, College of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia


Wednesday November 7, 2007
8:30 -

The Practice Education Innovation Fund (PEIF) is a provincial fund to support projects that help health-care students gain practical experience and will prepare tomorrow's professionals to offer excellent care to British Columbians.

PEIF, supported by the ministries of Advanced Education and Health, encourages collaborative, innovative, and sustainable solutions from hospitals, laboratories, other health-care organizations and post-secondary education institutions to expand and improve practice education options.

To date, 58 PEIF projects have been funded, with topics ranging from distributed education, new practice learning models, rural and remote placements, simulation, preceptor education, and infrastructure development.

To build on the success and momentum of these projects, and to move toward a coordinated province-wide approach to Practice Education, the Wednesday morning session will allow for dynamic focused conversations among PEIF project teams and conference participants to share research and lessons learned, and to identify what needs to happen to continue the forward momentum generated by these various Practice Education initiatives.

Based on an Open-Space process, participants will select from a list of topics which discussion they want to attend - this ensures that the right people will be in each of the facilitated discussions. Open-Space is a self-organizing process that enables groups of any size to come together around complex, important issues and accomplish something meaningful.

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