IHI Open School: UBC Chapter Newsletter

Call for Abstracts
Why Submit an Abstract?

Submitting an abstract allows you to share your unique ideas with the global healthcare community while integrating yourself into the field. To help get you started, we have listed a few Canadian conferences that are calling for abstracts below. The Quality Forum's Health Talks Student Contest is perfect for students hoping to get into healthcare improvement. If you are uncertain about submitting an abstract, check out our right-hand panel to view upcoming Vancouver conferences; there, you can connect with like-minded professionals, explore new ideas, and view others' abstracts!

CONFERENCE: eHealth 2017
DEADLINE: October 14
LOCATION: Metro Toronto Convention Center
CATEGORIES: panel presentations (500 words), oral presentations (500 words), e-Posters
MORE DETAILS: submissions template

CONFERENCE: CPHA's Public Health 2017
DEADLINE: November 29
LOCATION: Halifax World Trade & Convention Center

CONFERENCE: Quality Forum 2017: Health Talks Student Contest
DEADLINE: November 13
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Vancouver
CATEGORIES: video (3.5 min), essay
(500 words), other
MORE DETAILS: entry form

Nice to Meet You!

Thank you to everyone who came out and met our team at UBC Imagine Day, UBC Clubs Day, MSAC Clubs Day, or the IHI UBC AGM. If you were unable to join us at one of those events, please check out our website to find out what we have planned for the 2016- 2017 Academic Year, and learn the many ways you can get involved with our Open School Chapter!

Perspectives in Global Health
UBC Global Health Conference 2016 

Join IHI UBC as we discover Global Health. This conference is unique as it is for students, and hosted by students; featuring speakers from around the world, the GHC 2016 explores international emergency relief efforts, health design labs, the human genome, Indigenous healing, and more. Check out the GHC 2016 website for more details or to register

IHI UBC will host a lunch- time booth on October 15 at the UBC Life Sciences Center. Stop by and say hello to pick up a bookmark to read about what IHI UBC offers, or chat with one of our exec members to learn more about what IHI UBC can do to help you reach your goals in quality improvement.

What does IHI stand for?

Find out by completing the Basic Certificate: IHI Open School offers 16 courses covering a range of topics such as improvement capability, patient safety, and person- and family-centered care. These online courses are free for students, medical residents, and university faculty and are designed to promote patient safety. Begin with the short overview course to join the movement to improve health and health care. 

Health Care Events in Vancouver

Society for Medical Decision Making 38th Annual North American Meeting: From uncertainty to action

October 23- 26 | Westin Bayshore Vancouver
details here; register here

Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research: Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world

November 14- 18 | Vancouver Convention Centre & SFU Harbour Center
details here; register here

The 5th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference: Moving from diagnosis to practical strategies

November 16- 18 | The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites
details here

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