UBC hosts Allies in Health Care: second annual community and patient fair for health professional education

UBC will be hosting Allies in Health Care: second Annual Community and Patient Fair for Health Professional Education as part of Celebrate Learning Week.  The one-day event connects community-based organizations, patient support groups, and individuals involved in these agencies with students and faculty at UBC.

The Fair will include patient panels, informative booths from over 30 community health organizations, and an opportunity to speak with individuals living with chronic conditions.

In the panels, three to four patients or community members share their stories of chronic illness and experiences in the health care system followed by a question and answer period.

  • Experiences of Chronic Health Concerns (12 – 12:45 p.m.)
  • Experiences in the Health Care System (1 – 1:45 p.m.)
  • Barriers to Communication (2 – 2:45 p.m.)

This is a joint venture of the Patient and Community Voices (PCV) project of the Division of Health Care Communication in the College of Health Disciplines, the Social Accountability and Community Engagement Initiative in the Dept. of Family Practice in the Faculty of Medicine, and our community partner organizations. The PCV project is funded by the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund.

Date: Oct. 28
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  
Place: West Atrium of the Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Info: For reservations (limited space): www.meetingofexperts.org
 or anndan@interchange.ubc.ca