Strengthening the Bond:
How Patient Centred Care Will Change Our World
Patient centred care has a variety of meanings and understandings.
What does it mean, how do we achieve it and how will it change our world?
Plan to join Alberta’s registered nurses, pharmacists and physicians as they explore how integrated care contributes to patient centred care. The conference focuses on the patient experience, what patient centred care actually means, successful examples of integration to improve patient care and how different structures and models affect access and patient care. How can this affect your practice? Gain tools to help you thrive in an integrated environment and provide optimal patient centred care.
Once again, the Alberta College of Pharmacists, the Alberta Medical Association, the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association, the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta have joined forces to offer this unique program to health care professionals in Alberta. This year’s conference offers a full 2-day program, speakers who are sure to inspire and energize, and opportunities to network with others during social breaks and poster sessions.
Barb Fry – A Call to Action: Thriving in Professional and Integrated Workplaces
Chris Ham – Successful Integration: Examples from the UK
Eddie LeMoine – A Journey to Engagement: Where are you in your Journey?
Steven Lewis – How Patient Centered Care Will Turn the Healthcare System Upside Down
Kathy Torpie – From Patient Centered Care to Relationship Centered Care
Hon. Fred Horne, Minister of Health and Wellness
Zubin Austin • Kathleen Bartholomew • Mirella Chiodo • Deb Gordon
Doris Grinspun • Gail Hufty • David Ludwick • Mark Makowsky
David Moores • Lori Radmanovich • Sue Robins • Rick Spooner
Full program details, including speaker biographies and session descriptions, are available on the conference website.
Join us in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta on May 24 – 26, 2012. For more information about registration fees and accommodation booking, visit the registration page.
Register before April 26, 2012 to save $124 on the member and non-member fees.
Call for Abstracts
The call for abstracts is still open! Interested individuals are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation on topics that align with the main themes of the conference:
- Integration – the big picture
- Defining patient-centred care
- Barriers to integration
- Models of care to enable patient-centred care and improve access
- Professional behaviour and its relationship to successful integration
- Technology and its effect on patient care
Please read the call for abstracts for more information. The abstract submission deadline is Monday, April 2, 2012.