Full-Day Pre-Forum Sessions

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Full-Day Pre-Forum Sessions

This year’s pre-Forum day on May 31 will once again feature a number of full-day sessions for participants to choose from. These sessions are an opportunity to bring stakeholders together to dive deeper into a specific subject. Some pre-Forum sessions take place at the hotel, while others travel off-site.

In partnership with the Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs) | 0800 – 1630

For more than 20 years, four Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs) – a partnership between Doctors of BC and the BC government – have been working to improve BC’s health care system together. The JCCs engage and support collaboration between doctors, government, health authorities, patients, families, and other stakeholders, to make a difference.

Join us for an opportunity to network, connect and learn from colleagues and health care partners at this annual pre-Forum event. The day will kick off with a keynote presentation by Dr Bonnie Henry, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, followed by a variety of workshops and rapid fire sessions.

Funding is available through the JCCs to cover registration and expenses for up to 250 practicing physicians in BC to attend Quality Forum 2022. You must attend this pre-Forum session on May 31 to have your main Forum (June 1 and 2) covered. Sessional funding will be provided for May 31 only.

Questions? Email Jessica Nadler at jnadler@doctorsofbc.ca.

A pre-Forum field trip in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of BC | 0800 – 1600

Join us for a special opportunity to learn from the largest multi-ethnic immigrant-serving agency in Western Canada, the Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC), and from Dr. Sana Shahram, an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia with expertise in systems change for health equity.

This pre-Forum field trip will begin by situating participants in systems health equity and the social determinants of health and how they apply to the BC Health Quality Matrix. This will be followed by a visit to ISSofBC’s Welcome Center, which is built to Gold LEED certification and sets a new international standard in service delivery for immigrants and refugees. The Welcome Center provides a supportive environment for newcomers of all backgrounds, helping to meet their settlement, English language and employment needs all under one roof. Newcomers have streamlined access to temporary housing and on-site services and programs from government, community organizations, public and private institutions. Participants will see these wrap around services, experience the one-stop support provided and deepen their understanding of the journey of newcomers arriving to BC.

We will use ISSofBC as a case study to ground our learning of what it means to take a systems health equity lens and how this can shift the health system towards health equity as a value, priority and set of actions across all levels to ultimately reduce inequities and respond to the social determinants of health.

By the end of the day, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the social determinants of health in the Canadian context;
  • Describe how settlement services are responding to the social determinants of health for newcomers to Canada;
  • Apply a systems-level health equity lens on quality within their own context; and
  • Create connections and build relationships with others committed to understanding and embedding a systems health equity lens into their practice.

A pre-Forum field trip in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority | 0800 – 1600

Join us on an interactive learning journey that will provide participants with the opportunity to examine, discuss and deepen their understanding of Canada’s colonial history, which continues to impact the quality of care provided today. During this field trip to the University of British Columbia, participants will visit the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre to examine the legacy of residential schools and Indian Hospitals, learn about the UBC 23 24 Indigenous Cultural Safety Program and participate in a curated tour of the Museum of Anthropology.

By the end of the day, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples and health outcomes;
  • Apply knowledge of colonial histories and pathways of healing to advance cultural safety and humility in their work; and
  • Create connections and relationships with partners committed to improving culturally safe care.

Key Contact

qualityforum@bcpsqc.ca or 604.668.8210