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Source: Memorial University of Newfoundland
http://www.mun.ca/marcomm/news/index.php?includefile=showitem.php&id=1308

Symposium will promote interprofessional health education and practice

October 16, 2006

A
one-day symposium in St. Johnís on Oct. 23 will further advance
interprofessional health education and practice in Newfoundland and
Labrador. Learning Together-Working Together features a full day of
discussion and brainstorming, including two plenary speakers from the
University of British Columbia and the United Kingdom.
The symposium is sponsored by Memorial Universityís Centre for Collaborative
Health Professional Education and is part of a current project entitled
"Collaborating for Education and Practice: An Interprofessional Education
Strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador." It takes place from 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. at the Fairmount Newfoundland Hotel.
The day will bring together key stakeholders in health professional
education from across Newfoundland and Labrador. Invited participants
include representatives from university faculty and other teachers, student
organizations, the regional health authorities, professional associations,
the Departments of Education and Health and Community Services and members
of the governing council and project steering committee of the Centre for
Collaborative Health Professional Education.
Dr. John H.V. Gilbert, principal and professor emeritus of the College of
Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia, is the plenary speaker
for the morning session, which also features a panel discussion on
interprofessional education and practice.
The afternoon discussion, Vision and Action Planning, will be facilitated by
Dr. Marilyn Hammick, education and research consultant and chair of the UK
Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education.
Media agencies are invited to send representatives to all or part of the
symposium.
To learn more about the symposium, visit www.med.mun.ca/cchpe/

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For more information, please contact Brenda Kirby, project manager, Centre
for Collaborative Health Professional Education at 777-8809 or
bkirby@mun.ca.


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