Indigenous Awareness and Effective Interaction Strategies for Health Care Professionals - January 24, 2017

January 18, 2017

The University of Alberta, in collaboration with the Pharmacy Alumni Association and the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (Alberta Branch) invites Health science professionals are invited to participate in an evening of sharing as we seek improved understanding and explore practical strategies for offering better health care to Indigenous patients. Learn about a new inter-professional health science course being developed by the University of Alberta with funding from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) to bridge the divide between health professionals and Indigenous patients. Register online by January 20 - space is limited!

Agenda:

Welcome & introductions: Overview of the course being developed by UAlberta with grant money from the TRC and introduction to panelists.

Keynote presentation: Dr. Jaris P. Swidrovich, visiting lecturer from the University of Saskatchewan, on common challenges and gaps in knowledge experienced by healthcare professionals treating Indigenous patients and strategies for effective integration based on his experience “Indigenizing” the curriculum at USask and responding to the TRC.

Panelist presentations:

Dr. Jean Triscott, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta

Dr. Allyson Jones, Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta

Dr. Cheryl Sadowski, Professor, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta (moderator).

Open discussion: Audience and panelist discussion - an opportunity to ask questions about challenges you’ve experienced and share success stories.

This event is brought to you in collaboration with the Pharmacy Alumni Association and the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists - Alberta Branch.


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