#RealityCheckup: addressing confounding societal issues that undermine people’s health and the care they receive

Save the date for the much-anticipated College Education Day, held again this year at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Friday, September 14, 2018. 

With guidance and insight from experienced, engaging experts, this year’s theme aims to address a selection of complex topics, from the importance of cultural humility to combating anti-science myths. Join colleagues to explore these and other confounding issues facing physicians today.

The program includes plenary sessions, case studies and interactive workshops for an all-encompassing educational experience and an opportunity for deep reflection on these ongoing challenges.

Plenary sessions:

The College is very pleased to welcome back the ever popular Timothy Caulfield, BSc, LLB, LLM, professor, presenter, and author of The Vaccination Picture, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash, and The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness. This year, Tim will focus on the art and science of communicating evidence-based medical concepts to skeptical patients.

The College is also pleased to welcome Joe Gallagher, chief executive officer, and Dr. Evan Adams, chief medical officer, of the First Nations Health Authority. Given the current landscape in Canada around reconciliation, there is an opportunity to begin a cultural safety and humility journey together through a First Nations approach to transform the present through the learnings of the past, for a better future. This presentation will examine how physicians and health organizations can innovate, develop cultural humility and foster an environment of cultural safety.

More information will be available soon on the CPD events page.