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[Event] Alberta Interprofessional Conference – The Future of Healthcare

AIC is back!

The University of Alberta Health Sciences Students’ Association (HSSA) would like to invite you to attend and participate in our annual Alberta Interprofessional Conference (AIC) on March 21 and 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

AIC is a conference that brings together students, faculty and health professionals of all health sciences backgrounds from all over Alberta to learn about and discuss recent advancements in healthcare from an interdisciplinary point of view. It is a one-of-a-kind event organized by students, for students to give them the opportunity to learn, teach, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals in the province. Our theme this year, The Future of Health Care, will focus on the changing practices in health care, the move towards increasing collaboration between disciplines, and different technologies and policies to promote these changes.

:: O V E R V I E W ::

March 21 and 22, 2015 (Saturday to Sunday)

University of Alberta, Edmonton Health Clinic Academy (ECHA) 2-190

What will the 2 days look like? Check out the SCHEDULE to find out!

:: G E T  I N V O L V E D ::

There are several ways to become involved with AIC.

  1. Submit an abstract to participate in our poster presentation. Poster presenters will be able to share the results of their research with students and professionals at the conference. The poster presentation will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015.  Please fill out the abstract submission form at http://goo.gl/forms/WbuPaGxQHr by March 8, 2015. Abstracts will be reviewed by the HSSA Academic Committee, and if there is a large amount of submissions, selection will be based on originality, relevance to the AIC theme, and merit. Accepted abstracts will be published in the AIC program and made available on the HSSA website (www.uofahssa.com). The best poster will be awarded a $100 cash prize.
  2. Participate in the speech competition. This is an opportunity for students to voice their opinion and speak about interdisciplinary topics to other students and professionals in the community. In order to compete, you must be a student at an accredited University or College in Alberta and enrolled in a Health Science faculty or program. The speech competition will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2015. An $100 cash prize will be awarded for the best speech. For more details and to apply, visit http://goo.gl/forms/1aOR6NkRQf. The deadline to apply is March 8, 2015.
  3. Attend the conference. Soak in all that our speakers, workshops, and networking fair have to offer.

:: R E G I S T E R ::

Register online at http://aic2015.eventbrite.ca/?aff=estw.

Tickets are $25 and include continental breakfast for both days, as well as lunch and dinner on the Saturday. Please feel free to contact us at hssaacad@ualberta.ca with any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the conference and hope that you pass on the word to your network in order to help us promote this event.

:: S P E A K E R S ::

Keynote: James Talbot, Chief Medical Officer

Margeret Wing, CEO of RxA

Kim Solez, Anatomical Pathology Professor (Medical Futurist)

Dr. Campbell-Scherer, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta

Biographies of these amazing speakers will be available soon.

AIC poster 3

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