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2nd International Conference: Where’s the Patient’s Voice in Health Professional Education 10 Years On?

Vancouver, BC, Canada (November 12-14, 2015)
The conference is about practice, innovation and theory that embed the patient/client/service user voice in health professional education.

IPFCC Call for Abstracts for 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care

New York Marriott Marquis NYC, NY (July 25-27, 2016) - Conference/Symposia
IPFCC is proud to announce The 7th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care—Partnerships in Care, Interprofessional Education, and Research. The conference will showcase innovative programs and approaches dedicated to collaboration among health care professionals, patients, residents in long-term care communities, and families and other care partners. We invite you to submit an abstract.

Human Rights Forum Breakfast

International Hotel Calgary 220 4th Avenue SW (Wednesday, August 19 from 7:30AM-9:30AM) - Social Event
GlobalFest is proud to present this year’s Human Rights Forum Breakfast presented by TD, featuring Dr. Amy Bombay speaking on the topic of “Intergenerational Transfer of Collective Trauma”. Amy Bombay is an Ojibway (Rainy River First Nation) researcher and Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University. Her primary areas of inquiry have focused on exploring the relationships between historical trauma, contemporary stressor exposure, and stress-related pathology among Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Mindful Self-Compassion: 5-Day Residential Intensive

Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton AB (August 23 - 28, 2015) - Self-care, Retreat, Workshop/Seminars
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported program developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Participants will learn and apply the three key components of self-compassion to cultivate a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-denial, or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, motivate ourselves with kindness, care for others, and be fully human.

Formulating Evidence Based Treatment for Targets of Workplace Bullying

Mount Royal University Calgary, AB (August 24 - 27 2015 )
The International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment has chosen to sponsor the first summer school in the area of treating those who have been exposed to workplace bullying and have suffered psychological injury. The Therapist Special Interest Group of the IAWBH has worked to develop protocols based on their collective wisdom gained from treating this population. Clinicians find that this population often presents complex clinical challenges. Therapist should have noted that often standard treatment protocols are not effective. The Summer School will focus on providing a theoretical foundation for treatment, understanding diagnostic issues and challenges, and providing treatment protocol based on research and practice. Complex Cases will be presented and discussed.

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