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Optimizing Patient-Centered Care through Collaborative Practice

March 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The MScOT 2017 Occupational Therapy Professional Community is proud to present our Annual Professional Development Conference; Connect. Cooperate. Collaborate. Optimizing patient-centred care through collaborative practice.  The conference aims to highlight the ways in which collaboration between interdisciplinary teams can be used to promote person-centered care in occupational therapy practice.

The conference will have a variety of speakers, workshops and community resources with various backgrounds and insights on collaboration within patient-centred care. Lunch is included and door prizes are up for grabs!

The conference will take place from 9am – 4:30 pm. Please arrive 30 minutes early to register for your desired workshops (more information on workshops and presentations will be provided at a later date).

Tickets will be sold from January 17- March 6 at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2017-ot-pdc-conference-connect-cooperate-collaborate-tickets-31185628053. There will be an early bird price of $30 prior to February 17th, after that date tickets will be $40.

Full reimbursements will be given to RMSA members, as long as they have not reached their yearly maximum reimbursement of $150.

About our speaker:

We are very excited to have Dr. Shannon Berg as our keynote speaker. Shannon Berg is the Executive Director, Primary Health Care with Alberta Health, Government of Alberta. She is a registered occupational therapist, and holds a PhD in Health Services Research.  With more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Shannon has worked as an occupational therapist in clinical settings, a manager, consultant, strategic planner, policy maker and a researcher. She is a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, an associate with Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute’s Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, and an adjunct faculty member at University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

About the presentation:

Collaborative Teamwork: Not an Option

With advances to medicine and the trend for people to live longer, individuals more frequently deal with the prevention and management of chronic conditions and diseases.  Prevention and management of chronic diseases and disabilities involves decision making about lifestyle and based on quality of life, which mean that individuals and their families must be engaged in their own health care.  Health professionals must partner with individuals to support them to achieve their goals.  Health professionals must aim to improve the health of populations and the experience of individuals and families receiving health services, all within the context of value for public investment.  Development of interprofessional competencies, willingness to engage in strategies that promote client-directed care within a team context, and reflective practice styles to continue to improve our competencies are requirements, not options, for today’s health professionals.

If you have any questions, feel free to email otpdc@ualberta.ca. We hope to see you there!


March 17, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Corbett Hall
8205 114 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G4 Canada
(780) 492-0329


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