The SCCA is very excited to bring you some high profile names for our next presentation:
The Future of Chiropractic Panel Discussion
They are coming to answer and discuss YOUR questions concerning our profession’s future on Thursday, February 28th @ 6pm in LH1.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
We are asking for students to email us (email@example.com) ANY questions you have and to whom it is directed to, by 3pm next Tuesday, February 19th. We will pick the most relevant/direct/intriguing questions to ask our panel in the first 45min-1hr of the presentation, and then the final half hour will be open to questions from the audience. We have PRIZES for the students whose questions are chosen for the discussion so don’t be shy!
We look forward to reading your questions and hope to see you all on February 28th for this amazing one-time-only Panel Discussion by the Presidents.
Keep your eyes and ears open for more details as the date nears closer.
“After attending Health Achieve 2012, my awareness of the importance and applicability of electronic options for health records was greatly heightened. Each of the seminars I attended stressed the importance of intraprofessional as well as interprofessional collaboration on patients’ files, and this is now in the process of being achieved through EHR (electronic health records). Utilizing information sharing between practitioners is essential to eliminate repeat tests, reduce patient waiting times, and keep our patients ‘in the loop’ as part of their own healthcare team as we are able to inform our patients of the results of tests, imaging studies, and examinations carried out by other practitioners. As a future chiropractor, I grew in my understanding of how vital it is to stay current with health technology, and maintain relationships with other professionals within healthcare and I.T. to determine which technology is vital, versus optional technology that may (or may not) increase convenience, and determine whether any particular technology may improve patient care and/or reduce patient waiting times.”
- Ben Tucker
Class of 2014
“I attended, for the first time, the Health Achieve conference held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from November 5-7. There were numerous exhibitions, speakers, and educational sessions. Despite the fact that I felt that this conference was predominantly geared towards working health professionals, and especially those within the dominant medical system, I, myself, as a chiropractic student, was exposed to the current status and direction of the health care system in Ontario which ultimately has a personal impact as a future health practitioner. I attended a session titled “Quality in Ontario,” led by Susan Fitzpatrick, assistant deputy minister within the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, along with additional panellists within the research and hospital community. Priorities for quality in Ontario’s health care system were discussed and a quality system was defined as “a person-centered, evidence-based, integrated system that works together and is accountable as a partnership.” This also meant that patients receive the right care, at the right time, at the right place. Another priority that was mentioned, which related especially within the hospital setting, was to shift from in-services to activities, early mobilization, and motivation. In this respect, there may be decreased length of stay and increased return to independent functional status. The conclusion from this session pointed to Interprofessional Collaboration as the direction that the health care system is heading, with respect to quality improvement, and it is my hope that with the increased evidence, patient satisfaction, and clinical efficacy with respect to chiropractic treatment, that the field of chiropractic be also included within the public health system dialogue.”
- Sarah Lee
Class of 2014