The world is in a health crisis. Consider these facts. We are in a global “sleeplessness epidemic” that affects close to 20% of the population. More than 30% of the population of the United States are obese and the rates of obesity are lower but increasing in other countries such as Canada, the UK, Australia, India and China. Non-communicable diseases (diseases that are not infectious) such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease are now the leading cause of death in all parts of the world except Africa. The world health crisis is being caused by three main factors: poor sleep, lack of physical activity, and poor nutrition. The answer to the world’s health challenge is therefore incredibly simple. We need to Eat Better, Move Better and Sleep Better. In this keynote presentation Dr. Wells shows how healthcare education professionals can improve their health, fitness and performance using simple techniques that can make incredible differences in their lives and the lives of those people that they teach and care for.Session Details & Video
In this session, the utility of practice-based research to inform our approaches to education will be demonstrated by walking participants through a practice-based program of research and its implications for health professions education. The potential of theories of critical refection and tacit knowledge for illuminating these lessons for education will be explored.
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This session will provide an introduction to the use of social media for engagement to engage learners and teacher in education and research in an academic teaching hospital using CAMH social media channels as a case study.Session Details & Video
There is a growing body of research that suggests that exposing medical trainees to the humanities (including: literature, film, poetry, and visual arts) fosters enhanced critical reflection and empathy in physician-patient encounters. Furthermore, such exposure celebrates the subjective and emotional facets of learning alongside more conventional scientific/evidence based approaches.Session Details & Video
How do we define "best evidence" in health professions education? How do we define and determine "best practices"? The goal of this session is to discuss ways in which we can incorporate evidence into our educational and teaching practices, overcome common barriers and ensure that research informs practice in this evolving field.Session Details & Video