Conferences/Workshops/Webinars

Date: May 12th, 10am PT 
Promoting the Health of Older Canadians: Examples from Developing Personal Skills and Reorienting Health Services
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Date: May 13th, 10:00am PT
Reducing Social Isolation in Older Adults and Staying Resilient during the Pandemic (AGE-WELL)
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Date: May 18th, 10:30am PT 
The Métis People of British Columbia: Provincial Learning Event (BC CRN) 
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Date: May 19th, 9:00am PT
People with Disabilities & Accessibility: Digital Divides Workshop (Ryerson Leadership Lab)
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Date: May 26th, 11am PT
Transportation to COVID-19 vaccination sites: What is working for seniors? 
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Mark Your Calendars for the 2021 BC Rural Health Conference

Need something to look forward to during these pandemic-laden winter months? Look no further. Circle May 29 and 30 on your calendar for the 2021 British Columbia Rural Health Conference (RHC). 

RHC 2021, which will occur in a virtual format due to pandemic restrictions, will feature plenary sessions with keynote speakers that are sure to inspire. The event will also feature hands-on skill-building workshops for rural health practitioners on suturing, airway, ultrasound and other rurally-relevant topics and techniques.  

“We’re pulling out all the stops to ensure that delegates who join us from behind their screens still feel completely immersed in the event,” said Elisa Chow, Project Manager with the Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia (RCCbc), who is co-organizing the event with Dr. Brenda Huff, RCCbc’s RHC Lead, with support from UBC CPD. “We’ll miss being together in person again this year, but the online format will allow more people to join us from wherever they are in the province—and from the comfort and safety of their own homes.” 

Connecting with colleagues and meeting new contacts with similar interests will also be a major highlight for RHC 2021. Dedicated open spaces for delegates to meet and mingle over coffee will be available on the online RHC platform. And, in addition to wellness and movement breaks scheduled on both days, delegates will have the chance to enjoy a surprise social event on Saturday night.  

Further details about RHC 2021 programming and registration will become available in the coming weeks on the event webpage. For now, block off those days in May and get ready to connect, engage and experience! 

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Save the date: June 1st, 10am PT 
Community-based approaches to improving food security and nutrition for seniors in British Columbia, including culturally diverse groups (The CBSS Nutritional Supports Provincial Working Group)

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