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PHPC CPD Symposium

May 23-24, 2024
Virtual Symposium

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Public Health Physicians of Canada is pleased to announce the annual Continuing Professional Development Symposium, taking place virtually on May 23-24, 2024. 

We invite all PHPC members to submit abstracts to present at this year's conference. Presentation formats range from 20 minutes to 90 minutes (details below). 

Submit your abstract online

Submit your abstract by email

Abstracts are due March 29, 2024

Collaborative Problem Solving in Public Health Practice

Submit a public health practice ‘problem’ that you have encountered or are experiencing and use the collective wisdom of public health physicians from across Canada to crowdsource innovative solutions.  This session will explore 4-6 practice problems and through a world café format, participants will connect with peers, brainstorm solutions and share best practices and resources.  A total of 90 minutes of the CPD Symposium will be devoted to this session.

Problem Statement: What is the key question or issue you are raising?
Context: What is the background/context of this issue?
Solution: What kind of answer are you looking for? Options include: best practices from across Canada, a decision, general or specific advice?

Public Health Practice and Innovation - Oral Presentations

An oral presentation will be 10 minutes long with an additional 10 minutes for questions and will showcase original contributions and innovation in public health practice.

Background: what is already known on this topic?
Findings: what is added by this report?
Implications for public health practice:
What is the role of the public health physician:
What are the learning objectives:  List up to three learning objectives that describe the applicable skill that participants will acquire because of attending the workshop.   Ensure objectives meet the RCPSC guidelines.   

Public Health Practice - Panel Discussion

A panel discussion is designed to be a focused session in which speakers present on a common public health theme, issue or question. The symposium chairperson briefly introduces the session providing an overview of the topic, followed by the panelists’ presentations of a variety of viewpoints and perspectives on the selected public health theme, issue or question. Each session lasts for 90 minutes.

Rationale: Explain the need for this Panel Discussion.
Session Description:  Description should be approximately 150 words. If the workshop is accepted, the description will be used in the Program.  (Upon acceptance, edits will be possible). Include how delegates will use the information they learn in the session in their day to day research or public health setting.
Session Agenda: Describe how the session will be structured, including the designated timing and strategies to facilitate at least 30 minutes of interaction with delegates.
Session Chair: Indicate the name, title and organization for the proposed chair.
Speakers:  List the name, title and organization for each speaker. 
Learning Objectives: List up to three learning objectives that describe the applicable skill that participants will acquire as a result of attending the workshop.   Ensure objectives meet the RCPSC guidelines.   

Public Health Practice Workshop

Workshops are intended to be an experiential, interactive format to enhance the skills of conference participants through a practical learning experience. The workshop will provide in-depth coverage on a topic and the format will be more interactive than didactic. Presenters and partners should emphasize the participatory aspect of the workshop and ensure they have strong facilitation skills. Each workshop lasts for 90 minutes.

Rationale: Explain the need for this Workshop.
Session Description: Description should be approximately 150 words. If the workshop is accepted, the description will be used in the Conference Programs.  (Upon acceptance, edits will be possible).  Include how delegates will be able to apply the skill they learn in the session in their day-to-day research or public health setting.
Session Agenda: Describe the session format and explain how delegates will be engaged throughout the Workshop. Presentation time for all speakers should be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes.
Workshop Facilitators:  Indicate the name, title and organization for each speaker.  
Learning Objectives: List up to three learning objectives that describe the applicable skill that participants will acquire as a result of attending the workshop.   Ensure objectives meet the RCPSC guidelines.   

Debate

A debate is a new format for PHPC in which two teams of one to two debaters speak in support of or in opposition to a clear position statement. The moderated debate runs for 90 minutes, with the goal of engaging participants in a conversation about a controversial and important topic.

Position Motion: May begin with: Be It Resolved That…
Context: What is the background/context of this issue?
Moderator:  Indicate the name, title and organization of the proposed moderator.  
Debaters:  Indicate the name, title and organization of the each debater.  

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