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Call for Posters – PABC Practice Forum April 27, 2013

The UBC Department of Physical Therapy has released a Call for Abstracts for posters to show at the upcoming PABC Practice Forum. The deadline is April 1. UBC Master of Rehabilitation Science or Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation learners or recent alumni may wish to participate.

Here are the three categories:

1) CASE STUDY SUBMISSIONS. Case studies may highlight a novel technique or area of practice, an unusual or interesting clinical finding or scenario, a unique or particularly successful approach, or a “practice pearl” of wisdom.

2) PROGRAMS. Therapists, educators or administrators who work in, or have developed, a rehabilitation or education program may present its features and/or outcomes of interest to PABC members.

3) ACADEMIC RESEARCH PAPER OR WORK IN PROGRESS. This submission format is intended to provide PABC members who are graduate students (or grad students supervised by PABC members) an opportunity to present their original research.

If you are interested, please contact Alex Scott at: ascott@interchange.ubc.ca for further information.

Sue Stanton Awarded Innovation in Education Award

If you ask the right questions and listen carefully, you might get it right. But it takes much more to develop and deliver online graduate studies. It requires leadership, innovation, determination and perseverance — qualities that Sue has in abundance and encourages in others.

When the news broke that she had received the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Education Award (CME/CPD Award, it was cause for great celebration. Very few Faculty of Medicine (FOM) awards are presented publicly each year and Sue will receive her award at the UBC FoM Annual Awards Ceremony on May 31st, at 5pm at the UBC Golf Course.

Upon receiving the news, Sue wrote, “I am delighted! It is an honour to receive this award from the Faculty of Medicine especially in the 5th anniversary year of the MRSc.”

The Rehabilitation Science Online Programs began in 2002 with less than 15 learners enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation and now includes the Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) with over 100 learners representing 8 different health professions.

As a life long learner herself, Sue has made it her mission to support health professionals’ desire to learn. She carefully listens to and researches their needs, develops and provides courses to meet these needs, and navigates the higher educational systems to ensure access through the use of innovative technology.

Without Sue’s vision, accessing these quality programs would only be possible to those health professionals who live within commuting distance of UBC, and who have both the time and resources to study full-time. Sue has brought the programs, the research and the knowledge process to their workplaces, and her vision, now a reality, is having a positive impact on rehabilitation practice and patient outcomes.

Please join us in congratulating Sue on receiving this prestigious award.