Past events

2018-2019


2017-2018

March 12, 2018

Our annual panel event is coming up on Monday, March 12th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in MNT 201! Our panel theme this year is “Caring for Carers”, which is dedicated to understanding the overlooked issue of mental health struggles that health care professionals themselves are all too familiar with.

We will be hosting a panel of 4 health care professionals from various disciplines who will be sharing their stories and advice on how to manage burnout, practice self-care, and seek resources.

Our panelists include:
Dr. Kimberly McMillan, Professor of Nursing Studies
Stacey Kosmerly, Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate
Marc-Antoine Deschamps, Paramedic
Danielle Petricone-Westwood, Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate


November 8, 2017

Bring a team of 2-5 students and see what it’s really like developing a patient-centered care plan based off of a case study of a patient with cystic fibrosis. Face off in a friendly competition against other teams to see who will win the prize! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the abilities necessary to improve collaboration and quality of interprofessional care.

Our three speakers and judges for this event include:
– Dr. Subash Sad, Director of the Microbiology Graduate Program and Professor at the University of Ottawa.
– Dr. Linda Garcia, Professor at the University of Ottawa, as well as the Vice-Dean, Governance, and Secretary of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
– Alana Schick, PhD candidate in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Ottawa

What is the case itself?
• The case involves a pregnant female patient with cystic fibrosis
• No need to be knowledgeable about pregnancy or cystic fibrosis; all background information will be provided to you through our speaker’s presentations and our instructions!
• Each team will be grouped with an actor acting as the patient to encourage an interactive and realistic setting; this actor will also provide you with the information you need to solve the case

How is the case structured?
• The case will be divided into 2 parts; both parts will require different considerations and different care plans
• Part 1 will focus on the patient’s health
• Part 2 will focus on the patient’s child’s health



2016-2017

March 13, 2017

The IPHA executive would like to extend a huge thank-you to all the attendees of our Aboriginal Healthcare event. The turnout was our largest ever, and the event was overall a great success!

A special thank-you goes out to our three amazing speakers: Dr. Michael Robidoux, Dr. Cory Harris, and Ms. Demi Mathias. Their insight into the topic of Aboriginal healthcare was very valuable and much appreciated. Stay tuned for more panel events coming up in the future!


December 14, 2016

The OHSSA executive had the opportunity to meet with Dr. John Gilbert, who is the founder and co-chair of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative and serves on the World Health Organization (WHO) board for Social Determinants of Health.

He had many great ideas and suggestions for IPHA going forward, so stay tuned for what’s to come in 2017!


November, 2016

The uOttawa Interprofessional Health Association will be hosting our annual Healthcare Team Challenge! This year’s theme is palliative care, and we have a speaker who works as a Recreational Therapist in a paediatric palliative care hospice. Practice the interprofessional skills you’ll need as a future healthcare provider! In this fun and interactive challenge, you will learn to work as a member of a team with students from different programs by solving a case-based healthcare scenario.



2015-2016

February 11, 2016

The Ottawa Health Sciences Student’s Association will be hosting our annual Healthcare Team Challenge! Are you interested in healthcare? Would you like a chance to compete at a national healthcare competition? Are you interested in networking with healthcare professionals and health sciences students?

This year’s theme is palliative care, and we have a speaker who works as a Recreational Therapist in a paediatric palliative care hospice. Practice the interprofessional skills you’ll need as a future healthcare provider! In this fun and interactive challenge, you will learn to work as a member of a team with students from different programs by solving a case-based healthcare scenario.

The Healthcare Team Challenge (HCTC) provides you with an opportunity to develop a patient care plan in the form of a case study. You will be presented with a case study outlining a patient profile. The case study will include specific questions regarding the initial and ongoing treatment plans of the patient. Re-entacting the role of various health professsinals, you will be split up into teams. Each team will present their responses to the panel of judges.

Participants in the local HCTC will have the opportunity to compete at the National Healthcare Team Challenge – held at Dalhousie University in Halifax!


January 2016

Thank you to Father and Sons and the Smoque Shack for sponsoring IPHA for the National Health Care Team Challenge!



2014-2015

November 28, 2014

Food for thought: The uOttawa Interprofessional Health Association will be hosting our annual Food for Thought on Friday November 28th. The theme of this event will be Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Canada. Our panel of speakers will present their views and experiences on the subject followed by an interactive group discussion and a pizza dinner. Come join us on November 28th from 7 pm to 10 pm in Desmarais 1160 on the University of Ottawa campus.



2013-2014

March 2014

Our Annual General Meeting in being held on March 31st at 10 am in Thompson Hall (Room TBD). At this meeting, we will be holding elections for the following executive positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Administrator, Events Coordinator, La Cité Collégiale Representative, Algonquin College Representative, and a Representative from Undergraduate Nursing Students Association.


March 18, 2014

The uOttawa Interprofessional Health Association will be hosting an interactive presentation with guest speaker Alyse Schacter. Alyse is a 22 year old health sciences student at the University of Ottawa. She speaks frequently about the de-stigmatisation of mental illness. The uOttawa Interprofessional Health Association has invited Alyse to speak about her experiences on her journey with obsessive compulsive disorder. She will be speaking about her interactions with health care practitioners and the importance of patient-centred care. 


February 2014

The uOttawa Interprofessional Health Association will be collaborating the the University of Ottawa Healthcare Symposium to run three interactive sessions at their annual conference. Visit www.uohs-csuo.com for more information.


February 13, 2014

Introduction to Interprofessional Teamwork (IPE 201): This event provides students with the opportunity to enhance their IP team meeting and communication skills through the development of a care plan for a case-based patient who has had a stroke. This activity is geared for students who have previously had an introduction to IP definitions, competencies and benefits (e.g. IPE 101).


February 1, 2014

Students in healthcare and social services programs are invited to participate in the 5th Jeux interprofessionnels du CNFS, presented with the CNFS-volet La Cité and its collaborative partners. The goal of this activity is to offer students the opportunity to enhance their interprofessional skills that are essential to improve healthcare collaboration through fun interprofessional activities.


November 20, 2013

Practice the interprofessional skills you’ll need as a future healthcare provider! In this fun and interactive challenge, you will learn to work as a member of a team with students from different programs by solving a case-based healthcare scenario.