image Often delivered by prestigious visiting speakers from around the world and hosted by the Therapeutics Initiative at the UBC Point Grey Campus in Vancouver, BC, these are academic-based, drug therapy oriented sessions aimed at faculty, students, practicing physicians, pharmacists, nurses and any other clinicians or researchers interested in patient drug therapy from an evidence-based perspective. The seminars provide a forum for the TI community to explore hot topics related to evidence-based drug therapy.

Upcoming TI Seminar:

Co-hosted by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement UBC Chapter 

When: Monday, January 26, 2015, 17:30 - 19:30 h 
Where: Latham Hall, Medical Student and Alumni Centre (MSAC) 12th and Heather, Vancouver. Also connected by videoconference with Victoria, Kelowna and Prince George, as well as streamed live over the internet with WebEx.  
Topic: "What constitutes an informed patient/provider visit? Is this being realized?"  
Guest speakers: Dr. Barbara Mintzes, Dr. Aaron Tejani, Dr. Tom Perry, Mr. Alan Cassels 
Cost: This seminar is free of charge. Free refreshments will be provided. 

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Think about what information you want to receive from your health provider (family physician, dietitian, specialist, pharmacist, etc.) going into each consultation. Now, think about the information that is actually provided to you? Are there any inconsistencies? What is the fundamental purpose of treatment and therapy? Is this being met?

Furthermore, where do physicians, pharmacists, and other clinicians get their information for making prescribing decisions? Are there known problem areas and how might this impact patient care?

Hosted by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement UBC Chapter with guest speakers from the UBC Therapeutics Initiative, this free seminar will focus on the information asymmetry in the patient/provider visit and the potential for bias in prescribing decisions and how this can be reduced. Members of TI will be reporting on novel groundbreaking research as well as providing real-life examples of current problems that exist in the patient/practitioner visit.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Chapter at The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a multidisciplinary community of students and professionals striving for a more efficient, effective and safe healthcare system that provides the best possible care for all patients.