Afternoon Symposium

Date: 14 Nov 2019

Room: UBC Robson Square - Theatre (C.300)

Time: 3:30 - 5pm

A satellite event to the 2019 Marion Woodward Lecture

Join us for an afternoon symposium at UBC Robson Square to hear the latest in technology-supported patient-centred care from a diverse panel of speakers. More speaker details below.


Moderator: Sandra Lauck, UBC Clinical Assistant Professor | St Paul's Hospital and Heart & Stroke Foundation Professorship in Cardiovascular Nursing


Richard Booth >> The interstitial spaces between what is human and non-human: Artificial intelligence and robotic process automation in nursing

This presentation will challenge participants to reflect upon various roles of the current-day nurse, and how these roles may be become fundamentally changed through the increased use of technologies like artificial intelligence and robotic process automation. With the increasing use of these forms of disruptive technologies in all areas of health(care), it is essential that nursing leaders actively engage in the discourse surrounding the development and use of these innovations for practice and client care.

Bernie Garrett >> Virtual Reality: Pain Research and other Clinical Applications

This presentation explores some of the current research we are undertaking using virtual reality as an adjunctive pain management tool. With the increasing use of VR in clinical practice current research and clinical applications will be discussed, as well as the ongoing UBC School of Nursing work in the field of chronic cancer pain.

Jasjit Gill >> My Voice and Choice in Long Term Care through Animated Design

My Voice and Choice in Long Term Care through Animated Design
This presentation highlights the partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health and Emily Carr University to give voice and choice to people living in Long Term Care (LTC). Using audio, video, and animation, the stories of people living in Long Term Care (LTC) are a digital footprint for learning, sharing, reflecting and ensuring that every individual’s voice and choice is heard for better quality of life.

Happy2Eat: using iPads
Every person in Long Term Care (LTC) needs to have a CHOICE on their own meal experience. The use of iPad technology for education, team conversation, planning strategies and sharing ideas can be useful and efficient to make meal times enjoyable.

Chantelle Recsky >> Technology in Healthcare: Expecting the Unexpected

Alongside the benefits of incorporating technologies into the delivery of care, there are also unintended consequences that can have a negative impact on patient safety. Technology-mediated adverse events can occur as new technologies are taken up, and this potential for harm is difficult to anticipate due to the complex nature of healthcare. Looking through a socio-technical lens, we can identify, analyze and mitigate these threats to patient safety, working to ensure technologies continue to advance care for patients.

Miriam Stewart >> Technology Enabling Patient- and Family-Centred Care in the New St. Paul’s Hospital

The design of the new St. Paul’s Hospital aims to leverage existing technology in order to support seamless care for patients and their families. The presentation will demonstrate various interfaces between patients, care providers and technology throughout the patient journey.

Margot Wilson >> Connecting Primary Care to Specialists:  Remote Consultative Solutions

Two remote consultative models of care will be presented. Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise – RACE, an urgent telephone advice line where family physicians and nurse practitioners can call one number, choose from a selection of specialty services and be routed directly through to the specialist for advice usually within a few minutes.  Electronic Consultative Access to Specialist Expertise – eCASE is a complimentary non-urgent email advice model where family physicians and nurse practitioners can submit questions to a selection of specialities and have an email answer within one week. 

Check out the Marion Woodward Lecture