SAPS 2021 is a Wrap!

This year's Southern Alberta Preceptor Summit welcomed speakers and attendees from across Alberta and the Territories. It was an interactive morning where we discussed current and future trends in rural medical education. Catch up with videos and summaries below!

 

In case you missed it ...

Couldn't make it on the day of? Just need a refresher? You can still catch up on all of the sessions from SAPS 2021 in the videos below.

Plenary Session - 50 Years in Medicine

A Rural Paediatrician's Perspective

with Dr. Hendrik Hak

Imagining the Future of Rural Medicine, a Workshop

with Dr. Aaron Johnston

Preparing for Reality Through Simulation

Incorporate Simulation into Your Practice

with Rob Ritchie & Annamaria Mundell

Educational Update: An Interactive Panel Discussion

Moderated by Dr. Aaron Johnston

Pearls for Teaching Clinical Reasoning

 

with Dr. David Topps

SAPS 21 Schedule
  1. Plenary Session - 50 Years in Medicine: A Rural Paediatrician's Perspective

    with Dr. Hendrik Hak

     

    By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to:

    1. Challenge the belief that age and experience make one wiser.
    2. Identify and appreciate the tremendous gains made in preventing and treating infectious diseases.
    3. Advocate for recruitment and retention of physicians in rural medicine.
  2. Preparing for Reality Through Simulation: Making Time to Incorporate Simulation into Your Practice

    with Rob Ritchie & Annamaria Mundell

     

    By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to:

    1. Describe how rural physicians can incorporate simulation into their teaching practice for experiential learning through resource utilization and collaboration.
    2. Identify the current and future state of the eSIM Provincial Simulation Program in Southern Alberta.
    3. Determine how to access support for front-line, inter-professional simulations.
  3. Imagining the Future of Rural Medicine, a Workshop

    with Dr. Aaron Johnston

     

    By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to:

    1. Identify current strengths of the rural medical education program.
    2. Identify opportunities and areas for targeted growth in the rural medical education program.
    3. Investigate difficult to solve issues in rural medical education.
  4. Pearls for Teaching Clinical Reasoning

    with Dr. David Topps

     

    By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to:

    1. Recognize opportunities to incorporate clinical reasoning education in day-to-day practice.
    2. Investigate and unpack a learner's clinical reasoning.
    3. Craft a dialogue about clinical reasoning with a learner.
  5. Educational Update: An Interactive Panel Discussion

    Moderated by Dr. Aaron Johnston

     

    By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to:

    1. Recognize key education leaders from the Cumming School of Medicine.
    2. Identify current educational directions from the Cumming School of Medicine.
    3. Interact with key education leaders from the Cumming School of Medicine.

Meet Our Speakers

We are very pleased to introduce this year's exciting lineup of speakers and workshop leaders for SAPS 2021!

Meet Dr. Hendrik Hak!

Session Topic:  50 Years in Medicine: A Rural Paediatrician's Perspective

Dr. Hendrik Hak began his medical career studying medicine at the University of Utrecht,  in the Netherlands in 1971, graduating in 1978. From there he served as a House Officer in Emergency, Obstetrics and Surgery (1978-79), a Locum physician (1979 - 80) and completed Family Physician training, with the U. of Utrecht (1980 - 81). 

After graduating he then moved onto serve as a Resident of Paediatrics, at the Hospital for Sick Children, in Toronto, Ontario where he would also serve as the Associate Chief Resident and complete his fellowship in Paediatric Respirology. 

Since 1986, Dr. Hak has served as a General Paediatrician, both clinic and hospital-based, in Medicine Hat Alberta.

We are excited to have three excellent workshops for attendees this year, in addition to our plenary session and interactive panel discussion. Below you will find a little more information about our workshop presenters. 

  1. Rob Ritchie & Annamaria Mundell

    Session Topic: Making Time to Incorporate Simulation into Your Practice

     

    Rob Ritchie has been a Simulation Consultant with the Alberta Health Services Provincial eSIM program for the last 4 years. He is also currently working as a Flight Paramedic with AHS.

     

    Annamaria Mundell has been a part of the eSIM Provincial Simulation Team since 2016 serving the South-West zone of Alberta. She is passionate about providing inter-professional Insitu support to front-line teams including learners at all levels of their career. Annamaria's support and mentorship inspires educator independence through collaboration, for local simulation-based programs.

  2. Dr. Aaron Johnston

    Session Topic: Imagining the Future of Rural Medical Education, a Workshop

     

    Dr. Aaron Johnston is the Associate Dean of Distributed Learning & Rural Initiatives at the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine. He is also the Chair-Elect of the College of Family Physicians of Canada Section of Teachers. 

    Originally from rural Ontario, Dr. Johnston is passionate about rural healthcare. He is married and has two girls. When not at work, he enjoys skiing, hiking and spending time in the great outdoors.

  3. Dr. David Topps

    Session Topic: Pearls for Teaching Clinical Reasoning

     

    Dr. David Topps has a long history with technology-enhanced learning, remote/rural information systems, and learner assessment. Dr. Topps started in rural Alberta in 1984. 

Panel Topic: Educational Update: An Interactive Panel Discussion

 

Introducing the Panelists:

  • Dr. Aaron Johnston (moderator)
  • Dr. Rithesh Ram - Director University of Calgary Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (UCLIC)
  • Dr. Jacqueline Hui - Assessment Director - Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Dr. Elaine Godwin - Lethbridge Site Director - Rural Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Dr. Martina Barton - Division Director - Calgary Program NE
  • Dr. Brendan Miles - Program Director - Enhanced Skills Program
  • Dr. Kristy Penner - Family Physician, Crowsnest Pass
  • Dr. Martina Kelly - Director, Undergraduate Family Medicine

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