TUTOR-PHC 2018 Symposium

Tutor-Crop.jpgTUTOR-PHC held its annual Symposium from April 30 to May 4, in Wendake, Quebec (a Huron-Wendat community).  This Symposium signifies the launch of the 15th year of the TUTOR-PHC program – the only interdisciplinary, primary health care training program in Canada.

The Symposium was attended by 12 trainees from across Canada, including Jacqueline Kueper from Western University, 1 trainee from Australia and 1 from the UK.  21 mentors of the TUTOR-PHC program also attended the Symposium and helped to lead workshops and training sessions.

The trainees were joined by two patient partners, Ron Beleno and Lorraine Bayliss, to help facilitate a session on patient and community engagement, and policy makers Tara Sampalli and Genviève Landry led a session on how researchers can engage policy makers in research.  28 trainees from the Unité Soutien (the Quebec SPOR Support Unit) joined the TUTOR-PHC trainees on May 3 and 4 to co-learn, network, take part in a joint research poster presentation session and learn about Indigenous Community Engagement in primary health care research from Viv Ramsden, Anne Marie Chomat and Katey Wattam.

The Symposium was a great success and we look forward to a great 15th year of the TUTOR-PHC program.