CNIS Bethune Round Table in Global Surgery

The Bethune Round Table (BRT) is an annual interdisciplinary meeting aimed at addressing the challenges of providing accessible, high-quality surgical care to marginalized patients in low-resource settings. By bringing health professionals across a variety of disciplines together, we are able to share strategies and create solutions for improving surgical care to these under-serviced regions.

The University of Alberta is honoured to host the Bethune Round Table in 2019 at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), located on campus at 11405, 87th Avenue, right across from the University of Alberta Hospital.

The theme for the 2019 conference is Ethics in Global Surgery.

North American Refugee Health Conference

The North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC) is the largest refugee health conference of its kind globally and it offers access to recent research and best practices in refugee health. Themes for this year’s conference will include the Rohingya crisis, Trauma, and Resiliency. Refugee health professionals and experts from related disciplines interested in addressing challenges for optimal care, research and advocacy for the refugee patient population and self-care for healers are encouraged to attend.

Perioperative Medicine in Action (Online – Free)

In this RCoA-endorsed course, developed by anaesthetists at University College London (UCL) Hospitals, you’ll learn the key concepts you need to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1: The surgical epidemic

Week 2: Risk assessment and shared decision-making?

Week 3: Protocols in surgical care

Week 4: An age old problem

Canadian Burn Conference

The program will focus on Burn Care innovation through research.

Topics will include:

  • Standardized and protocolized burn care in Canada
  • Performance and quality improvement
  • Long term outcomes
  • Translational research in burns
  • Long-term outcomes and quality of life
  • State of the art science: critical care, wound care and or therapy

Theatre Arts — The CMPA surgical safety course

This three-day Theatre Arts program aims to foster collegial bonds among team participants. The collaborative approach will allow participants to build their personal network and encourage mutual support when implementing their projects.

Highly skilled faculty members, including physician advisors and national opinion leaders in surgical safety, will be delivering this evidence-based program. Using a combination of journal clubs, didactic plenaries, experiential sessions and small group work, participants will explore the human, organizational, and cultural themes that contribute to surgical harm.

Participants will learn how these themes apply to their work environment and will work in teams to generate actionable interventions.

CPD Foundations

CPD Foundations is a webinar based certificate program designed for professionals working in medical education who are interested in learning how to build effective and successful continuing professional development programs. Participants will focus on issues commonly experienced in the design, development and implementation of continuing health education. The program is ideal for healthcare professionals, health education administrators and managers, continuing education leaders and directors, industry partners and communications companies.


Upon completion of the program participants will be able to:

  • Create effective CPD initiatives based on best practices in the field;
  • Gain competency in all areas of program planning and management;
  • Understand and utilize curriculum design models to establish goals, objectives and outcome measures for their programs;
  • Learn how to achieve high quality and bias free/balanced CPD program;
  • Identify future trends in CPD and build better programs to improve healthcare outcomes.