Perspectives is an annual one day symposium hosted by Touchstone Institute in Toronto, Canada. The aim is to facilitate connections among disciplines to encourage communication and knowledge-sharing around topics in assessment and education.
Interdisciplinary and interactive, the Perspectives Symposium has been engaging industry stakeholders since 2015. The following topics have been explored through a day of professional speakers, bringing their perspectives and expertise together to discuss current and future trends.
- 2015 Perspectives in Competency Assessment
- 2016 Perspectives on Communication Competency
- 2017 Perspectives on Successful Transitions for Internationally Educated Health Professionals
- 2018 Perspectives on Assessment Validity
- 2019 Perspectives on Professionalism
- 2020 Perspectives on Standard Settings
- 2021 Perspectives on Virtual Simulation
Date and Time
In light of the pandemic, this year’s Symposium is looking different. Join us virtually for an afternoon on March 2, 2021 at 2 pm to experience an interactive virtual simulation.
This year’s event will be hosted online.
Perspectives on Virtual Simulation
March 2, 2021
Welcome and Land Acknowledgement
John McKinleyTouchstone Institute Chair
Dr. Bruce BallonAssociate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health for the University of Toronto and Adjunct Professor for the Ontario Tech Faculty of Health Sciences
Virtual Simulation for Assessment
Demonstration 1: History Taking Simulation
Demonstration 2: 'Physical' Interaction Simulation
|2:45 pm||Facilitated Small Group Discussion|
with Katya MasnykCEO of Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators
Virtual Simulation for Training
Demonstration: Virtual Care
|3:50 pm||Facilitated Small Group Discussion|
with Dr. Matt SibbaldAssociate Professor and Scientist at McMaster University, and Director of the Cardiology Residency Program and Centre for Simulation Based Learning at the Faculty of Health Sciences
Dan FaulknerRegistrar & CEO of Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario