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ANNUAL PERSPECTIVES SYMPOSIUM

Perspectives

About

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
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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.

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Registration Fee

$25

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Location

This year’s event will be hosted online.

2021 Symposium

Perspectives on Virtual Simulation

Speakers

Sten Ardal

Chief Executive Officer

John McKinley

Chair of the Board at Touchstone Institute

Dr. Bruce Ballon

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health for the University of Toronto

Katya Masnyk

CEO of Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators

Dr. Matt Sibbald

Associate Professor and Scientist at McMaster University, and Director of the Cardiology Residency Program and Centre for Simulation Based Learning

Dan Faulkner

Registrar & CEO of Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

Agenda

March 2, 2021

Time Activity
2:00 pm Welcome and Land Acknowledgement
John McKinley
Touchstone Institute Chair
2:05 pm Introductory Remarks
Dr. Bruce Ballon
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health for the University of Toronto and Adjunct Professor for the Ontario Tech Faculty of Health Sciences
2:25 pm Virtual Simulation for Assessment
Demonstration 1: History Taking Simulation
Demonstration 2: 'Physical' Interaction Simulation
2:45 pm Facilitated Small Group Discussion
3:05 pm Collective Conversation
with Katya Masnyk
CEO of Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators
3:25 pm BREAK
3:40 pm Virtual Simulation for Training
Demonstration: Virtual Care
3:50 pm Facilitated Small Group Discussion
4:05 pm Collective Conversation
with Dr. Matt Sibbald
Associate 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
4:25 pm Closing Remarks
Dan Faulkner
Registrar & CEO of Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Sten speaking in microphone
Four people speaking at a podium
A group of people sitting around a table
Several people mingling at an event
People mingling in an event

Reflections