CHES Day 2017

2019 CHES Celebration of Scholarship

The Centre for Health Education Scholarship will host the CHES Celebration of Scholarship on Wednesday, October 2, at The University of British Columbia’s Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. This event is an opportunity for the CHES community to showcase and share their work and celebrate the accomplishments of the health professions education scholarship network.

The event program is now available. View the 2019 CHES Celebration of Scholarship learning objectives.


Oral Presentation Session 1A

Oral Presentation Session 1B

Oral Presentation Session 1C

Oral Presentation Session 2A

Oral Presentation Session 2B

Oral Presentation Session 2C

Oral Presentation Session 3A

Oral Presentation Session 3B

Poster Presentation Abstracts

Call for Abstracts: Closes June 28 Registration SOLD OUT

Event Schedule:
Registration 07:30
Morning Round Table Discussions 08:00 09:00
Welcome Address: Dr. Ian Scott 09:00 09:15
Gordon Page Invited Lecture: Dr. Erik Driessen 09:15 10:15
Coffee Break 10:15 10:30
Oral Presentations Session 1 10:30 11:30
Lunch & Poster Session 11:30 12:45
Oral Presentations Session 2 12:45 13:45
Coffee Break 13:45 14:00
Oral Presentations Session 3 14:00 15:00
Closing Plenary: Drs. Gary Poole & Dan Pratt 15:15 15:45
Acknowledgements, Wine & Cheese Reception 15:45 17:00


*Please note there will be refreshments provided throughout the day

Gordon Page Invited Lecture

Why Does the Assessor Replace the Teacher in Modern Clinical Education?

Assessment has become omnipresent in the clinical learning environment. The raise of competency-based education, and the growing emphasis on accountability and patient safety in our hospitals are driving forces behind this upsurge of assessment. Parallel to this trend is a strong and active movement by educators to change the focus of assessment from selection towards learning: a shift from assessment of learning into assessment for learning. These developments have led to a practice in which assessment increasingly replaces teaching in our work-based curricula. But how do teachers and learners respond to the new assessment demands? What does research tell us about assessment for learning in our clinical learning environment? Which alternatives are available for teaching our learners in the workplace? What makes a good clinical teacher? These questions will be discussed during this lecture.


Erik Driessen is Professor in Medical Education and Chair of the Department of Educational Development and Research at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University. For the Journal Perspectives on Medical Education he is Editor in Chief. Driessen is interested in topics such as learning and assessment in the workplace, and education across different cultures. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. In 2016 he was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators in the United Kingdom. And since 2017 he is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services, United States of America.

Closing Plenary

Always Growing

Someone who observed Gary’s teaching once said, “I can’t tell if you are a genius or an idiot.” To which Gary replied, “Do I get a vote?”

Funny, yes. But what if that guy was right on both counts? What if we continually shuttle between insight and struggle; genius and idiocy? What if it isn’t about what we are, but about where we are going? If this is the case, then our ultimate purpose is growth. Then the test of ‘community’ is whether it helps us continue growing.

In this closing session, Dan and Gary will explore the notions of what growth and community have meant to them; what they still mean to them; and what they might mean for everyone involved with CHES.


The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 6.25 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 6.25 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

Accredited by UBC CPD