October 2020 Invited Speaker Rounds

teresa chan

Digitizing Health Professions Education via Social Media

Teresa Chan, MD

Associate Professor
Assistant Dean, Program for Faculty Development
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Zoom ID: For connection details, please email ches.communications@ubc.ca.


Social media is now an undeniable source of information for the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that it can also be a powerful force for both spreading information within our health professions, but also a source of great misinformation. How might we use this technology to advance health professions education? How might we leverage the power of connections in these new digital spaces? What hazards and dangers might arise within these spaces? How might we create structures to support academic work done in these areas? Dr. Chan will explore these topics with the CHES community.


Dr. Teresa Chan is an associate professor at McMaster University. Currently, she is the Assistant Dean, Program for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster. She is also the Director of the RCPSC Clinician Educator Area of Focused Competency Diploma program, and the Competency Committee Co-Director for the RCPSC emergency medicine residency program. Additionally, she serves as the Social Media Lead for the McMaster Department of Medicine.

Accredited by UBC CPD




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 program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 15 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits (1.5 per session). Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity. CFPC Session ID#: 192711-001

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The CHES Cutting Edge Speaker Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.