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Overview

Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) is the premier North American conference focused on interprofessional education and collaborative healthcare. The CAB Conference was first launched in 2007 as a venue where educators, clinicians, researchers, policy makers, patients/family partners and students from both sides of the Canada-US border could engage in rich productive dialogue. The conference has expanded to a global audience in the last 15 years.

The eighth Collaborating Across Borders (CAB VIII) conference will be held virtually from May 15 – 18, 2023. CABVIII is hosted by the University of Toronto’s Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare and Education (CACHE) in collaboration with the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC) and the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC). The theme of the conference is Hope and Trust in Health and Social Care. CAB VIII continues the tradition of focusing on advances in interprofessional practice and education, research and innovation, and policy, systems and leadership with a newly added francophone stream.

Vision

Hope and Trust in Health and Social Care. 

The pandemic solidified the place of trusting relationships in the very fabric of society. At a prior CAB, psychological safety was highlighted as key to successful teamwork, and now more than ever we know that trust is vital to the relationship between care institutions and communities. Many of the challenges we face in health and social care hinge on building and maintaining strong collaborations founded on trusting relationships.

Meanwhile, we have also experienced exhaustion as a collective; health care teams have been depleted by the many challenges of the past three years. Yet there is reason to hope. And hope is needed as we work together to build the systems and societies we envision.

With our theme this year, we propose that collaboration is a way back to hope and trust.

As a CAB community, we will listen deeply to diverse perspectives, and engage actively

in dialogue toward change and growth. Interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative healthcare as a field has been ever conscious of power and hierarchy and mindful of continually striving toward collaborative and inclusive processes, structures, and systems.

Our field has come so far and our work is more urgent and promising than ever. Join us, add your voice, and help shift and shape the future of health and social care, for a hopeful future.

Target Audience

This conference will be particularly relevant to health and social care providers, educators, researchers, health/education policy and decision makers, patients/family partners, caregivers, students, and all individuals who share an interest in advancing the integration, inclusion and impact of interprofessional education and collaborative healthcare.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this learning event, participants will be able to:

  1. Connect with diverse participants from across the continuum of health and social care, research and education with a passion for interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative healthcare;
  2. Learn first-hand the current state of the field of IPE and collaborative healthcare;
  3. Share theory-based best practices, evidence-based approaches and their outcomes, and lessons learned in relation to IPE and collaborative healthcare;
  4. Gain knowledge, networks, and skills across the continuum of IPE or program development;
  5. Advance and sustain interprofessional, collaborative healthcare practices to contribute to transformed health professions education, policy, and care systems that will ultimately improve health outcomes.

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Event Date & Time

May 15, 2023 (pre-conference)
May 16 – 18, 2023 (virtual conference)

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Event Location

Virtual

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