All sessions (in-person and virtual) will be in Pacific Standard Time (PST).
|December 2, 2023|
|8:30-9:00 AM||Opening Remarks*|
Jeremie Saunders is an award-winning actor, producer, and host of the hit podcast Sickboy. Born and raised on the East Coast of Canada, Jeremie is a strong voice in rethinking how people view illness and disease. He lives with a genetic lung disease called Cystic Fibrosis. Through his Keynote Address, he will share his experience with healthcare, including making the transition from pediatric to adult care settings.
|10:00-10:30 AM||Break and Poster Fair|
|10:30 AM-12:00 PM||
The youth panel will take a deep dive into the lived experience of transitioning to adult care. Composed of a diverse group of youth, including those who are on the verge of transition to those who have landed in the adult world, this panel will provide differing points of view of what is currently working and the changes that are needed to improve transition. Youth will also share their insights on solutions to some of the most frustrating challenges they have faced/are facing.
Skill Building Session:
This session will focus on communication. Led by a physician and a youth/young adult, this session will walk through the how and the what to ask when transitioning to adult healthcare.
Concurrents | Session A:
Des professionnels de la santé, des parents et des jeunes/jeunes adultes partageront leur point de vue sur leur expérience de la transition. Cette table ronde sera présentée en français et disponible virtuellement pour favoriser la participation dans tout le pays.
|12:00-1:30 PM||Lunch and Poster Fair|
Concurrents | Session A:
|3:00-3:15 PM||Break and Poster Fair|
|3:15-4:00 PM||Awards and Oral Presentations (winners/rapid fire format)*|
Dr. Behn Smith is Eh Cho Dene (Big Animal People) of the Fort Nelson First Nation in B.C. with French Canadian/Metis roots in the Red River Valley. Since getting her Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University and completing residencies at the universities of Ottawa and Manitoba, Dr. Behn Smith’s career has spanned the country and globe. The focus of her work at the Office of the Provincial Health Officer has been unlearning and undoing systemic white supremacy and anti-indigenous racism to uphold the inherent rights of Indigenous people and advance truth and reconciliation. Learnings from this work will be shared as they relate to serving youth and emerging adults, as well as specifically illuminating wholistic roots of wellness for First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth in particular.
|5:00-6:00 PM||Networking and Poster Fair|
|December 3, 2023|
|9:00 AM-12:00 PM|
Transition to Adult Care Hub Meeting
This half-day meeting will bring together Transition Hub members to share in the successes accomplished to date and identify priorities and deliverables for the hub over the next 2 years.
*Hybrid aspects of the conference
Jeremie Saunders is an award-winning actor, producer and host of the hit podcast, Sickboy. Born and raised on the East Coast of Canada, Jeremie is a strong voice in rethinking the way people look at illness and disease. He lives with a genetic lung disease called Cystic Fibrosis.
Jeremie discovered his passion for performance through competitive improv. He studied acting at Ryerson Theatre School. Soon after, Jeremie began his career as a professional actor as a host on the Canadian Screen Award and Gemini-winning CBC television series, “ARTZOOKA!” and the National Film Board of Canada's educational documentary series, “Space School.”
In the culmination of Jeremie's affinity for laughter and education, Sickboy Podcast was created. Listed as one of iTunes' Best of 2015, the Sickboy Podcast is produced and hosted by Jeremie and his two best friends, Taylor MacGillivary and Brian Stever. Together, they explore conversations with a wide range of guests, talking and laughing about the experiences of living with terminal or chronic illness. Sickboy Podcast aims to tear down the walls of stigma and find levity in an otherwise dark situation.
Jeremie is a brilliant speaker, his keynotes having been described as “simply the most thought-provoking, powerful talk I've ever witnessed.” CBC released an acclaimed documentary on Sickboy, just weeks before Jeremie gave a rousing standing ovation for his talk at TEDxToronto.
Jeremie is currently based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia where he lives with his wife Bryde.
Dr. Danièle Behn Smith
Dr. Danièle Behn Smith has been working to support Indigenous health in the Office of the Provincial Health Officer since 2015.
Dr. Behn Smith works alongside Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer. Dr. Behn Smith provides independent advice and support to the Ministry of Health on Indigenous health issues. In support of the ministry's strategic agenda, Dr. Behn Smith works in meaningful partnership with Indigenous collectives, communities and organizations to advance wellness and disrupt colonial practices and policies.
Dr. Behn Smith is Eh Cho Dene (Big Animal People) of the Fort Nelson First Nation in B.C. with French Canadian/Métis roots in the Red River Valley. Since getting her Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University and completing residencies at the universities of Ottawa and Manitoba, Dr. Behn Smith's career has spanned the country and the globe.
She has practiced rural medicine in remote and First Nations communities across Canada. She was a board director for the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, the director of education for the University of Alberta's Indigenous Health Initiatives Program and the site director of the University of British Columbia's Aboriginal Family practice residency. Since 2014, she has transitioned to a functional medicine practice. Functional medicine is a complex systems biology approach to family practice that resonates with Indigenous approaches to health and healing.
Dr. Behn Smith was also the host of “Medicine Woman”, a 13-episode television series which explored traditional healing practices in ten countries on six continents.
Pre-Conference Transitions Pop-Up:
Dec. 2-3, 2023
Dec. 3-5, 2023
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