Interprofessional Continuing Education Conference Bursaries Fund

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For three decades, UBC has been committed to the concept of interprofessional continuing education in the health sciences—a multidisciplinary approach to learning where several professions come together to exchange ideas about various health issues. In recent years, this concept has evolved to include members of the public, who are often patients and family members facing the challenge of a particular disease. You can help maximize the impact of these conferences, by making a donation to support participants who could not attend otherwise.

Interprofessional Continuing Education at UBC sponsors conferences for an interdisciplinary group of professionals, policy officials and the public on a variety of topics. Conferences offered on an annual or biennial basis include:

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder
  • The Early Years
  • International Seating Symposium
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes

For each individual conference, specific learning objectives for both the conference at large and each session are set by the planning committee, who are experts in the subject area. These two to three-day conferences bring together leaders in the field, both locally and internationally, to share their expertise. We charge tuition fees to cover the costs associated with venues, catering, instructors, printing, media production and operational costs. Unfortunately, these costs can prevent some participants from being able to attend.

Please make a donation to support the Interprofessional Continuing Education Conference Bursaries Fund. Your contribution will allow us to make bursaries available to cover registration costs for family members or health professionals who otherwise would not be in a position to attend conferences. If you wish to have your donation go to a specific initiative, please contact Cris at

UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
105 – 2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3