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2018

Sawatzky B, Towle A, Kline C, Hofley C, Brown H, Cantner E. Maximizing interprofessional learning with patients. 34th International Seating Symposium, March 6-9 2018, Vancouver, BC.

Towle A. Involvement of patients, caregivers and community members with lived experience in the education of health professionals. Associons nos Savoirs: vers la declaration de Paris. 14 June 2018, Ministry of Health, Paris, France.   

Towle A. Involvement of patients, caregivers and community members with lived experience in the education of health professionals. New Zealand Association for Simulation in Healthcare. 26 October 2018, Auckland, New Zealand.

Towle A. Recruiting patients and community members for educational roles: how to find the ‘right’ people. New Zealand Association for Simulation in Healthcare. 26 October 2018, Auckland, New Zealand. [Workshop]

2017

Towle A, Canfield C, Godolphin W, Lauscher D, Hourston S, Kline C. Patients in Education: creating a community of patients to engage with the university. Collaborating Across Borders VI Conference, Banff AB, 1-4 October 2017. [Oral Presentation]

Lane R, Symons J, McGoverin A, McNaughton N, Moore J, Snow R, Towle A, Godolphin W, Manninen K. What is the role of the patient in the education of the healthcare workforce? Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE 2017), Helsinki, Finland, 22-30 August 2017. [Plenary Symposium]

Towle A, Canfield C, Godolphin W, Hourston S, Kline C, Lauscher S. Patients in Education: creating a community of patients to engage with the university. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE 2017), Helsinki, Finland, 22-30 August 2017. [Oral Presentation]

Towle A, Casagrande A. Introducing the contribution of patients and/or social care users in the training process. Joint HOSPEEM-EPSU Social Partners Conference on Continuing Professional Development. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19-20 June 2017. [Oral Presentation]

Towle A, Canfield C, Hourston S, Lauscher D. Patients in Education: creation of a community group to engage with the university. C2UExpo 2017 Conference, Vancouver BC, 3-5 May 2017. [Symposium]

2016

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C, Lown B, Symons J, Thistlethwaite J. Investigation of the sustainability of Patient-as-Educator programs. Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Seattle WA USA, 11-15 November 2016. [Poster]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C, Lown B, Symons J, Thistlethwaite J. Patients as educators in health professions education: sustainability and outcomes. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) 2016, Barcelona, Spain, 28-31 August 2016. [Oral Presentation]

Towle A. Patient involvement in Canadian medical education: an historical study to inform the future. Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Montreal QC, 16-19 April 2016. [Poster]

2015

Sawatzky B, Kline C, Towle A, Godolphin W, Armstrong L, Buckley H. Using case based assessment to evaluate the long-term outcomes of an interprofessional Health Mentors program: Lessons learned. Where's the Patient's Voice in Health Professional Education – 10 years On? Vancouver BC, 12-14 November 2015. [Poster]

Kline C, Towle A, Godolphin W, Loftsgard K, DeBeyer D, Lauscher D, McPhee D, *Evangelista T. Motivation, challenges and outcomes of patient and community involvement in health professional education at UBC: Community perspectives on sustainability. Where's the Patient's Voice in Health Professional Education – 10 Years On? Vancouver BC, 12-14 November 2015. [Plenary]

Sawatzky B, Kline C, *Chauhan S, Johnson C S, *Cheng P, DeBeyer D, Towle A, Godolphin W, Bhangu D. (2015). Maximizing interprofessional learning with Health Mentors. Where's the Patient's Voice in Health Professional Education – 10 Years On? Vancouver BC, 12-14 November 2015. [Workshop]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C. Ten years of patient and community voices at UBC: rowing a boat with many anchors. Where’s the Patient’s Voice in Health Professional Education – 10 Years On? Vancouver BC, 12-14 November 2015. [Oral Presentation]

Towle A, Godolphin W. Patients as teachers: promoting their authentic voices – Rationale, spectrum of involvement, philosophy, curricular evaluation and assessment. Role of Patients and Stakeholders in Cultural Competency/Health Literacy Education for Health Professionals in conjunction with the 2015 AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Research Conference, Arlington VA USA, 5 October 2015. [Invited Oral Presentation]

Vanier M-C, Brandt B, Collins L, Pittenger AL, Towle A, Dumez V, Brault I. Partnering with patients in IPE and IPC in Canada and in the US: Challenges and strategies. Collaborating Across Borders V, Roanoke VA USA. 29 Sept - 2 October 2015. [Symposium]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C, *Asadian W, Hewitt C, Graham S. Patient and community voices: an action research project to develop a mechanism for sustained influence and participation. Collaborating Across Borders V, Roanoke VA USA, 29 Sept - 2 October 2015. [Oral Presentation]

Kline C, Godolphin W, Towle A, Hubinette M, Laing M, Moore S, Hewitt C, Macdonald S. Addressing the CanMEDS Health Advocate Role through the involvement of community organizations in postgraduate medical education: A workshop model. Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Vancouver BC, 25-28 April 2015. [Poster]

Godolphin W, Towle A, Kline C, *Asadian W. Community engagement in health professional education: how to find the "right" people. Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Vancouver BC, 25-28 April 2015. [Workshop] Abstract in Medical Education 2015; 49 (Suppl 1):22.

*Asadian W, Towle A. Learning and expertise in the interprofessional health mentors program. Creating Space V Symposium: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the Education of Health Professionals. Vancouver BC, 25-26 April 2015. [Oral Presentation]

2014

*Asadian W, Towle A, Kline C, Godolphin W, Hewitt C, Graham S. What are the components of successful community-university partnership in health professional education? UBC Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES): Celebration of Scholarship Conference. Vancouver BC, 9 October 2014. [Oral Presentation]

McNaughton N, Thorne J, Henriksen A-H, Symons J, Towle A, Ringsted C. From patient to instructor: honoring patient engagement in medical education. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE 2014), Milan, Italy, 30 August - 3 September 2014. [Symposium]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Hewitt C, Kerston RP, Macdonald S. Patient and community involvement in health professional education. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE 2014), Milan, Italy, 30 August - 3 September 2014. [Workshop]

*Asadian W, Towle A, Kline C, Godolphin W, Hewitt C, Graham S. Community’s expertise in health professional education. CUVIC - Community University Victoria Conference 2014, Victoria BC, 20-22 May 2014. [Workshop]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Hewitt C, Kerston RP, Macdonald S. Community involvement in professional education. CUVIC - Community University Victoria Conference 2014, Victoria BC, 20-22 May 2014. [Workshop]

Towle A, Godolphin W. Shared decision making: Where are we 15 years later? Higher Education Academy Workshop: “No decision about me without me” – embedding Shared Decision Making into Healthcare Education. Plymouth University Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth UK, 7 May 2014 [Invited Oral Presentation]

Towle A, Kline C, Godolphin W, *Asadian W, Hewitt C, Graham S. Marginalized communities can play a role in the education of health professionals: a participatory research project to develop a mechanism for their sustained influence and participation. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 13th International Conference, Chicago IL USA, 30 April - 3 May 2014. [Poster]

Towle A, Kline C, Godolphin W, *Asadian W, Hewitt C, Graham S. Perspectives on formal community engagement in health professional education. 16th Ottawa Conference & 12th Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Ottawa ON, 26-29 April 2014. [Oral Presentation]

Towle A, Ruitenberg C. More than skills: language choices and effective communication in health professions. Creating Space IV Symposium: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the Education of Health Professionals. Ottawa ON, 25-26 April 2014. [Poster]

2013

Towle A, Brown H, Hofley C, *Lyons H, *Walsh C, Kerston RP, Maximizing interprofessional learning in a health mentors program. Collaborating Across Borders IV, Vancouver BC, 12-14 June 2013. [Workshop]

*Asadian W, Towle A. Uniting community and university in the education of health professionals. CuExpo 2013, Corner Brook NL, 12-15 June 2013. [Oral Presentation]

Godolphin W, Hewitt C, Hubinette M, Kline C, Macdonald S, Towle A. Health Advocacy: new perspectives from public consultations. Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME 2013), Quebec City QC, 20-23 April 2013. [Poster]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C. The community comes to campus: the Patient and Community Fair. Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME 2013), Quebec QC, 20-23 April 2013. [Poster]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C, Interprofessional Health Mentors Steering Committee. The Interprofessional Health Mentors Program Symposium: a space for knowledge exchange. Creating Space III: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in Medicine (AHSSM) Education Interest Group at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education CCME (2013), Quebec QC, 19-20 April 2013. [Poster]

*Berthin J, Towle A, Godolpin W. Barriers to health care access & communi9cation for new immigrant and refugee women in Vancouver, Canada. UBC Faculty of Medicine Research Forum, Vancouver BC 19 April 2013 [Poster]

*Berthin J, Towle A, Godolphin W. Improving health care communication for new immigrant and refugee women in Vancouver, Canada. American Medical Student Association Convention, Washington DC USA, 14-17 March 2013 [Poster]

2012

Towle A, Godolphin W. Interprofessional Health Mentors program: starting with words and meanings. Research in Medical Education (RIME 2012), Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges. San Francisco CA USA, 4-7 November 2012. [Oral Presentation]

Interprofessional Health Mentors Program. UBC Celebrate Learning Week, 27 October - 4 November 2012. [Poster]

Delva D, Towle A, Doucet S, Nasser S, Bainbridge L, Kerston P. The Health Mentors Program: an approach to teaching interprofessional collaboration, chronic illness and patient-centred care. Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME 2012), Banff AB, 14-18 April 2012. [Workshop] Abstract in Medical Education 2012; 46 (Suppl 1):16.

Towle A. Patients as teachers in medical education: What’s next? Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) Conference on ‘Involving Patients as Teachers’, York UK, 28 March 2012 [Invited Keynote Oral Presentation]

2011

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C. ‘Talking with Your Doctor’: training peer facilitators for community-based workshops. International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Chicago IL USA, 16-18 October 2011. [Oral Presentation]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C. A different look at interprofessional community-based education: the community as teacher. UBC Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES), Celebration of Scholarship Conference, Vancouver BC, 4 October 2011. [Oral Presentation]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C. The Division of Health Care Communication asks: What happens when… Students are taught by patients?  Students spend time in the Aboriginal Community? Students teach high school students? UBC Celebrate Research Week, UBC Vancouver BC, 5-11 March 2011 [Poster]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C. A different look at interprofessional community-based education: the community as teacher. Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference (AMEE 2011). Vienna, Austria, 27-31 August 2011. [Oral Presentation]

2010

Towle A, Godolphin W, Community Partnerships for Health Professional Education Advisory Board. Engaging community agencies and patient organizations in health professional education. Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME 2010), St John’s NL, 1-5 May 2010. [Workshop] Abstract in Medical Education 2010; 44 (Suppl 2): 60-61.

2009

Towle A, Creak S, Kline C, Godolphin W. Partnerships with community organizations for health professional education: Evaluation of a demonstration project. Research in Medical Education (RIME 2009), Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Boston MA USA. 6-11 November 2009. [Poster]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Community Partnerships for Health Education Advisory Board. Patients as educators: a model for interprofessional workshops in the community. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE 2009). Malaga, Spain, 29 August - 2 September 2009. [Poster]

Bainbridge L, Towle A, Godolphin W, MacDonald S, Bawlf B, Creak S, Kline C. Putting the people's voices into health professional education – a model of community engagement. Collaborating Across Borders (CAB II): Building Bridges between Interprofessional Education and Practice, Halifax NS, 20-22 May 2009. [Poster]

Towle A, Creak S, Kline C, Godolphin W. Community partnerships for interprofessional education. Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME 2009), Edmonton AB, 2-6 May 2009. Abstract in Medical Education 2009; 43 (Suppl 1): 11-12. [Oral Presentation]

Towle A, Predy L, Godolphin W, Kline C, Overgaard V. Evaluation of ‘Talk To Your Doc’, a community outreach program delivered by medical students. Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME 2009), Edmonton AB, 2-6 May 2009 [Poster]

Hall W, Creak S, Towle A, Godolphin W. Community partnerships to build an interprofessional education centre. Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Conference: ‘Teaching from within-Supporting Nurse Educators for the Future’, Calgary AB. 19-21 February 2009 [Oral Presentation]

2008

Godolphin W. Shared decision making. Pre-symposium to Healthcare and the Law, Halifax 8, The Canadian Healthcare Safety Symposium. Winnipeg MB, 23 October 2008 [Invited Oral Presentation]

Creak S, Kline C. Community partnerships for health professional education. UBC Celebrate Learning Week. Vancouver BC October 2008 [Poster]

Lown B, Hanson J, Towle A, Godolphin W, Symons J, Muir D, Gorman P. Integrating patients and families in programs to enhance health professional education in communication. International Conference on Communication in Healthcare & European Association for Communication in Healthcare. Oslo, Norway, 2-5 September 2008. [Symposium]

Godolphin W, Bainbridge L. Interprofessional education in health care: A view from 60,000 feet. The 2008 Summer Institute on Informed Patient Choice: ‘Interprofessional Education in Decision Support / Patients’ Decision Aids’ The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH. 25 June - 2 July 2008 [Invited Keynote Oral Presentation]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C, *Sorial C. Engaging patients as teachers in the clinical setting. AFMC-CAME-CFPC-MCC-RCPSC 2008 Medical Education Conference. Montreal QC, 3-7 May 2008. [Workshop]

2007

Kline C, Towle A, Godolphin W, *Beitel C, *Chin B, *Sorial C. Learning from patients: student, faculty and patient perspectives. AFMC-CAME-CFPC-MCC-RCPSC 2007 Medical Education Conference. Victoria BC, 5-9 May 2007 [Oral Presentation]

Godolphin W. Concordance and shared decision making. AstraZeneca Internal Global Conference. Mississauga ON, 9 May 2007 [Invited Oral Presentation]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C. Patients’ and community voices in health professional education. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 10th Anniversary Conference, Toronto ON, 11-14 April 2007. [Poster]

Kline C, *Sorial C, Towle A, Godolphin W. Doctor-patient communications in the Aboriginal community: development of educational programs. UBC Aboriginal Health Curriculum Forum. Vancouver BC, 6 March 2007 [Oral Presentation].

Towle A, Godolphin W, Kline C. Where’s the patient’s voice in health professional education? The Primary Health Care Transition Fund: A Legacy for Change: National Conference. Ottawa ON. 20-22 February 2007 [Oral Presentation]

2006

Kline C, *Chin B, *Beitel C, Godolphin W, Towle A. Where’s the patient’s voice in health professions programs at UBC? Patient & Community Voices for Professional Learning – Building a Platform for Change Conference. Cambridge UK 14-15 September 2006. [Poster]

Towle A, Godolphin W. Where’s the patient voice in health professional education? Where are we now? Patient & Community Voices for Professional Learning – Building a Platform for Change Conference. Cambridge UK, 14-15 September 2006 [Invited Oral Presentation]

2005

Scarpino GD, *Niemeyer M, Kline C, Godolphin W, Towle A. “Not just another Indian dollar?” Health professionals and the Aboriginal community collaboration in the development of educational programs. International Conference on ‘Where’s the Patient’s Voice in Health Professional Education’, Vancouver BC, 3-5 November 2005. [Poster]

Godolphin W, Cegala D, *Saunders C, Kline C, Towle A. Talking with Your Doctor – Skills for patients founded on a tested framework and taught in the community. International Conference on Communication in Health Care, American Academy on Physician & Patient Forum. Chicago IL USA. 5-8 October 2005. [Workshop]

Towle A, Kline C, Scarpino G, Godolphin W, *Alexander T. Doctor-patient communications in the Aboriginal community. Towards the development of educational programs. International Conference on Communication in Health Care, American Academy on Physician & Patient Forum. Chicago IL USA. 5-8 October 2005. [Oral Presentation]

Godolphin W, Towle A, Kline C, Grams G. The teaching and learning of informed and shared decision making (ISDM). 3rd International Shared Decision Making Conference – Implementing Shared Decision Making in Diverse health Care Systems and Cultures. Ottawa ON, 14-16 June 2005. [Oral Presentation]

Pre 2005

Godolphin W, Kline C, Towle A. Barriers to evidence-based and shared decision making in the doctor-patient relationship. UBC Medical Education Rounds, Vancouver BC, 15 October 2004 [Invited Oral Presentation]

Towle A, Godolphin W, Calvert S. “Talk to Your Doc” – an outreach by medical students to high school students. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Medical Education. Quebec QC, 26-29 April 2003. [Oral Presentation]

Godolphin W, Towle A. Barriers to shared decision making. From Information to Shared-decision Making in Medicine Symposium. Quinzièmes Entretiens du Centre Jacques Cartier, Lyons, France, 9-10 December 2002. [Invited Oral Presentation]

Grams GD, Towle A, Godolphin W. The informed shared decision making process: An exploratory descriptive study. 12th Annual Bayer Institute Faculty Symposium, Asilomar, Pacific Grove CA USA, 22-25 September 2002. [Invited Oral Presentation]

Godolphin W, Towle A, Dyer S, Cegala D, Lionsview Seniors Planning Society. Enabling seniors to overcome barriers in health care communication. International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. Warwick University, Coventry UK, 18-20 September 2002. [Poster]

Dubé C, Towle A, Godolphin W. Shared decision making. Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine ATPM 60th Annual Meeting, Washington DC USA, 21-23 March 2002 [Invited Workshop]

Grams GD, Godolphin W, Towle A, Dyer S. Techniques to involve patients: How to involve patients making informed and shared decisions about their care. Family Medicine Forum 2001, Vancouver BC, 26 October 2001. [Workshop]

Murray M, Kassam R, Albon S, Godolphin W, Towle A, Bainbridge L, Suto M. Informed shared decision making (ISDM): an exploratory study in pharmacy. Alan C Hayman Summer Student Research Program Poster Competition, UBC, Vancouver BC, 27 September 2001. [Poster]

Godolphin W, Towle A, McCormack J, Rangno R, McKendry R, Lionsview Seniors Planning Society. What do patients do with evidence-based information? Shared Decision-Making in Health Care Summer School, Oxford, UK. 11-13 July 2001. [Poster]

Godolphin W, Towle A. Techniques to involve patients. Shared Decision-Making in Health Care Summer School, Oxford, UK. 11-13 July 2001. [Workshop]

Towle A, Godolphin W. Development of an educational intervention for informed shared decision making in pharmacy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Shared Decision-Making in Health Care Summer School, Oxford, UK. 11-13 July 2001. [Oral Presentation]

Bainbridge L, Towle A, Godolphin W, Suto M, Albon S, Kassam R. Informed shared decision making (ISDM): an interprofessional communication strategy to enhance client centred care. Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress, Calgary AB, 28 June-1 July 2001. [Oral Presentation]

Kassam R, Albon S, Godolphin W, Towle A, Bainbridge L, Suto M. Informed shared decision making (ISDM): an interdisciplinary model for enhancing pharmaceutical care and student learning in pharmacy curricula. Conference of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada, Ottawa ON, 14-17 June 2001. [Oral Presentation]

Godolphin W, Towle A, McKendry R. A needs assessment relevant to informed shared decision making in family practice. CME forum, Annual Meeting of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges and Canadian Association for Medical Education, Whistler BC, 29 April-3 May 2000. [Oral Presentation]

Towle A, Godolphin W, McKendry R, *Cheung N, *Edwards E. Talk to Your Doctor: an outreach program to high schools facilitated by medical students. Annual Meeting of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges and Canadian Association for Medical Education, Whistler BC, 29 April-3 May 2000. [Poster]

*Elliot C, Towle A, Woollard R. A model of interactions between an undergraduate medical program and the community it serves. Annual Meeting of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges and Canadian Association for Medical Education, Whistler BC, 29 April-3 May 2000. [Oral Presentation]

Godolphin W, Towle A, McKendry R. Standardized patient scenarios to teach the competencies of informed shared decision making. Communication in Medicine Conference. Northwestern University Medical School, Evanston IL USA, 20-23 July 1999. [Oral Presentation]

*Chand N, *Orton T, McKendry R, Towle A, Godolphin W. Patient information to support informed shared decision making. UBC Health Sciences Student Research Forum, 13 Oct 1999. [Poster]

Godolphin W, Towle A, McKendry R, *Etches V. A survey of medical students’ and physicians’ attitudes - Informed shared decision making. Promoting Patient Choice Together Conference, King’s Fund, London UK, 30-31 Oct 1997. [Oral Presentation]

*Etches V, Godolphin W, Towle A, McKendry R. A survey of medical students’ and physicians’ attitudes towards “Informed Shared Decision Making”. UBC Health Sciences Student Research Forum, 15 Oct 1997. [Poster]

Godolphin W, Towle A, Richardson A. Informed shared decision making (ISDM). Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Medical Education, Halifax NS, 3-7 May 1997. [Poster]

Godolphin W, Towle A, Richardson A. Patients as medical educators. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Medical Education. Halifax NS. 3-7 May 1997. [Workshop]