August was a busy one – I went to Malaysia to speak at TOPCOM while Will went to Washington DC to present our Bodybuilding poster. Then back from Malaysia and straight off to Quebec City for PACE! Conference season is over for me now for this year, so time for a rest after a busy summer!

Paramedicine Across Canada Expo (PACE) 2017, Quebec City

Isabelle Love (Fanshawe College paramedic student), Kaitlynn James (2017 paramedic graduate) and paramedic programs faculty members Paige Mason, William Johnston recently held a panel discussion regarding evidence based practice in paramedic education at the PACE 2017 conference held in Quebec City. This event was attended by hundreds of delegates from around the world, and very positive feedback was received on the panel session. I also spoke at the event on developing reflective practice in student paramedics. Funding for the Fanshawe delegates to attend the event was generously provided by the Fanshawe Center for Innovation and Research and the School of Public Safety.

Dr. Shane Knox, President of the Irish College of Paramedics, met with Gurkan Ozel, President of the Turkish Paramedic Association and Chris Hood, President of the Paramedic Association of Canada at the Paramedicine Across Canada Expo 2017 in Quebec City. The Irish College of Paramedics and the Turkish Paramedic Association signed an official affiliation agreement at the event, with the aim of furthering international collaboration.

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National Association of EMS Educators Symposium, Washington DC

My co-author William Johnston, Fanshawe College Paramedic Programs faculty member recently presented our poster at the NAEMSE Symposium in Washington DC. The poster outlined the results of a recent anatomical model building exercise we undertook in the anatomy & physiology subject in the PCP program. Several US programs are now replicating the project based on our findings. Funding for William to attend this event was generously provided by the Fanshawe Center for Innovation and Research.

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