The Power of Togetherness


FEBRUARY 26 | 0800 – 1700


The JCCs sponsored the registration fees, travel and sessional for any practicing physician within BC who wished to attend “The Power of Togetherness” pre-Forum event. 

This pre-Forum event, hosted in partnership with the Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs), focused on “The Power of  Togetherness.” Physicians, health care providers, policy leaders, patients and others came together to demonstrate projects focused on themes of alignment, integration and collaboration, and the positive impact of these approaches on our health care system.


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

Through a series of rapid fire presentations and storyboards, participants had the opportunity to delve into the nuts and bolts of a wide range of featured projects supported by the JCCs. Participants learned what worked, what didn’t, what’s needed for spread and sustainability, what resources can be shared to save time and avoid duplication and practical strategies for success. Attendees also had opportunities to connect and network with colleagues about the power of partnerships to improve integration of our health care system.


Keynote Speaker

The JCCs were pleased to welcome keynote speaker, Dr Trevor Hancock, an award winning public health physician and health promotion consultant, to present:

“Sharing Care with Whom? Thinking In and Outside the Healthcare Box”

This engaging presentation showcased Dr. Hancock’s thoughts on the question, “How much does healthcare contribute to health?”, and provided his insights on ‘bottom down’ healthcare, the social and ecological determinants of health, social prescribing and much more.

For Dr. Hancock’s full profile, click here.


JCCs Partnership with BCPSQC

The Joint Collaborative Committees have partnered with BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and the Quality Form over the past three years for Champions of Change in 2018, Simplifying the Journey in 2017 and the JCC Showcase in 2016. All events highlighted the diverse and varied work of the collaborative committees and other health care partners, while sharing successes and challenges to inform future quality improvement initiatives.


About the Joint Collaborative Committees 

The four committees, General Practice ServicesShared CareSpecialist Services and the Joint Standing Committee for Rural Issues, represent a partnership of Doctors of BC and the BC government. The committees support a vast scope of diverse work, sponsoring physicians to engage with their colleagues and partners from across the medical community. Click here to learn more about the JCCs.

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Never attended before? Hear physicians share their thoughts on the value of the event in this three-minute video.


The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 7.0 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 7.0 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

CFPC Session ID#: 189477 – 001