2nd BC eHealth and Innovative Technology Showcase (eHITS)

2nd BC eHealth and Innovative Technology Showcase (eHITS)

Target Audience:

Physicians, Clinicians, Pharmacists, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals, eHealth Industry

Course Format: Interactive panel sessions, abstract sessions, and small-group workshops.
UBC Life Sciences Centre
2350 Health Sciences Mall
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We will be accepting onsite registrations!

Last year we welcomed an unprecedented 330+ health care professionals to the first eHITS conference and we are even more excited to continue the momentum! Healthcare technology in BC is moving very fast; doctors, nurses, and other health care providers need to be kept informed and engaged. It's an exciting time in eHealth, and we need to assist healthcare professionals to quickly adopt the changes, or risk having them being overwhelmed.  

This conference is jointly organized with senior leaders in:

  • The B.C. Ministry of Health IM/IT Division
  • Canada Health Infoway,
  • The Chief Medical Information Officers of the 6 Health Authorities,
  • Physician Information Technology Office (PITO), 
  • University of Victoria School of Nursing,
  • BCIT Health Sciences, and  
  • The College of Pharmacists of B.C.

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Capacity Building Partners

We also welcome and recognize our strategic Capacity Building Partners as important promoters and supporters of this conference:





Accreditation Notes:

*Note to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians:
This program is deemed an acceptable CE activity by the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia.

*Note to RNs and NPs:
This program is deemed an acceptable learning activity by CRNBC's Quality Assurance Program.


Skills Gained

  • Explore the latest exciting developments (in our province) and ways health professionals, clinics, hospitals and health authorities are using information technologies to deliver innovative health services to patients in BC.
  • Share the latest apps and electronic tools to enhance your own professional practice and better support your patients to achieve health and wellness.
  • Identify the new generations of technologies relevant to BC healthcare which are transforming health practices.
  • Find out what the current generation of health professional trainees are learning and what technologies they are using in practice, and how you can keep up-to-date on the latest trends and approaches.
  • Participate in the dialogue to guide the current health system to best use information technologies in health care service delivery to improve our health system of care in BC.


Early bird registration: Tue. Mar 31, 2015 | Add to calendar +

All Health Professionals:
$209.00 by Mar 31, 2015
$249.00 after Mar 31, 2015

Residents/ Students*:
$59.00 by Mar 31, 2015
$79.00 after Mar 31, 2015

*Proof of resident/student status is required when checking in at the conference.

Cancellations and Refunds



This conference is located directly on the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus. 

The University does have some accommodations on-campus that are withing walking distance to the Life Sciences Centre.


If you prefer to stay in more traditional accommodations, the closest hotel is about 15-20 minutes away by taxi:

Granville Island Hotel
1253 Johnston St
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
Rates start at $190/night

There is also a large variety of hotels in downtown Vancouver, which is a 20-minute drive to UBC.


Abstract submission deadline was January 26th, 2015.

You gave us feedback in 2015 and we listened! We plan on offering even more quick snapper-style abstract presentations which will be relevant to our BC audience and likely helpful and inspiring!

We are opening a call for abstracts to collect and share our audience’s innovative research as well as their favorite apps and eHealth tools. We encourage demonstrations and stories of experiences in short 5-10 minute presentations and also have a special track for student research.

DEADLINE: January 26th, 2015 (Monday)
Notifications will be sent by February 27th (Friday) 2015.

The use of information and communication technologies in health -- or eHealth -- in BC is moving faster than we as providers can genuinely engage in. It's an exciting time, yet the reality is our healthcare professionals are either quickly adopting the changes, overwhelmed, or somewhere in the middle. Our goal is to open a dialogue, share experiences, and provide a platform to offer accessible and practical approaches to adopting innovative technologies in our province. Our inaugural conference was a great success, thanks to the many interested individuals and organizations and their support. Join us in this exciting, interactive, and thought-provoking program in its second year to advance eHealth adoption in BC together!

This year, we continue to build on our focus and invite scientific presentations within five overarching themes:
1.    Public engagement – How patients and families are using information and health care technologies
2.    Interprofessional collaboration and practice change
3.    Electronic Health Record (E.H.R.) and meaningful engagement
4.    How health care professionals are using information technologies, such as biosensors or mobile health tools
5.    Technology for continuing professional development and student learning


  • Oral presentation (5-10 minute oral presentations with 5 minutes for Q&A)
  • Poster Presentations


  • Research or evaluation may be published or unpublished, a single study or a body of work, the work of an individual or a team.
  • Time frame for when the research or evaluation was conducted is open, but the impact should have occurred recently.
  • Personal reflections on experiences of using ehealth tools are also welcome.  E.g. sharing a favourite app, how to optimally use electronic records, highlighting a favourite social media site, ehealth tools to improve communication between health professionals and patients, tools to promote and advance interprofessional collaboration towards patient centred care

The Primary contact listed on the abstract will be the main contact for the meeting organizers.

Each abstract will be adjudicated on:

  • Relevance to selected theme and overall context;
  • Scientific merit/evidence-based research;
  • Relevance to everyday clinical practice;
  • Originality/Innovation;
  • Potential impact for advancing eHealth;
  • Clarity of research question or problem addressed;
  • Quality of research or evaluation design and methods;
  • Findings are reported clearly with implications for practice; and
  • Implications for knowledge translation are well defined.

Adjudication will be completed by a team of peers from practice and academia.

Must be a Word document no longer than 250 words without charts or tables - text only, and can include the following headings (* mandatory):

  • Project title *
  • Researcher name(s) and affiliations (where you study/work) *
  • Introduction and Background *
  • Methods *
  • Results/Findings *
  • Discussion/implications *
  • Acknowledgements (of funders, supporters)

All presentations will be in English. Translation will not be provided.


  • Public engagement
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Practice change
  • Electronic health record (EHR)
  • Health care professional engagement
  • Technology for education and learning
  • Innovative App or social media sites
  • Student presentation track

Email us at cpd.info@ubc.ca.

Conference registration is required to present your abstracts. When your abstract is accepted, you are guaranteed the early bird rate for registration.

By submitting an abstract to this initiative, you are giving permission for your, if accepted, abstract & poster to be made available on the internet, accessible to the general public.

Please submit your abstract by Monday Jan 26, 2015.

We welcome your contribution and wish you the best of luck!

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