The Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC) is pleased to present the
Paramedicine Across Canada Expo (PACE) 2017!
The Paramedicine Across Canada Expo (PACE) 2017 is designed to bring together front-line paramedics from all practice settings to learn and network with each other. Regardless of your location, background, or experience, the various tracks that this conference offers (clinical, education, specialty, as well as mental health and wellness) ensure there is something of interest for everyone.
Removing borders in paramedicine
This expo looks to reduce borders across the paramedicine discipline by providing education, networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities. The educator, clinical and specialty tracks will ensure that you can learn more about the unique aspects of patient care in diverse practice settings from a variety of first-hand sources, including the following:
- Front-line paramedics, who are the mainstay of ground ambulance, providing care in the out-of-hospital continuum that runs the gamut from emergency care to palliative pain management and community care
- Paramedics providing occupational health and emergency care and safety on remote and rural sites
- Paramedic-firefighters or tactical paramedics providing disaster or scene support
- Military med-techs embedded at the military front line
All medics are tasked with providing education within the discipline and the expo is designed to support all levels of educators in knowledge sharing, whether you are a full-time instructor, occasional preceptor or senior paramedic who works part-time with the local education program to provide clinical practice sessions.
The educator tracks are intended to improve understanding of adult learning theory and key aspects of evaluation in the field and in the classroom, as well as provide sessions to support preceptors who have the difficult task of teaching and being taught on a daily basis within practice settings by and with students. The expo educator sessions are designed to support all practitioners who are committed to understanding accountability for ongoing self and other evaluation of competence.
The expo team is committed to honouring each of our front-line practitioners and educators in the discipline through access to relevant topics and recognition of the complex and diverse settings in which practitioners practise.