Strengthening Accessibility & Inclusion within Professional Programs: Practicums & Experiential Learning
The student Accessibility Offices of the University of Toronto (St. George Campus, University of Toronto Mississauga, University of Toronto Scarborough), in collaboration with the University of Toronto Office of the Vice-Provost Students, invite you to attend a free two-day virtual conference on June 17 and 18, 2021 to explore enhancement of equity, accessibility, and inclusion within professional programs, specifically within practicums and experiential learning settings.
The conference includes several presentations by U of T professional program faculty, staff and students on a range of creative strategies and accommodations that facilitate success for students with disabilities in professional programs.
Day 1: Thursday, June 17, 2021
- Day 1 Opening Remarks
- Keynote: Dr. Peter Poullos – Disability, Diversity and Inclusion
- Clinical Coaching: An Innovative Model for Supporting Students in Clinical Fieldwork Education
- Using Simulation to Teach Practice Skills: Preparing Students for Field with Increased Support and Accommodations
- Terry Gardiner: Accommodations in Professional Programs – A Conversation
- Faculty and Staff Panel
Day 2: Friday, June 18, 2021
- Day 2 Opening Remarks
- Keynote: Dr. Peter Poullos – Technical Standards and Creative Accommodations
- Mike Natter, MD: Combining Passions of Art and Medicine
- Sandy Welsh: Closing Remarks
- The Hidden Curriculum of Accessibility: Learning From Lived Experience and Expertise
- Conference Conclusion and Thank You
The keynote speaker on both days, Dr. Peter Poullos, Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, and Founder and Director of Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition, will address disability, diversity and inclusion, as well as technical standards and creative accommodations.
Mike Natter, MD. Fellow, PGY-4, NYU Langone Health, Artist, Humanist, will be offering insights into the intersection between art and medicine.
Download the Accessibility Note (PDF) for this conference.
Dates and times
- June 17, 2021, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)
- June 18, 2021, 9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This conference is free.
Registration is now closed.