UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference

The UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference (IDHC) brings together students from across UBC Okanagan and interns from BC Cancer – Kelowna to showcase health science research and public health experiences at an engaging presentation event. The 2021 Conference will be held virtually on evening of Tuesday, March 9th, 2021, 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Presentation Formats

Students will select from the following 3 presentation options when submitting their abstract:

(1) 10 minute oral presentation –  Present your work with a 10 minute oral presentation, followed by a short Q&A with conference attendees. Limited spots available and will be selected by the conference planning committee. Students who request this option and are not selected will be automatically considered for a 3 minute oral presentation spot.

(2) 3 minute oral presentation and poster – Present your work with a 3 minute oral presentation, followed by a short Q&A with conference attendees. Students will also be expected to prepare a virtual poster to be housed on our interactive conference site (see option 3).

(3) Poster only – no oral presentation – Present your work in poster format. Posters will be housed online and open for public comment during the week of the conference. All posters will be adjudicated, whether accompanied by a presentation or not, and participants will be considered for an award in their category. Posters will remain accessible at a unique URL for citation following the conference.

NEW: We have arranged for two optional scientific abstract writing workshops through the Centre for Scholarly Communication. Participants will learn tips and tricks for writing an abstract that clearly and effectively communicates your research and skillsets that will benefit you beyond the IDHC!

Workshop 1: Writing a Scientific AbstractJanuary 12, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Register here

Workshop 2: Writing a Scientific Abstract January 14, 2021,  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Register here

Abstracts are accepted from January 6 – February 1, 2021.

Submit your abstract online  

For more information, please contact Diane Oorebeek at diane.oorebeek@ubc.ca or 250-807-9827.

2020 UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference Presentations

View full list of 2020 presentations

Congratulations to the 2020 winning presenters:

Mariana Gutierrez Salazar (MED)
Ascending Aortic Length, Rather than Diameter, is Associated with Type A Aortic Dissection

Population & Public Health
Patricia Massel (MED)
Healthcare Provider’s Perspectives on the Challenges of Medical Travel in Northwestern BC

Medical Technology
Andrew Nicholson (SOE), Joan Brewer (IKBSAS), Reece Walsh (IKBSAS)
X-ray Vision: Seeing Radiation from Medical Procedures

Quality Improvement / Evaluation
Kaitlin Toplak (MED)
Assurance of Timely Access to Diagnostics and Treatment by Local Breast Health Clinic

Patient Intervention
Liisa Wainman (MED)
A Breath of Fresh Air: Acute Intermittent Hypoxia Shows Promise to Improve Cardiovascular and Ventilatory Function in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Social / Educational Aspects of Health
Carley Paterson (IKBSAS)
Self-efficacy as a predictor of early semester distress in university students

Media and Health
Angela Leung (FHSD), Noman Mohammad (IKBSAS)
Smoke-free Dads: A game changer for better health

2020 Conference Photo Gallery