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Administrative & Educational Meetings

Share, learn, do more with Telehealth.

Telehealth’s versatility sets it apart from private “telemedicine” services, which only support clinical or patient care-related videoconferencing.

With Telehealth, you can go further by sharing knowledge and promoting health education.

In 2016/2017, Telehealth was used to facilitate 3,794 administrative and educational events.

Administrative videoconferencing events are when health care providers, administrators, or executives meet to discuss organizational issues, including day-to-day operations and strategic planning, and even to interview job candidates residing overseas. These sessions can be done at your desk, or in meeting rooms with videoconferencing equipment.


Educational videoconferencing events are when medical education is provided:

  • Grand Rounds
  • Lectures and webinars
  • Patient education
  • UBC Academic Half Days
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

Telehealth also provides distant health care professionals with professional development opportunities, helping them to feel less isolated and be better equipped to help their own communities.

"We’re also happy to provide education events for [distant] clinical staff, school counselors, GPs, pediatricians, etc. Recently, one of my colleagues delivered a talk about suicide risk and prevention. It was targeted towards experienced clinicians—even those clinicians were surprised by some of the latest science, statistics, and prevention models proposed.” - Matthew Chow, MD, Medical Director, E-Mental Health Services and Strategy, BC Children’s & Women’s Health Centre

For educational and administrative events, Telehealth:

  • facilitates more complex virtual meetings
  • increases the reach of presentations
  • enables guests to speak once to several sites simultaneously, thereby reducing costs
  • encourages greater attendance at training sessions and Grand Rounds
  • streamlines the session booking process
Administrative and educational videoconferencing events can be recorded for use later. Recording requests and written consent from all videoconferencing participants must be submitted to Telehealth for approval in advance. Recording services are provided free of charge. 

To request to have your videoconferences recorded, simply submit administrative and educational recording consent forms to Telehealth at
“On several occasions, we have invited professional speakers to do presentations for all six [BC Cancer] centres and Telehealth’s services, including having someone on site, have enabled a seamless connection. This is essential for cost savings and efficiency, when someone has flown in especially to speak to large groups of staff on a specific date/time and in specific rooms.” - Joanna Tait, Executive Assistant for Fiona Walks, Vice President, and Trish Hunt, Senior Director, Safety, Quality & Supportive Care, BC Cancer
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