CASE CHALLENGES

Teams of delegates are presented with a case challenge where they tackle a current healthcare problem and present feasible solutions. Collaboration between students in different disciplines of study are highly encouraged and supported.


Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has unimaginable potential to improve our healthcare, and Dr. Rudzicz is certainly an expert in this area. However, with all of the benefits come a few challenges as well. How can we seamlessly incorporate intelligent machines into our healthcare systems? What happens when a doctor and an AI machine disagree?

 

Value Based Healthcare

Value-Based Health Care Delivery is a framework for health care systems with the overall goal of value for patients—not access, cost containment, convenience, or customer service. VBHC focuses on getting the best patient health outcomes in the most economical way. In this case challenge, we will look at the challenges associated with implementing VBHC, how it differs from our current healthcare system, and how we can improve Canada’s healthcare.

 

Patient Safety

Substandard and falsified medical products pose a critical risk to public health on a global scale. Although all countries and people are affected by counterfeit medical products, vulnerable populations are particularly at risk. How can Canadians aid in combating this issue and improve the quality of medications delivered worldwide?

 

Mental Health

To be announced

 

Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics have become engrained into western medicine and many medical strategies are based on their assumed efficacy. With rapid increases in antibiotic resistance across many populations and the associated undesired side effects of old and new generation antibiotic therapies, new strategies will need to be developed. This case challenge will give participants the opportunity to address the current challenges surrounding antibiotic resistance and discuss and devise new approaches. The session will culminate with a group presentation to simulate a ‘pitch’ that might be given to a prospective funding organization looking to invest in the groups innovative idea.