Privacy Policy

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) recognizes and respects the importance of privacy of the information provided during registration for continuing education activity through our website, over the phone, by mail, as well as on-site at the conference. IPCE is committed to protecting the information collected.

What we collect

Demographic Information

What: First and last names, address, profession, organization, phone number, fax number, email address, dietary requirements.

Why: We use your demographic information to register you for the conference. We require your email address as a means to send confirmation and payment receipts. We also use email to communicate crucial information about your registration, as well as to inform you about our upcoming conferences that may be of interest.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include clear unsubscribe options in each email.

Registration Information

What: Your choice of the conference and concurrent sessions.

Why: To monitor the number of seats for each session and ensure the availability of handout materials.

Payment Information

What: Payment by cheque, cash, money order, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

Why: To process the payment for your registration. We do not register anyone without payment.

Presenters and Abstract Submitters

What: Your personal information (for what constitutes as “personal information” please visit:

Why: Your entire abstract, including the personal information you may have provided on the abstract submission (e.g. cell phone numbers) is seen by the conference committee during the abstract review process. We try to protect all of your personal information outlined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), but some information we collect from you, such as your bio, is used for our website and at the conference to introduce you to the audience or in accreditation applications/reports.

Evaluation Survey Responses

What: Your responses to the evaluation questionnaire distributed at the end of each conference.

Why: Compiled responses are reviewed by the conference committee to identify the areas for improvement, determine outstanding speakers and gather ideas about future conference topics.

The session evaluations may be sent to the particular speakers.

Evaluation summaries are sometimes sent to accreditation bodies as a part of a post-conference accreditation audit.

How do we protect your information?

The confidentiality of information received from individual participants and organizations is protected in accordance to stringent confidentiality standards of the University of British Columbia. Information Technology security is monitored to ensure safety standards are met. Please note that we do not store credit card numbers.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or transfer your personal information to external third party organizations without consent, unless otherwise required by law.

We do, however, forward the participant lists (name, profession, city, province/state) to speakers to help them better adapt their presentations to the audience. The demographic information is also reviewed by the planning committee to identify the geographical and professional breakdown of the participants.

For specific courses on which IPCE collaborates with another organization, demographic information may be shared, as the collaborating organizations are largely involved in all aspects of the conference planning process.

Your Consent

By registering for our conferences (online, by fax, by phone, or by mail) you consent to our privacy policy.

Marketing lists

Our mailing list is used to keep you and others informed about IPCE initiatives only. We do not share or sell your information to any third parties.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us:

UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
Rm. 105 – 2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3