Who Are the Health Education Collaboration?

The Health Education Collaboration is a non-profit organization created to develop provincial, national and international evidence-based healthcare educational conferences free from external support – our conferences are funded by your registration fees.

Meet the Team

Dr. Jamie Falk

Jamie is an Associate Professor at the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Manitoba and practices as an extended practice pharmacist with the Department of Family Medicine at the Kildonan Medical Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He focuses his clinical practice, research, and teaching primarily on optimizing prescribing practices, approaches to minimizing patient burden, and promoting evidence-based knowledge translation to learners, clinicians and the patients they care for. Jamie is the clinical site co-lead for the Implementing Evidence program, Patients Experience Evidence Research (PEER) team member, and co-chair of the Medications, Evidence, and Decision Support (MEDS) Conference.

Portrait of Dr. Mike Kolber of the Health Education Collaboration team

Dr. Mike KolBer

Mike is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. He practices in Peace River, Alberta using his additional skills training in gastroenterology. He contributes to Tools for Practice, medical podcasts, educational roadshows, and academic detailing within the province, and enjoys presenting at provincial, national, and international events. Mike also chairs the Practical Evidence for Informed Practice conference as well as the Endoscopy Skills Day for Practicing Endoscopists conference.

Portrait of Dr. Tina Korowynk of the Health Education Collaboration team

Dr. Tina KoroWNYK

Tina is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. She has worked as a Family Physician for the past 15 years, primarily in Edmonton at the Northeast Community Health Centre. Tina is the director of the evidence based medicine (EBM) knowledge translation group known as PEER (Patients Experience Evidence Research), and is actively involved in the development of Tools for Practice, tools for shared informed decision making (ie online calculators and infographics), as well as simplified primary care guidelines. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences, roadshows, and participates in a provincial academic detailing program developed by PEER, which utilizes a train the trainer approach to disseminate reliable best evidence to busy clinicians.

Portrait of Dr. James McCormack of the Health Education Collaboration team

Dr. James McCormack

James is a Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia. He has extensive experience, both locally and internationally, talking to health professionals and consumers about the rational use of medication, and has 500 seminars on drug therapy over the last 25 years, focusing on shared-informed decision-making using evidence based information and rational therapeutic principles. In addition, he has published over 100 articles, mainly in the area of rational drug therapy, and served as an editor for two internationally recognized textbooks on rational drug therapy. He is also the co-host of a very popular weekly podcast Best Science (BS) Medicine.