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Rose Room, 3rd floor, TRW Building

3280 Hospital Drive Northwest

Calgary, AB T2N 4Z6

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Digital Storytelling (DST) is one of many collaborative qualitative methodologies that can “empower” and meaningfully engage patients, families, and communities. Digital stories are short 2-3 min videos told in first-person, built through the collection of still images, audio recordings, short videos, and music chosen and constructed by the storyteller. In a health context, digital storytelling has been adopted as a: (a) therapeutic intervention, (b) research methodology, (c) advocacy tool, (d) public health intervention, and in health care provider education and quality improvement. This practical workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to create digital stories and explore various research applications for this methodology.


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1. Practice using iMovie to create compelling first person health stories.

2. Explore the potential uses for Digital Storytelling in health research and practice

3. Discuss approaches for facilitating Digital Storytelling workshops with patients and families


*Mac laptops required to participate in this workshop*


This workshop is suitable for participants at all skill levels, and is open to O’Brien members (U of C faculty and AHS), and other University of Calgary faculty and graduate students. As registration is extremely limited, registrants are expected to attend the entire workshop.




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Mike Lang is a health services researcher, film-maker, PhD student and senior consultant with the Engagement and Patient Experience department of AHS where he facilitates the Digital Storytelling @ AHS Program. He has facilitated the creation of over 300 Digital Stories with patients and families over the past 5 years in a research, quality improvement, advocacy, and therapeutic capacity. Mike’s professional and research focus is on using meaningful Digital Storytelling to stimulate important conversations in health care.


Dr. Catherine Laing’s program of research is in the field of pediatric and adolescent/young adult (AYA) oncology and relates primarily to understanding the psychosocial late-effects of childhood cancer. Dr. Laing’s current research interests lie in understanding the therapeutic value of digital storytelling with pediatric and AYA oncology patients, and she is also working on a nationally-based approach to understanding the psychosocial impact of childhood cancer.


Dr. Kathleen Sitter is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Social Work and an Adjunct Professor in Community Health and Humanities Division in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University. Dr. Sitter’s work with digital storytelling focuses on participatory methods with patient-oriented research. Her current study funded by CIHR uses digital stories to explore patient choices with breast cancer treatments.

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