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. . .  there is urgency to transform the public healthcare system. Chaoulli and privatization are warning shots across our bow that we need to step up our game, and fully transform healthcare in Canada.”  Will Falk, Healthcare Quarterly 2007. A Conversation with Will Falk


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Off the Cuff

Integration of Toronto Rehab and UHN
Late last week the boards of University Health Network and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Toronto Rehab) approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which describes the potential integration of our two organizations. Management is evaluating clinical opportunities, financial data, human resource commitments and other legal aspects and working towards “joining together” – pending LHIN and MOHLTC approvals. For details email thepublisher@longwoods.com.

We have a dream at Virginia Mason: to transform our organization and, in the process, contribute to the transformation of the healthcare industry. Essay by Gary S. Kaplan, MD, Chairman

Wow, now this is bold and new.
Infoway is looking for bold, new ideas — or creative combinations of existing ideas— and will award more than $35,000 to recognize the leading ideas. All Canadians – whether they work in the health system, receive health services, or care about the future of health care in Canada for other reasons – are invited to participate. Individuals or teams of up to five people may enter at www.imagineNationchallenge.ca

Imagine an innovative approach to make our health and health care better using information or communications technologies – what’s your idea?

Be a part of Canada’s medical history! Join over 500 fellow Canadians for the induction of six new medical heroes into The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. The 2011 inductees are: Drs. Albert Aguayo, John Bienenstock, Paul David, Jonathan C. Meakins, Allan Ronald and Lorne Tyrrell. Presented by BMO Harris Private Banking, this national event will be held Thursday, April 28, 6-10 pm, at the London Convention Centre. Click here to reserve.

World Health & Population is seeking submission of original manuscripts from researchers and policy specialists worldwide on issues of importance in health and population, including: reproductive and women’s health, social determinants of health, HIV/AIDS, malaria. Download Call for Papers (PDF)

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Richard C. Alvarez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Health Infoway, and
Dr. Jennifer Zelmer, Senior Vice President, Clinical Adoption and Innovation at Canada Health Infoway.
Topic: Responding to issues of the day . . .
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
Sponsors: Accenture, Cerner , IBM, CGI, and GE
Register here

Thursday, May, 5, 2011
Dr. Stephen Duckett, Professor in the Alberta School of Business and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.
Topic: Lessons from Alberta
Location: University of Toronto, Health Sciences Building, Ground Floor, Room 106, 155 College Street
Sponsors: Accenture
Register here

Upcoming Speakers – Details and registration will be announced in this space soon or sign up for New Events Alerts to be the 1st to know

  • Dr. Robert Howard, President and CEO, St. Michael’s Hospital – June 2011
  • Dr. Robert Bell, Dr. Mary Ferguson-Paré and Sholom Glouberman – September 2011

Past Presentations can be found here.  All Audio and Video Presentations can be found here.
Corporate Canada looking to participate in these highly visible programs can contact Matthew Hart at mhart@longwoods.com
Healthcare Institutions who would like to send their staff to participate in these programs can contact Susan Hale at shale@longwoods.com

For sponsorship information, please contact Matthew Hart at 416-864-9667 x113 or email mhart@longwoods.com

The small print: Breakfast with the Chiefs registration requirements for individuals working at Healthcare Facilities: To attend any or all sessions over a season, you must hold a current subscription to at least one Longwoods’ journal. A one- time registration fee will also be available for certain events, to be announced upon opening of registration.  If you are not sure of your status and want more information please contact Sarah Lieberman at slieberman@longwoods.com.


April 6, 2011: Toronto, ON. At the Crossroads of Sex, Aging & Cognition
April 6-8, 2011: North Bay, ON. OHA Region 1 – North East/North Central Educational Conference
April 7, 2011: Toronto, ON. Masters Certificate in Integrated Health Leadership
April 13-15, 2011: Thunder Bay, ON. OHA Region 1 – North West Educational Conference
May 3, 2011: Calgary, AB. Human Resource Management in Healthcare 2011
May 4-5, 2011: Markham, ON. Ontario Gerontology Association, 30th Annual Conference
May 8-10, 2011: Toronto, ON. 4th Annual HSCN National Healthcare Supply Chain Conference
May 9-12, 2011: Halifax, NS. CAHSPR Conference 2011: Renewing Federalism, Improving Health Care: Can This Marriage Be Saved?
May 11-13, 2011: Toronto, ON. Innovation and Leadership in Rural and Northern Health Care
May 11-14, 2011: Vancouver, BC. Effecting change through influence
May 24-27, 2011: Toronto, ON. Dorothy Wylie Nursing and Health Leaders Institute
May 25-27, 2011: Muskoka, ON. First Annual National Nursing Executives Summit
June 6-7, 2011: Whistler, BC. National Healthcare Leadership Conference (NHLC) / Conférence nationale sur le leadership dans les soins de santé (CNLSS)
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Conferences on the Longwoods site
Ontario Hospital Association conferences.
Events in Global Health at the University of North Carolina

For more information please contact conferences@longwoods.com

Transitions and Awards

Dr. Daniel O’Brien to Chair, Board of Directors, Capital Health, Nova Scotia
Stephen Dibert retiring as President & CEO of MEDEC
Dr. Tim Rutledge to President & Chief Executive Officer of North York General Hospital, North York, ON
Donna Wellington to Vice President for Operations,  Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit MI.
Tracy Lapointe to Vice President, Human Resources, GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
Chris Watters to Vice-President, Sales, GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
Helen Fatterly to Chair, Board of Trustees, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
Siu Mee Cheng to Executive Director of the Ontario Public Health Association
Dr. Kirsten Woodend to Dean of the Trent-Fleming School of Nursing, Peterborough, ON

Send your transitions to transitions@longwoods.com
See more Transitions here.

Featured Careers

See the entire list of leadership and nursing careers at Jobs.Longwoods.com

For more information or to post a position go to Jobs.Longwoods.com or email Susan Hale

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 at 10:50 am and is filed under Longwoods Online.