Conferences and Education


Executive Briefing: Navigating the New European GDPR and Other International Privacy Laws

January 29, 2018
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January 29, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET | Live, Online, Interactive

The EU privacy laws are about to change. This executive briefing will focus on what Canadian companies need to know about the changes in EU privacy laws. On May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. Because the regulation is linked to international trade, it will have a global impact. Corporations around the world are scrambling to adapt their information handling practices for compliance with the GDPR. The GDPR joins HIPAA, PIPEDA and other national privacy laws in the emergence of a global privacy framework.

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The 30-Day Healthcare Analytics Makeover Online Workshop

February 8, 2018 to March 8, 2018
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February 8, 15, & 22; March 8, 2018 | 12:00-1:30 PM ET | Live, Online, Interactive

This online workshop is for a small committed group of data analytics professionals & decision makers, exclusively tailored for NIHI, based on the Analytics Transformation Toolkit developed by Trevor Strome.  The workshop consists of 4 highly interactive sessions that will provide the tools that will enable a healthcare organization to identify vital components within their system of analytics that can be enhanced to improve overall capability and/or value and ultimately provide the more timely, accurate, and reliable insight that decision-makers require to operate a modern healthcare organization. Trevor will supply participants with all the materials and guidance needed to make real change to your organization's Data Analytics Program. 

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Executive Briefing: Measuring Return On Investment

February 20, 2018
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February 20, 2018 | 12:15-1:00 PM ET | Live, Online, Interactive

Healthcare organizations all want value for their investments. Executives are constantly seeking methods, programs and processes that allow them to continue to deliver high quality patient care while keeping costs under control. While “showing the money” is the ultimate report of value, leaders recognize that they must also show value to all stakeholders. 

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The App Developer's Guide to Privacy & Security Workshop

February 27, 2018
Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario

February 27, 2017 | Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario

Privacy always emerges as a question to be answered by app developers and start-up companies in the healthcare space. Privacy and security controls are often mandatory requirements for health sector procurements. How can app developers and start-ups address the privacy concerns of patients, healthcare providers, clients and service providers while staying lean and agile in their development practices? This workshop will cover critical privacy legislation, conducting a privacy risk assessment, assessing what privacy and security features to build into your products and services, implementing an affordable privacy management program and handling a privacy breach. 

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CHSPR 2018 30th Annual Health Policy Conference

March 8 - 9, 2018
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, Vancouver, BC

The System Awakens: Building Learning Healthcare Systems in Canada

For three decades, CHSPR’s annual conference has provided a platform for thought-provoking dialogues on emerging research in the health services and policy domain. In 2018, the conference will address the question of how British Columbia can become a learning healthcare system. In a learning healthcare system, every patient interaction is treated as a learning activity, and the ethos of the system overall is improvement. Speakers will share the latest thinking on learning healthcare systems and facilitate conversations on how British Columbia can adopt the principles and actions that define such systems.

The conference will be structured around keynote and plenary panel presentations, with ample opportunity for facilitated discussion. Delegates will also present their work and experiences around learning health systems in short oral presentation and poster sessions, and engagement with all speakers and presenters will be encouraged. Web and video based technology will be employed to facilitate sharing of new knowledge during and after the conference.

The key objective of the conference is to bring together researchers, policy-makers, decision-makers, clinicians, students, patient partners, and interested public who would be involved in creating, implementing, and being part of a learning health system. Confirmed speakers include Charles Friedman of the University of Michigan, an international leader in learning health systems and our opening keynote; Nancy Kass, a Johns Hopkins bioethicist who has written extensively about learning health systems; Lucy Savitz of Kaiser Permanente as our closing keynote; and Jean-François Ethier (Université de Sherbrooke), David Ford (College of Medicine in Swansea University, Wales), and Walter Wodchis (University of Toronto) as a panel showcasing learning health system exemplars from outside of BC from which we can learn.

The program will also feature panels taking inventory of nascent learning health systems (and precursors) in BC, and anticipating issues in transforming to learning health systems, such as ethical concerns, policy barriers, informatics challenges, and gaps in leadership. Immediately post-conference, meetings of collaborative groups seeded with conference speakers will be organized, intended to help create concrete action plans for moving learning health system ideas into practice in BC. We expect that many conference delegates will bring ideas back to their organizations and act as learning health system ‘champions’ to facilitate transformation in BC.

The call for abstracts is open.

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Measuring Return on Investment in Health Care

March 13 - 27, 2018
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March 13, 20 & 27, 2018 | 12:00-1:30 PM ET | Live, Online, Interactive

Executives are now asking for return on investment (ROI) on major healthcare projects in technology, quality, patient experience, procurement, process improvement, compliance, innovation and other functional areas. This four part series provides participants with the essential knowledge required to use the ROI methodology.

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

March 19 - 21, 2018
Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario

The 28th annual Baycrest Rotman Research Institute conference will present cutting-edge research on the full spectrum of traumatic brain injury (TBI), from severe TBI and coma to mild TBI and concussions, addressing key issues related to clinical care and neuroscience research.

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The Past, Present and Future of Private Finance for Medicare in Canada

April 6 - 7, 2018
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON


Is Two-Tier Care the Future?
Private Finance in Canadian Medicare


Constitutional litigation threatens to further open the door to privatization of health care in Canada. This conference brings speakers from the U.S., Australia, Ireland, France, and across Canada to discuss experiences in other countries with two-tier systems and how Canada could respond if a legal challenge is successful.

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Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership -- Dialogue: A Tool to Lead Action

April 20 - 21, 2018
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership is a 2-day education event that brings together a wide range of physician leaders from across Canada. The conference is designed to engage and help physician leaders at all levels of the their career. Take advantage of our six pre-conference intensive course (April 18-19, 2018).

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e-Health 2018

May 27 - 30, 2018
Vancouver, BC

Canada’s largest digital health event.

The annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow is the one event that brings Canadian digital health professionals together to network, connect, and learn from one another. With in-demand keynote presenters, expert panelists, and leading-edge vendors, e-Health always delivers great education and networking opportunities. This May, delegates will engage with current and future leaders at the Conference, Showcase, and Hackathon, and network with old and new colleagues at the Tradeshow and social events: Welcome Reception, Canadian Health Informatics Awards Gala, and sponsor receptions.
Our venue this year is the luxurious JW Marriott parq Vancouver, located downtown next to the BC Place Stadium. Hotel guests will have access to Parq Vancouver’s unique amenities, including restaurants and lounges, a casino, world-class spa and fitness studio, and an amazing 30,000 sq. ft. park with native trees located six floors above street level.
We look forward to seeing you at this year's must attend event as we showcase the success stories, products, new ideas, and amazing people leading the way on Canada’s digital health journey.

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