Conferences and Education


eHealth Future Trends

October 3, 2014 to November 6, 2014
Live, online, interactive sessions using Webex, n/a, ON

October 23, 30 & November 6, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 PM ET  
Early-Bird Deadline: Sep. 26

Instructor: Michael Martineau - eHealth Industry Analyst

According to noted inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, our world will experience even more profound technological change in the next ten years.
This series examines how this change will influence the digital Health landscape and identify eHealth future trends that will impact Canadian healthcare providers and citizens in the decade to come.

For many years, the quintessential image of a physician included a white lab coat (clinical analyst), a stethoscope (data collection) and a patient’s chart (data storage & retrieval).
This model will be used as a framework to explore eHealth future trends.

Session 1: Data Collection
This session will explore how currently available and emerging technologies will transform the manner in which data is collected, often disrupting current practices and, to a greater extent than ever before, involve the individual about whom the data is collected.

Session 2: Data Storage & Retrieval
This session will examine the technological forces driving these changes and offer possible evolutionary paths for participants to consider.

Session 3: Analytics
This session will explore how technological advances will support the re-use of information collected in digital form for a wide variety of purposes including insights that can influence diagnosis and treatment.


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Toronto International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians

October 22, 2014
Toronto, ON

An international audience of thought leaders and educators to further articulate the various physician leadership competencies and discuss how stakeholders can collaborate to build the physician leaders of today and tomorrow.  The goal will be to create guiding principles for developing a physician leadership curriculum that will complement implementation of CanMEDS 2015 thereby driving improvement in patient care and of the healthcare system.

This event is by invitation and is immediately prior to the International Conference on Residency Education.  Please contact Lisa Bevacqua should you be interested in attending. 

The International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) is the largest conference in the world devoted exclusively to advancing resident training. More than 1,500 leaders in medical education from Canada and around the world attend the ICRE each year. The theme for this year’s premier event is Residency Education and Care in the Digital Age.


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2nd Annual Reducing Hospital Readmissions & Discharge Planning Conference

October 22 - 23, 2014
Marriott Renaissance Harbourside, Vancouver, BC

Following last year’s huge success the 2nd Annual Reducing Hospital Readmissions & Discharge Planning Conference returns to Vancouver. The conference will bring together Medical Care Professionals, Hospital Administrators, Home Health Workers and Academics ,to discuss strategies and initiatives to help reduce preventable readmissions and provide best practice patient care.

The 2 day agenda will present innovative approaches to patient centered care, successful practical front line case studies, opportunities to explore the importance of patient and community engagement, novel approaches to managing chronic medical conditions, and an exploration of ethical considerations for elderly patients.


Discharge planning for the vulnerable addiction patient
Transitions from acute care from a mental health perspective
Innovations in the management of COPD
The Implementation of the Home First Philosophy (Canada West and East)
Novel approaches for preventing hospital acquired infections
End of life planning and palliative initiatives
The Importance of MedRec
Models of Care


Lauren Linett, Hospitalist, Department of Medicine, Lakeridge Health-Oshawa, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University ON
Chris Manasseh, Vice Chair, Inpatient & Hospital Services for the Dept of Family Medicine at Boston University Medical Center, ‘Discharge Intervention Director’ for Project RED Boston, MA
Michael Pond, Director, Pond Psychotherapy BC
Olavo Fernandes, Director of Pharmacy-Clinical, University Health Network and Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University Health Network ON
Ron Collins, Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology, Kelowna General Hospital BC
Lisa Jensen, Corporate Director, Integrated Access, Executive Lead, COV Path to Home, Covenant Health, AB
Carl Meadows, Director of Home Health, Fraser Health, BC
Shauna Thaler Adeland, Professional Practice Leader of Social Work, Bruyère Continuing Care, ON

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National Healthcare Practitioners' Mental Health Conference

October 28 - 29, 2014
Double Tree by Hilton, Toronto, ON

The National Healthcare Practitioners’ Mental Health Conference is specifically focused on actions that can be taken to protect the psychological wellbeing of the healthcare workforce - the healthcare systems most important asset. 

The conference focuses on the importance that health leaders play in creating safe and mentally healthy workplaces of healthcare organisations. The event will showcase initiatives, both from a policy and practical activity level, which address emotional and mental health for healthcare workers.

Following the launch of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety a great number of healthcare organizations have re-focused their efforts on addressing the mental wellbeing of their employees. The conference will feature insights from hospitals and healthcare organizations that have implemented procedures and policies that support a psychologically healthy workplace.

The agenda is structured around 3 main topic areas; creating a culture that prioritizes employee mental health and tackles stigma, understanding the business case for implementing psychological health policies and ensuring return on investment, and how to develop practical workplace mental health systems that take advantage of available resources.

- Practical  Approaches To Implementing The National Standard For Psychological Health And Safety In The Healthcare Workplace: Interactive Case Study And Roundtable Session
- Understanding The Business Case For Investing In Workplace Mental Health: The Impact On The Bottom Line And Productivity
- Understanding The Law And Healthcare Workers' Mental Health: Mitigating Risk
- Evaluating Your Healthcare Workplace: Using Tools And Metrics For Measuring Mental Health Of Employees And Acquiring Actionable Data

 - Janet Davidson, Deputy Minister of Health, Alberta Health
 - Ed Mantler, VP of Programs and Priorities, Mental Health Commission of Canada
 - Jennifer Kitts, Director of Policy and Strategy, HealthCareCAN
 - Catherine Fast, Project Manager Mental Health Strategy, BC Nurses Union

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Canada’s Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement – CPSI turns 10

October 29 - 30, 2014
Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB

Can you believe the Canadian Patient Safety Institute is 10 years old?

Well, we’re doing something BIG to celebrate!

We’re throwing a party and everyone is invited to celebrate with us!

This is your chance to celebrate the all the incredible work that has been done to improve patient safety in Canada with your peers from across the country.

In partnership with Alberta Health Services and the Health Quality Council of Alberta, we’re also hosting pre-conference event, ‘Safe Transitions in Care’, presented on Oct. 28.

If you're not able to attend in person, Canada’s Forum as well as the pre-conference will be available free of charge via live virtual broadcast.

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Developing Healthcare Risk Management Conference

October 30 - 31, 2014
Marriott Renaissance Harbourside, Vancouver, BC

The inaugural Developing Healthcare Risk Management Conference will bring together healthcare risk and patient safety directors and managers to discuss strategies, current issues, and solutions to minimize risk in the hospital setting.

A comprehensive, content driven, 2 day program has been developed in concert with leading healthcare risk management experts, to bring you practical tools and experiences delivered by senior thought-leaders and practitioners.

18+ Speakers

  • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • St. Mary's Hospital Centre Montreal, Quebec
  • Sunnybrook Health Centre Toronto, Ontario
  • Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Southern Alberta RIMS Edmonton, Alberta
  • Vancouver Island and Vancouver Coastal Authority
  • British Columbia Yukon Hospital Corporation Whitehorse, Yukon


  • Encountering Risk as a Team
  • Embedding Human Factors Principles
  • Disclosure of Adverse Events
  • Methods to Implementing Risk Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management Case Studies
  • Risk Strategies for Emergencies and Disasters

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Partnerships in Global Health

November 2 - 4, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Conference for Global Health (CCGH) is in its 21st year and is organized and hosted annually by the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH). The CCGH is the largest annual conference on global health in Canada and attracts over 500 participants annually. It creates a unique networking forum for practitioners, researchers, educators, policy makers and community advocates working at the intersection of health and development, to share knowledge, experience, develop and enhance their networks, and promote innovation and collaborative action. 

The conference program includes plenary sessions with renowned global health experts; concurrent seminars, workshops, peer-reviewed oral and poster presentation; and sessions designed to facilitate new and enhanced partnerships and networks. The theme for CCGH 2014 is “Partnerships for Global Health”. 

Plenary sessions will examine:

  • Perspectives of partnerships for Global Health
  • Research partnerships 
  • Community engagement in global partnerships
  • Global governance of global health partnerships
  • Networking and partnership opportunities include:
  • Global Health Café 
  • Job market opportunities for new Global Health practitioners
  • Meet and greet opening reception
  • Free Social networking night
  • Continuous steps to connect participants with new potential partners 
  • Theme–based workshops and seminars 

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2014 Home Care Summit

November 3 - 5, 2014
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel , Banff, Alberta

The 2014 Home Care Summit is Canada's largest home care networking forum, attracting more than 400 professionals from the home and community care sector across Canada.

This dynamic event features over 80 presentations on priority topics including client and family-centred care, accessible care and integrated care. The Summit features discussions on how to use evidence to inform policy planning and program development.

Register before October 3 to take advantage of early bird pricing.

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Accreditation Forum 2014: Leveraging Accreditation for Transformational Change

November 24 - 25, 2014
Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC

Accreditation Canada invites you to attend our fall conference highlighting current and emerging health care issues and their relationship to accreditation.

Join the other passionate health care professionals who will be in attendance at the Forum to learn first-hand about practical strategies for transformational change. You will leave this Forum with the skills, knowledge, and inspiration to bring back and implement some of these strategies in your organization!

Topics include:

  • Promoting client- and family-centered care
  • Using data in quality improvement
  • Integrating accreditation into organizational performance

Who should attend:

  • Accreditation Canada clients
  • Organizations interested in accreditation
  • CEOs and board members
  • Leaders and managers involved in transformational change


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Long-Term Care: A Safe and Secure Environment

November 26 - 27, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Toronto, ON

Empowering long-term care leaders to support staff and provide quality person-centered care in a safe and respectful environment


  • Learn how to implement person-centered care
  • Discuss effective strategies to improve resident's quality of life
  • Hear from current long-term residents
  • Explore the role of employees, friends, family, and volunteers
  • Understand all of the elements of building security
  • Be proactive in elder abuse mitigation


  • Mary Schulz, Director, Information, Support Services and Education, The Alzheimer Society of Canada
  • Joanne Dykeman, Vice President, Clinical Services and Quality, Revera Inc.
  • Martin Green, Vice President, Secretary, Board of Directors, International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety
  • Donna Fairley, Executive Director & Dee Lender, Director of Education, Ontario Association of Residents' Councils
  • Jane Meadus, Barrister & Solicitor, Institutional Advocate, Advocacy Centre for Elderly
  • Samantha Peck, Director of Communications & Education, Family Councils' Program
  • Sandy Stemp, Co-Chair, Ontario Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities
  • Maureen Etkin, Executive Director, Elder Abuse Ontario
  • Michael Gordon MD, MSc, FRCPC, Medical Program Director, Palliative Care, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System

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