Conferences and Education


Industrial Strength Privacy and Security Online Workshop

May 3, 2016 to June 14, 2016
Online, using Webex

May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 & June 14, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 PM ET
Live, interactive, ONLINE using Webex 
Gain CPE Credits while you learn!

Keynote SpeakerDr. Ann Cavoukian, Three-Term Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Principal Instructor: Brendan Seaton; Privacy Horizon

Just ask the chief executives of Target, Sony or Ashley Madison.  Privacy and security are serious business issues!

This six-session online intensive workshop provides a deep look at the skills and tools needed to develop and deploy private and secure cloud, mobile, social media, wearable and IoT solutions in health care, retail, finance, travel, transportation, energy and other industries. It looks at privacy and security requirementsfrom both the vendor and customer perspectives.

Led by Privacy by Design Ambassador, Brendan Seaton, the workshop features lectures from noted privacy and security experts and hands-on activities that provide a foundation for the knowledge, skills and tools needed to protect personal information.

Topics Covered

  • Privacy and security fundamentals
  • The impact of innovation and rapidly advancing technology
  • Privacy by design
  • Privacy and security architecture
  • Privacy and the law
  • Building a privacy and security program for your organization
  • Privacy Impact Assessment and Threat and Risk Assessment
  • Marketing privacy and security for competitive advantage
  • Certification of Digital Health Solutions


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Government Involvement in eHealth

June 1, 2016
Webinar, Canada

Should the government take a more active role in e-Health? If so, what should it be? Has this been done in other jurisdictions throughout the world? If so, what lessons can we learn and how can we leverage those successes and avoid failures? This session will discuss the way in which our government can best serve the promotion of healthcare technology to improve outcomes – both financial and clinical.

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Innovative Technology and Design for Better Care

June 1 - 2, 2016
Vancouver, BC

Are you a clinician involved in a healthcare redevelopment project? Are you a facilities or operations leader?

Project challenges, successes and lessons learned will be presented by healthcare leaders from across the Canada & the US. 

Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities invites you to join us to share, connect and innovate. Space is limited to 80 participants. Few seats remaining! 

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Tours of Surrey Memorial Hospital and Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre by project leaders and clinical staff, focusing on design and clinical outcomes in action of both facilities. Are these facilities meeting expectations?


Dr. Paul D’Arcy, Founder Innovation Boulevard. Dr. D’Arcy will discuss how health technology clusters has demonstrated rapid returns in improved quality of care and economics of care that was incubated at BC’s Innovation Boulevard. Real world clinical demonstrations from embedded innovation-based health care environments showcase advanced treatment in neurology/neurosurgery, with associated best practices currently being deployed on wider scales. 

Dr. Seth Bokser, UC San Francisco, a US National leader in clinical informatics will the vision process and outcomes for patient engagement platform and robotics at UCSF. Dr. Bokser also helped start the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation in collaboration with some of Silicon Valley’s most successful technology leaders. 

Paul Landry, project lead on Centre hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal, (CHUM project) Montreal, Quebec, in Montreal along with lead designer on the CHUM project, Andrew King, Lemay will highlight the vision to reality for one of North America’s largest academic medical centers. Born from the merger of three hospitals (Hotel Dieu, Hopital St. Luc and Hopital Notre-Dame), CHUM replaces outdated facilities and brings these entities together in a single-site institution. 

A Diagnosis of the Digital Health Agenda in Canada: Strategies and Decisions - Past and Future

June 2, 2016
Webinar, Canada

Over 15 years have passed. What have we accomplished and more importantly what more needs to be done? William Pascal, our instructor, was present during all the major events over these years and will be sharing his frank views on how things unfolded; the good and the bad. More importantly, he will also share his views on what needs to happen going forward to achieve the benefits that a digital agenda holds for us all. He believes we are between 40 to 50% of the way down the road on this journey and the real hard decisions are still ahead of us.

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Annual OACCAC Conference

June 5 - 7, 2016
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, ON



Annual OACCAC achieving​ EXCELLENCE TOGETHER Conference

Achieving Excellence Together is a conference for OACCAC members and health system partners that demonstrates leadership and advances excellence and innovation in the delivery of patient-centred home and community care as part of a health care system undergoing transformation.

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National Health Leadership Conference

June 6 - 7, 2016
Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

The National Health Leadership Conference is the largest national gathering of health leaders in Canada. Themed “Pathways to innovation and change”, this conference aims to again raise the bar, and galvanize the community around the pivotal role of leadership and a culture of engagement in driving change aimed at elevating Canada’s health system performance.

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The Community Health Leadership Program: Equipping community health system leaders for the future.

June 6 - 10, 2016
Toronto, ON

Fully Donor-Funded 5-day Leadership Program

Dates:  June 6 -10, 2016

Location:  Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario

Fee:  No Fee ---except for a $500 administrative fee for successful applicants

Application deadline:  March 24th, 2016

The Centre for Health Sector Strategy at the Rotman School of Management is excited to announce the 3rd offering of The Community Health Leadership Program.

This program is designed to enhance the participants’ leadership, innovative thinking, change management, communication, and negotiation skills to support new approaches to leadership in a complex world. It will enable the participants to capitalize on their existing knowledge, skills and capabilities and further their capacity to influence health system and organizational change.  The program also provides a rich forum for knowledge exchange among peers working in the community sector.

Who should attend?

The program is meant for current or potential senior members of leadership teams in any organization that serves inner city populations and other disadvantaged communities.  Applications will be considered from those currently working in community health organizations, community mental health organizations, community health centres, family health teams, hospitals, CCAC, home care providers and other organizations serving these groups.

It is designed to draw a mix of non-clinical/administrative and clinical leaders from across the province. Typical job titles include Chief Executive Officer, Director (in larger organizations where the Executive Director is the most senior position), and Executive Director.

For more information, please visit the Rotman Executive Programs website - 

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Ryerson University, Information Night: Health-related Certificate and Degree Programs

June 6, 2016
Toronto, ON

Are you working in a health-related field and looking to build on or advance your career? Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education has an array of flexible courses, certificates, and degree programs to help take your career to the next level.

Join us for a special information night featuring Gerontology, Health Informatics, Health Services Management, Nursing, and Occupational Health and Safety. Held on campus, this event will provide program-specific and general student-life information:

  • Learn about health-related part-time programs and continuing education
  • Ask specific questions about admission criteria
  • Receive practical advice that will help you plan your academic path

Event Information:

Monday, June 6, 2016
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Light refreshments
4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
An introduction to The Chang School
Brief overviews of Gerontology, Health Services Management, Nursing, Occupational Health and Safety programs
Open Q&A session

5:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
One-on-one information sessions with your program of choice


Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON


Parking is available at Yonge and Dundas Square, Eaton Centre, and Ryerson parkades. The closest TTC subway stop is Dundas.

Light refreshments will be served. 

Register now! 

Space is limited and registration is required for all attendees.
For more information, contact Barbara Dowdye at 416.979.5000 ext. 6669.

Advanced Health Leadership Program - Module III

June 13 - 17, 2016
Rotman School of Management, Toronto, ON
Equipping health system leaders for the future.
15-day program (three 5-day modules)
- Module III: June 13–17, 2016

Fee: Details regarding scholarships and fees structure are below under 'How to Apply'
The Advanced Health Leadership Program targets current and potential members of executive teams in the health system; it focuses on the development of the next generation of health leaders. It seeks to improve their understanding and skills in the areas of leadership, managing of change, emotional and political intelligence and Integrative ThinkingTM.
The program has been redesigned to reflect changes in health systems across Canada (e.g. new funding models, evolving structures, human resource challenges, financial sustainability and greater demand for integration and quality). This program is designed to equip health service providers with new strengths to play a leadership role in a changing health system.

This program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited by Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, for up to 106.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.  It is also an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been approved for 106.5 credits.

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Health Analytics, Precision Medicine and the Patient

June 15 - 22, 2016
Webinar, Canada

Precision medicine is an emerging field in which treatments are tailored to an individual’s genes, environment and lifestyle, and is on the cutting edge of cancer treatment. U.S. President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative with a $215 million investment in the President’s 2016 Budget. This two part series will examine the current state of precision medicine, Canada’s readiness to enable precision medicine, the technical and infrastructure requirements for precision medicine, the strategic steps needed in Canada both in the short and long term, and examples of precision medicine in practice.

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