Conferences and Education


Measuring Return on Investment in Health Care

March 13 - 27, 2018
Live, Online, Interactive

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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NLN.ON 2018 Conference - Better Together: Realizing Our Collective Potential

March 22 - 23, 2018
Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

The Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario is proud to announce the 2018 Annual Conference for Health Care Leaders will be held March 22nd & 23rd, 2018 at the Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.

The NLN.ON 2018 Conference brochure is now available. Please take a moment to check out the exciting plenary presentations, posters and concurrent sessions click here. This year’s theme is “Better Together: Realizing Our Collective Potential".

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Communications in Health Care Settings Summit

March 22, 2018
Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront, Toronto, ON

 Welcome to the Inaugural Communications in Health Care Settings Summit! This is a brand-new business-to-business event in Toronto, Ontario oriented specifically towards the health care sector’s communication, public relations, and marketing professionals, and it features two conferences with focuses on different aspects of communication.

Digital Media Conference
Great for: communication roles, involved with social media channels and overall digital media for health care organizations. Sessions covering:

  • Digital media strategy
  • Measuring success
  • Creating content that resonates
  • Social listening tools
  • Trends in digital marketing

Corporate Communication Conference
Great for: senior communication roles responsible for setting the strategy in communication departments in health care organizations. Sessions covering:

  • Communicating complex corporate strategies
  • Government relations
  • Community engagement
  • Foundations and hospitals: brand integration
  • Privacy breaches

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Healthy Canada Conference 2018: Personalized Health and Wellness

March 27 - 28, 2018
Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, ON

Applying precision across the health system, from prevention to health care to workplace wellness is the next frontier of Canadian health innovation

The concept of precision or personalized medicine is increasingly becoming a reality. Put simply, medical decisions, practices, policies, and programs, and/or products are tailored to the individual patient based on their predicted response or disease risk.

This precision approach to interventions across all pillars of health presents unique opportunities to enhance health and well-being for all Canadians while delivering value-for-money. This includes health promotion and public health, health care system design and interventions, and workplace health and wellness programming and policies.

Once-size-fits-all approaches no longer deliver results nor value

Canada has too long catered to the average. Big data analytics offers the opportunity to better understand individual- and community-level characteristics, preferences, and needs. Health care providers, health care delivery organizations, employers, governments, and the health technologies industry can all leverage this data. This will lead to better outcomes including improved devices and pharmaceuticals, and better products and programs.

Join us to discuss how Canada can become a leader in implementing a personalized approach to health and wellness

This event will bring together experts and stakeholders from across the country to address these issues and many others, with the goal of applying innovation to health and wellness. This will help all participants in the system achieve greater impact from a population health and productivity stand-point. Don`t miss this chance to explore the top issues, network with your peers, and have your say on how we can improve Canadians’ health through personalization.

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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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Canada's MedTech Conference presented by MEDEC

April 11 - 12, 2018
Mississagua, ON

Announcing the following speakers for Canada's MedTech Conference:

  • William Charnetski, Ontario's Chief Health Innovation Strategist
  • Justin Riemer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation and Strategic Operations, Alberta Health
  • Alethse De la Torre Rosas, Director, Standardization and Latin America, ICHOM
  • Zayna Khayat, Future Strategist, Saint Elizabeth
  • Arden Krystal, President & CEO Southlake
  • Don May, Executive Vice President, Payment and Healthcare Delivery, AdvaMed

Canada's MedTech Conference presented by MEDEC is Canada's preeminent information exchange and educational forum for the medical technology industry- tackling issues such as the adoption of innovation and opportunities to foster transformation within the healthcare system. Attendees will hear from and engage with high-profile health system leaders and network with colleagues. Previous year's conferences have hosted dignitaries such as Ministers of Health, Hospital CEOs and other influential thought leaders. This year is shaping up to be no different!

Based on attendee feedback from the 2017 conference, MEDEC will be offering Interactive Breakout Sessions at Canada's MedTech Conference in 2018. Check out our website for regular updates and announcements!

Reduced rates available for government/healthcare organizations.

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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).

View the program, sessions and speakers on our conference website

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Leadership Matters – A Focus on Risk and Safety

April 30, 2018
Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, ON

Join us for the 2018 HIROC Annual General Meeting and Conference
Leadership Matters – A Focus on Risk and Safety

Each spring, HIROC brings healthcare leaders and change-makers together for an inspirational day. Between the educational sessions, captivating keynotes and dynamic poster presentations – The HIROC Conference sparks knowledge sharing, conversation and innovation.

Attendees will hear leading practices in risk management and insurance with insights from industry leaders.
Why Attend:
Networking – Likeminded delegates from across the healthcare spectrum will come together for meaningful discussions that aim to promote a safer healthcare system.

Unmatched Risk and Safety Content – Healthcare leaders from around the nation will gather to share their risk management best practices and vision of the future of healthcare, offering attendees an opportunity to be part of the solution.

Personalized Experience & Exclusive Access – The HIROC Conference agenda was made by you, for you! The sessions were hand-picked and include learnings not often seen at other events. The conference is also exclusive to HIROC subscribers and partners – 
our way of saying thank you and ensuring, together we live our vision of partnering to create the safest healthcare system.

For those unable to attend in-person, the event will be available via webcast. Register for the webcast and let us come to you.

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Healthcare Leadership and Improvement Conference: Huron | Studer Group

May 2 - 3, 2018
Toronto, ON

The Leadership and Improvement Conference was developed to help Canadian healthcare leaders hone the new and different skills required in today’s challenging environment. Get ahead of the curve by driving stakeholder engagement, executing on evidence-based best practices, increasing alignment, and providing the best possible care to patients. Learn through live on-stage role playing as well as peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Attendees will leave with new ideas, inspiration, and clear actions that will improve safety, patient experience and clinical outcomes. Be sure to check out the agenda, and use code Toronto18 to receive a $200 discount off the cost of your registration.

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Dorothy Wyile Health Leaders Institute - Leading in Complex Environments

May 22 - 25, 2018
BMO Institute for Learning, Toronto, Ontario

The Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute consists of a 4-day residential, inter-professional leadership Institute with a structured web based follow up that spans several months and includes a capstone project.

Held at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto, the program consists of a concentrated study of leadership principles, models, behaviours, skills and tools.  Directed to Canadian health care leaders, the Institute features a variety of highly respected speakers and facilitators.  

To date over 2500 healthcare professionals from across Canada have attended the Leadership Institute, coming together to learn, to develop and to refresh in a stimulating and welcoming environment.

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