Conferences and Education


eSafety Series: Ensuring the Safety of our eHealth Systems and Programs

November 19 - 26, 2014
Online Series, Canada

November 19 & 26, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 PM ET

A Joint COACH and NIHI Program

Live, interactive, online using Adobe Connect Technology

This online program introduces the COACH eSafety Guidelines: a comprehensive resource for health information professionals and others with a responsibility to ensure that eHealth systems are built and operated in a manner that reduces the risk to patient safety. The Guidelines provide a sound basis for implementing an eSafety Management Program including the assessment of risks using the eHealth Safety Case.

Session 1: Introduction to eSafety & the eSafety Management Program - November 19, 2014
This session will provide a foundation for understanding the issues and opportunities for addressing safety issues in eHealth systems and cover the main steps in setting up an eSafety management program .

Session 2: The eSafety Case - November 26, 2014
This session will introduce the eHealth safety case. The safety case is the safety equivalent of the privacy impact assessment and threat and risk assessment.


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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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2nd Annual National Correctional Services Healthcare Conference

November 27 - 28, 2014
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, Ottawa, ON

Addressing the gaps, promoting multidisciplinary care and improving the continuum of care into the community.


  • Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator of Canada, Office of the Correctional Investigator, CA
  • Kate Davies, Head of Public Health, Health and Justice Commissioning, NHS, England UK
  • Iain Brew, Medical Lead HM Prison Leeds, Leeds Community Healthcare, NHS Trust, UK
  • Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, University of Saskatchewan, SK
  • Ruth Elwood Martin, Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education SIFPUBC, BC
  • Colin Cameron, Royal Ottawa Healthcare Group, ON
  • Ken Scott, Department of Health and Wellness, Halifax, NS
  • Mark Totten, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, ON
  • Drew Kingston, University of Ottawa, ON
  • Dan Woods, Alberta Health Services, AB


  • Discuss safe and humane responses to managing mentally disordered offenders in a correctional context
  • Learn about transitioning correctional healthcare from Justice to Health
  • Hear NHS England showcase the Pathways to Health
  • Understand evidence based interventions in the correctional setting
  • Explore the guiding principles and practices required for optimal child health inside prison, beginning with pregnancy
  • Attend critical workshops on suicide prevention and effective practices for supporting people with FASD

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Exploring data: from abstract to action

November 28, 2014
Halifax, NS
Join members of your community and experts from other regions for thought-provoking presentations and discussions. Learn about experiences and successes—large and small—with using data effectively for better decision-making in the health system.  
To be held at the Westin Nova Scotian hotel, this 1-day regional event will focus on
  • Big data
  • How data is used at different levels
  • How data is used for process improvement initiatives
  • How to condense data to make it actionable
  • CIHI’s data and tools/resources in use across Atlantic Canada
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If you have any questions, please contact us at

Note: This conference will be held in English only. 

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Health Informatics Bootcamp 2

December 2 - 9, 2014
Online Series, Canada

December 2, 4, & 9, 2014
12:00 - 3:30 PM ET
Live, online discussion sessions
Early-Bird Deadline: November 17, 2014

Bootcamp 2 is an online intensive, highly interactive course which focuses on facing the challenges in advancing the cause of eHealth.

Based on our widely acclaimed Bootcamps, Bootcamp 2 is concept, new content, new format. The Bootcamp begins with participants viewing several important videos that cover some of the most significant basic challenges that prevent or delay our realization of the positive effects of eHealth. This will be followed by 3 live online sessions to discuss these challenges. These live discussion sessions will be led by Canada's leading experts in eHealth and clinical informatics. Access and guidance to the extensive online Bootcamp library material will be available for the participants to follow up on for greater understanding.

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2nd Annual National Operating Room Management Conference

December 3 - 4, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC

The 2nd National Operating Room Management Conference will bring together Operating Room Managers, Surgical Directors, Nurse Leaders, Anaesthesiologist and Hospital Administrators to examine the healthcare challenges of the Operating Room environment.

The 2 day agenda will explore practical perspectives for improving efficiency in the Operating Room. It will examine and discuss performance indicators, discuss how to most effectively manage OR time, explore new technologies, HR considerations, green initiatives in the OR, communications, teamwork and culture. All OR leaders trying to best manage time and resources while maintaining optimal patient care will not want to miss this engaging event!


  • Managing OR Time To Meet The Needs Of Patients
  • Tracking Data
  • Developing Dashboards And Indicators
  • Cognitive Systems Engineering In The OR
  • The Productive Operating Theatre
  • Preventing Surgical Site Infections
  • Leadership Styles And Strategies For Collaborative Teamwork
  • Sustainability Opportunities In The Operating Room
  • Communication In The OR
  • Improving OR Culture



  • Andy Hamilton, Co-Chair, Provincial
  • Bryan Atwood, Senior Project Manager , Provincial aCATS Lead, Surgical Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
  • Ed Rubinstein, Manager, Energy and Environment, University Health Network Toronto, ON
  • Karen Mumford, Director Perioperative Services, Capital District Health Authority, Halifax NS
  • Kay Ball, Past President, AORN, USA
  • Wendy Winer, Director Of Research & Technology Development, Center For Endometriosis Care, GA, USA

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Canadian Casemix & Activity Based Funding Conference

December 4 - 5, 2014
St. Andrew's Conference Centre, Toronto, ON

We are pleased to invite you to attend The Canadian Casemix and Activity Based Funding Conference to be convened the 4th & 5th of December 2014 at the St Andrew’s Conference Centre Toronto, one of the city’s premier conference venues providing panoramic views of the city skyline.

By attending you’ll join your peers from across the nation in exploring all facets of Casemix Funding implementation in terms of its effect on cost, quality of care and access.

Whether or not your LHIN, Hospital or Community Health Service operates under Casemix Funding, Pay for Performance, Quality Based Payments, Patient Focused Funding or Global Budgets - this truly national conference will ensure you are up to speed with the latest costing, coding & accounting innovations to prepare for any possible future funding reforms and challenges that may lie ahead.

With an agenda that aims to facilitate national, provincial and territorial cooperation, determine the progress of Casemix related funding & costing in each province to date & identify objectives and directives going forward- we hope you’ll find the conference a practical thought provoking event.

In addition the conference is co-located with the MedAssets Canadian User Group Conference to be held at the same venue on the 3rd of December.

Registrations for both conferences can be made via the registration page on this site.

We look forward to welcoming you in December.

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Canadian Alternate level of Care Conference 2014

December 8 - 10, 2014
St. Andrew's Club and Conference Centre, Toronto, ON

This year’s action oriented Canadian Alternate Level of Care Conference is all about identifying and exploring tools aimed at improving patient flow and access to care across all silos of the healthcare system in an effort to promote the delivery of the appropriate level of care in the proper setting. The conference format will include case based presentations, panel discussions, and post conference workshop sessions to facilitate sharing of best practices to improve the continuum of care across for all patients.

Our targeted research based programming will address the latest in best practices & case studies from across the nation on:

  • Patient Flow & Service Integration
  • Health System Delivery, Financing & Sustainability
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes
  • Workforce & Work Environment
  • Leadership & Interprofessional Collaboration

Featuring industry leading speakers from across the nation & abroad!

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Newfoundland
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • USA
  • Scotland

We hope you will join us in sharing your expertise and collaborating with leaders of the healthcare community on shared priorities to improve the delivery of the appropriate level of care in the proper setting to all patients.


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National Canadian Forensic Nursing Conference

February 25 - 26, 2015
Marriott Renaissance Harbourside, Vancouver, BC

Forensic nurses assist the police to investigate crimes including sexual assault, domestic violence, psychological abuse, human trafficking, forensic mental or psychiatric health, suicide and suicide attempt, suspicious deaths, detecting drug or alcohol abuse, murder and assault. These nurses work in direct contact with the victims of crime and suspects of crime. The largest sub-speciality of forensic nursing is sexual assault, closely followed by death investigation, forensic psychiatric nursing and medico-legal consulting.


  • Sharpen Your Clinical Forensic Skills
  • Discover the Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Build Cultural Safety and Competence
  • Identify High Risk Factors for Violence
  • Respond to Human Trafficking
  • Strengthen Your Forensic Photography Skills
  • Create Inter-professional Collaboration And Advocacy
  • Understand Evidence Documentation and Court Testimony



  • Dr. Bill Smock, Police Surgeon and Director, Clinical Forensic Medicine Program, Louisville Metro Police Department
  • Morag McLean, Resource Nurse, Victorian Order of Nurses
  • Cathy Carter-Snell, RN, BScN, MN, PhD, Professor, Mt. Royal University
  • Judy Waldman, President, Forensic Nurses’ Society of Canada
  • Sheila Early, President, International Association of Forensic Nursing
  • Janet Calnan, President, National Emergency Nurses Association
  • Stephanie Carlson, RN, SANE-A, CFN, SANE Program Coordinator, Regina General Hospital
  • Eric Grummisch, Retired Vancouver Police Department Inspector

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