Conferences and Education


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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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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2018 CAHSPR Conference

May 29 - 31, 2018
Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, QC

How Can Research Contribute to the Future of Canada’s Healthcare System?

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As its theme for the 2018 Scientific Conference, CAHSPR has chosen the topic of “How Can Research Contribute to the Future of Canada’s Healthcare System?”

The conference will explore the future of Canada’s healthcare system and consider how health services research can help to shape that future. 

Recently, researchers have focused on population health, considering the impact of social determinants of health, targeting vulnerable populations and understanding the value of patient input. How rapidly will these perspectives influence the health care system and disrupt the status quo?

Many researchers and decision makers are also working to understand the potential of new technologies and data sources. Will the digital revolutions we all experience in our every day lives become as pervasive in our healthcare system? Will disruptive technologies lead to changes in the social hierarchy of our healthcare professionals? How will changes in the age and gender of our providers impact our system?

All of us are engaged in research that seeks to answer these and other related questions. Our research results and our ability to communicate them to decision makers must play a major role in deciding what our future healthcare system looks like. 

Join us in Montreal for four exciting days on May 28, 29, 30 and 31 to explore these and other themes, catch up with friends and colleagues and make new acquaintances

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Canadian Association of Ambulatory Care Conference 2018

June 7 - 8, 2018
Ottawa, ON

Strategies for Improving the Patient Experience in Ambulatory Care

Our two day conference is packed with interactive and educational sessions that will include:

Opportunities to learn from your ambulatory colleagues nationally and international.
Interactive workshops with experts from across Canada.
Exciting networking opportunities such as our complementary reception dinner. This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues, our sponsors and to meet with the CAAC Executive Team

​Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from experts in ambulatory care patient care. This is also an opportunity for you to share your insights and experience with your colleagues. Together we will work to optimize the performance of our healthcare system to increase our patient and family engagement and satisfaction.

2018 Preliminary Agenda


The Power of Clean Data

June 13, 2018
Live, Interactive, Online

Wednesday, June 13, 2018  | Live, Interactive, Online | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET 
Data, data everywhere, but not a byte to analyze. "Dirty data" in electronic medical records is creating a roadblock to effective use of data. The health care system has not been able to generate the same return on data that other industries are exploiting. New Machine Learning algorithms and AI are stepping up to make clean data more accessible. Learn how clean data is revolutionizing new mobile tools, greater accuracy in risk prediction and predicting high use of the healthcare system --without forcing doctors to enter structured data.

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HI Bootcamp eHealth Like iPhone

June 14 - 21, 2018
Live, Interactive, Online

June 14, 21; 2 Sessions Fall, 201
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Live, Interactive, Online

Principal Instructor
Professor Dominic Covvey, Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo, President & Director, National Institutes of Health Informatics

Dr. Elizabeth Borycki, Professor, University of Victoria, Director - Social Dimensions of Health Program, Director - Health and Society Program

Dr. Andre KushnirukDirector and Professor, Health Information Science, University of Victoria

What can we learn about the introduction of eHealth capabilities from the success of the smart phone? Why has the smart phone become so essential that we can’t be without one? What if eHealth adopted these essential enabling abilities? This Bootcamp will explore the factors that have made the smartphone so popular and successful, and how they might be applied to eHealth, including:

  • Generality
  • Range/breadth of functionality
  • Single device that does almost everything
  • Ubiquity
  • Standards
  • Interoperability
  • Mobility
  • Simplicity
  • Exploratory learning
  • Robustness

The Bootcamp is a live, online education program. This Bootcamp will feature ‘”exploratory” or “discovery” sessions. The Bootcamp, which is now in its 13th year of operation and with over 1500 graduates, will be led by one of Canada’s top experts in Health Informatics (HI), Professor Dominic Covvey, President of NIHI, and two of Canada’s HI authorties known for their expertise in usability, Dr. Andre Kushniruk and Dr. Elizabeth Borycki, both at the University of Victoria. The Bootcamp will begin with two sessions discussing the key concepts, break over the summer for thinking and participant presentation preparation time and then resume in the fall with further exploration, discussions of key ideas and short presentations by the participants. Please join us … and come with your thinking caps in hand!

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CMA Health Summit

August 20 - 21, 2018
Winnipeg, MB

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is hosting its inaugural Health Summit in Winnipeg, August 20 & 21, 2018, to spark a national conversation about disruptive innovation and how we prepare and embrace a future of better health.

The CMA Health Summit will challenge your thinking, help you build an innovation mindset, and equip you to lead change. Attendees will learn from thought leaders, engage with peers, and discover new solutions to improve health.

But it is not just a stage program. The full experience will involve much more, with activities to ignite discussions and stimulate new connections.

Join us as we build a movement that will drive a future of better health and health care for patients and physicians in Canada.

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6th Annual National Forum on Patient Experience

September 24 - 25, 2018
Holiday Inn Toronto Internation Airport, Toronto, ON


Improve clinical outcomes, advance quality improvements, and drive meaningful change in healthcare

Our healthcare system is undergoing a transformative shift from ‘patient-centred care’ to ‘patient partnership’. Going beyond PFACs, healthcare organizations are now partnering with patients for meaningful engagement. Don’t leave your patients behind – ensure they are equal partners at every level of the healthcare system.

Join us to get new ideas from top leaders across all sectors of healthcare:

  • Establish meaningful partnerships through co-design initiatives
  • Master PROMs and PREMs
  • Improve communication with patients from diverse backgrounds
  • Discover the value of patient stories and experiences
  • Lend support to family and friend caregivers

Continue to be a champion of the patient voice… Register Now!

VIP 20% Discount for Registration: LWS20



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