Conferences and Education


Health Analytics, Precision Medicine and the Patient

September 29, 2016
Online via Webex, 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. The Precision Medicine Initiative will pioneer a new model of patient-powered research that promises to accelerate biomedical discoveries and provide clinicians with new tools, knowledge, and therapies to select which treatments will work best for which patients.
This webinar 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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Canada’s Innovation Agenda – Feasible or Fantasy

October 6 - 13, 2016
Online via Webex, Canada

All Canadians agree that the healthcare system is in trouble and needs improvement. The Federal and Ontario governments are responding with a new Innovation agenda intended to springboard Canada out of the health system doldrums. Will their policies work? In the first session, we describe how we developed a framework for analyzing whether the Innovation programs are likely to work or not.

In the second session, we apply our Framework to two case studies in Ontario and at the Federal level. Will Canada's innovation agenda take-off smoothly, will it run out of runway or will it hit the trees before it takes off? Come find out whether Canada's innovation agenda is feasible or just a fantasy!

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AFHTO 2016 Conference

October 17 - 18, 2016
Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON

Registration now open for the AFHTO 2016 Conference!
Leading primary care to strengthen a population-focuses health system

Ontario’s health system is on the cusp of a profound shift. Patients First has set a direction for primary care and the health system to focus on local integration to meet the needs of people living in our communities. Primary care has the opportunity to become its strong foundation, delivering comprehensive care for all, over their lifetimes, by placing the health of populations in their local communities at the centre.

Over 900 interprofessional primary care providers, patients and community partners will come together to explore how to set a course for primary care, drawing from the experience and views of leaders from all across the province.

What will you learn from this 2016 AFHTO Conference to help you play your role in leading primary care to strengthen a population-focused health system?

We look forward to seeing you at the AFHTO 2016 Conference!

Leading in Complex. Environments: Finding the Courage to Lead

October 24 - 28, 2016
Toronto, ON

The Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute consists of a 5-day residential, inter-professional leadership Institute with a structured virtual follow up that spans several months. The Institute features a variety of highly respected speakers and facilitators.

The Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute brings together health care leaders from across Canada at the Bank of Montreal’s Institute for Learning for a concentrated program of study of leadership principles, models, behaviours, skills, and tools.

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In 2016, the Dorothy Wylie Heath Leaders Institute will be held October 24-28. For more information please call us at 416 426-7229 or

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Canadian Patient Safety Week 2016

October 24 - 28, 2016
Across Canada, Canada

Canadian Patient Safety Week 2016 is a time to highlight and celebrate the great work being done across the country in patient safety.

Order your FREE Canadian Patient Safety Week package.  This year's packages include: pens, lanyards, tray-liners, stickers, the award winning Hands in Healthcare magazine, and much, much more!

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Canadian Patient Safety Week is a national, annual campaign that started in 2005 to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality. As the momentum for promoting best practices in patient safety has grown, so has the participation in Canadian Patient Safety Week. Canadian Patient Safety week is relevant to anyone who engages with our healthcare system: providers, patients, and citizens. Working together, thousands help spread the message to Ask. Listen. Talk.

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Do you have any questions or suggestions? Contact CPSI Communications

Phone: (780) 409-8090
Toll free: 1-866-421-6933
Join the conversation at #asklistentalk

Face-to-face course on end-of-life care and medical assistance in dying

November 3 - 5, 2016
Toronto, ON

This course provides comprehensive education on topics related to end-of-life care, as well as advanced practical training for physicians who are considering offering medical assistance in dying to their patients.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand and integrate ethical principles into care for patients at end of life
  • Evaluate competency especially with vulnerable populations
  • Discuss and provide access to high-quality, team-based palliative and end-of-life care to patients
  • Access expertise of other professions and specialties as needed
  • Engage in a complex conversation with patients and their families at end of life
  • Develop an approach to effective pain and symptom management for patients at end of life
  • Provide the technical aspects of medical assistance in dying in a compassionate manner
  • Self-monitor and reflect to assess impact in personal and professional life
  • Access support around self-care

Completion of the foundational online module is a pre-requisite for participation in this course.

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Patient and Family Centred Care Experience Conference

November 7 - 8, 2016
Horizon Health Network, Moncton, NB
Presented by Horizon Health Network
November 7 & 8, 2016
Moncton, New Brunswick
Have you registered for Horizon Health Network’s Patient and Family Centred Care Experience Conference in Moncton, New Brunswick on November 7 and 8, 2016?
Be among the healthcare leaders and decision-makers discussing innovations in patient and family centred care, quality and patient safety, and patient engagement.
Keynote Speaker Sir Liam Donaldson will be discussing Safer Care: A 21st Century Imperative.
Other speakers include Dr. Ward Flemons, Dr. Joshua Tepper, Liz Crocker, Michelina Mancuso, Dr. Camille Haddad, Dawn Haddad and Vincent Dumez.
Click here to register and learn more about our program, speakers and Horizon Health Network.

Early Bird Savings…Register on or before July 30, 2016!  

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5th National Summit on Data Analytics for Healthcare

December 8 - 9, 2016
Toronto, ON

Join a national conversation on improving healthcare with analytics!

Be a part of the only Canadian conference that brings together researchers and clinicians to enhance the way analytics are being used in the healthcare industry. With a focus on practical advice and actionable take-aways, this exclusive event is the key to clinical decision support, situational awareness, and technical hurdles.

Discover how prominent industry leaders are already analyzing data to improve outcomes for healthcare organizations and patients. Source knowledge from 20+ elite speakers from Canada’s top Healthcare Organizations and take away key strategies to:

  • Leverage big data
  • Employ predictive analytics
  • Break down silos
  • Improve data collection
  • Gain organizational support

Revolutionize your healthcare delivery. Apply analytics to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and create efficiencies!

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Member Benefits:
SAVE 20% off the regular registration rate using the VIP code: LWS20


Advanced Health Leadership Program - Rotman School of Management

February 27, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

The Collaborative for Health Sector Strategy and Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, are pleased to announce the upcoming 11th offering of the Advanced Health Leadership Program The program will be taking place as follows: 

  • Module I: February 27 – March 3, 2017 
  • Module II: April 24 – 28, 2017 
  • Module III: June 12 – 16, 2017 

The program’s mandate is to bring together the highest potential health system leaders from across the province, drawing on all health system professionals (physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, administrators) from all parts of the system (e.g. hospitals, community health centres, long-term care facilities, social support institutions, public health, etc.).  

The application deadline for the program is October 24th, has been extended to November 15, 2016. Final admission decisions will be made by end of November.

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Mobile Healthcare

March 8 - 9, 2017
Holiday Inn Toronto Airport, Toronto, Ontario

13th Annual Summit on Mobile Healthcare

Harness the Power of Mobile Technologies to Improve Your Patient Outcome

The Canadian healthcare system faces increasing pressure from an aging population and increases in chronic illnesses. Transform your care delivery and operational efficiency with leading-edge mobile healthcare solutions. 

Join the largest annual summit specifically on mobile healthcare in Canada. Increase your use of mobile devices to improve care. Take away solutions to:

  • Advance patient-centred care
  • Improve your connected systems
  • Protect patient information
  • Ensure medication and treatment compliance
  • Reduce operating costs

Adapt to a fast changing healthcare landscape and take your mHealth strategy to the next level.

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