Conferences and Education


NLN.ON Annual Conference – Nursing Leaders: Exploring our Future in Transforming Healthcare

March 30 - 31, 2017
Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto, ON

The NLN.ON brochure is now available. Please take a moment to check out the exciting new plenary presentations, posters and concurrent sessions by clicking on the brochure: click here. This year's conference is again being held at the Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto on Thursday, March 30th & Friday, March 31st.

Reminder the conference hotel bedroom rate deadline is February 27th, 2017. Click here for details.

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IHPME Education Day 2017

April 4, 2017
Hart House Music Room, Toronto, ON

Come get inspired by stellar speakers and celebrate the achievements of your peers!

Mobilizing Health Systems to Meet the Challenge of Climate Change

Don’t miss our dynamic speakers including:

  • Dr. Curtis Lavoie Pediatric Emergency Physician, CHEO
  • Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health, City of Toronto
  • Brian Hilberdink President Novo Nordisk Canada

Cost: General $55 (non-alumni welcome), Student $35

Please note:  Registrant information can be different from billing information.

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hart House Music Room
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto ON

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Rebecca Biason
155 College Street
Suite 425
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M6

Overview of Measuring Return on Investment in Health Care

April 4, 2017
Free Session, Online

Free Session: Overview of Measuring Return on Investment in Health Care
April 4, 2017 | 12:15-1:00 PM ET 

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 overview session will show how the ROI Methodology provides the solution and answers to the questions that are being asked in the healthcare industry.

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2017 MEDEC MedTech Conference

April 5 - 6, 2017
Toronto, ON

MEDEC's MedTech Conference 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 years' 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!

Lowest rates available for group registrations of 5 or more, so gather your colleagues and register as a group for big savings!

Attention Regulatory Affairs Professionals: A separate stream of sessions devoted to regulatory affairs will take place at the conference on April 5!

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Innovative Approaches to Optimal Cancer Care in Canada

April 7 - 8, 2017
Toronto, ON

Join us and hear from renowned international and Canadian speakers who will inspire you with insights that span the cancer care continuum – screening, diagnosis and treatment, palliative and end-of-life care, and survivorship – and delve into key themes:

  • Quality of care for all
  • Diagnostic process: A clear pathway or a revolving door?
  • Overcoming inertia in the cancer system: Why don’t we do what we know works?

Who should attend? Health-care practitioners, leaders and key stakeholders who want to connect with colleagues and be part of important conversations that are changing the cancer experience in Canada:

  • What are the most promising advances in cancer care today?
  • How can we accelerate their adoption for the benefit of Canadian patients?
  • How can we improve cancer care for patients through system-level change?

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto on April 7-8, 2017.

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Executive Briefing Measuring Return on Investment In Health Care

April 10, 2017
Free Session, Online

Free Session: Executive Briefing Measuring Return on Investment In Health Care
April 10,2017 | 12:15-1:00 PM ET  

All healthcare organizations want value for their investments. While “showing the money” is the ultimate report of value, leaders recognize that they must also show value as perceived by all stakeholders. The Phillips ROI Methodology™ is a step-by-step credible process that meets the need to show the value used by organizations all over the world. The methodology is a simple to use and proven process that will generate a balanced set of data that is believable, realistic and accurate - particularly from the perspective of sponsors and key stakeholders.

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Quality Clinical Investigator Practices

April 11 - 13, 2017
Toronto General Hospital , Toronto, Ontario

Join a dynamic program to learn good clinical practice, research ethics,  and standards and regulations to conduct research responsibly. QCIP builds on the experiences of learners through a case-based approach.  This provides opportunities for learners to reflect on their current practices.  


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Canada's Innovation Agenda - Feasible or Fantasy?

April 13, 2017
Webinar, Online

April 13, 2017 | 12:00-1:30 PM ET  


Canada is embarking on a new Innovation Agenda that aims to revitalize and refuel our healthcare system. But not for the first time. Previous attempts have done little to help Canada to catch up with other OECD countries, let alone become a leader. How is the new Agenda different? Will we repeat past mistakes and invest in mediocrity or will we propel Canada's health system to new heights?

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Unlocking the Value of Data, Born Ontario Conference

April 24 - 25, 2017
Marriott Eaton Centre, Toronto, ON

This two-day conference is an event for clinical care providers, policy makers, health administrators, educators, quality and risk management leaders, students, and researchers in maternal-child health. 

Learn about innovations, emerging trends and best-practices in maternal-child health.
This year’s conference theme “Unlocking the Value of Data” is especially timely and relevant.
Gain new insight into gathering, analyzing, and using maternal-child data for a variety of purposes: research, program planning, policy making, and quality improvement.

Interested in knowing more? Here’s a sampling of conference topics:

  • Value-based Healthcare for Mothers and Babies
  • Effect of the Maternal Newborn Dashboard in Ontario
  • Creating Safe Options for Birth Settings – A Crucial Conversation!
  • Building Ontario Families – The IVF Funding Story
  • Leaving the NICU: The Journey of Ontario’s Tiniest Babies

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2017 HIROC Annual General Meeting and Conference

April 24, 2017
The Sheraton Centre, Toronto, ON

Why attend? 

You will hear leading practices in risk management and insurance with insights from industry leaders and an opportunity to share ideas and network with other healthcare professionals.

NEW THIS YEAR - Longwoods Breakfast with the Chiefs at The HIROC Annual Conference
Begin your morning with an inspirational conversation. AGM to follow.

Call for Abstracts

HIROC is pleased to invite subscribers to submit an abstract for a poster in one of the following two tracks:

  • Managing Organizational Risks  – leading practices in Integrated Risk Management (IRM), integration of HIROC’s Risk Assessment Checklists (RAC), using HIROC’s Risk Register program, developing risk management and healthcare leadership capacity, risk management and governance 
  • Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Healthcare System – leading practices for engaging patients and families to reduce harm and/or make healthcare safer

Authors of the accepted submissions may also be invited to present their poster findings in a short keynote session at the conference.

Please submit your abstract using the attached form by:
February 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST to

Back by popular demand:  Half-Day Workshop on Day 2
HIROC’s IRM Risk Register Clinic

The Sheraton Centre − 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

During the clinic, with guidance from IRM experts and peers, attendees will:

  • Develop strategies to build momentum and engage leadership/boards in IRM and the Risk Register
  • Share your challenges and engage in shared problem solving related to IRM and the Risk Register
  • Develop a network of IRM colleagues

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