Conferences and Education


Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement On Call Webinars

November 5, 2015 to February 29, 2016
Webinar, ON

On Call Webinars

CFHI's live webinar series On Call features clinicians, managers and healthcare leaders who are accelerating healthcare improvement. Our informational webinars share results from our healthcare improvement collaboratives and showcase helpful resources and opportunities.

Our advanced webcasting technology allows you to follow and listen to the presentations and enables you to ask your questions live. CFHI offers simultaneous translation on selected webinars so registrants can interact live with our speakers in both French and English.

Upcoming Free Webinars:
November 5, 2015  – Better Together: Spreading Family Presence Policies to Accelerate Healthcare Improvement –  Part 1: Changing the Concept of Families as ‘Visitors’
November 10, 2015  – EXTRA Program Informational Webinar (coming soon)
November 18, 2015  – Data Boot Camp: How to Get Your Data Into Shape!
Part 2: Enhancing Data Quality for Improvement
November 24, 2015  – Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Collaborative Informational Webinar (coming soon)
November 25, 2015  – A Collaborative Approach to a Chronic Care Problem in Canada: Evaluative Results from the Atlantic Healthcare Collaboration  –  Part 2
December 1, 2015  – Towards Cultural Competency, Safety and Humility to Improve Health and Healthcare for First Nations: Learning from the B.C. Experience (coming soon)
December 3, 2015   –  Patient and Family Engagement e-Collaborative Informational Webinar (coming soon)
January 14, 2016  – Data Boot Camp: How to Get Your Data Into Shape!  –  Part 3: Effective Data Quality Management
February, 2016 (TBD) – Better Together: Spreading Family Presence Policies to Accelerate Healthcare Improvement – Part 2: Canadian Case Studies

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Canada's Chronic Disease Surveillance Network: Architecture & Next Steps

February 11, 2016
Online, .

12:00-1:30 PM ET
Instructor: Dr. Karim Keshavjee, CEO, InfoClin; Medical Director, Aerus Technologies; Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Victoria

Canada's chronic disease surveillance network ( recently reached 1000 physicians and 1 million de-identified patients in its database. CPCSSN is revolutionizing primary care by making research easier and faster and by making it easier to apply quality improvement to patient populations. How did we get here? What makes CPCSSN sustainable? What are the impacts of primary care research? Where do we need to go next?

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National Institute on Nursing Informatics

February 17 - 19, 2016
Toronto, ON

The 4th National Institute on Nursing Informatics is a unique educational opportunity for nurses interested in learning more about advances in health informatics. The institute will focus on key issues and challenges related to informatics in practice, administration, research and education. Prior to the institute, attendees will have access to a series of short preparatory webinars focused on informatics foundations including the evolution of informatics, clinical data standards and core concepts related to information and communication technology in healthcare. During the Institute, attendees will hear from a variety of faculty and practitioners from the field and participate in interactive sessions focused on a range of informatics topics of particular interest to nurses. The speakers bringing their perspectives, expertise and experiential challenges to bear on discussions in the areas of:

  • health information system implications for nursing
  • human factors and systems design
  • consumer informatics
  • privacy and the management of personal health information
  • the use of social media in nursing
  • organizational change management
  • telemedicine and telehomecare
  • primary and secondary uses of health and nursing information

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Data Analytics Essentials for Today's Healthcare Organization

February 18, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Online, .
February 18 & 25; March 3 & 10, 2016: 12:00-1:30 PM ET
Instructor: Trevor Strome, Healthcare Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Quality Improvement Specialist
This series focuses on providing participants with the essential knowledge required to better utilize healthcare data and analytics for informing administrative and clinical decision-making. In these four live online sessions, participants will learn what healthcare analytics is and how analytics tools and techniques can be leveraged to improve healthcare quality and performance improvement initiatives.
The four sessions of the series are:
  1. Introduction to Healthcare Analytics
  2. Numeric and Data Literacy
  3. Quality and Performance Improvement with Analytics
  4. Advanced Analytics

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Advanced Health Leadership Program

February 22 - 26, 2016
Toronto, Ontario
Equipping health system leaders for the future.
15-day program (three 5-day modules) 
Dates: the three module dates are as follows: 
- Module I: February 22–26, 2016
- Module II: April 18–22, 2016
- Module III: June 13–17, 2016
Location: Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario 
Fee: Details regarding scholarships and fees structure are below under 'How to Apply'
The Advanced Health Leadership Program targets current and potential members of executive teams in the health system; it focuses on the development of the next generation of health leaders. It seeks to improve their understanding and skills in the areas of leadership, managing of change, emotional and political intelligence and Integrative ThinkingTM.
The program has been redesigned to reflect changes in health systems across Canada (e.g. new funding models, evolving structures, human resource challenges, financial sustainability and greater demand for integration and quality). This program is designed to equip health service providers with new strengths to play a leadership role in a changing health system.

This program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited by Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, for up to 106.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.  It is also an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been approved for 106.5 credits. 

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Health Informatics Bootcamp 2 - The Challenges in Advancing eHealth

March 2, 2016
Online, Canada

Live, interactive, online sessions using WebEx

Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar. 2, 2016

14 CPE credits (14 HIM CPE credits for CHIMA members).

Bootcamp 2 is an online intensive, highly interactive course which focuses on the 12 key challenges in advancing eHealth. Based on our widely acclaimed Bootcamp program, Bootcamp 2 is new - new concept, new content, new format. However, the program provides all of the Original Bootcamp content through our online library.

Bootcamp 2 is centered on 7 live online sessions which feature round table discussion. These live discussion sessions will be led by Canada's leading experts in eHealth and clinical informatics, Prof. Dominic Covvey & Dr. Tom Rosenal.


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Creating the Next Generation mHealth App: A Reference Architecture

March 9, 2016
Online, .
12:00-1:30 PM ET
Instructor: Dr. Karim Keshavjee, CEO, InfoClin; Medical Director, Aerus Technologies; Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Victoria

mHealth apps in smartphone app stores are languishing; downloaded and abandoned because they don't solve people's problems. What is the ideal design for an mHealth app? What's working? What's not working? Why? This presentation addresses these questions and proposes a new paradigm for patient mHealth apps that could potentially solve the log-jam.

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The 26th annual Baycrest Rotman Research Institute Conference – Healthy Brains

March 21 - 22, 2016
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

The 26th annual Rotman Research Institute Conference is bringing together academia and industry for a multi-faceted look at brain health, examining factors that contribute to brain health across the lifespan; prevention of brain health decline at the individual, community and healthcare system levels, and the role of emerging technology

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Canadian Patient Relations Conference

March 30, 2016 to April 1, 2016
Toronto, ON

On behalf of the Global Healthcare Professional Network and the Ontario Patient Relations Association, we are pleased to welcome you to the 3rd National Patient Relations Conference!

The conference will provide an excellent learning and networking forum for best practices and quality solutions within healthcare complaint resolution. Our core theme for this year’s conference is about collaboration “working together – supporting each other”. Our speakers and audience will include healthcare professionals within hospitals, community care, wellness centres, nursing homes who engage and collaborate together with patients and families to improve the quality of care and services provided.

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NLN.ON Annual Conference - Leveraging Driving Forces: A Leadership Opportunity

March 31, 2016 to April 1, 2016
Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills, Toronto, Ontario

To View the Brochure or Register for the Conference Click Here 

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