Conferences and Education


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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Download your free copy of the brochure to view the full agenda

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


IoT, Big Data Healthcare Summit Western Canada

January 31, 2017 to February 1, 2017
Vancouver, BC

With service delivery becoming more expensive and difficult to maintain, the Canadian healthcare system needs innovation. The cost savings, increase in efficiency and improvement of services that IoT, Big Data and M2M tools can provide are therefore worth understanding and considering.
IoT, Big Data Healthcare Summit Western Canada focuses on the problems the Canadian healthcare system is facing today and the opportunities IoT, Big Data and M2M technologies are bringing to the table.
Conference sessions include:

  • Technology in Healthcare - Opportunity or Imperative
  • Delivering Best Patient Care Using Real Time Operations and Decision Making
  • Healthcare IoT Innovation in Action
  • Smart Digital World Solutions – Healthcare and IoT

Speakers include:

  • Vice President Strategy & CIO - West Park Health
  • Chief Medical Information Officer - Northern Health BC
  • Acting VP – POD & Executive Director - FH Workplace Health & Provincial WH Call
  • Regional Chief Medical Information Officer - William Osler
  • President & Founder - VivaMetrica
  • Chief Executive - Institute for Healthcare Innovation
  • Director, Data and Analytic Services - Cancer Care Ontario
  • And more…

For an overview of speakers as well as the conference agenda, download the brochure here.

Early bird tickets available until December 15, 2016 (save $200). To register, visit the conference website, email or call 647-775-1610.

What people said about the IoT, Big Data Healthcare Summit in Toronto, June 2016:

“The ability to gain insight into what technologies are available to enhance the patient experience along the continuum of care was invaluable.”
- Lina Rinaldi, COO/CNE, Brant Community Healthcare System

“I really enjoyed the conference. Great to have pan Canadian representation!”
- Janet Short, Director Finance & Administration, Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre

“Very impressed by the quality of the speakers and their presentations. My knowledge of IoT has been greatly increased.”
- 2016 Conference Attendee

Join the IoT, Big Data Healthcare Summit Western Canada today. 

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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 6 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.


National Institute on Nursing Informatics

February 13 - 17, 2017
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Toronto, Canada

Course Description

The 5th National Institute on Nursing Informatics is a unique educational opportunity for nurses interested in learning more about advances in Canadian nursing and health informatics. The 2½ day onsite institute will focus on key issues and challenges related to informatics in practice, administration, research and education.

Prior to the institute onsite immersion, attendees will be provided with access to a series of short (15-20 minutes) preparatory webinars to be viewed at their own pace and convenience as well as recommended readings. Webinar content will focus on informatics foundations to prepare registrants for the onsite program. These sessions will focus on the evolution of informatics, clinical data standards, entry-to-practice informatics competencies for nurses, and core concepts related to information and communication technology in healthcare.

Onsite, attendees will be provided with a recap of the webinar key learnings and an opportunity to discuss the preparatory materials in more detail. Over the course of the Institute, attendees will hear from a variety of faculty and practitioners from the field and participate in a number of 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 the institute discussions will include individuals with expertise in the areas of:

  • health information system evaluation and 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

The Institute will be led by Dr. Lynn Nagle, a national leader in nursing and health informatics, and supported by a number of guest lecturers and discussion leaders. Participants will benefit from the extensive practical, academic, and research knowledge of the faculty and collective experience of the other Institute attendees.

The curriculum will cover a broad range of topics with content being delivered through a combination of didactic webinars, facilitated discussions and interactive panel presentations. With the support of expert faculty, attendees will be actively engaged in discussions of theoretical and practical approaches to health and nursing informatics. Participants will be equipped with sufficient foundational knowledge and resources to be able to subsequently participate in informatics related operational and educational discussions and activities in their work settings.


The program will be of particular interest to nurses currently working in informatics but also to nurse executives and nurses in all practice settings who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of health informatics. In addition, nurse educators who are responsible for the integration of informatics into nursing curricula and nurses considering a future career in informatics will benefit from this Institute.

Throughout the 2½ day institute, participants will have the opportunity to interact and network with other attendees. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Centre for Professional Development, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.

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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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Neural Dynamics and Brain Health Conference and Workshop

March 20 - 22, 2017
Toronto, ON

The 27th annual Rotman Research Institute conference will present cutting-edge research on basic neural mechanisms informed by structural and functional neuroimaging. This year's broad theme discusses healthy and impaired brain function across the lifespan and features research on several disorders that affect the lives and well-being of millions of people within Canada and worldwide.

This conference provides a unique opportunity to bring together researchers with basic and translational scientific expertise to discuss their research programs’ latest findings that ultimately aim to enhance clinical care for patients.

Our conference will present cutting-edge research on basic neural mechanisms informed by structural and functional neuroimaging. This year's broad theme discusses healthy and impaired brain function across the lifespan and features research on several disorders that affect the lives and well-being of millions of people within Canada and worldwide.

Sessions will cover:

  • Comprehensive descriptions of neural dynamics across the lifespan in health and disease
  • Exclusive insight into how brain simulation of brain damage caused by disorders, such as epilepsy or stroke, can guide treatment
  • Avenues for healthy brain aging: the effect of exercise and music on the brain.

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CNIA/ONIG conference

June 3, 2017
Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 155 College St, Toronto, ON

The Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) and the Ontario Nursing Informatics Group (ONIG) are pleased to announce their conference, Informatics: Engaging Enabling and Empowering Nurses in Digital Health to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

This joint CNIA/ONIG conference will take place at the University of Toronto and precedes the 2017 e-Health conference in Toronto.  This conference provides an opportunity for participants to learn from and network with leaders within the emerging field of digital health. Program and registration details will be available soon. 

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National Health Leadership Conference

June 12 - 13, 2017
Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC

The National Health Leadership Conference is the largest national gathering of health leaders in Canada. Themed “Value-based healthcare: Embracing a patient and family-centered approach”, this conference aims to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing today’s health leadership in Canada, and strives to provide an environment which will nurture movement from knowledge to action.



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Achieving Excellence Together 2017: TRANSFORMING, ENGAGING, INTEGRATING

June 14 - 16, 2017
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, ON

Achieving Excellence Together 2017 is Ontario’s 18th annual conference for those working in home and community care and their health-system partners. The only event of its kind in Canada, the conference will advance excellence, innovation and leadership in the delivery of patient-centred care. 

We are currently accepting abstracts for presentations and/or posters that reflect this year’s conference streams. The 2017 program will focus on achieving excellence through:

  • Integrated Patient Care
  • Quality Improvements
  • Value
  • Leadership, and
  • Technology, a new program stream all its own for the first time

Abstracts will be considered that cover one or more of the objectives outlined for each stream in the attached document.

All abstracts must be submitted online by Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. 

This year’s conference comes at a strategic time in the ongoing evolution of Ontario’s home and community care sector. As you know, under Bill 41, the Patients First Act, 2016, the provincial government has proposed making the OACCAC part of a stand-alone entity to support the LHINs in their new, expanded mandate to oversee home and community care delivery across the province. Given the expected health-system transformation, we anticipate interest in the conference will be especially high with an even wider array of stakeholders—and we invite you to join us at this important gathering to help drive higher-quality, more consistent and better-integrated care.  

Achieving Excellence Together 2017 will feature the latest in initiatives, services and innovation. More than 1,000 delegates, including Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) officials, health-system leaders and decision makers, front-line home and community care professionals, primary care providers, service partners, researchers, patients and caregivers are expected to attend.  

We look forward to reviewing abstract submissions and to welcoming you to the conference! 

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Enterprise Risk Management in Health Care Settings

September 14 - 15, 2017
Toronto, ON

Explore sessions on key issues in risk management specific to health care settings.

The 2017 Conference is expected to attract just over 100 health care professionals, majority from the hospital settings, but also other settings such as long-term care, community care, government, and other organizations with a health care affiliation.

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