Conferences and Education


ePrivacy Essentials

February 3 - 17, 2015
Online, .
February 3, 10 & 17, 2015: 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET
Instructor: Brendan Seaton
Privacy in any healthcare related organization has become an essential component to success. These 7 sessions cover practical steps to addressing legal privacy requirements as well as look into the interactions and principles needed to manage privacy-related security risks.

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Ontario Shores Research Day - 2015

February 24, 2015
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Whitby, ON

4th Annual Research Day

Advancing Recovery Research: Patients, Partnerships and Peers
You are invited to share your knowledge, experience and research at the Ontario Shores’ 4th Annual Research Day, “Advancing Recovery Research: Patients, Partnerships and Peers”.

    Recovery in Mental Health
    Service Users and Caregivers
    Peer Support
    Lived Experience
    Partnerships and Integration

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National Canadian Forensic Nursing Conference

February 25 - 26, 2015
Marriott Renaissance Harbourside, Vancouver, BC

Forensic nurses assist the police to investigate crimes including sexual assault, domestic violence, psychological abuse, human trafficking, forensic mental or psychiatric health, suicide and suicide attempt, suspicious deaths, detecting drug or alcohol abuse, murder and assault. These nurses work in direct contact with the victims of crime and suspects of crime. The largest sub-speciality of forensic nursing is sexual assault, closely followed by death investigation, forensic psychiatric nursing and medico-legal consulting.


  • Sharpen Your Clinical Forensic Skills
  • Discover the Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Build Cultural Safety and Competence
  • Identify High Risk Factors for Violence
  • Respond to Human Trafficking
  • Strengthen Your Forensic Photography Skills
  • Create Inter-professional Collaboration And Advocacy
  • Understand Evidence Documentation and Court Testimony



  • Dr. Bill Smock, Police Surgeon and Director, Clinical Forensic Medicine Program, Louisville Metro Police Department
  • Morag McLean, Resource Nurse, Victorian Order of Nurses
  • Cathy Carter-Snell, RN, BScN, MN, PhD, Professor, Mt. Royal University
  • Judy Waldman, President, Forensic Nurses’ Society of Canada
  • Sheila Early, President, International Association of Forensic Nursing
  • Janet Calnan, President, National Emergency Nurses Association
  • Stephanie Carlson, RN, SANE-A, CFN, SANE Program Coordinator, Regina General Hospital
  • Eric Grummisch, Retired Vancouver Police Department Inspector

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Sticker Shock: Finding value in an era of high-priced drugs

March 3 - 9, 2015
Vancouver, BC
The conference planning committee invites submissions of abstracts for poster presentations that fit within the 2015 conference theme. Deadline: December 15, 2014. More information:

March 3, 2015
Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel
Vancouver, BC

The pricing of new drugs has always been a controversial subject. New, usually single source, and ever more expensive, treatments appear every year, stoking the controversy to a fever pitch. While “expensive” used to mean hundreds of dollars annually per patient, it can now mean hundreds of thousands of dollars. With prices changing so rapidly, and new products being introduced so frequently, how can we make evidence-informed decisions about what to cover, ensure we are getting good value for money, and still make treatments accessible to patients? At the 2015 CHSPR Conference we will hear some of the top experts in the field discuss whether we’re getting what we pay for… or paying for what we get.

Confirmed Speakers
Sean Tunis, Center for Medical Technology Policy
Teresa Gibson, Arbor Research and Harvard Medical School
Neil Palmer, PDCI Market Access Inc.
Mike Sullivan, Cubic Health Inc.
Arden Krystal, BC Provincial Health Services Authority
Barbara Walman, BC Ministry of Health
Chris McCabe, University of Alberta
Craig Mitton, University of BC

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Health Informatics Bootcamp 2

March 4, 2015 to April 8, 2015
Online, .
March 4 - April 8, 2015
March 4, 11, 18 & 25, April 1 & 8, 2015: 12:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Worm-rate Deadline: Jan. 28; Early-Bird deadline: Feb. 18
Bootcamp 2 is an online intensive, highly interactive course which focuses on facing the 12 challenges in advancing eHealth. The program will feature 6 live online discussion sessions led by Canada's leading experts in eHealth and clinical informatics, Prof. Dominic Covvey and Dr. Tom Rosenal, who will examine the eHealth challenges from both the technology and clinical perspective.

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Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership: Thriving in Complexity: Physicians Enabling Transformational Change

April 24 - 25, 2015
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership

Thriving in Complexity: Physicians Enabling Transformational Change

April 24-25, 2015

Sheraton Wall Centre Vancouver, British Columbia 

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2nd Annual Activity Based Funding Conference

April 29 - 30, 2015
Renaissance Downtown Toronto, Toronto, ON

An exploration of risks, benefits and experiences of activity-based funding from Canada and around the world.


Practical Implementation At The Health Care Facility Level
Data Collection - Ensuring & Improving Clinical Data Quality
Using Data To Inform & Improve Decision Making
Funding Initiatives For Quality Care Improvement
Potential Risks of ABF Implementation
Provincial Perspective
International System Review & Innovation


Erik Hellsten, Health Quality Ontario, ON
Michael Stewart, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, ON
Les Vertesi, former Executive Director of the BC Health Services Purchasing Organization, BC
Peter Fenwick, Alberta Health Services, AB
Kevin Osiowy, Alberta Health Services, AB
Nizar Ghali, Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux (MSSS), QC
Colin McCrow, Department of Health, Queensland, Australia
Karen Palmer, Simon Fraser University, BC (subject to final confirmation)
Pamela Baxter, McMaster University, ON

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Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute: Leading in Complex Environments … Finding the Courage to Lead

May 19 - 22, 2015
Canada, Toronto, Ontario

A Unique Health Care Leadership Development Experience from the Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute


  • Inspire and support health care leaders across sectors and disciplines
  • Develop core leadership competencies appropriate to today’s dynamic and complex environment
  • Promote integrated person-centred care
  • Apply key concepts in real-life situations through experiential learning
  • Assess personal leadership competencies and develop individual learning plans


  • Evidence-based conceptual framework
  • Expert facilitators
  • Current and relevant guest faculty
  • Experiential learning design
  • Team registration
  • Organizational change projects
  • Four-day primary session, with a three-day reinforcing follow-up session
  • Superb residential setting

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OACCAC Achieving Excellence Together 2015 Conference

May 27 - 29, 2015
Westin Harbout Castle, Toronto, ON

Delegate Program & Registration Will Be Available in March 2015
Exhibit and Sponsor Information Available Here

Keynote Speakers:
May 28, 2015
Dr. Anne Snowdon: Personalization of Healthcare: 10 Steps to Achieving a Personalized Health Care System

May 29, 2015
Dr. Samantha Nutt: Leadership in Difficult Times
Jessica Holmes: The 60 – Minute Perspective Makeover: Proven Tips to Living an Awesome Life!

May 28, 2015 Awards for Excellence Banquet: Achieving Excellence Together
Master of Ceremonies: Graham Chittenden, Comedian

Global Telehealth 2015

May 29 - 30, 2015
Toronto, ON

The 4th GLOBAL TELEHEALTH Conference for Peer Reviewed & Applied Learning

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