Conferences and Education


Health Informatics Bootcamp 2: The 12 Challenges in Advancing eHealth

July 14, 2016 to August 4, 2016
Online, ON

Health Informatics Bootcamp 2 - Online

The 12 Challenges in Advancing eHealth

July 14, 19, 21, 26, & 28; Aug 2 & 4, 2016
12:00 - 2:30 PM ET

Participants will engage in 7 live discussion sessions on the 12 challenges in advancing eHealth with Canada's leading experts in eHealth and Clinical informatics, Prof. Dominic Covvey & Dr. Tom Rosenal. Join us and gain the tools and skills to address these challenges head-on. 

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Patient Safety Trainer Conference

August 8 - 9, 2016
Kingston, ON

Continuing Professional Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University, in partnership with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, is excited to offer this "Become a Patient Safety Trainer" conference in Kingston, ON.

Program Objectives

Program participants will learn how to: 

  • teach others using the PSEP – Canada Core Curriculum. 
  • engage and inspire others while leading and implementing quality and safety improvement projects using the PSEP – Canada Core Curriculum. 
  • teach the best patient safety techniques. For example, identifying environmental factors that may contribute to patient harm, as well as understanding the components of safe delivery of medications: reconciling, ordering, transcribing, dispensing, delivering, and administering. 
  • influence others' attitudes and behaviours toward an understanding that patient safety is essential in their daily work, including understanding of the multiple factors causing patient harm in the healthcare environment and how to implement organizational models of safety. 
  • contribute to a culture of patient safety of the whole workplace or organization using the different approaches to managing risks and influencing system change.
  • contribute to a significant internal capacity for patient safety education within their own organization by acquiring skills and abilities in teaching patient safety and customizing the PSEP – Canada curriculum to organizational priorities.

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The registration fee for participants is $1250.  The registration deadline for this course is July 8th, 2016.  Group discount rates are available, contact the Queen's PSEP – Canada planning team for more information

For additional conference information and to register for this event, please visit the Queen's University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Continuing Professional Development website.


Enterprise Risk Management in Health Care Settings

September 16, 2016
Courtyard Toronto Downtown, Toronto, ON

Many health care organizations are at different stages of implementing an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program, from contemplating starting one, to struggling and identifying how to move forward, to having a robust ERM program integrated into the strategic goals and objectives of the organization.

Join us for the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in Health Care Settings Canada conference on September 16, 2016 and network with peers and assess the maturity of your organization’s ERM program, compared to your colleagues in the industry.

Explore sessions on key issues in ERM, specific to the health care industry in Canada:

  • GOVERNANCE ISSUES: Crucial Conversations in ERM: “Selling it” to the Board
  • ERM CASE STUDIES from three different organizations: Trillium Health Partners; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; London Health Sciences Centre
  • TOP TEN RISKS IN DIFFERENT HEALTH CARE SETTINGS (acute care; chronic complex continuing care and rehabilitation; long-term care and home care) and strategies to address them
  • Lessons learned from class action LAWSUITS
  • TECHNOLOGY for ERM. Ensuring maximum use of ERM data
  • THE PATIENT: Incorporating the patient voice in ERM
  • GLOBAL CRISIS AND ERM: Integrating Emergency Preparedness into ERM. Lessons learned from global crisis

Attend and improve your organization’s ability to manage risk throughout the enterprise.

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4th National Forum on Patient Experience

September 20 - 21, 2016
Holiday International Airport, Toronto, ON

This is Canada’s premiere conference on patient experience. The only event where passionate, devoted patients & professionals from across the country gather to address crucial issues impacting the patient experience and all those involved, from doctors and nurses to family caregivers and homecare providers.
Leaders in healthcare are joining together to discuss massive changes to physician-assisted dying (PAD) legislation, new standards for accreditation and how to successfully measure the patient experience.


Content from Advisory Board of PFCC Experts | In-depth Stream on PX Measurement | Patients & Caregiver Speakers | Up-to-date Information on PAD Legislation & Refugee Care
Event in Numbers:
40+ Speakers
10+ Hours of Networking
11 Case Studies
10+ Patients & Caregivers
5 Provinces Sharing Insight
2 In-Depth Pre-Conference Workshops

Longwoods Subscribers receive 20% OFF Registration using VIP Code: LW20

Don’t miss this summit. It does more than provide information – it brings together people passionate about the importance of patient experience in the healthcare system.


Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 5.00 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.

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QI Conference

September 28 - 29, 2016
Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON

Building the Bridge to Quality: An Urgent Call to All Educators

A Quality Improvement and Health Professions Education Consensus Conference

With health care demands continuing to shift and evolve in the 21st century, it is becoming increasingly important for medical education and practice to place a particular focus on enhancing quality of care, in order to exceed patient expectations – and ultimately, improve outcomes.

That’s why we’re issuing an urgent call to all educators and medical professionals to attend the Building the Bridge to Quality conference, September 28-29, 2016 in Niagara Falls, Canada.

This special two-day quality improvement and health professions education conference, held just prior to the 2016 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE), will bring together thought leaders, learners, frontline clinicians and policy makers from around the world. Together, they will generate an actionable list of recommendations to guide the transformation of patient safety and quality improvement education.

During Building the Bridge to Quality, participants will listen in on dynamic panels and plenaries, and join breakout groups facilitated by a number of international leaders in patient safety and QI.

This session is designed for medical educators, clinicians, learners, policy makers and any other professionals with a stake in the patient safety (PS) and quality improvement (QI) movement. Upon completion of this two-day pre-conference session, participants will be able to identify, align and integrate critical action items around PS and QI within their own clinical environments/organizations; collaborate strategically with key players in the field to implement and evaluate novel approaches to incorporating enhanced PS and QI learning within training environments; and effectively engage educational and clinical leaders to leverage needed systemic changes to integrate PS and QI within clinical care.

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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.

Learn more about the 2016 Institute here

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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Patient and Family Centred Care Experience Conference

November 7 - 8, 2016
y 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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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. Final admission decisions will be made by end of November.

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