Conferences and Education


NIHI Summer Sessions On Demand

July 9, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Online, Canada

Register and gain 1 month access to any of these NIHI online series.

Available Online Series
Advanced HI: How Complexity Can Help in the Development and Management of eHealth Applications
Data Standards and SNOMED Series
eHealth Leadership Series
eHealth Shared Services: Principles and Tools for Effective Governance
eHealth Strategies and Electronic Health Records
Healthcare Analytics: A User's Guide to Results from Descriptive, Comparative and Predictive Analyses
Health Care & IT Governance Series
H4IT: Introduction: How the Canadian healthcare system is organized, how clinicians provide care and how these worlds are intrerrelated.
H4IT: Understanding Doctors, Nurses and Other Care Providers:
H4IT: Complex Challenges in the Care of Individual Patients & Populations
H4IT: Current Controversies in Health Care, Health Informatics and eHealth
Practical Consulting: Giving Advice and Surviving Adversity; Managing Work with a Profit Motive
Practical Development: The Major Secrets of Agile Approaches
Practical eHealth Planning
Practical eHealth Procurement
Practical Healthcare: What Professionals Working in Health Care Need to Know
Practical Meeting Facilitation
Social Media in Health Care

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20th Annual Patient-Centered Care Symposium

September 7 - 9, 2014
Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego, CA

Healthcare innovators will gather for three information-packed days dedicated to empowering providers with key drivers for building a culture of patient-centered care. Mark your calendars now for this industry-leading event.

Attend this one-of-a-kind conference to:

  • Experience hands-on breakout sessions featuring passionate industry speakers
  • Network and share best practices with renowned healthcare innovators
  • Stay up to speed on the latest trends and regulatory updates     
  • Position your organization for success in the changing healthcare landscape  
  • And much more

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The Art of Dying

September 9, 2014
Palais des Congres, Montreal, QC

A Free Public Lecture in Memory of R. David Bourke

Peter Fenwick, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry King's College, Londone, UK.

One of Dr. Fenwick's main interests for some years has been near deal experiences and the dying process.

7pm at the Palais des Congres, 201 Viger Street West.

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2nd National Forum on Patient Experience

September 23 - 24, 2014
Marriot Toronto Airport, Toronto, ON

SAVE 20% using the Longwoods VIP code: LONGWOODS2

Through patient stories, case studies, interactive Q&A and peer-to-peer exchange, explore new
ideas to develop and continue your patient experience journey:

  • Leadership Strategies: Transform organizational culture and infrastructure
  • Story-telling Approach: Anchor your service design through patient stories
  • Patient Flow: Deliver cost-effective, high quality patient-centric care
  • Senior Care: Apply innovative models of care for aging baby boomers
  • Communication: Foster clinician-patient communication to enhance quality
  • Inter-professional Collaboration: Redefine roles and expectations
  • Measurement: Demonstrate value by linking progress to your initiatives
  • Children’s Perspective: Transform care for patients and their families
  • Patient Engagement: Ensure a positive experience of care
  • Mental Health: Ensure patient involvement by developing mental health SDM

Join national and international thought leaders to source best practices, lessons learned and proven strategies. Be prepared to implement, sustain and continuously improve on your patient experience vision.

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National Interprofessional Healthcare Conference

September 29 - 30, 2014
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, To, ON

Ensuring sustainable primary healthcare across Canada: Embedding interprofessional models and overcoming barriers to collaborative practice

Creating sustainable health care delivery through collaboration. The inaugural National Interprofessional Healthcare Conference will bring together key policy leads and management professionals from primary care networks to discuss strategies to help strengthen interdisciplinary team models.

The 2 day agenda will present interprofessional practice case studies from across Canada, Australia and Europe and investigate different types of interdisciplinary team models including; best practice for governance and leadership structures, overcoming barriers to collaborative practice, data collection and analysis, and case studies showcasing high functioning teams and the models in place to provide education and training, communication tools, leveraging electronic health records, and much more.


– Interprofessional Teamwork: Successes & Tensions
– Panel Discussion. What Levels Of Organisational Change Do We Need To Support Interprofessional Teams?
– Toolkit For Progressing, Measuring And Evaluating Team Communication And Performance
– A Framework For Understanding Return on Investment for Interprofessional Care
– Incorporating The Patient Voice
– Cross-Provincial Case Studies Showcasing Interprofessional Practice



  • Scott Reeves, Kingston & St George’s, University of London; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Interprofessional Care
  • Esther Suter, Director Workforce Research & Evaluation, Alberta Health Services, AB
  • Caroline Nicholson, Mater Health Services & University of Queensland
  • Hélène Racine, Director of Nursing, Douglas Institute, QC
  • Elisabeth Willumsen, Professor in Social Work, University of Stavanger
  • Kathleen Klaasen, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Home Care Program, MB
  • Roberta Heale, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Laurentian University
  • Lesley Bainbridge, Director Interprofessional Education, The University of British Columbia, BC
  • Sue Griffis, Executive Director, North York Family Health Team, ON
  • Melanie Mooney, Primary Health Care Director, South West Health Nova Scotia, NS

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3rd WDPI Conference: Implementing Work Disability Prevention Knowledge

September 29, 2014 to October 1, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Toronto, ON

Early Bird Registration Closing August 15, 2014

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we welcome you to the WDPI 2014 Conference “Implementing Work Disability Prevention Knowledge”, the Third International Conference of the Work Disability Prevention and Integration (WDPI) Scientific Committee of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), being held in Toronto, Canada.

The WDPI Biennial Conference serves as an international forum for research and knowledge implementation related to work disability prevention and integration, across all causes of work incapacity.

Participants include the leading international experts in the field - scientists, healthcare and rehabilitation providers, employers, human resource managers, public and private insurers, lawyers, and policy-makers. The first WDPI meeting was held in 2010 in Angers (France) and the second in 2012 in Groningen (The Netherlands), attracting 200 delegates from 25 countries all over the world. This year we received the largest response ever to the call for abstracts, leading to an excellent conference, featuring the most recent scientific developments in the WDP field.

The Organizing Committee has worked diligently to develop a high level, informative scientific programme consisting of keynote addresses, oral and poster presentations, topical seminars, and a stakeholders' panel.  We hope you will enjoy this international conference, meet your colleagues and make new connections.  You will also be able to experience the beautiful Canadian fall season with its magnificent colours, and visit Ontario with its impressive Niagara Falls and its vineyards with tasteful wines!

Enjoy the conference and your stay in Toronto.

September 28th Welcome Reception
September 30th Dinner at the CN Tower

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eHealth Shared Services: Principles & Tools for Effective Governance

October 2 - 16, 2014
Online, ON

October 2, 9 & 16, 2014: 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Lecturer: Roger Girard, Former CIO, Manitoba eHealth
Worm Deadline: Aug. 31  Early-Bird Deadline: Sep. 5

This 3-session series will focus on the concept of shared services, where two or more health organizations share all or a portion of their eHealth and IT needs. The series will begin with an introduction and explanation of the nature of eHealth services, and then why and how these can and should be shared between many different health providers. The concept of leverage within a Shared Services model is explained, and how eHealth supports broad integration within the healthcare enterprise. The second part of the series covers more advanced topics, including the various eHealth Shared Services Models that can be utilized, Governance Models, Service Level Agreements, and concludes on Advanced Concepts such as the Cloud, and how this will affect eHealth services over time. This is the future of eHealth in Canada.



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Driving Quality, Lowering Costs 2014

October 8 - 9, 2014
Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC

Do your clinicians know your financial analysts? They should. 

In the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) Impacting Cost + Quality initiative, IHI worked intensely for over two years with 60 health care organizations to drive out waste, reduce operating expenses, and improve quality. IHI learned that there are several key drivers to successfully reducing operating expenses while maintaining or improving quality. These include: aligning efforts top-to-bottom and bottom-up, establishing working partnerships between clinical and financial teams, harvesting ideas from front-line staff, and viewing waste as an opportunity to improve systems.

CFHI is hosting IHI’s Driving Quality, Lowering Costs workshop seminar October 8-9 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia to help you get on the same track. This workshop is a synthesized, fast-paced version of IHI’s two-and-a-half year initiative that has been adapted by CFHI and IHI for the Canadian context in partnership with BC Patient and Safety Quality Council and the Health Quality Council of Saskatchewan. Now, you will learn in two days the proven strategies, tools, and best practices to save money and drive quality from more than two and a half years of IHI’s in-depth initiative.

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Healthcare Analytics: A Strategic Framework for Quality & Performance Improvements

October 8 - 15, 2014
Online, ON

October 8 & 15, 2014: 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Lecturer: Trevor Strome, Informatics & Process Improvement Lead, Winnipeg RHA
Worm Deadline: Aug. 31 Early-Bird Deadline: Sep. 12

Using real-life success stories and lessons learned from the front-lines of healthcare, this two-part series will enable attendees to accelerate the transformation from relying on generic reports and dashboards to achieving truly useful Quality Improvement (QI)-focused analytic information and insights.
This series will provide healthcare decision-makers, analysts, and improvement specialists with a strategy development and execution framework that will immediately improve analytics effectiveness and return-on-investment within your health care organization. It will provide the tools and skills necessary to develop analytics strategies that fit the quality and performance improvement needs of your health care organization. The sessions will also discuss the analytical tools for leveraging healthcare information technology (HIT), data from source systems, and proven Quality Improvement (QI) methodologies to make more insightful, fact-based decisions for an HCO.



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AFHTO 2014 Conference “In Partnership with Patients: True Integration of Care”

October 15 - 16, 2014
Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON

AFHTO’s 2014 Conference is highlighting primary care In Partnership with Patients: True Integration of Care. This year’s conference is bringing together primary care teams, patients and community partners to explore how we work as partners to provide excellent patient care.

2014 Registration

Registration will open in June.

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