Conferences and Education


QCIP Winter Session: Quality Clinical Investigator Practices

January 18 - 20, 2017
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

The QCIP Foundations of Research Involving Humans course is an in-class training program primarily targeted to new Principal Investigators, Clinical Research Fellows, and Clinical Fellows who conduct research involving humans. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the ethical principles and best practice standards and their applications in ensuring data integrity, participant safety, and regulatory compliance in the context of research involving humans.

A certificate will be provided upon completion of the three-day foundations course, and upon completion of each advancement course. Learners who have completed all QCIP courses will also receive a Program Certificate.

Accreditation: This event is 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 approved by AMMI Canada.

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Healthcare Performance Matters Workshop - Quality Relationships

January 20, 2017
Toronto, ON

Healthcare organizations are persistently being challenged to do more with less... provide higher-quality outcomes, more rapidly, at a lower cost.

As Relational Coordination guru, Dr. Jody Hoffer Gittell reveals in her latest book, high performance is fundamentally relationally rooted in both human and social capital.

Leveraging Dr. Gittell’s research and writings as well as those of Drs. Gillis and Suchman and others, join qualified RC certified leaders for an interactive workshop that will explore how a relational focus on the coordination of our work as a team can lead to higher performance. Understanding the influence as leaders you can bring to support smarter work processes, and organizational structures that will help improve your organization's relational health.

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Government Involvement in eHealth – Executive Briefing

January 26, 2017
Live, Interactive, Online Session

January 26, 2017 
12:00-1:30 PM ET

Live, Interactive, Online Session

Should the government take a more active role in e-Health? If so, what should it be? Has this been done in other jurisdictions throughout the world? If so, what lessons can we learn and how can we leverage those successes and avoid failures?

This session will discuss the way in which our government can best serve the promotion of healthcare technology to improve outcomes – both financial and clinical.


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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.


App Developer’s Guide to Privacy & Security Workshop

January 31, 2017
Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON

January 31, 2017 - 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM ET 
Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON

Privacy always emerges as a question to be answered by app developers and start-up companies in the healthcare space. Privacy and security controls are often mandatory requirements for health sector procurements. How can app developers and start-ups address the privacy concerns of patients, healthcare providers, clients and service providers while staying lean and agile in their development practices?

This workshop will cover critical privacy legislation, conducting a privacy risk assessment, assessing what privacy and security features to build into your products and services, implementing an affordable privacy management program and handling a privacy breach.


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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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Innovative Approaches to Optimal Cancer Care in Canada

April 7 - 8, 2017
Toronto, ON

Join us and hear from renowned international and Canadian speakers who will inspire you with insights that span the cancer care continuum – screening, diagnosis and treatment, palliative and end-of-life care, and survivorship – and delve into key themes:

  • Quality of care for all
  • Diagnostic process: A clear pathway or a revolving door?
  • Overcoming inertia in the cancer system: Why don’t we do what we know works?

Who should attend? Health-care practitioners, leaders and key stakeholders who want to connect with colleagues and be part of important conversations that are changing the cancer experience in Canada:

  • What are the most promising advances in cancer care today?
  • How can we accelerate their adoption for the benefit of Canadian patients?
  • How can we improve cancer care for patients through system-level change?

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto on April 7-8, 2017.

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

May 23 - 26, 2017
Canada, Toronto, Ontario

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

Download the 2017 Health Leaders Institute Brochure!

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