Upcoming Speakers


Breakfast with the Chiefs is an educational session that provides invited “Chief Executives” the opportunity to share new ideas, policies and/or best practices with colleagues. Our speakers are CEOs, notable researchers, cabinet ministers, deputies, or leaders from the academic community. The briefings are 60 minutes long, concise and to the point. A full web version is made available on Longwoods.com a week after the live presentation.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Toronto, ON

8:00 am – 9:00 am (join us at 7:15 am for breakfast)

Richard Alvarez

Topic: Alvarez Unplugged In Conversation with Anton Hart "Digital Health: Looking Back…….Looking Forward"

Richard C. Alvarez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Health Infoway

Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada



Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Toronto, ON

8:00 am – 9:00 am (join us at 7:15 am for breakfast)

Timothy Caulfield and Dr. Danielle Martin

Topic: Healthcare Zombies: What Keeps them Walking?

Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta
Dr. Danielle Martin, Vice-President, Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions at Women's College Hospital


A healthcare zombie is a defunct idea that keeps rising from the dead no matter how many times you drive an evidence-based stake through its heart. From the value of nutritional supplements to vaccine myths to the benefits of a private tier, there exist a host of such myths that colour both public perceptions and policy debates.  What keeps these un-dead myths circulating and how can we change the discussion?


Location: St. Michael's Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria St., Toronto, ON, Canada



Upcoming Breakfasts:

  • Dr. Judith Shamian - December 15, 2014
  • Dr. Jack Kitts, Dr. Barry McLellan, Kevin Smith and Leslee Thompson - January 22, 2015
  • Dr. Ved Tandan - February 11, 2015

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