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With two-thirds of the population now overweight or obese, we must accept that primary prevention has failed, the obesity horses are out of the barn, there is no longer any point in locking the doors.” Arya M. Sharma, MD


” …it is well known that physicians, even seasoned ones, often make derogatory remarks about certain patients …” Laughing at the Obese by Neil Seeman

Off the Cuff

Can long-term care integrate with the rest of the system AND even solve some vexing issues? Find out what Jeff Lozon and Christina Bisanz have to say. More here.

Hospitals Shift Smoking Bans to Smoker Ban: More hospitals and medical businesses in many states are adopting strict policies that make smoking a reason to turn away job applicants.

From the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Any two individuals are invited to nominate a candidate, living or posthumous, whose outstanding contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. Visit  www.cdnmedhall.org . Or contact Janice McNorgan here: JMcNorgan@cdnmedhall.org

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You are invited to submit abstracts for new material focused on Child Health Special Issue #3.

We are looking for a particular emphasis on quality and service improvements with measurable results; new models of care that have improved access, quality and  outcomes; local, provincial or national initiatives aimed at quality, standards or outcomes; system integration improvements, organizational improvements that align strategy with outcomes; a call for action to remove barriers at the policy level that interfere with child health access. Mary Jo Haddad, Editor in Chief. More here.

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Jeff Lozon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Revera Inc., and
Christina Bisanz, CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association
Topic: Integrating with Long Term Care. Now is the Time.
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
Sponsors: Accenture, Baxter and Johnson and Johnson Medical Products
Register here

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Saäd Rafi, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Steven Lewis, health policy and research consultant based in Saskatoon, and Adjunct Professor of Health Policy at the University of Calgary and Simon Fraser University.
Topic: Can Economics Compete with Politics in Ontario’s healthcare system?
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
Sponsors: Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers
Register here

Upcoming Speakers – Details and registration will be announced in this space soon or sign up for New Events Alerts to be the 1st to know

  • Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, and Jennifer Zelmer, Senior Vice President, Clinical Adoption and Innovation, Canada Health Infoway – April 2011
  • Dr. Stephen Duckett – May 5. 2011
  • Dr. Robert Howard, President and CEO, St. Michael’s Hospital – June 2011
  • Dr. Robert Bell, Dr. Mary Ferguson-Paré and Sholom Glouberman – September 22, 2011

Corporate Canada looking to participate in these highly visible programs can contact Matthew Hart at mhart@longwoods.com

Sign up for New Event Alerts here. Past Presentations can be found here.  All Audio and Video Presentations can be found here.

For sponsorship information, please contact Matthew Hart at 416-864-9667 x113 or email mhart@longwoods.com

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February 16, 2011: Montreal, QC. 2011 CEO Forum: Leadership Accountability in Canadian Healthcare. Hosted by CHSRF
February 22-23, 2011: Vancouver, BC. CHSPR 2011 Health Policy Conference
February 23-25, 2011: Toronto, ON. The Clearings of Narrative Medicine
March 2-3, 2011: Mississauga, ON. QWQHC 5th Annual Summit
March 20, 2011-November 24, 2011: Multiple Locations. Physician Management Institute leadership development program
March 22, 2011: Toronto, ON: Patient Centered Nutrition and Food Services: The Quest for Quality
March 24 & 25, 2011: Toronto, ON. Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario 2011 Conference
April 4, 2011: Toronto, ON. Perioperative Care: Enhancing Patient Safety and Quality of Care through Collaboration, Accountability and Transparency
April 4-5, 2011: Toronto, ON. Healthcare Management Forum: Process Improvement and Operational Excellence
April: 27-29 2011: Toronto, Ottawa, Sudbury, ON. Conference for Administrative Professionals
May 4-5, 2011: Markham, ON. Ontario Gerontology Association, 30th Annual Conference
May 9-12, 2011: Halifax, NS. CAHSPR Conference 2011: Renewing Federalism, Improving Health Care: Can This Marriage Be Saved?
May 11–13, 2011: Toronto, ON. Innovation and Leadership in Rural and Northern Health Care
May 13-14, 2011: Vancouver, BC. Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership

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Transitions and Awards

Feria Bacchus to Board of Directors, Canadian Obesity Network
Jeffrey Low to Chair of the South West LHIN Board of Directors, ON
Rik Ganderton appointed peer reviewer for Sault Area Hospital, ON
Dr. Doug Cochrane to lead an independent investigation around the quality of CT scan and obstetrical ultrasound readings in BC
Dr. Philip Baker, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta to Alberta Health Services’ Quality and Safety Committee
Dr. Tom Feasby, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary to Alberta Health Services’ Quality and Safety Committee
Dr. André Corriveau to Chief Medical Officer of Health for Alberta
Howard Mathieson of Winnipeg to member of the Manitoba Health Appeal Board
Dr. Armarjit Singh Arneja of Winnipeg to member of the Manitoba Health Appeal Board
Anne McGarry of Winnipeg to member of the Manitoba Health Appeal Board
Rhonda Wiebe of Winnipeg to member of the Manitoba Health Appeal Board
Julie Foley appointed new President & CEO of Osteoporosis Canada

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Featured Careers

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 10:51 am and is filed under Longwoods Online.