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“. . . the training and skills of many International Medical Graduates is substandard requiring extensive rehabilitation.” Dr. Arif Bhimji shows his frustration. Read more.

Why would people be happier when they get older? Read Happiness Rising by Neil Seeman

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Institute for Gender and Health Conference (November 22-23, 2010) – Call for Abstracts is open! Deadline for submissions is June 17th, 2010. Click here for details.

Open Reading from Philips Healthcare
The Burgeoning Disorder of Technophilia Deon Louw, Ken Gaston


Our Editors Recommend

Healthcare Quarterly
Team Effectiveness in Primary Care Networks in Alberta
Peter Drew, Brad Jones and Douglas NortonHealthcare Papers
Internationally Educated Workers Jeopardy: Answers and Questions
Raisa DeberNursing Leadership
Different Roles, Same Goal: Students Learn about Interprofessional Practice in a Clinical Setting
Susan Takahashi, Sharon Brissette and Kelly ThorstadHealthcare Policy
Gardasil® – The New HPV Vaccine: The Right Product, the Right Time? A Commentary
Joel Lexchin, Neil Arya and Sonal Singh

Electronic Healthcare
An Evaluation of a Patient-Centred Information Technology Tool for the Management of Chronic Diseases by Primary Care Interdisciplinary Teams
Marie-Thérèse Lussier, Alain Turcotte, Claude Richard, Liette Lapointe, Isabelle Vedel, Johanne Goudreau and Lyne Lalonde

World Health and Population
Exploring the Meaning of Childhood Disability: Perceptions of Disability among Mothers of Children with Disabilities (CWD) in Kuwait
Sudha R. Raman, Shilpa Mandoda, Laila Kasim Hussain, Niamh Foley, Elham Hamdan and Michel Landry

Breakfast with the Chiefs
FINAL BREAKFAST WITH THE CHIEFS  . . . before the summer break Topic: Creating Value in Canadian Healthcare: More, Better Care for the Dollars We Spend.Featuring . . .
Brian Golden

  • Professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management
  • Chair of the Board of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
  • Chair in Health Sector Strategy at the University Health Network (UHN)
  • 2004 recipient of the Ted Freedman Innovation in Healthcare Education Award
  • One of the top three authors at Longwoods.com

. . . with Shirlee Sharkey

  • President & CEO of Saint Elizabeth Health Care: 4,000 staff and 3.8 million visits annually.
  • Chair of the World Homecare and Hospice Organization.
  • Presided over the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO).
  • Recipient of the Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership
  • Recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II

Location: Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Sponsors: AccentureCGI, and KPMG In cooperation with: ACAHOHPMERotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Register here
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For sponsorship information, please contact Matthew Hart at 416-864-9667 x113 or email mhart@longwoods.com The small print: Breakfast with the Chiefs registration requirements: Do you work at a publicly funded organization? If so, you must hold a current personal subscription to at least one Longwoods journal. This covers attendance for the full season. If you are not a subscriber, go here first. If you are a subscriber, go to this page for information on upcoming speakers.

Registrants from private sector organizations, foundations and associations must be registered members of the Longwoods HealthcareBoard. If you are not sure of your status and want more information please contact Matthew Hart at mhart@longwoods.com

Conferences and Events
June 13 – 15, 2010: Toronto, ON. OACCAC Knowledge and Inspiration 2010 Conference
June 15, 2010: Toronto, ON. Healthy Work Environments: Improving the Quality of Work-Life.  Hear from Healthy Workplace gurus Dr Linda Duxbury and Dr Graham Lowe
June 16, 2010: Toronto, ON. Enterprise Risk Management: A “How-To” for Health Care Organizations Learn the effective tools and techniques for ERM
June 16, 2010:  Ottawa, ON. OCRI – I.T. in Healthcare – The Champlain Electronic Health (eHealth) Strategic Plan
June 17, 2010: Toronto, ON. Osgoode’s 4th Annual Legal Risk Management for Nurses
June 17, 2010: Toronto, ON. Redefining Patient Centred Care: What Does It Really Mean? Do you have it in your organization?
June 18, 2010: Toronto, ON. Capital Planning: Optimizing Your Facility Performance
June 27 – June 29, 2010: Waterloo, ON. Applied Health Informatics Bootcamp
September 20 – 21, 2010: Ottawa, ON. Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Statistics Canada for the Data Users Conference 2010: Understanding Health OutcomesConferences on the Longwoods siteOntario Hospital Association conferences.

Events in Global Health at the University of North Carolina

Marcy Saxe-Braithwaite recently joined Western Management Consultants as a consultant.
Bryan T. Leier to Chair, Board of Directors of the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada
Elizabeth Bardon to Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada
Dr. Fred Swaine, Vice President, Laboratory Services, Alberta Health Services
Susan McKay
, Vice President, Nutrition and Food Services, Alberta Health Services
Mark Heller
, Vice President, Environmental Services, Alberta Health Services
Gail Hufty
, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, Alberta Health Services
Mauro Chies
, Vice President, Diagnostic Imaging Services, Alberta Health Services
Stephen Marois
, Executive Director, Linen Services, Alberta Health Services
Anthony Weeks
, Executive Director, Protective Services, Alberta Health Services
Kerry Bales
, Vice President Central Zone, Alberta Health Services
John Capobianco
to Senior Vice-President and Partner, and National Practice Lead for
Public Affairs, Fleishman-Hillard Canada
Mary Lee
, Chief Executive Officer, NSAHO Clinical Engineering Services
Steve Smith
, Director, NSAHO Clinical Engineering Services
John Inch
, Northern Coordinator, NSAHO Clinical Engineering Services
Ed Ezekiel
, Central Coordinator, NSAHO Clinical Engineering Services
Phil Bradfield
, Southern Coordinator, NSAHO Clinical Engineering Services

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