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Governments deliver certain functions very well — such as clinical health care — but there’s always room for improved customer service and economic productivity through strategic partnering.” Saäd Rafi.


The TSX Gives a Short Course in Health Economics: It’s the Prices, Stupid! by Robert G. Evans, The Undisciplined Economist. Publisher’s note: this article is mandatory reading if you are coming to Breakfast with the Chiefs tomorrow morning.

Off the Cuff

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Join us by webcast for Breakfast with the Chiefs tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. ET. Saäd Rafi and Steven Lewis discuss this topic: Can economics compete with politics in Ontario’s health care system?

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Richard C. Alvarez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Health Infoway, and
Dr. Jennifer Zelmer, Senior Vice President, Clinical Adoption and Innovation at Canada Health Infoway.
Topic: Responding to issues of the day . . .
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
Sponsors: Accenture, Cerner , IBM and GE
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

  • Dr. Stephen Duckett – May 2011
  • Dr. Robert Howard, President and CEO, St. Michael’s Hospital – June 2011
  • Dr. Robert Bell, Dr. Mary Ferguson-Paré and Sholom Glouberman – September 2011

Past Presentations can be found here.  All Audio and Video Presentations can be found here.Corporate Canada looking to participate in these highly visible programs can contact Matthew Hart at mhart@longwoods.com
Healthcare Institutions who would like to send their staff to participate in these programs can contact Susan Hale at shale@longwoods.com

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 for individuals working at Healthcare Facilities: To attend any or all sessions over a season, you must hold a current subscription to at least one Longwoods’ journal. A one- time registration fee will also be available for certain events, to be announced upon opening of registration If you are not sure of your status and want more information please contact Sarah Lieberman at slieberman@longwoods.com.


March 24 & 25, 2011: Toronto, ON. Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario 2011 Conference
April 4-5, 2011: Toronto, ON. Healthcare Management Forum: Process Improvement and Operational Excellence
April 6, 2011: Toronto, ON. At the Crossroads of Sex, Aging & Cognition
April 6-8, 2011: North Bay, ON. OHA Region 1 – North East/North Central Educational Conference
April 7, 2011: Toronto, ON. Masters Certificate in Integrated Health Leadership
April 13-15, 2011: Thunder Bay, ON. OHA Region 1 – North West Educational Conference
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 11-14, 2011: Vancouver, BC. Effecting change through influence
May 24-27, 2011: Toronto, ON. Dorothy Wylie Nursing and Health Leaders Institute
May 25-27, 2011: Muskoka, ON. First Annual National Nursing Executives Summit
June 9-10, 2011: Toronto, ON. Physician Leadership Summit

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For more information please contact conferences@longwoods.com

Transitions and Awards

Dr. Peeter Poldre appointed Chief Medical Officer at St. John’s Rehab Hospital
Dr. Jean De Serres to President and CEO of Héma-Québec
Dr. Anthony Fields to Chair of the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) Expert Review Committee (pERC).
David B. Lee to Director of the National Bone Health Alliance

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See more Transitions here.

Featured Careers

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For more information or to post a position go to Jobs.Longwoods.com or email Susan Hale

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at 3:05 pm and is filed under Longwoods Online.