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Canada will champion a major initiative to improve the health of women and children in the world’s most vulnerable regions.” Stephen Harper at Davos, January  28, 2010. Read this in context of Canada’s vulnerable populations.


Off the Cuff

Tales from the back room: memories of a political insider by Michael Decter. ISBN 978-1-926531-06-9

Michael Decter’s newest book is out just in time for gift giving. More than 300 people are named so the index alone will be a popular read. The book reveals all about his days in government and we finally find out what it means to be a “Harvard-trained economist.” Look for some colourful stories about creating policy with Pierre Trudeau and Michael Kirby, and creating moments with people like the Pope, the premiers, the Queen and Farley Mowat, to name only a few. This is Decter as an ingenious and captivating story teller. In the process find out how government works on a grand scale in Japan or at a muddy race track or over lunch on a porch – surprisingly without the key players around. Recommended.

Is there a doctor on your radio? A paediatrician? A nurse? A mental health counsellor? A gerontologist? Any one else? (We are creating a list.)

Dr. Brian Goldman is well known for hosting White Coat, Black Art, an award-winning show on CBC Radio. Dr.Peter Lin is routinely interviewed on the program Metro Morning. But there must be (should be!) more clinicians on the radio – local stations, regional stations, or other national programs. Where are you? Let us know please. Write Publisher@longwoods.com

Jobs.Longwoods.com: 52 jobs currently online. Reserved for leaders and nurses

You cannot solve the eHealth-predicaments in Canada. It’s too big to do it on your own. It’s going to take all of us working together. So we will make “the best dammed little eJournal in the country” free to everyone who registers. Read what Denis Protti thinks is important, and provide your comments online. Please go to www.electronichealthcare.net and click on “Create an Account” (under the search bar). Once you have created an account email us and we will activate your access to the journal. If you already have an online account just email us – and join the team to make eHealth work.

Open Reading

From Patient Safety Papers
Aiming for Zero Preventable Deaths: Using Death Review to Improve Care and Reduce Harm
Rosanne Zimmerman, Sharon Pierson, Richard McLean, Sue Anne McAlpine, Carole Caron, Beth Morris and Janie Lucas


Our Editors Recommend

Healthcare Quarterly
Informed Consent: Exploring Surgical Residents’ Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices
Sally Bean, Bryan Magwood, Ahmed A. Abdoh, Joseph Chen and Jordan Hochman

The Author Responds: Putting Bedside Rationing Back into Perspective
Peter A. Ubel

Nursing Leadership
Conscientious Objection: A Call to Nursing Leadership
Natalie J. Ford, Kimberly D. Fraser and Patricia B. Marck

Healthcare Policy
Moral Distress among Healthcare Managers: Conditions, Consequences and Potential Responses
Craig Mitton, Stuart Peacock, Jan Storch, Neale Smith and Evelyn Cornelissen

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
Mortality, Nutrition and Health in Lofa County Liberia 5 Years Post-Conflict
Shannon Doocy, Daniela Lewy, Tanya Guenther and Ryan Larrance

Breakfast with the Chiefs

Monday, December 13, 2010
David Levine, Chief Executive Officer, Montreal Regional Health Authority.
Topic: Medicare and Regionalization – Quebec Style; Is Quebec Leading the Way in Health Reform?
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th Floor, 600 University Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada
Sponsors: Accenture, AstraZeneca, CGI, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Register here

We are finalizing the dates . . .

(1) Breakfast with the Chiefs: The 2010/2011 lineup includes:  Dr. Robert Howard, CEO, St. Michaels | Camille Orridge, CEO, Toronto Central LHIN | Dr. Davy Cheng, Chief of Anesthesia, London — and Longwoods Scholar |  Janet Davidson, CEO, Trillium Hospital | Kevin Smith, CEO, St. Josephs, Hamilton |  Michael Decter, CEO, LDIC Inc. | Brian Postl, Dean of Medicine (UofManitoba) and Chair, CIHI | Richard Alvarez, CEO, Canada Health Infoway | Steven Lewis, Author and Consultant | Dr. Michael Rachlis, Physician and Author | Dr. Danielle Martin, Physician and Chair, Canadian Doctors for Medicare | Jennifer Zelmer, VP, Canada Health Infoway …

. . .and many more.

(2) HealthcareRounds on The Cutting Edge: [a] Bringing Innovation to the Bedside, [b] Governance, [c] Healthcare Workplace are on our radar. This is a three-part multimedia education program covering critical issues. To receive notifications about this program write Events@longwoods.com

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

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Past Presentations can be found 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 AND access by webcast. 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


November 24, 2010: Toronto, ON. Becoming Bully-Free at Work: Information, Inspiration and Implementation
November 29, 2010: Toronto, ON. Putting Policy into Practice: The Ontario Hospital Association Accessibility Conference
November 29, 2010: Toronto, ON. To Do No Harm
November 29-30, 2010: Toronto, ON. Innovation Takes Leadership: Ivey Global Health Innovation and Leadership Conference
November 30, 2010: Toronto, ON.  Hot Topics in Risk Management.
December 1, 2010: Toronto, ON. Community Engagement in the Time of Tough Decisions and the Quest for Quality
December 3, 2010: Toronto, ON. Equity & Diversity: Essential to Excellent Care for All
December 3-5, 2010: Calgary, AB. Applied Health Informatics Bootcamp
December 5-8, 2010: Orlando, FL. 22nd Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
January 21, 2011: Toronto, ON. Hospitalist Programs
February 7, 2011-June 24, 2011: Toronto, ON. Rotman Advanced Health Leadership Program
February 16, 2011: Montreal, QC. 2011 CEO Forum:  Leadership Accountability in Canadian Healthcare. Hosted by CHSRF
February 22, 1011: Toronto, ON. The Role of Primary Care in Health System Reform
March 2, 2011: Mississauga, ON. QWQHC 5th Annual Summit
March 20, 2011-November 24, 2011: Multiple Locations. Physician Management Institute leadership development program
April 5 – 8, 2011: Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2011 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare
May 4, 2010: Markham, ON. Ontario Gerontology Association, 30th Annual Conference
May 9, 2011: Halifax, NS. CAHSPR Conference 2011 Abstract submission deadline: January 14, 2011
May 13- 14, 2011:Vancouver, BC. Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership
June 6-7, 2011: Whistler, BC. Rising to the Challenge: Relationships, Resources and Realities.

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Alex Munter to Chief Executive Officer, Ontario’s Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Michael Shea to the Board, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network.
Janet Harris to Executive Vice President, Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Executive (CNE),  Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene (ON)
Paul Haycraft to Senior Executive Consultant, CGI – Healthcare
Dr. Gillian Kernaghan to CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, ON
David Dodge to Chair of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Today’s Leadership Careers

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Nursing Careers

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Longwoods has a portal of participating healthcare recruitment centres. For more information go to Jobs.Longwoods.com or email Susan Hale

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 10:46 am and is filed under Longwoods Online.