Conferences and Education


HI Bootcamp Booster Shot

September 19, 2017 to October 17, 2017
12:00 - 3:00 PM ET, Online

September 19 & 26; October 3, 10 & 17, 2017

12:00 - 3:00 PM ET - Online – Earn Continuing Professional Education Credits!

HI Bootcamp Booster Shot is an additional dose of Health Informatics & eHealth education to ensure attendees have the latest skills and knowledge to meet the new demands of the HI field.  

Like our physical universe, the universe of Health Informatics appears to be expanding and possibly doing so at an increasing rate. As we delve more deeply into the human domain with more and more sophisticated tools, we are experiencing heightened awareness of new competencies/capabilities that informatics professionals must have readily at hand. The result is that there is more to learn and teach, more skills that need to be acquired and new demands for our own attitudes and personal development.

Emergent factors that stimulate the need for competency/capability development include:

  • Analytics and Big Data
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • The Cloud
  • Precision/Personalized Medicine
  • Consumer Informatics
  • Devices, Sensors, Sensor Networks and data produced
  • Personal Attitudes and Implications in our workforce
  • Biomedical Engineering and Health Informatics
  • Complexity in health care and quantization of health information
  • And many others

Dominic Covvey – Director, National Institutes of Health Informatics; Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo & UOIT
Dr. Tom Rosenal - Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Victoria
Honorary Medical Staff  – Department of Critical Care Medicine, Alberta Health Services
Founding Medical Director – Clinical Informatics, Alberta Health Services (Calgary Zone)

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5th Annual National Forum on Patient Experience

September 26 - 27, 2017
Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, Toronto, ON

Improve Outcomes, Quality of Care, and Transform your Patient Experience!

The 5th Annual National Forum on Patient Experience is the only event dedicated to patients and professionals from across the country in coming together to address important issues in patient-and-family-centred-care.
In the wake of the Patients First Act and medical-assistance in dying (MAID), funding cutbacks across the board, and new Accreditation standards, it is now more important than ever for you to put your patients at the centre of your care.

Discover where PFCC is heading on a national level, and what your organization needs to do to improve:

  • ROI in PX: Demonstrate the value of PFCC to leadership and staff
  • MAID Legislation: Effectively communicate and maintain trust
  • Patients First Act: Gain insight directly from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care
  • Staff Experience: Ingrain PFCC through staff engagement and education
  • Home and Community Care: Engage with hard-to-reach patients

Come together with leading healthcare experts at Canada’s first and longest-running conference on patient experience!

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Top Speakers:

Nancy Naylor, Associate Deputy Minister, Delivery and Implementation, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Neil Churchill, Director for Patient Experience, NHS England
Sholom Glouberman, Philosopher in Residence, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Patricia Sullivan-Taylor, Executive Lead, Policy and Partner Engagement, Health Standards Organization and Accreditation Canada
Andreas Laupacis, Executive Director of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital

Humanizing Healthcare International Conference

October 18 - 20, 2017
Ottawa, ON

Enhancing Lives. Transforming Care.

October 18-20, 2017—Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, Canada

This conference will explore emerging trends and best practices that include relationship-centred care and highlight innovative ways to build capacity through community engagement, education, research and technology; cultivating compassion and dignity in an aging society.


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2017 CAPHC Annual Conference

October 22 - 24, 2017
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel, Montréal, Québec

The 2017 CAPHC Annual Conference will take place in the historical metropolitan city of Montréal, Quebec. With close to 400 people in attendance, this conference is the largest meeting of child and youth health service providers in Canada. Delegates from across the country will take advantage of the opportunity to network with colleagues, attend plenary and concurrent sessions, and view an extensive poster exhibit.With this year's theme, Engaging Children, Youth and Family: Are You Ready to Move Beyond Good Intentions?, the CAPHC Conference goal is to ensure that all who attend have the opportunity to reflect on best practices and the latest research and innovations as a base for creating and implementing new programs that enhance the quality of care for children and youth in their own treatment environments.

This years conference will feature Keynote addresses by:

  • The Right Honourable Paul Martin - The Martin Family Early Years Initiative
  • Cindy Blackstock - Reconciling History – Jordan’s Principle
  • Dr. Nicolas Steinmetz - Toxic Stress in Early Childhood - A Silent Epidemic
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau and Family - Achieving Excellence in the Face of Adversity

We look forward to seeing you at this years CAPHC Conference in Montréal!

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Patient Engagement & Outcomes: Taking It to the Next Level

October 23 - 24, 2017
Toronto, ON

Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics Annual Conference

We look forward to seeing you at our annual conference, which attracts around 200 attendees, 70+ contributed oral and poster presentations and a compelling line-up of invited speakers addressing issues such as effectiveness and safety of therapeutics, reimbursement issues, and health policy.

"The program and quality of speakers at CAPT in particular was among the best I have experienced in many years, and I don't say that lightly! The conference successfully explored a wide range of timely, relevant themes and in my view did justice to both the significance and complexity of each. It was a great learning experience for me and one I won't soon forget."

-Fred Horne, MBA, Principal, Horne and Associates, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Former Minister of Health, Government of Alberta - speaking on CAPT 2015

CAPTs Mission is to advance population-based research of therapeutic interventions to improve the health outcomes of Canadians. We bring together diverse perspectives, facilitating open exchange of ideas and collaboration, and influencing policy and practice. Featuring experts from across Canada and abroad, our conference furthers this mission by providing a venue for government policy makers, academic researchers and industry representatives to explore policies applied to drug access, health economics, and the use and effects of medications.

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Advanced Health Leadership Program Rotman School of Management

October 23, 2017
Toronto, ON

Application deadline October 23, 2017

The Collaborative for Health Sector Strategy and Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, are pleased to announce the upcoming 12th offering of the Advanced Health Leadership Program.   The program will be taking place as follows: 
Module I:   February 12 – 16, 2018 Module II:  April 23 – 27, 2018 Module III: June 4 – 8, 2018
The program’s mandate is to bring together the highest potential health system leaders from across the health system, drawing on all health system professionals (physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, administrators) from all  parts of the system (hospitals, community health centres, long-term care facilities, social support institutions, public health, etc.).  

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AFHTO 2017 Conference

October 25 - 26, 2017
Toronto, ON

Improving Primary Care Together

Ontario’s health system continues to undergo transition with far-reaching implications. For the benefit of all Ontarians, primary care needs to be at the centre of this transformation.

AFHTO’s 2017 Conference will show how we can all improve primary care together. The program will highlight how to make the most of opportunities and minimize challenges, both locally and regionally, to improve health, health care, and value for the people of Ontario.

Join over 850 interprofessional primary care providers, patients and community partners for two session-packed days.

Registration is now open!
Register an individual or team for the conference

  • Early-bird registration closes October 2, 2017
  • Members receive a 50% discount on registration. Concurrent session speakers and planning committee members are also eligible for additional discounts

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Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses National Conference

November 1 - 3, 2017
Marriott on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in a  Dynamic Health Care Environment: Complexity and Collaboration across the Continuum of Care
The Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses National Conference will be held November 1st - 3rd, 2017 at the Marriott on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario. 
Psychiatric/mental health nurses practice in health care settings that are challenged to keep up with changes associated with health care reform, a transformational political agenda and funding challenges. In addition, mental health and addiction care must address increasing complexity of health and social issues faced by clients and families across the lifespan and respond to higher clinical acuity in both hospital and community environments. In responding to these challenges, it is imperative to demonstrate efficiency, fiscal accountability and measurable patient safety and other quality outcomes. The 2017 CFMHN National Conference will explore innovative collaborations, approaches and solutions that address the complexity of today’s dynamic Canadian health care environment.
The CFMHN National Mental Health Nurses Conference brochure is now available. Please take a moment to check out the exciting pre-conference workshops, plenary presentations, posters and concurrent sessions, click here to view. This year’s theme is “Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in a  Dynamic Health Care Environment: Complexity and Collaboration across the Continuum of Care"
Keynotes include:
  • Louise Bradley, President & CEO, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Barb Shellian, President, Canadian Nurses Association
  • Chris Summerville, CEO, Schizophrenia Society of Canada
  • Meg Soper, Motivational Speaker 

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Issues of Substance (IOS)

November 13 - 15, 2017
Calgary, AB

Issues of Substance (IOS) is Canada’s only national conference that brings together addiction workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers, knowledge brokers and individuals with lived experience from across the country. Hosted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), the IOS 2017 theme is Addiction Matters.

Learn from and network with renowned national and international experts, as well as hundreds of professionals in your field and in complementary industries, who will provide a rich variety of shared experiences and new perspectives.


We hope you can join us in Calgary, Alberta from November 13–15, 2017! Learn more and register at

Questions de substance (QDS)

November 13 - 15, 2017
Calgary, AB

Questions de substance (QDS) est le seul congrès national du Canada à rassembler des travailleurs en dépendance, des professionnels de la santé, des chercheurs, des décideurs, des courtiers du savoir et des personnes ayant une expérience vécue de partout au pays. Présenté par le Centre canadien sur les dépendances et l’usage de substances (CCDUS), le congrès 2017 a pour thème La dépendance, ça compte.

Vous aurez l’occasion d’acquérir des connaissances et de réseauter avec des experts nationaux et internationaux, ainsi qu’avec des centaines de professionnels de votre domaine et d’industries connexes, qui vous profiter d’une grande gamme d’expériences et de nouvelles perspectives.


Au plaisir de vous voir à Calgary (Alberta), du 13 au 15 novembre 2017! Pour en savoir plus et vous inscrire, visitez le



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