Longwoods eLetter January 02, 2006
". . . The scientific opportunities are too exciting, the global stakes
are too high, and the pace is too rapid for the Canadian health research
community not to soar above internal challenges. Together, we must
articulate a vision so compelling, so large, so exciting, so important,
and so essential to Canada's future, that it becomes inevitable."
. . . from Dr. Alan Bernstein's 2005 Keynote Address to the
Canadian Academies of Health Sciences.

Video presentations from Breakfast with the Chiefs
1. The Hon. George Smitherman (MOHLTC/Ontario) – click here
2. Graham Scott and Glenda Yeates (CIHI) – click here

3. Dr. Robert Bell (UHN/Toronto)click here (most viewed to date)
4. Dr. David Butler-Jones (Public Health)click here
5. Dr. Alan R. Hudson (Wait List Lead)click here

The Next Breakfast with the Chiefs
The speech. January 31, 2006.
Reference Material. Click here: Pandemics: an Economic Analysis
Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist,
BMO Nesbitt Burns and Global Economic Strategist, Harris Bank.
For more information (or to register) ask LLopez@longwoods.com

Patient Safety | Medical Errors: FREE TO SUBSCRIBERS
Subscribers to the journal Healthcare Quarterly will receive
a free print & “e” copy of Patient Safety Papers II and Patient Safety
III. Click here to subscribe to Healthcare Quarterly

Click here for a free  “e” copy of Patient Safety Papers I
28 papers and 155 pages. Edited by Dr. Ross Baker who writes:
“a rich array . . .  for those facing choices in the design of their own
safety initiatives”.
[ made possible by an educational grant from the Canadian
Patient Safety Institute and the Ontario Hospital Association.]

Nomination Alert: SickKids Foundation: Rotman Award for Paediatric Home
Scholarship Announcement: Rehab-Related Research. TD Bank Financial Group:

CONFERENCES & EVENTS (Details and more Conferences here)
  Ideas and Best Practices in Continuing Care February 8, 9 and 10, 2006.
    Featuring: Sister Elizabeth Davis, Dr. David Foot, and Kit Grant.
    Produced by The Capital Care Foundation of Edmonton.
  Accelerating Primary Care. February 14 to 16, 2006.
    Hosted by Capital Health and the University of Alberta.
    With Colin-Thomé, Decter, Gutkin, Kizer, Protti, Rachlis, Roberts, Schoen,
    Shaw, Starfield, Stevens, Yeates; See: www.capitalhealth.ca/primarycare
  The 7th Annual Integrated Care Conference: More here: [English] [French]
  The eHealth 2006 Call for Participation.
  The 16th Annual Rotman Research Institute Conference: Stroke And Cognition:
  Toward a National Pharmaceuticals Strategy:  www.chspr.ubc.ca/hpc
  Today’s Information for Tomorrow’s Improvements  http://hinf.uvic.ca
  Seventh National Conference on Quality in Health Care - February 15th - 17th,
  The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 97th Annual Conference.
  The National Occupational Health Conference. April 26 – 28.

LEADERSHIP TRANSITIONS (review all reported ‘05 Transitions here)
  Ian Shugart, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister at Health Canada,
    to chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Health Task Force.
  Lorna Reimer to Director, Alberta Centre for Telerehabilitation, Edmonton, AB
  Rodney J. Ouellette to Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Member of the Governing Council
Graham S. Lowe of Calgary to Executive Editor, HRResources.ca
  2005 to 2006 as predicted

[send your transitions to eletter@longwoods.com]

Organ and Tissue Donation Co-ordinator, CHEO, Ottawa Region -
   Trillium Gift of Life Network
Coordonnatrice ou coordonnateur de dons d’organes et de tissus,
   CHEO, la région d'Ottawa - Réseau Trillium pour le don de vie
Manager, Postpartum - Royal Alexandra Hospital,
   Capital Health, Edmonton AB
Clinical Nurse Specialist,
   Stollery Pediatric Centre for Weight & Health-Capital Health, Edmonton AB
Full Time Patient Care Coordinator -
   Homewood Health Centre, Guelph, ON
Vice-President, Research - CIHR
Vice-President, Knowledge Translation - CIHR
Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
    St. Joseph’s Care Group, Thunder Bay, ON
Senior Advocacy Officer, Global Libraries
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Grants Coordinator, Global Health Program
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Program Director, China HIV/AIDS Initiative
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Administrator - Capital Care Norwood, Edmonton, AB
Director of Operations for Ontario - Clinidata
Regional Vice President, Cancer Services, Windsor, ON
Chief Executive Officer - James Bay General Hospital
Director, Health Reports -
    Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Career Opportunities in the Northwest Territories
Career Opportunities at Capital Health Edmonton
Career Opportunities at Fraser Health
Career Opportunities at Hamilton Health Sciences
[Send your career opportunities to Susan Hale at shale@longwoods.com]

Jestfully Caring (the story of therapeutic clowning) |

Are Physician Executive Pay-for-Performance Programs the
Future of Physician Leader Compensation in Canada?

Opinions  |  Quarterly Change

CIHR Research: Taking Down Goliaths: New Vaccines May
Spell the End for Ebola, Marburg and Lassa Virus Infections

ICES Report: To Everything There Is a Season: Hospitalizations in
Ontario Demonstrate Strong Evidence of Seasonality and Predictability

CIHI Survey: Volumes and Outcomes for Surgical Services in Canada

Insight: Conversations in the Executive Suite: Hume Martin

Insiders reveal their true feelings on this blog:

. . .we already have a private health care system that in general works
really well: labs, dentists, private research and development, drugs,
psychology, OT, social work and the other therapies, ambulances,
nursing organizations, consultants, lawyer and accountants,
private nursing companies, nursing and retirement homes, devices, alternative therapies. . . .
. . . . It is the bloated public system that is broken.”   Join the discussion HERE:

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