Conferences and Education


Integrated Risk Management in Health Care Settings

October 16, 2018
Toronto, ON

About IRM for Health Care Systems 2018

The Integrated Risk Management in Health Care Settings conference has entered its 3rd year in Toronto. The conference is health care focused and aims to be a unique setting that allows all involved in risk management in the health care industry to network, learn from one another and through sessions from industry leaders.


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OCSA CommunityConnect 2018

October 17 - 18, 2018
Markham, ON

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Registration is now open!

Connect with the Home Care and Community Support Sector

The Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) invites you to an exceptional opportunity to connect with home care, independent living and community support service trailblazers this Fall.  Don’t miss your opportunity to network with hundreds of thought leaders across various sectors and industries and engage with change champions who are reimagining service delivery.

Take this invaluable opportunity to connect with thought leaders from across the province, all gathered in one location this fall! 

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AFHTO 2018 Conference: Registration now live

October 24 - 25, 2018
Toronto, ON


Registration now open for the AFHTO 2018 Conference!


Relationship Design with Starfield in Mind

Ontario’s health system is ever-changing, but these shifts aren’t always fluid or easy to predict. Each change has the potential for far-reaching implications, but the fundamentals remain- primary health care needs to sustain and strengthen the relationships that matter to serve #EveryCommunityEveryPatient.

At AFHTO’s 2018 Conference over 800 primary care providers, interprofessional health care providers, patients and community partners will explore how we can contribute to a high performing health system, through a focus on the Starfield Principles. Together we’ll tackle how to make the most of opportunities and minimize challenges, both locally and regionally, to improve health, health care, and value for all Ontarians.

Registration is now open:

·         Take a look at our Conference Program

·         Register an individual or team for the conference

o    Early-bird registration closes October 1, 2018

o    Find out more about registration fees and discounts

We look forward to seeing you at the AFHTO 2018 Conference


2018 Ottawa Quality & Patient Safety Conference

October 30, 2018
Infinity Convention Centre, Ottawa, ON

SAVE THE DATE for the opportunity to share and learn about relevant practices that improve quality and safety of care for frail populations.

Please join The Ottawa Hospital, the Bruyère Research Institute, the QUILT Network (QUality for Individuals who require Long-Term support), IQ@TOH, and the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario on October 30th, 2018, for a day of learning and sharing at The Ottawa Quality and Patient Safety Conference

This year’s theme is "Innovation to improve quality and safety for the frail across care settings."

  • Learn and be inspired by pioneering healthcare leaders who are improving care across settings, from the community to hospitals and long-term care homes.
  • Participate by registering, submitting an abstract for poster or oral presentation, and get ready to engage with the dynamic guest speakers and panelists.
  • This year's conference features keynote speaker Dr. Gail Donner, who spearheaded improvements in patient and family-centered home and community care in Ontario with the Donner Report, "Bringing CARE HOME".
  • More speakers and panelists to be announced!

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Cyber Security Governance in Health Care

November 9, 2018
Toronto, ON

About Cyber Security Governance in Health Care

Cyber Security Governance in Health Care is a brand new conference dedicated to strengthening the cyber-resilience of Canada’s health care sector through peer-to-peer learning and expert presentations.


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ITCH 2019: From Research to Practice: Improving Usability, Safety and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology

February 14 - 17, 2019
Delta Ocean Pointe Resort, Victoria, BC

An international conference addressing Information Technology and Communications in Health (ITCH) The variety and range of technologies and software applications is considerable and there is increasing demand for implementation of healthcare IT in hospitals, clinics, homes and in the virtual space of mHealth, pervasive healthcare and social media. However, to effectively implement these technologies scientific research and industrial and governmental supports must be strongly in place in order to transform healthcare and build capacity at the regional, national and global levels. This four-day conference will take a multi-perspective view about what is needed in order to move technology along to real sustained and widespread use in moving research findings and approaches into practice.

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Advanced Health Leadership Program Rotman School of Management

February 25, 2019 to June 21, 2019
Toronto, ON

The Centre for Health Sector Strategy and Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, are pleased to announce the upcoming 13th offering of the Advanced Health Leadership Program. This year the program will be open to participants form across Canada --- so please share broadly. This year’s dates are:

  • Module I: February 25 – March 1, 2019
  • Module II: April 29 – May 3, 2019
  • Module III: June 17 – 21, 2019

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.).

AHLP concentrates on developing the leaders in the areas of Systems Thinking and Design, Change Management, Emotional and Political Intelligence, Leadership and Integrative ThinkingTM through reflective learning, experiential exercises, a focus on group discussion and guest sessions with current leaders in the system. Central among the benefits that participants gain is participation in a network of leaders from all parts of the health system. The program is updated annually to reflect ongoing system changes.

Central to our philosophy is exposing participants to varied models of leadership. System leaders who have worked with our participants include: Bonnie Adamson, Matt Anderson, Bob Bell, Sacha Bhatia, Hon. Deb Matthews, Tom Closson, Stacey Daub, Janet Davidson, Ken Deane, Michael Decter, Rob Devitt, Michelle DiEmanuele, Marilyn Emery, Kevin Empey, Tony Fell, Cathy Fooks, Mary Jo Haddad, Cathy Hecimovich, Alan Hudson, Jack Kitts, Marianne McKenna, Barry McLellan, Rose Patten, Camille Orridge, Saad Rafi, Mark Rochon, Tim Rutledge, Ron Sapsford, Shirlee Sharkey, Kevin Smith, Hon. George Smitherman, Barbara Stymiest, Terry Sullivan, Joshua Tepper, Leslee Thompson, Marian Walsh, Catharine Whiteside and Catherine Zahn.

Who Should Attend and Scholarships

The program is meant for current or potential senior members of leadership teams in health service provider organizations, agencies and other health system organizations. It is designed to draw a mix of clinical and non-clinical leaders. Typical job titles include Chief Executive Officer, Chief of Nursing or Medicine, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, Director (in organizations in which Executive Director is the most senior title), and Clinical Program Head. While most of the places in the program are for participants coming from publicly funded organizations (transfer payment agencies), a small number of places in 2019 will be available for participants from non-transfer payment agencies that serve the publicly funded system.

We will once again be able to offer participants from non-profit organizations a substantial scholarship, thanks to a generous gift from a private donor. Please see program website for details and the online application:

The selection process is very competitive and space is limited. The selection committee will use a variety of criteria in its participant selection decisions. These include:

  • On track to be a senior leader (clinical or non-clinical), executive, or CEO in the next 5 years
  • Currently on an executive team or evidence of executive-level leadership (approximately 10-20 years of experience)
  • Responsibility for financial and/or clinical performance
  • History of successfully managing and motivating staff
  • Record of initiative and achievement (e.g. successfully led a change process that delivered tangible results)
  • Experience of successfully working across a broad set of stakeholders, including: clinicians, professional associations, governments, and other provider organizations
  • Indications of career progression and ambition based on the resume and personal statement
  • Strong letter of support from a CEO or Board Chair

We ask that you send this notice to potential candidates as quickly as possible. The application deadline for the program is October 29th. Final admission decisions will be made in mid-November.

On behalf of Rotman and the Centre, thank you for supporting this investment in health system leadership development.

Yours very truly,

Brian R. Golden
Vice-Dean, Professional Programs
Sandra Rotman Chaired Professor of Health Sector Strategy
Executive Director, Collaborative for Health Sector Strategy
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto 

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