Conferences and Education


Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership -- Dialogue: A Tool to Lead Action

April 20 - 21, 2018
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership is a 2-day education event that brings together a wide range of physician leaders from across Canada. The conference is designed to engage and help physician leaders at all levels of the their career. Take advantage of our six pre-conference intensive course (April 18-19, 2018).

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A Model for Patient Engagement through Mobile Apps

April 26, 2018
Live, Interactive, Online

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | Live, Interactive Online | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET 
Not all patients are the same. Yet, we treat all patients with a particular disease the same as every other patient with that disease. Modern marketing methods use segmentation and clustering to identify consumers with similar characteristics so that they get more targeted services and companies achieve better profits. Can the healthcare system use the same methods to achieve better, more convenient and more customized patient care while lowering costs?

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Leadership Matters – A Focus on Risk and Safety

April 30, 2018
Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, ON

Join us for the 2018 HIROC Annual General Meeting and Conference
Leadership Matters – A Focus on Risk and Safety

Each spring, HIROC brings healthcare leaders and change-makers together for an inspirational day. Between the educational sessions, captivating keynotes and dynamic poster presentations – The HIROC Conference sparks knowledge sharing, conversation and innovation.

Attendees will hear leading practices in risk management and insurance with insights from industry leaders.
Why Attend:
Networking – Likeminded delegates from across the healthcare spectrum will come together for meaningful discussions that aim to promote a safer healthcare system.

Unmatched Risk and Safety Content – Healthcare leaders from around the nation will gather to share their risk management best practices and vision of the future of healthcare, offering attendees an opportunity to be part of the solution.

Personalized Experience & Exclusive Access – The HIROC Conference agenda was made by you, for you! The sessions were hand-picked and include learnings not often seen at other events. The conference is also exclusive to HIROC subscribers and partners – 
our way of saying thank you and ensuring, together we live our vision of partnering to create the safest healthcare system.

For those unable to attend in-person, the event will be available via webcast. Register for the webcast and let us come to you.

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Healthcare Leadership and Improvement Conference: Huron | Studer Group

May 2 - 3, 2018
Toronto, ON

The Leadership and Improvement Conference was developed to help Canadian healthcare leaders hone the new and different skills required in today’s challenging environment. Get ahead of the curve by driving stakeholder engagement, executing on evidence-based best practices, increasing alignment, and providing the best possible care to patients. Learn through live on-stage role playing as well as peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Attendees will leave with new ideas, inspiration, and clear actions that will improve safety, patient experience and clinical outcomes. Be sure to check out the agenda, and use code Toronto18 to receive a $200 discount off the cost of your registration.

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CCHF Health Facilities Post Occupancy Evaluation

May 3, 2018
Daniel's School of Architecture , Toronto, Ontario

 Learn about:

  • Why Post Occupancy Evaluation is important to your project
  • Tools and methods available
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will discuss how the Ministry uses POEs in the capital planning process, and its view of a standardized approach 
  • Case studies in evaluations from Alberta, Ontario and the US 
  • Provide input to the CSA’s POE draft standard 

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3rd Annual IoT, Big Data Healthcare Summit

May 15 - 16, 2018
Toronto, ON

Canada’s healthcare system is the subject of much political controversy and debate in the country. Some question the efficiencies of the current system to deliver treatments in a timely fashion and advocate adopting a private system similar to the US. Conversely, there are worries that privatization would lead to inequalities in the health system with only the wealthy being able to afford certain treatments (Canadian Healthcare).

IoT, Big Data Healthcare summit has become a must-attend summit in a brief period. It has become the meeting point for senior healthcare professionals across Canada. This is our 3rd summit of its kind in Toronto and, 5th in Canada. The conference gathers healthcare professionals from hospitals, healthcare authorities and, technology companies. It provides a platform to advance the conversation regarding utilization of new tools and, technologies such as; IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence(AI), Blockchain etc. 3rd Annual IoT, Big Data Healthcare Summit is an ideal meeting point to become a part of the conversation. In the past, we had received excellent feedback

The objective of the conference is to bring the whole healthcare industry under one roof to understand opportunities and challenges IoT technologies and tools present. Needs and challenges faced by each of these are unique and so are opportunities to improve service, reduce costs, and improve healthcare systems.

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Dorothy Wyile Health Leaders Institute - Leading in Complex Environments

May 22 - 25, 2018
BMO Institute for Learning, Toronto, Ontario

The Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute consists of a 4-day residential, inter-professional leadership Institute with a structured web based follow up that spans several months and includes a capstone project.

Held at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto, the program consists of a concentrated study of leadership principles, models, behaviours, skills and tools.  Directed to Canadian health care leaders, the Institute features a variety of highly respected speakers and facilitators.  

To date over 2500 healthcare professionals from across Canada have attended the Leadership Institute, coming together to learn, to develop and to refresh in a stimulating and welcoming environment.

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Innovations in the Care Environment

May 24 - 25, 2018
Delta Burnaby Conference Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia

Highlights of topics and speakers include:

  • A report from Silicon Valley on cutting edge healthcare technologies, by Dr. Seth Bokser, University of California, San Francisco
  • Calgary’s Cancer Centre design innovations, presented by the principal design leads for the project from DIALOG and Stantec
  • Richard Tam, Executive VP and CAO Mackenzie Health presenting on building blocks of the SMART at Mackenzie Health in Vaughan, Ontario
  • technology interfaces and platforms being used to triage, treat and monitor mental health patients and the complementary evidence-based design of the Segal Centre facility in Vancouver
  • the largest facility planned for the ‘Riverview’ site in the province of BC, Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, featuring a panel discussion by the senior project team from the design-build and clinical planning leaders
  • and more including site tours of the new Children's Hospital, Segal Centre, interactive small group sessions on innovation challenges / solutions and a networking dinner
  • special rates for health authorities, hospitals ($900) for two days

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e-Health 2018

May 27 - 30, 2018
Vancouver, BC

Canada’s largest digital health event.

The annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow is the one event that brings Canadian digital health professionals together to network, connect, and learn from one another. With in-demand keynote presenters, expert panelists, and leading-edge vendors, e-Health always delivers great education and networking opportunities. This May, delegates will engage with current and future leaders at the Conference, Showcase, and Hackathon, and network with old and new colleagues at the Tradeshow and social events: Welcome Reception, Canadian Health Informatics Awards Gala, and sponsor receptions.
Our venue this year is the luxurious JW Marriott parq Vancouver, located downtown next to the BC Place Stadium. Hotel guests will have access to Parq Vancouver’s unique amenities, including restaurants and lounges, a casino, world-class spa and fitness studio, and an amazing 30,000 sq. ft. park with native trees located six floors above street level.
We look forward to seeing you at this year's must attend event as we showcase the success stories, products, new ideas, and amazing people leading the way on Canada’s digital health journey.

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2018 CAHSPR Conference

May 29 - 31, 2018
Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, QC

How Can Research Contribute to the Future of Canada’s Healthcare System?

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As its theme for the 2018 Scientific Conference, CAHSPR has chosen the topic of “How Can Research Contribute to the Future of Canada’s Healthcare System?”

The conference will explore the future of Canada’s healthcare system and consider how health services research can help to shape that future. 

Recently, researchers have focused on population health, considering the impact of social determinants of health, targeting vulnerable populations and understanding the value of patient input. How rapidly will these perspectives influence the health care system and disrupt the status quo?

Many researchers and decision makers are also working to understand the potential of new technologies and data sources. Will the digital revolutions we all experience in our every day lives become as pervasive in our healthcare system? Will disruptive technologies lead to changes in the social hierarchy of our healthcare professionals? How will changes in the age and gender of our providers impact our system?

All of us are engaged in research that seeks to answer these and other related questions. Our research results and our ability to communicate them to decision makers must play a major role in deciding what our future healthcare system looks like. 

Join us in Montreal for four exciting days on May 28, 29, 30 and 31 to explore these and other themes, catch up with friends and colleagues and make new acquaintances

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