OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Jun 07 (MARKET WIRE) —
What: National Healthcare Leadership Conference 2010
When: Monday, June 7, 2010, from 9:15 am to 5:00 pm (Opening Ceremonies
at 8:30 a.m. to include greetings from Manitoba Minister of Health
Theresa Oswald, and Mayor of Winnipeg Sam Katz), and Tuesday, June 8,
2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CDT).
Where: Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
National health decision makers will explore integrated approaches to
health services delivery at the 2010 National Healthcare Leadership
Conference, on June 7 and 8, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Hosted in partnership
by the Canadian College of Health Service Executives and the Canadian
Healthcare Association, this conference is the largest national gathering
of health system decision-makers in Canada, bringing together more than
750 delegates from across the country.
Health is now understood to be more than management or absence of
illness, encompassing health promotion and disease prevention, health
maintenance, and issues around quality of life. The benefits of
collaboration and integration of health and preventative services extend
not only to patients, but also to providers and the health system.
Integration of health services across the continuum of care from birth to
end of life must be achieved in order to have an effective health system.
This year’s conference, themed Transforming Health: From Silos to
Systems, studies these concepts and how they support an efficient,
effective and high quality health system.
Throughout the conference, strategies and leading practices supporting
the role of health leaders as innovators, stewards and guardians of the
health system will be featured.
Conference highlights include:
– Whose System Is It Anyway? Over the first morning of the conference,
this question will be debated in two plenary sessions. Part 1 looks at
the historical and changing role of each stakeholder in an integrated
health system, and their role in maintaining function while
transitioning to an integrated system. Part 2 addresses ownership and
representation of public and patients and their role in identifying
health care priorities as well as appropriate care.
Part 1: Ken Hughes, Dr. Brian Postl, and Dr. Jim Nininger will explore
the many issues that arise in transforming the health system from silos
to systems. (June 7, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) Mr. Hughes, Dr. Postl and
Dr. Nininger are available to the media for interviews on topics related
to the conference.
Part 2: Dr. Vaughn Glover, Tony Dagnone, and Dr. Michael Jackson examine
the role of the patient as owners and influencers of the health system.
(June 7, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.) Dr. Glover, Mr. Dagnone and Dr. Jackson
are available to the media for interviews on topics related to the
The National Healthcare Leadership Conference is pleased to welcome
national editor of Maclean’s Magazine Andrew Coyne as moderator for both
provocative plenary sessions on Monday, June 7. Mr. Coyne is available to
the media for interviews on topics related to the conference.
Skating to Where the Puck is Going to Be. What will the health care
system look like in twenty-five years? Dr. Michael Jackson will provide
insight into factors and trends that will influence Canada and the world
over the medium and long term. Dr. Jackson will share strategies for
successfully planning and implementing the changes required to ensure the
success of tomorrow’s health care system and the role of the patient in
this journey. (June 7, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Mr. Jackson is available to
the media for interviews on topics related to the conference.
– They…Them…Those! Communicate and Collaborate Effectively by
Leveraging Generational Diversity. Effective communication is critical
for successful collaboration. There are currently five – and soon to be
six – distinct generations working side by side in health care settings,
each with their own perspectives, feelings and attitudes. A recognized
leading authority on work-life issues, Nora Spinks will provide up-to-
date information and share proven practices that can help accurately
interpret behaviors across generations and reduce intergenerational
tension. (June 8, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) Ms. Spinks is available to the
media for interviews on topics related to the conference.
– You’ve Seen the Future: Now What? Leading forecaster and futurist
Richard Worzel wraps up the 2010 National Healthcare Leadership
Conference by offering delegates techniques to achieve their
organization’s preferred future. (June 8, 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.) Mr.
Worzel is available to the media for interviews on topics related to the
Throughout the conference, concurrent sessions, panel discussions and
poster sessions further explore health system transformation from silos
– Transforming Health – Moving to a Common Enterprise: Panelists Tony
Dagnone and Ted Warawa will present their unique perspectives on the
findings, rationale and lessons learned from Saskatchewan’s Patient
First review of the provincial health system, including “go forward”
success requirements. (June 7, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Mr. Dagnone is
available to the media for interviews on topics related to the
– Knowledge to Action: Advancing Health Care Reform through Knowledge
Exchange and Social Marketing: Social marketing strategies have been
recognized as having great importance in moving knowledge forward to
action. This panel discussion will provide an example of a large,
national initiative, with a ten-year time course, that has the goal of
advancing health care reform in areas of health care (mental health and
substance use). Using a case-study methodology, the key steps and
decision-making processes that are necessary to develop and roll out
successful initiatives will be described. Discussion will include key
challenges and pit falls that were encountered in creating the various
component required to launch these initiatives. (June 7, 2:00 p.m. -
– Partnerships: Teams working together to achieve a common goal or
undertake a specific task can be the foundation for success. This
session will highlight lessons learned, strategies to manage the
potential tensions of partnerships to increase collaboration, processes
and organizational responsibilities, education and communication
necessary to deliver innovative projects and achieve successful
outcomes. (June 8, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
– Collaboration: Interprofessional collaboration is reaching new levels of
interest related to health care system. This session will focus on
strategies used in designing and implementing primary care networks and
provide examples of two successful collaborative efforts created during
recent health care crisis. (June 8, 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
More information, including the biographies of plenary speakers and a
complete list of presentations, is available at
Canadian Healthcare Association
613-241-8005 x 205
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