Wednesday, March 27, 2013

2013 National Awards Gala: Celebrating Excellence and Recognizing Success / Gala de remise des prix nationaux de 2013 : une occasion de célébrer l’excellence et de souligner les succès

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Presented by:

The College’s 2013 National Awards Gala, a hallmark of excellence in healthcare and professionalism, will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario on Sunday, June 9, 2013. We invite you to join us for a glamorous evening and to help us celebrate the accomplishments of our 2013 award recipients.

Ethics Self-Assessment Tool / Outil d’autoévaluation de l’éthique

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The College’s Code of Ethics under the preamble section indicates that members are expected to conduct an annual self-assessment and attest compliance to the Code. However, the College has not had a formal tool members can use to complete the self-assessment.

To address this gap we are pleased to share a new Ethics Self-Assessment Tool developed by the College’s Ethics Council and recently approved by the College Board of Directors. The tool is aligned with the College’s Code of Ethics and was developed with consideration of assessment tools being utilized by the American College of Healthcare Executives and the US Department of Veterans Affairs National Centre for Ethics in Health Care. Consultation with the College chapters, College members interested in ethics, and experts in the field took place to validate the tool.

Welcome to our new corporate member: March 2013 / Bienvenue à notre nouveau membre corporatif: mars 2013

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The College is pleased to welcome another corporate member since the beginning of March.

Look for how many more organizations have joined the professional association of choice for health leaders in next month’s issue!

New members: March 2013 / Nouveaux membres: mars 2013

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Period of February 15, 2013 to March 14, 2013—listed by Chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Lower Mainland
Julia Raudzus
Medical Director, Provincial Adult Tertiary Eating Disorder Program, Providence Health Care (Vancouver, BC)

Andrew Tugwell
Provincial Director, Population and Public Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, BC (Vancouver, BC)

College members-on-the-move: March 2013 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche: mars 2013

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Period of February 15, 2013 to March 14, 2013—listed by Chapters:

BC Lower Mainland
Devon M.T. Mymko
FROM:  Senior Project Manager, Provincial Access Team, Alberta Health Services (Westlock, AB)
TO:  Collaborative Practice Coordinator, Vancouver Coastal Health (Vancouver, BC)

Eastern Ontario
Richard J. Christie
FROM:  Manager, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Ottawa, ON)
TO:  Executive Director, Kingston Family Health Team (Kingston, ON)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

One-week Sweden Study Tour / Voyage d’étude d’une semaine en Suède

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Sweden Study Tour 
May 12-17, 2013

Register now for a study visit and knowledge exchange to Stockholm and Gothenburg!  Don’t delay as space is limited!

Building on the College’s experience with study tours, this program will be a forum to explore current developments in the Swedish and Canadian health systems. This study tour will be of interest to healthcare leaders in health services research, policy, administration, government, academics and the corporate sector.

Our history: Trade-offs in healthcare / Notre histoire : Compromis dans les soins de santé

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Over 60 people attended the one-day conference, “Trade-offs in Health Care: The Ethical Implications” held in Toronto on October 30. Participants came from as far as Vancouver, Edmonton and Brandon, underlining the interest this topic generates across the country.

The conference, co-sponsored by the College and Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, examined issues involved in making decisions that may result in trade-offs at the clinical level.