Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Conference Board of Canada: Health Summit 2014

(Ce programme n’est pas disponible en français.) 

Health Summit 2014: Aging Chronic Disease and Wellness
October 23-24, 2014
Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre

The College is pleased to be partnering with the Conference Board of Canada for this exciting event! As a contact of ours, you’re able to take advantage of the rate of $1295 to attend this event – that’s a savings of $400 off of the total summit fee! For more information on how you can take advantage, please see below.

By now, you've heard that our 3rd annual health event is taking place this fall in Toronto.

Health Summit 2014: Aging, Chronic Disease, and Wellness, Thursday, October 23, and Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Toronto Marriot Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Toronto, will bring together Canada’s health professionals  to share thinking, assess the issues, and learn from each other.

At our 2014 event, experts and practitioners from across the country will discuss the top issues facing our health system today, including 5 key priorities for change:
  1. Fix the gateway to the health care system. Primary care is the first contact point with the health care system. The consensus was that interdisciplinary family care teams should be the standard model for primary care, and should be expanded and strengthened in all provinces and territories.
  2. Invest in and use technology more intensively in the health care system, particularly information technology. More intensive and standardized use of information technology would allow patient information to be collected and shared seamlessly, making treatment much more efficient and boosting health care system productivity.
  3. Change health professional compensation. The compensation model for physicians and other health professionals should be linked to patient outcomes, not activities like treatment or consultation, within a clear accountability structure.
  4. Build an appropriate support system to care for the elderly. Few older Canadians want to be hospitalized for chronic conditions. They want to be cared for and healed in their homes and the communities where they live.
  5. Improve the state of Canadians’ overall health and wellness. A healthier population would slow the growth in chronic diseases and health care demand, so Canada needs a “wellness system” as well as a health care system. Employers have an important role in supporting the wellness of employees and their families.
The full agenda is now online for viewing! You’ll see some of Canada’s top practitioners and experts in health care, including:
  • Dr. Kathryn Downer, National Director, Pallium Canada
  • Sholom S. Glouberman, President, Patients Canada
  • Kate Hall, Program Manager, WALK Friendly Ontario, Canada Walks, Green Communities Canada
  • Chad Hartnell, A/Senior Director, Partnerships and Strategies Division, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • David Harvey, Chief Public Policy and Program Initiatives Officer, Alzheimer Society of Ontario
  • Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Lidia Kemeny, Director, Granting and Community Initiatives, Vancouver Foundation
  • Lee-Anne Kennedy, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, StepsCount Inc.
  • Dr. Sara F.L. Kirk, Canada Research Chair in Health Services Research, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Ariella Lang, Nurse Scientist, VON Canada
  • Dr. Verena Menec, Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging and Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. David L. Mowat, Chief Medical Officer, Peel Public Health
  • Dr. Brian K. O'Rourke, President and Chief Executive Officer, CADTH
  • Dr. Philip Oreopoulos, Professor, Economics, University of Toronto
  • The Hon. David Rodney, Associate Minister of Wellness, Government of Alberta
  • Karen Seward, President, Cira Medical Services
  • Sarah L. Sharpe, Managing Director, QoC Health Inc.
  • Tim Sitt, Health and Wellness Consultant, Think MOVE
  • Jamison Steeve, Executive Director, Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity
  • Louis Thériault, Executive Director, Economic Initiatives, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull, Chief of Staff, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Thomas G. Wellner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Revera Inc.
The Summit will feature the latest research from the Canadian Alliance on Sustainable Health Care (CASHC) and other relevant areas of research at the Conference Board, including the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, the Council on Healthy Aging, the Centre of Advancement of Health Innovations, and the Council of Workplace Health and Wellness.

Save with our special partner rate!

As our contact, you’ll pay only $1295 to attend this event – that’s a savings of $400! Register using the online system and quote rebate code PRM10 to take advantage of this rate! For more information on registration, or the event itself, please contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca

Important note: These special rates are available to non-registered delegates only.

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