Taming of the Queue 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Taming of the Queue 2015 conference, to be held April 16-17, 2015 in Ottawa, at the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel.

This year’s overall conference theme is “Improving timely, appropriate care for patients in an aging society”. The focus for the 2015 conference is the examination of access and appropriateness strategies being employed by Canadian and international health system stakeholders to handle the growing number of elderly patients with complex care needs and multi-morbidities.

The 2015 conference will build on the successful previous conference theme of appropriateness by focusing on strategies to improve timely access to appropriate care for complex care patients in an ageing society. This examination will include highlighting successes and challenges experienced by Canadian and international health system stakeholders to manage patients with complex care needs including multi-morbidities.

Taming of the Queue invitational conferences provide a forum for leaders, researchers, health care providers, administrators, students and patient groups to come together to discuss and learn about key issues on improving timely access to quality health services. The conferences have contributed to enhancing knowledge and facilitating the exchange of best practices.

For further information please contact Stephen Vail at 613 731-8610 extension 2358 or toll free 800 663-7336.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in April!

Stephen Vail
On behalf of the Taming of the Queue Steering Committee


Pre-conference Symposium

We are also pleased to announce that there will be a pre-conference event "Canadian Symposium on Single-Entry Models: Towards an Evidence-informed Road Map for Implementation of Best Practices" to be held in the Adam Room, Ottawa Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel, Wednesday, April 15th, 2015. This symposium is sponsored and organized by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Emerging Team- Strategic Management for Timely Treatment. It will include presentations and interactive sessions, with national and international examples and perspectives aimed at advancing the knowledge and application of single-entry models in health care.

For additional information, please refer to the attached calendar prompt >>

Pre-conference agenda >>

About Taming of the Queue

Since 2004, the annual Taming of the Queue (TQ) conference has brought together a community of interest from across Canada to discuss access and wait time issues. Representing a wide range of perspectives, conference participants assess progress being made on wait-time measurement and management. Sponsored by several national health stakeholders, these events have enhanced knowledge about the issue, while exchanging best practices and helping to shape the public policy agenda.