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.
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Taming of the Queue 2014 conference, to be held April 3-4, 2014 in Ottawa, at the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel.
This year’s overall conference theme is “Appropriateness and Accountability”. The conference will include presentations and panel discussions by leading international, national, provincial and regional speakers in wait-time management from a variety of health sectors.
The 2014 conference will give particular attention to exploring how appropriateness, with its various dimensions, contributes to wait times, and showcasing examples of leading practices in Canada and elsewhere. This examination will include special attention to how a focus on appropriateness in primary care can improve timely access to care across the patient’s journey.
Taming of the Queue invitational conferences provide a forum for leaders, researchers, health care providers, administrators 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. The conferences also provide an opportunity to discuss challenges that remain to be addressed in Canada and internationally.
The Taming of the Queue Conference Steering Committee extends an invitation to health care providers, students, researchers and others interested in improving timely access to care to present a poster at the 2014 Conference in Ottawa on Thursday April 3rd , 2014. Additional information related to the poster exhibit will follow.
Plans are also underway for an all day pre-conference workshop related to our 2014 conference theme with detailed information to follow.
Invitational letters, draft program and registration information will be mailed out in January. For further information please contact Brenda Trepanier at 613 731-8610 extension 2251 or toll free 800 663-7336.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in April!
On behalf of the Taming of the Queue Steering Committee