2011 National Healthcare Leadership Conference

  • Dates: 06 – 07 Jun, 2011
  • Location: Whistler, CANADA
  • Address: Whistler Conference Centre
  • <strong>Contact:</strong> Mireille Brosseau
  • <strong>Email:</strong> <a href='mailto:mireille.brosseau@chsrf.ca'>mireille.brosseau@chsrf.ca</a>
  • Website: http://www.healthcareleadershipconference.ca/
  • <strong>Phone:</strong> 613-728-2238, ext. 225

"Rising to the challenge: Resources, realities and relationships"

Type of event: CHSRF sponsored, open registration


Panel: Increasing the Capacity for Meaningful Patient Engagement

June 7, 2011, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, the Health Council of Canada and the Max Bell Foundation are supporting a series of projects that engage patients to improve the quality of care.

The panel will feature three projects that aim to help patients and families have a voice in the design and delivery of care:

  • Multifaceted Parent-to-Parent Support Program within a Family Support Network
  • Your Voice Counts: Training Patients to be Effective in Designing the System
  • All Aboard for Patient Engagement: A Readiness Toolkit for Patients, Providers and Leaders

RSVP: mireille.brosseau@chsrf.ca  


Sandy Litman, Administrative Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Kelly McQuillen, Director of Patients as Partners, British Columbia Ministry of Health Services
Jennifer Rees, Executive Director, Patient Experience, Alberta Health Services

Integrating knowledge into decision-making: EXTRA Interventions

June 6, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This session presents evidence informed quality improvement interventions in three areas:

  • Heather Brown and Doug Prince will co-present the development of an evidence-informed decision-making model designed to implement an alignment of health services in a rural context, including strategies developed and implemented to address the barriers.
  • Barbara Fitzgerald will present data on the successes and challenges of the redesign of the Gynecology Oncology clinics pilot as part of the broader Princess Margaret Hospital’s ambulatory care redesign launched in 2009.
  • David Thompson and Janet McElhaney will co-present Providence Health Care’s “48/5” initiative focused on early intervention during the hospital stay to support elderly patients and their caregivers, for a successful transition to community and return to their previous level of independence.
    Presentations will be followed by a discussion of challenges and lessons learned.


Terrence Sullivan, Heather Brown, Doug Prince, Barb Fitzgerald, David Thompson, Janet McElhaney

Shared Care Strategy for Patients with Chronic Conditions

June 7, 2011, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

EXTRA fellow Margot Wilson, with the 2010 cohort, presents results of the intervention project she’s undertaking as part of her EXTRA fellowship.


Margot Wilson, Director, Chronic Disease Management Strategy, Providence Health Care

About the Conference

The National Healthcare Leadership Conference is the largest national gathering of health system decision-makers in Canada, including trustees, chief executive officers, directors, managers and department heads. Participants represent health regions, authorities and alliances, hospitals, long-term care organizations, public health agencies, community care and mental health services and social services. As well, the conference draws participants from government, education and research institutions, professional associations, consulting firms and industry.