BC Health Leaders Conference - 2017 Program and Presentations

To download the 2017 Final Program, click here (Cette conférence est disponible en anglais seulement.)

Please note that not all conference presentations are available for distribution.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Keynote Speaker:
The great generational shift in the workforce:Moving to a culture of highly-engaged leadership dialogue at every level.
  • Bruce Tulgan, Founder & Chairman, Rainmaker Thinking, Inc.

Concurrent Sessions:

1. Turning crisis into opportunity – How the BC Children’s team confronted a critical shortage of perioperative nurses and achieved results
  • Lona Cunningham Senior Director, BC Children’s Hospital
  • Linda Lemke Chief Operating Officer, BC Children’s Hospital

2. Partnering with Patients: Supporting Meaningful Engagement on Research and Improvement Teams   
  • Agnes Black, Research Leader, Providence Health Care
  • Kimberly Strain, Patient Partner, Providence Health Care & Patient Voices Network
  • Dr. Clayon Hamilton, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Therapy University of British Columbia

3. Improving EMS Transfer of Care Times with LEAN

  • Kim Storey, CHE Director Emergency & Patient Flow, Southlake Regional Health Centre
  • Bradley Hickman Commander, Office of the Chief, Paramedic & Seniors Branch The Regional Municipality of York
  • Marlene Wheaton-Chaston, Manager Emergency Dept., Southlake Regional Health Centre
  • Cari McCulloch, Facilitating Nurse, Emergency Dept., Markham Stouffville Hospital

4. Breakwater Leadership: A Lifeline to Enhance Team Performance

  • Ed McKenzie, President, Learning By Heart Consulting Inc.
  • Cathy McKenzie, Vice President, Learning By Heart Consulting Inc.

5.  Enhancing Efficiency and Best Outcomes in Community Care: CBI’s Transitional & Residential Care Model in British Columbia 

  • Poonam Jassi, Director of Operations BC, CBI Health Group

6. Better Together – Frontline Physicians & Administration 

  • Dr. Gordon Hoag, Chief, Dept. Lab Medicine, Pathology & Medical Genetics, VIHA
  • Candice Manahan, Executive Lead, Physician Quality Improvement, Northern Health
  • Dr. Curt Smecher, Anesthesiologist, Dept. Head & Chair PQRST, Fraser Health

7. Integrated Management in Mental Health: An Innovative Model for Streamlining Care and Services in Southwestern Ontario 

  • Dr. Sonja Grbevski, VP, Brain & Behaviour Health, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare
  • Claudia den Boer, CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor Essex Branch

8. Improving Care to Rural and Remote First Nations: An Integrated Approach

  • Dr. Travis Holyk, Exec. Director, Research, Primary Care & Strategic Services, Carrier Sekani Family Services
  • Sam Milligan, Integrated Care Coordinator, Carrier Sekani Family Services

Plenary Session:

From Cautious Optimism to Connectedness - The Victoria Division of Family Practice and Island Health's Collaboration for System Change

  • Dr. Alisa Harrison, Executive Director, Victoria Division of Family Practice 
  • Dr. Lisa Veres, General Practitioner, Family Practice, Victoria, BC & Member of the Board of Directors of the Victoria Division of Family Practice
  • Dr. Sean Spina, Clinical Coordinator, Department of Pharmacy, Island Health & Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
  • Victoria Power, Director, Urban Greater Victoria & Regional Rehabilitation Quality, Island Health

Socail Media & Coaching Labs:

1. Social Media Lab for Today’s Health Care Professionals
  • Belinda Chen, Emerging Health Leaders
  • Maria Przydatek, Co-Chair, Emerging Health Leaders, and, Performance Management Analyst, Ministry of Health
2. Coaching Lab – Building Capacity in Health Leadership
  • Zoe MacLeod, Director for the Executive Coaching programs, Royal Roads University

Friday, October 13, 2017

Keynote Speaker:

Value-based partnerships: We achieve the impossible working together 
  • Enette Pauzé, PhD, CEO of the Level 8 Leadership Institute 

Plenary Session:

Us vs Them?: What should acute and long-term care providers be doing to more effectively deliver team-based seniors care 

  • Moderator: Daniel Fontaine, CEO, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA)
  • Michael McMillan, President & CEO, Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC)
  • Anita Dickson, President, Licensed Practical Nurses Association of BC (LPNABC)
  • Karen Baillie, CHE, CEO of Menno Place, President of the BCCPA

Concurrent Sessions:

9. Agile Team Leadership – Leading a Paradigm Shift Resulting in Capacity, Improved Outcomes, Better Patient & Staff Experiences, Efficiency

  • Doreh Mohsenzadeh, Project Director, Community Health Services, Island Health
  • Krista Craig, Home Support Supervisor, Cowichan Home Support, Island Health

10. Addictions and Substance Abuse in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF): Interdisciplinary care, patient and family engagement and quality improvement – the story of participative leadership to progress an aftercare program 

  • Major, Heath Robson, CHE, Primary Care Clinic Manager, Royal Canadian Medical Services
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Adrian Norbash, Clinical Psychiatrist, Regional Clinical LEAD for Mental Health, Canadian Forces Health Services Group
  • Beth Gallant-Loggie, Addictions Counselor, Royal Canadian Medical Services
  • Lieutenant Commander, Dale Vincent, Clinical Social Worker Team LEAD, Psychosocial Services and Regional Social Worker, Canadian Forces Health Services Group

11. Cross-Organizational Collaboration for developing Provincial Health and Safety System Standards

  • Waqar Mughal, Owner, Mughal & Associates Management Consulting
  • Dave Keen, Executive Director, Fraser Health Workplace Health & Provincial Workplace Health Call Centre

12.  Turning Team Wisdom & Leadership into QI results 

  • Melissa Crump, Organizational Development Consultant, Fraser Health