2018 BC Health Leaders Conference

(Cette conférence est disponible en anglais seulement.)

A heartfelt thank you to all our delegates, sponsors, speakers, facilitators and planning committee who, each in their own way, brought this conference to life and made it such a resounding success!



Reflections from our President and Chief Executive Officer Alain Doucet

A group of over 440 health leaders – a record number – participated in CCHL’s BC Health Leaders Conference in Vancouver from October 23 to 25, 2018. Let me start by thanking all participants – leaders who will bring greater courage back to their teams and workplace – for their tremendous positive feedback.

BCHLC 2018 - Opening Ceremonies

As I listened to the plenaries and selected concurrent tracks, I tried to create linkages between the takeaways from each session and tie them back to the overall theme of courageous leadership.

During the pre-conference session about turning off our autopilot and challenging our assumptions about leadership behavior on a daily basis, it became clear that taking a different courageous path to leadership on a regular basis is a good example of engaging others as part of the LEADS model. 

Read more



Conference Highlights


Feulgen and Rongve Welcome a Record Crowd

Sabine Feulgen, Associate Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Ian Rongve, Assistant Deputy Minister, Hospital Diagnostic & Clinical Services Division welcomed a record 436 delegates to the 2018 BC Health Leaders Conference on October 23, 2018. 

Joe Roberts, Keynote Speaker
Joe Roberts, the Skid Row to CEO speaker, shared his journey from living on the streets of Vancouver as a skid row derelict, to pulling himself out of that darkness to become a highly respected business and community leader today. It is story of redemption and courage that would not have been possible without the support of healthcare professionals. 

Delegate quotes: “Joe inspired me to do more, reach more, be more!” 

In addition view the #BCHLC2018 Twitter feed.

More highlights



Conference Presentations and Full Program

Download the full program.



BC Health Leaders Conference 2018 Photo Album


Thank you to Kris Gustavson for capturing special moments between our delegates, sponsors, speakers, facilitators, volunteers and staff for the 2018 BC Health Leaders Conference photo album.




Save the Date


The 2019 BC Health Leaders Conference will take place at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver from November 5-6.