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"We shouldn't be closing hospitals that provide care for people with chronic health conditions or needing rehabilitation: that is the growth area for the future. Rather, we should be changing the role of those hospitals and their approaches to care." Marian Walsh in Conversation with Ken Tremblay


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Just Released! Healthcare Quarterly 17.4: Stakeholder Surveys of Canadian Healthcare Performance

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April 22, 1983: Royal Commission inquiry into death of 28 babies at The Hospital for Sick Children
April 23, 2003: Travel advisory issued against Toronto by WHO

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Breakfast with the Chiefs - 
Register here - Thursday, May 14, 2015 - Toronto, ON
Shelly Jamieson and Terrence Sullivan
Topic: Is Urgent Action Still Needed in Canada’s Changing Cancer Landscape? Where?
Sponsored by: CFHIJohnson and Johnson, National Research, and Roche

Mental Health in the Hospital Setting Conference – Toronto, May 21-22, 2015. Effectively assessing and managing the continuing care of mental health patients in hospitals across Canada.

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Stakeholder Surveys of Canadian Healthcare Performance: What Are They Telling Us? Who Should Be Listening? Who Should Be Acting, and How?

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Healthcare Policy
Measurement of Primary Healthcare Attributes from the Patient Perspective

Nursing Leadership
A Survey of Oncology Advanced Practice Nurses in Ontario: Profile and Predictors of Job Satisfaction 

World Health and Population
Consistency and Quality Check of Survey Data in India



April 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual Activity Based Funding Conference
April 29-May 1, 2015: Ottawa, ON. 64th Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians
April 30, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual National Patient Relations Conference
May 5-6, 2015: Toronto, ON. Innovations in Healthcare Process Improvement
May 7, 2015: Toronto, ON. MaRS HealthKick 2015
May 8, 2015: Webinar. The Care Model: Designing Care with ‘Chronic’ as the New Norm
May 11-13, 2015: Toronto, ON. Healthcare Supply Chain Network 2015 Conference
May 13-14, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual e-Medication Management Conference 
May 19-22, 2015: Toronto, ON. Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute
May 26-27, 2015: Dartmouth, NS. The Atlantic Learning Exchange 2015
May 26-29, 2015: Ottawa, ON and Online. The Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course
May 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. Global Telehealth 2015
May 31-June 5: 2015: Toronto, ON. e-Health 2015: Making Connections
June 15-16, 2015: Charlottetown, PE. National Health Leadership Conference
October 26-30, 2015: Across Canada. Canadian Patient Safety Week


  • Gulwant Bajwa to CEO, National Access Cannabis, Victoria, BC
  • Michael Wilson to Chair, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Alan Bernstein to member, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, London, ON
  • Judith Hall to member, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, London, ON
  • Bernard Langer to member, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, London, ON
  • John McCrae to member, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, London, ON
  • Julio Montaner to member, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, London, ON
  • Duncan Sinclair to member, The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, London, ON
  • Sonja Gracin to Senior Fellow, New Westminster College, New Westminster, BC
  • Bill Blair to the Board of Directors, The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, Toronto, ON

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