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We urge parents to immunize their children ... Immunizations save lives ... but again we’re not going to mandate it.” Alberta Health Minister Stephen Mandel rejects call for mandatory vaccinations.


Let's Walk It Like We Talk It by Former Minister of Health, Louise Simard and Hugh MacLeod. Focus: Action steps to get serious about the social determinants of health

Off the Cuff

Here are a few tips for a safe St. Paddy's celebration

No Blarney, These St. Patrick's Day Favorites Can Be Unlucky for Your Health: Five Unsaintly St. Patrick’s Day Foods

Interview with UHN’s new CEO, Dr. Peter Pisters - Kelly Grant, The Globe and Mail, Health Reporter.

'Pharmacare is not unaffordable,' drug policy experts find

2015 HPCO (Hospice Palliative Care Ontario) Annual Conference April 19-21, 2015: Richmond Hill, ON.

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Executive Advisory Board on Privacy and Security: Healthcare and Cybersecurity: How to prevent cybersecurity attacks in a new, organized hacker environment. What to do in the event of a data breach. How to improve cybersecurity protections for small providers and vendors. How to deal with vendors who lack awareness and enforcement of data security procedures.
PwC Global State of Information Security Survey (GSISS) Report 2015 to highlight the macro-level trends of cybersecurity in healthcare.

Campaign extended: Patients Canada needs your support!

Heart on a Chip to Replace Animals for Testing Cardiac Drugs

Privacy officer accused of trying to block investigation into hospital breach

Last Week in Healthcare History
March 9, 1977: Canada bans sugar substitute Saccharin from food, cosmetics and drugs due to test results that produced cancer in laboratory rats

Longwoods' Events

Breakfast with the Chiefs - Register here - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Interview: Dr. Michael Guerriere in conversation with Deputy Minister Dr. Robert Bell

National Telemedicine Conference – April 27-28, 2015. Evolving the Future of Healthcare Delivery in Canada. Clinician-led case studies from across the country will provide hands-on, practical advice on how to plan, implement and manage Telemedicine programs.

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.

Would you like to sign up your institution to become a Public Institution HealthcareBoard member and have unlimited number of your staff and board members attend a season of Breakfast with the Chiefs and receive discounts to HealthcareRounds? Contact Matthew Hart -

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March 23-24, 2015: Toronto, ON. Canadian Hip Fracture Management Conference 
March 26-27, 2015: Vancouver, BC. Canadian Obstetrical Malpractice Conference
March 27, 2015: Victoria, BC. Transforming Healthcare, Improving Care: Technology Showcase
April 7, 2015: Online: eHealth Systems 101: Essential Concepts
April 9, 2015: Online: Introduction to Terminology Services
April 18-21, 2015: Vancouver, BC. GE3LS & Health Services and Policy Research Conference
April 19-21, 2015: Richmond Hill, ON. 2015 HPCO Annual Conference
April 21 & 28, 2015: Online: Essentials of Healthcare Organization Change Management
April 24-25, 2015: Vancouver, BC. Thriving in Complexity: Physicians Enabling Transformational Change
April 27-28, 2015:  Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual National Telemedicine Conference
April 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual Activity Based Funding Conference
April 30, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual National Patient Relations Conference
May 7, 2015: Toronto, ON. MaRS HealthKick 2015
May 13-14, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual e-Medication Management Conference 
May 19-22, 2015: Toronto, ON. Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute
May 21-22, 2015: Toronto, ON. Managing Mental Health in the Hospital Setting Conference
May 26-28, 2015: Montreal, QC. CAHSPR Conference
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 27-29, 2015: Toronto, ON. OACCAC Achieving Excellence Together 2015 Conference
May 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. Global Telehealth 2015
June 9-10, 2015: Halifax, NS. 2nd Annual Emergency Department Management Conference
June 15-16, 2015: Charlottetown, PE. National Health Leadership Conference
June 15-19, 2015: Toronto, ON. Equipping community health system leaders for the future
September  29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. PSEP – Canada Become a Patient Safety Trainer Conference
October 26-30, 2015: Across Canada. Canadian Patient Safety Week
October 28-30, 2015: Online. Canada’s Virtual Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


  • Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg to President-Director General, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux, Montreal, QC
  • Commodore (Retired) Hans Jung to Board of Governors, Royal Military College of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. Robert Enns to Head, Division of Gastroenterology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. Yves Raymond to Primary Care Lead, Cochrane hub, North East LHIN, North Bay, ON
  • Dr. Reena Dhatt to Primary Care Lead, Sudbury-Manitoulin-Parry Sound hub, North East LHIN, North Bay, ON
  • Alasdair Smith to Vice President, Finance, CFO, Middlesex Hospital Alliance, Strathroy, ON
  • Mark Walton  to Vice President, Strategy, Partnerships, Performance, Halton Healthcare Services, Oakville, ON
  • Richard Brennan to Senior Vice President, Retail Banner Management Services, McKesson Canada, Montreal, QC
  • Dr. Laureen Rance to Director of Pharmaceutical Relations, Manulife, Waterloo, ON
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