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February 10 & 17, 2015: Online: ePrivacy Essentials
February 18 & 25 2015: Online: Patient Engagement: The Rx for Healthcare Transformation
February 19, 2015: Online: Software 101 for eHealth Professionals: Essential Concepts
February 23-28, 2015: Toronto, ON. Advanced Health Leadership Program at Rotman School of Management
February 24, 2015: Whitby, ON. Ontario Shores Research Day
February 25-26, 2015: Vancouver, BC. National Canadian Forensic Nursing Conference
February 26, 2015: Toronto, ON. Ways and Means: Health Links
March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2015: Online: Health Informatics Bootcamp 2
March 9-10 2015: Toronto, ON. The Change Foundation Capstone Summit
March 9-11, 2015: Toronto, ON. The Baycrest Rotman Research Institute Conference – 25 Years of Brain and Aging
April 1 & 8, 2015: Online: Health Informatics Bootcamp 2
April 19-21, 2015: Richmond Hill, ON. 2015 HPCO Annual Conference
April 24-25, 2015: Vancouver, BC. Thriving in Complexity: Physicians Enabling Transformational Change
April 27-28 2015:  Toronto, ON. National Telemedicine Conference
April 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. 2nd Annual Activity Based Funding 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 27-29, 2015: Toronto, ON. OACCAC Achieving Excellence Together 2015 Conference
May 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. Global Telehealth 2015
June 15-16, 2015: Charlottetown, PE. National Health Leadership Conference


  • Marlies Van Dijk to Provincial Implementation Lead, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton AB.
  • Susan Taylor to Director, Quality Improvement Program Delivery, Health Quality Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • George Georgiadis to Chief Information Officer, Sinai Health System, Toronto, ON
  • Jillian Paul to Assistant Director, Health Quality Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, ON
  • Jérémy Stevenson to President and CEO, Mattawa Hospital and Administrator, Algonquin Nursing Home, Mattawa, ON
  • Dr. Melissa Forbes to Chief of Staff, Almonte General Hospital, Mississippi Mills, ON
  • Dr. Jim Lewis to Clinical Research Training Director, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western, London, ON
  • Ron Sapsford to retire as CEO, Ontario Medical Association, Toronto, ON
  • Elizabeth Flower to National Director of Research, Kidney Foundation of Canada,  Montreal, QC
  • Kerry Eaton to CEO, Brainworks, London, ON
  • Dr. Dhun Noria, The Scarborough Hospital’s Chief of Laboratory Medicine, Receives Order of Ontario, Scarborough, ON
  • Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti to Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization, Geneva, CH
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