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"Two months ago a C.D. Howe institute study said new specialists often struggle to find jobs while patients line up for their services" Comment from John Robson, a journalist and documentary filmmaker in Ottawa.


The Patients Will See You Now. Are You Ready? By Hugh MacLeod. A thread running through the Ghost of Healthcare essay series is today’s healthcare leaders must not only lead well, but also lead differently. That means accepting a shift in the drivers of the health system from care providers to consumers, from hospitals to primary care, home care, community care and a shift from emphasis on downstream acute care to upstream prevention and wellness

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Longwoods' Events

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: CFHI and Johnson and Johnson

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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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 28, 2015: Online: Essentials of Healthcare Organization Change Management
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 26-28, 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 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. Global Telehealth 2015
June 15-16, 2015: Charlottetown, PE. National Health Leadership Conference
October 26-30, 2015: Across Canada. Canadian Patient Safety Week


  • Prof. Brian Golden to Vice-Dean, Professional Programs and Executive Director (renewed), Centre for Health Sector Strategy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Toronto, ON
  • Matthew Anderson to Chair of Advisory Board for Rotman School’s Centre for Health Sector Strategy, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Robert Bell to Member of Advisory Board for Rotman School’s Centre for Health Sector Strategy, Toronto, ON
  • Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School of Management, to Member of Advisory Board for Rotman School’s Centre for Health Sector Strategy, Toronto ON
    (To see all members of Advisory Board for Rotman School’s Centre for Health Sector Strategy, Toronto, ON click here.)
  • Dr. Michael Salter to Chief of Research, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
  • Jennifer Davis to Vice President, Communications, Eastern Health, St. John’s, NL
  • Dr. Adam Peets to Assistant Dean, Clinical Education, MD Undergraduate Program, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, Vancouver, BC
  • Dr. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger to Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, Vancouver, BC
  • Tim Beadman to General Manager health, social and emergency Services, City of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON
  • Blaise MacNeil to President and CEO, Timmins and District Hospital, Timmins, ON
  • Deborah Schmidt to CEO, Shift Alerts, Toronto, ON
  • Leo Godreault to CIO, Shift Alerts, Toronto, ON
  • Jean Rousseau to Principal, JR Healthcare Consulting, Laval, QC
  • Gary Lee to Director, Decision Support at the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario (CCN), Toronto, ON
  • Cory Ross, Dean for the Division of Community Services and Health Sciences at George Brown, has been awarded a Public Health Fellowship -- one of only ten Canadians to achieve the designation FRSPH for outstanding scholarly contributions. Read more about Dr. Cory Ross’s Award
Longwoods has been reporting “transitions” since 2005. More than 5,000 names and their new affiliations made it to our Tuesday morning eLetter over that period of time. Have you changed careers or employers? Have you moved up or down the management hierarchy?  Let Susan Hale know at You will be on record for anyone looking for you. ‎

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