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"According to some estimates, every 68 seconds someone develops Alzheimer's, which is the most common form of dementia. Medical researchers estimate the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's will rise three-fold to 14 million by 2050" Know the first signs of Alzheimer's


Community and Home Care, the Digital Age - An open Letter from Shirlee Sharkey, President and CEO, Saint Elizabeth Health Care 
When I think about the future of Canadian healthcare, I wonder, ‘What would Tommy Douglas think?’  As the father of universal healthcare and a staunch social advocate for Canadians, I would love to hear his perspective on today’s dynamic and challenging times. 

Off The Cuff

Wednesday is World Alzheimer's Day

Renovating the Built Environment for Dementia Care: Lessons Learned at the Lodge at Broadmead in Victoria, British Columbia (2007)
Nancy Gnaedinger, Janice Robinson, Fiona Sudbury and Merv Dutchak

An Evidence-Based Policy Prescription for an Aging Population (2011)
Neena L. Chappell and Marcus J. Hollander

Inclusivity and Dementia: Health Services Planning with Individuals with Dementia (2006)
Kyle Whitfield and Susan Wismer

Quebec woman waits 9 years for medical appointment

St. Michael’s Dr. Mike Evans takes on new health innovation role with Apple

Millions paid to Canadian families for ‘catastrophic’ baby deliveries, malpractice insurer finds

‘I was shocked’: Ottawa Hospital’s chief ethicist terminated from job — but it’s unclear why

Methadone: Treatment of prescription opioid disorders in Canada: looking at the ‘other epidemic’?
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Nursing Leadership 29.2: Special Focus on the Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute 

Breakfast with the Chiefs -  Registration closes at noon today

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Dr. Edward Brown, 
CEO of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
Joanne Flewwelling, Executive Vice President, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive, William Osler Health System
Dr. Anand Iyer, Chief Strategy Officer at WellDoc, Inc.
Dr Thuy-Nga (Tia) Pham, Lead Physician, South East Toronto Family Health Team and the East Toronto Health Link; and Deputy Chief, Department of Family Medicine, Michael Garron Hospital
Topic: There’s No Place Like Home: How to Build a Better, Patient-Centred Health System Using Virtual Care
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Sponsored by: Novari HealthJohnson and JohnsonGetinge GroupCSI, and BD

Upcoming Speakers
October 13, 2016
– Christine Elliott, Ontario Patient Ombudsman Designate
November 16, 2016  – Chris Power, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute

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  • Jamie McCracken to Chair of the Ontario Hospital Association's (OHA) Board of Directors, Toronto, ON
  • Brian Golden to Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Ottawa, ON
  • Judah Denberg to Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Ottawa, ON
  • Graham Watt to Director, Public Sector, Microsoft Canada, Mississauga, ON         
  • Jennifer Zelmer to Research Fellow, CD Howe Institute, Toronto, ON
  • Andrew Lynk to Chief, Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS


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