Canadian Healthcare Association

Canadian Healthcare Association

June 01, 2012 11:21 ET

Media Advisory: Role of Innovation in the Health System Explored During Conference in Halifax

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 1, 2012) -

What: National Health Leadership Conference 2012, Leading the best: New ideas, new thinking

When: Monday, June 4, 2012, from 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m., and Tuesday, June 5, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADT.)

Where: World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Health system leadership that stimulates and implements new thinking can make the difference between improved patient experiences and health outcomes, and a system that struggles merely to maintain the status quo. What factors drive how innovative ideas and technologies in health are generated and disseminated? This question will be the focus of the National Health Leadership Conference, on June 4 and 5, 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Hosted by the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the Canadian Healthcare Association, this annual conference is the largest national gathering of health system leaders in Canada, with more than 700 health leaders expected in Halifax. This year's theme, Leading the best: New ideas, new thinking, celebrates the creative and innovative solutions being developed by Canada's health leaders and policy-makers.

Plenary speakers, concurrent sessions, workshops, and poster projects will challenge participants to reflect on how they nurture much-needed creative thinking and appropriate risk taking to the advantage of all stakeholders in the health system.

Speakers include:

  • Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, discusses Leadership for the Next Millennium - Creativity, Innovation and Quality on Monday, June 4, 09:15 - 10:30
  • Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail's National Affairs Columnist, and Greg Marchildon Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Economic History (Tier 1), Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, debate the role of innovation in the health system of the future in Innovate or Stagnate? Steve Paikin of TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin, moderates this discussion on Tuesday, June 5, 09:00 - 10:30.
  • Drawing on his own experience while founding The Second Cup, Frank O'Dea, celebrated entrepreneur and humanitarian and Founding Chair of AGSI Global, introduces the powerful theory and practical applications of Blue Ocean Strategy on Tuesday, June 5, 15:45 - 16:45

Presenter biographies, concurrent session and poster project abstracts can be found at Follow us on Twitter @NHLC2012 and #NHLC2012.

Contact Information

  • Teresa Neuman - Communications Specialist
    Canadian Healthcare Association
    Office: (613) 241-8005 x 205
    Mobile: (613) 282-6003
    Twitter: @CHA_ACS