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Event Schedule

8:30 - 9:00

Opening Remarks by Dr. Joshua Tepper

9:00 – 9:15

Dr. Irfan Dhalla launches HQO’s annual report on health system performance, Measuring Up

9:15 – 10:00

Keynote Address - Dr. Ward Flemons & David Price

10:00 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:45

Morning Breakout Sessions


Moderator: Mitchell A.H. Levine

In this session, a panel of experts will discuss the relationship between evidence and clinical judgment, and the usefulness of evidence in individualized patient care. They will also discuss where it may be necessary for clinical judgment to override evidence, and how our health system can be simultaneously flexible as well as scientifically rigorous.

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Moderator: Mark Dobrow, MSc, PhD

In this session, a diverse panel of speakers will share their thoughts on using personalized data to improve care; the current difficulties associated with provider-level reporting in Ontario; and their vision of an ideal state of future reporting.

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Moderator: Dr. G. Ross Baker

This session will focus on executive sponsorship and how high-impact quality improvement initiatives are designed and sustained, highlighting key projects from the Improving and Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) initiative. IDEAS is an innovative education program in leadership and quality improvement methodology, in which participants undergo intensive training in quality improvement best practices and develop detailed applied learning projects.

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Moderator: Dr. Matthew Morgan

This session, an assembly of quality abstracts, will feature compelling presentations that demonstrate innovative approaches to quality improvement planning and measurement, and elaborate on how results were achieved and sustained in a variety of work environments.

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Moderator: Leslee Thompson

In this session, a panel of patient engagement speakers will discuss leading practices related to patient engagement, and explore innovative methods for engaging patients and ensuring that Ontario’s health system moves from providing care for patients to providing care with patients.

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Moderators: Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull & Lee Fairclough

This session will engage participants in a dialogue about the quality improvement initiatives underway across the province and the role of clinical and organizational leadership in quality improvement work. It will also address ways of accelerating the quality agenda through collaborative efforts, including the role Health Quality Ontario can play to support these activities. The dialogue will also explore what has worked well and what more could be done to foster a culture of quality improvement in Ontario and drive change. Session participants will be surveyed in advance to help focus the discussion.

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11:45 - 12:45

Lunch

12:45 - 1:30

Keynote Address – Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health & Long-Term Care
Award Ceremony - Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality & Safety

1:30 - 1:45

Travel Time

1:45 - 3:00

Afternoon Breakout Sessions


Moderator: Susan Fitzpatrick

This session will focus on health system funding reform (HSFR) and how evidence-based care and innovative health funding models are being aligned to foster improvement and drive the delivery of high quality care.


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Moderator: Lee Fairclough

This session will feature visionary leaders from a variety of Health Link communities, sharing their experiences, successes, and learnings towards transformational change for patients and our system.

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Moderator: Lee Fairclough

This session will feature visionary leaders from a variety of Health Link communities, sharing their experiences, successes, and learnings towards transformational change for patients and our system.

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Moderator: Dr. Walter Wodchis

This session, an assembly of quality abstracts, will feature presentations that demonstrate how coordinating care across health care sectors and between health care providers can improve efficiencies, transitions, and patient experiences, especially for seniors and individuals with complex conditions.

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Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull

This session will highlight innovative engagement initiatives from a variety of perspectives that engage and empower vulnerable populations, and that are enhancing care delivery and health outcomes.

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Moderator: Dr. Danielle Martin

Building on the popular “Failure is the Only Option” conference, co-hosted by HQO and Women’s College Hospital last spring, HQO has asked Dr. Danielle Martin to return to the topic of failure, leading participants through an interactive discussion of system-level failure and focusing what the health care system can learn from other industries.

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Moderator: Kim Baker

This session, an assembly of quality abstracts, will feature presentations that demonstrate advancements and improvements made in care for complex patients and high system users, and discuss recent innovations in chronic disease prevention and management.

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3:00 - 3:15

Travel Time

3:15 - 3:45

Keynote Address - Dr. Bob Bell, Deputy Minister of Health & Long-Term Care

3:45 - 4:15

Afternoon Plenary Session - Dr. Mike Evans

4:15 - 4:30

Closing Remarks & Adjournment – Dr. Andreas Laupacis

For a complete overview of the day, including speaker biographies, please download the conference program.

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