Category: conferences & conventions

  • HealthAchieve 2010: Going for Gold (Day 2 – morning feature session)

    This session opened with a video of highlights from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics with the official Olympic song, “I Believe”. Gotta admit that seeing the images again pulled some emotions. The session was moderated by Brian Williams who started off with an interesting and funny story. He then spoke about the changing attitude […]

  • HealthAchieve 2010: eHealthAchieve opening session (Day 2 morning)

    The focus of the opening session of the eHealthAchieve track was on “smart mobility and clinical collaboration”. There was a panel presentation by IBM, RIM, and Toronto East General Hospital. IBM’s presentation was focused on the benefits of technology in health care settings, namely 1) improving operational effectiveness, 2) achieve better outcomes and quality, and […]

  • HealthAchieve 2010: Opening Session (Day 1 – morning)

    Welcome from HealthAchieve 2010! I was able to attend this year and am looking forward to some interesting presentations, inspiring stories (most likely from the Canadian Olympians), and warm reconnections with colleagues. I’ll try to post some photos to include with the posts (if I remember to take them). As usual, the opening session was […]

  • Why you should attend HealthAchieve

    This year’s HealthAcheive starts on Monday and if you’re still not sure about attending, I would recommend attending if you can. Not sure if I can make it this year, but I’m hoping that I can. Based on my attendance at past events, here are five reasons why you should attend: #1. Listen to Great […]

  • [upcoming] e-Patients: Changing the health care system in real-time

    [upcoming] e-Patients: Changing the health care system in real-time

    Here’s an upcoming conference that sounds very interesting. It’s being hosted by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and it’s called “e-Patients: Changing the Health Care System in Real-Time“. The conference is scheduled for September 21, 2010 in Toronto. The objective of the program is: Our key objectives at this leading edge conference are to prepare […]

  • “Aspire, Inspire, and Transform” – CPHA UW Alumni Lunch (2010-06-15)

    Had an opportunity to attend an alumni event hosted by the University of Waterloo (UW). Apparently this is the first time event for Health Studies & Gerontology alumni. This event was taking place at the Sheraton Centre, Toronto during the Canadian Public Health Association’s (CPHA) Centennial Conference.

  • Upcoming webcast – Health Information – is it a public good?

    Just an announcement for an upcoming webcast that looks very interesting titled “Health information – Is it a public good?“. This is a part of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) seminar series. The webcast has the following description: The lifeblood of health research is high-quality data. However, the need for […]

  • ICT standardization and eHealth – a forum event

    I was recently made aware of an interesting website called Talkstandards. Talkstandards has a stated goal to be “an active online community where developers, researchers, policymakers and other interested parties can share ideas and collaborate on the global standards system”. What is most interesting is that will be hosting a live, online forum event titled […]