02/26/2020 - Greater Toronto Area Chapter Event

Chapter Event
What is a Sustainable Health System? (1.75 MOC I)


Date: February 26, 2020  
155 College Street, Room 208 Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Toronto ON M5T 3M6 

What is a Sustainable Health System?

February 26, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Room 208- 155 College Street, Toronto 

The financial sustainability of health systems has been a concern for years. But do we have the whole story? Meanwhile, other dimensions of sustainability are increasingly coming into focus, relating to the social and environmental responsibilities of healthcare. So, what is a sustainable health system? Join us for a lively discussion among three experts in health policy who are passionate about the topics they will be presenting.


5:00 - 5:30 p.m.: Registration and Reception 
5:30 - 7:15 p.m.: Debate & Discussion  
7:15 - 7:30 p.m.: Reception & Networking

Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to network and connect with colleagues before and after the presentation. Light refreshments are included in the cost of registration.


CCHL Members: $35.00
IHPME Alumni: $35.00
EHL Member: $35.00
Students: $15.00
Non-Members: $65.00  


Valeria Chavez Prieto, Executive of GTA Chapter and IHPME MHSc (candidate) 


Melicent Lavers-Sailly, Co-Chair, Emerging Health Leaders Toronto

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Andrew Boozary, Executive Director of Health and Social Policy, University Health Network

Dr. Andrew Boozary is a primary care physician and the Executive Director, Health and Social Policy at the University Health Network. He holds academic appointments as an assistant professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto and as an adjunct faculty member at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Boozary, who announced in September 2019 that the University Health Network would be setting aside a parcel of land for affordable housing, will challenge us to think about social sustainability.

Dr. Irfan Dhalla, Vice President of Physician Quality and Director of the Care Experience Institute, Unity Health

Dr. Irfan Dhalla assumed two newly created positions at Unity Health Toronto—Vice President, Physician Quality, and Director of the soon-to-be established Care Experience Institute. In these roles, he will work with colleagues to help Unity Health Toronto achieve its vision: The Best Care Experiences. Created Together. Dr. Dhalla continues to practice general internal medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital, one of Unity Health Toronto’s 3 sites. Dr. Dhalla, was a Vice President at Health Quality Ontario before joining Unity Health. He will challenge us to think again about financial sustainability.

Dr. Fiona Miller, Professor and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems, University of Toronto

Dr. Fiona Miller is a Professor of Health Policy and holds the Chair in Health Management Strategies in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Miller’s research program is concerned with health technology and innovation policy and the role of health systems in sustainable development. Dr. Miller is the founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems. She will challenge us to think about environmental sustainability.

Maintenance of Certification

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.75 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.