BC Health Leaders Conference - 2015 Program and Presentations

To download the 2015 Final Program, click here (Cette conférence est disponible en anglais seulement.)

Please note that not all conference presentations are available for distribution.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Keynote Speaker:
Collaborative Leadership in Healthcare Driving Innovation
  • Jeff DeGraff, PhD, Business professor for the University of Michigan, author, speaker and dean of innovation

Interactive Plenary Session:

Applied Innovation for Leaders in Healthcare - Jeff DeGraff, PhD, Business professor for the University of Michigan, author, speaker and dean of innovation


Concurrent Sessions:

1. From Silos to Solutions: Creating and Sustaining a Voluntary Health System Collaborative
  • Wolf Klassen, MHSc., BComm, CHE, Vice President, Program Support, Toronto East General Hospital
  • Glen Moorhouse, Honours BA – Religious Studies, Chief Executive Officer, Nisbet Lodge
  • Lynne Raskin, Honours BSc-Nursing, Honours BA-Psychology, Chief Executive Officer, South Riverdale Community Health Centre

2. Creating a culture of collaboration…looking up & out and bringing the outside in         
  • Devon Mymko, Director of Operations, Administration and Home Support, Saint Elizabeth    
  • Stephanie Thomas,Client Service Coordinator, Saint Elizabeth
  • Michelle Medland, CHE, Regional Director, Saint Elizabeth

3. The Chilliwack Elder Care Committee: Building and sustaining collaborative leadership                 
  • Ann Marie Leijen, RN, BSN, MBA, Executive Director, Cheam Village
  • Connie Meskas, BScN, MAL, Director, Clinical Operations, Fraser Health

4. a) Island Health and Victoria Division of Family Practice: Collaboration for Improved Patient Transitions
  • Valerie Stevens, MPA, Director, Access and Transitions, Island Health
  • Lisa Veres, BSc, MD, Family Physician, Victoria Division of Family Practice

4. b) A Collaborative Journey – The Chilliwack Division of Family Practice and Fraser Health Practice Support Program
  • Melanie Madill, MD, Deputy Lead, Chilliwack Division of Family Practice; Physician Lead, A GP for Me; Physician Facilitator, Child and Youth Mental Health PSP Module
  • Katrina Bepple, BSc, Programs Lead, Chilliwack Division of Family Practice
  • Ron Plowright, BSc-Dietetics, Coordinator, Practice Support Program, Fraser Health Primary Care
5.  When More is More – Collaborating for Sustainability!
  • Minnie Downey, BBA, BTech, MA, CHE, Intern Office of the CEO, Strategic Projects, Fraser Health Authority
  • Lynn Edwards, BScN, PDt., MHSA, Extra Fellow, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Senior Director, Primary Care and Chronic Disease Management, Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Kaye Phillips, PhD, Senior Director, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

6. How I want to be Treated: Patient Collaboration in Successful Health Care Redesign
  • Garey Mazowita, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Head, Family & Community Medicine, Providence Health Care; Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
  • Robert Levy, MD, FRCPC, Specialist Lead, Chronic Disease Management Strategy, Providence Health Care; Professor of Medicine, Respiratory Division, UBC
  • Delia Cooper, Volunteer Patient Representative, Patient Voices Network
  • Margot Wilson, MScN, Director, Chronic Disease Management Strategy, Providence Health Care

8. Advance Care Planning Implementation in BC: An Award Winning Collaboration
  • Pauline James, RN, BScN, MN, Principal, GenevaGroup Health Care Consulting
  • Catherine A. Clelland, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Family Doctor, C. A. Clelland MD Professional Corp., Community Maternity Centre
  • Judy Nicol, BSW, RSW, Regional Practice Leader, Professional Practice Office, Interior Health Authority

Plenary Session: Come hear the tales of true collaboration
Stigma – A Barrier to Success in Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Sandy Coughlin, Director - Occupational Health and Safety, Providence Health Care

Winter Surge Initiative – Transitional Housing

  • Kerry McLean-Small, RN, BSN, MSN, Manager, Community Integrated Health Services, Kamloops Mental Health and Substance Use

Where is my Knitting?

  • Dr. Nardia Strydom, MD, Head, Department of Family Practice, Providence Health Care

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Plenary Session:

Innovation Collaboration - The Evolution of the First Nations Health Authority in BC - Recording of Session

  • Joe Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Health Authority
  • Sony Perron, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada
  • Arlene Paton, Assistant Deputy Minister, Populationi and Public Health BC Ministry of Health

Keynote Speaker & Interactive Session:

Leaders Building Community: From Fragmentation to Connection - What it Takes

  • Charles Holmes, Cultural Anthropologist, Educator and Facilitator

Supplemental Material: New Brunswick Collaborative Story

Concurrent Sessions:

9. Engaging Physicians In Your Health System
  • Dianne Doyle, BSN, MSN, CHA, CHE, FCCHL, President & CEO, Providence Health Care
  • Zulie Sachedina, MHS, Vice President, Human Resources & General Counsel, Providence Health Care
  • Astrid Levelt, BA, MS, Corporate Director of Medical Affairs and Physician Services, Providence Health Care

10. Moving Forward with Health System Transformation through Collaborative Governance
  • Joy Warkentin, MEd, Chair - Board of Directors, North West Local Health Integration Network
  • Lisa Purdy, Partner, National Health Services Leader, Deloitte Inc.
  • Laura Kokocinski, MEd, BScN, Chief Executive Officer, North West Local Health Integration Network

11. Transforming Patient and Employee Healthcare Safety Culture through the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP)
  • Susann Camus, MA, MPH, CHRP, LSSGB, Quality Improvement Consultant, NSQIP, Fraser Health Authority
  • Alexandra Kite, RN, Clinical Nurse Educator, Operating Room, Peace Arch Hospital, Fraser Health Authority
  • Karen Donaldson, BSN, RN Supervisor, Surgical Clinical Reviewer, Department of Surgery, Royal Columbian Hospital, NSQUP, Fraser Health Authority

12.  The Inside Scoop: How Collaboration Really Works
  • Victoria Tiller, BA, MCIPD, Change Specialist, Change Initiatives, Providence Health Care
  • Marion Olynyk, BA, MA, Director, Strategic Human Resources, Provincial Health Services Authority