8-Oct-2015 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
119-12th Avenue SW
Hotel Arts, Galleria Room
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0G8



Southern Alberta Chapter and Emerging Leaders Presents: 

The Power of Networks: The New Social Capital $$$

  October 8th, 2015
5:30 - 9:00 p.m. MST
Hotel Arts, Galleria Room
119-12th Avenue SW, Calgary

Join us for a panel discussion on how social and informal networks spur collaboration and unlock value for your career.

Guest Speakers:


  • Marlies van Dijk, RN, MSc, Provincial Implementation Lead, Innovation Quality and Healthcare Improvement AHS
  • Peter Fenwick, CHE, MBA, BSME, Managing Director, Fenwick & Associates Inc.
  • Dr. Elijah Dixon, MD BSc MSc(Epi) FRCSC FACS, Professor of Surgery, Oncology, and Community Health Sciences, Service Chief, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Section Chief of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary


1730 - 1800
1800 - 1840
1840 - 1900
1900 - 2100
Panel Presentation
Appetizers and Networking (Cash Bar)

Come and mingle with students from health related faculties at this free event
Registration deadline - October 7, 2015

Marlies van Dijk- has been working on large scale change initiatives at provincial and national levels since 2005. She led the BC Surgical Quality Action Network where 25 hospitals committed to improving clinical outcomes using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.  She is passionate about change leadership, front line staff engagement, and bringing social movement thinking to Alberta.

Peter Fenwick- corporate entrepreneur and health system innovator. Peter acts as a catalyst to drive big change. He is leveraging a business career in high performing multi-national firms, spin-offs and start-ups to help drive an innovation investment and adoption mandate across Alberta. “I am focused on a belief—that our biggest opportunity to improve health care service delivery, and to create a sustainable system, comes from meaningful collaboration that embraces business and engineering design principles to modernize our health service.”
Dr. Elijah Dixon- is a graduate of the University of Manitoba. He completed his general surgery residency training at the University of Calgary and a subsequent hepatobiliary/pancreatic surgery fellowship at the University of Toronto. He also pursued a Masters in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and a Clinical Effectiveness Certificate. In 2015 he was promoted to Professor of Surgery and Section Chief of General Surgery. He is a world leader in hepatobiliary surgery, recognized for his scholarly contributions as well as for his service to the International HPB community.

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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.