30-Jan-2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Vancouver Island Chapter Presents
Mobilizing evidence in complex health systems: what’s the role of leadership?

  January 30, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PST
Patient Care Centre Lecture Theatre, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria

Health care leaders are committed to robust, data-driven decision-making, but they face significant challenges in mobilizing the necessary evidence. It is acknowledged that these challenges relate to the complex systems in which we work, and that we need to work with, rather than try to simplify or control, complexity.

A growing body of work on mobilizing evidence in complexity identifies leadership as a critical success factor. In this interactive webinar, Heather Davidson and Bev Holmes draw on the literature as well as their own experiences to discuss the role of leadership in mobilizing evidence for better health care. Join them for a conversation on why we why seem to be much better at generating evidence than putting it to work, and how – through sharpening our own leadership practices and supporting them in others – we can address this imbalance.

Dr. Heather
  Dr. Bev Holmes
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Networking and light breakfast
Presentation and Q&A
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Webinar fee $15.00

Option: A live webinar session is also available beginning at 8:00 a.m. We hope local members will attend in person to participate in this presentation. Webinar details will be distributed following registration.
There is limited space so please register early. Thank you.

Thank you to our sponsors!


Speaker Biographies:

Dr. Heather Davidson

Dr. Heather Davidson has worked for the BC government since 1991 in a series of progressively senior positions, mostly in the Ministry of Health. She is currently Assistant Deputy Minister of the Partnerships and Innovation Division with responsibilities for research & innovation, legislation and intergovernmental relations. She was an early advocate for evidence-based policy and decision making and has maintained strong linkages with the research community throughout her government career. She sits on the Board(s) of the Academic Health Science Network, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability and is a member of the Medical Services Commission.

Dr. Davidson holds a PhD in Psychology (Adult Development and Aging) from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Prior to joining the provincial government, she worked as a clinical academic in hospital and community settings in Alberta and Ontario.

Dr. Bev Holmes

As President & CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Bev draws upon a wealth of experience in health research, practice and policy. Her commitment to integrating these areas is evident in her leadership at MSFHR as well as her role as executive lead of the BC Academic Health Science Network, which includes the BC SUPPORT Unit.
Since joining MSFHR in 2010, Bev has helped establish MSFHR’s reputation as a leader in knowledge translation, and held various roles overseeing funding programs, knowledge translation, provincial projects, impact analysis and partnerships.

Bev’s roles prior to MSFHR include health communications and knowledge translation consultant, researcher, writer and communications director. She remains an active member of the health research community.

Bev received her MA and PhD from SFU's School of Communication and holds adjunct appointments at UBC`s School of Population and Public Health and SFU's Faculty of Health Sciences. Her research interests include knowledge translation, discourse analysis, health communication, risk communication, and public involvement in health research. She is regularly called on to publish and present internationally on how best to support the translation of research evidence into policy and practice, especially from a funder’s perspective.

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.