22-May-2019 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2G7
Canada

 

CCHL - Northern Alberta Chapter Annual General Meeting

The healthcare system that belongs to all Albertans

22 May 2019

Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road
Edmonton, AB T5J 2G7

Guest Speaker: Dr. Verna Yiu, President and CEO, Alberta Health Services

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” This quote, from U.S. President Barack Obama, should be a guiding principle for front-line healthcare providers, says Dr. Verna Yiu. In her presentation, the President and CEO of Alberta Health Services will share stories from frontline providers demonstrating how small changes in care and/or processes can make impactful improvements overall. Dr. Yiu encourages healthcare professionals to see themselves as being an integral part of the healthcare system in Alberta, in control of advancing and optimizing care and embracing our ability to make a positive difference for patients/families and their colleagues.

An accomplished leader in the academic and healthcare sectors, Dr. Verna Yiu has been involved in public sector governance for over two decades. She is currently the President and CEO of Alberta Health Services (AHS), Canada’s first and largest province-wide health system providing integrated care to more than 4.2 million Albertans. AHS has been recognized as a national and international leader in many clinical and administrative areas including: being named as one of the top 5 most integrated healthcare systems out of 40 countries, having one of the top 3 best health supply chain management systems in the world, and most recently awarded as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the second consecutive year.

Dr. Yiu is guided by the principle that healthcare is a people business, built upon strong and collaborative relationships. Creating the stability and vision that people and organizations need to succeed, strengthened within the objectives of Quadruple Aim, have been hallmarks of her governance style – first in her role as Interim Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta and now in her current role. Since taking the reins of AHS in January 2016, Dr. Yiu has strengthened relationships with AHS’ many partners, including government; academic institutions; health foundations; the AHS workforce; patients, clients and families; and communities across Alberta. By doing so, AHS has bolstered community engagement, collaborated on world-class research, led the country in many health performance indicators and met budget targets – all with the most efficient and leanest healthcare administrations in Canada.

Dr. Yiu previously served as Vice President, Quality and Chief Medical Officer in AHS from 2012-2016. Prior to the role of Interim Dean in 2011, she was Vice-Dean for the Faculty of Medicine/Dentistry from 2008-2011 and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs from 2000-2008. She has won numerous awards for teaching and clinical excellence and also chaired the Specialty of Nephrology for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 6 years. Dr. Yiu is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta and continues to practice as a pediatric nephrologist.

Agenda:
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m
6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Registration & Networking
Welcome & Introductions
NAC - Annual General Meeting
Guest Speaker: Dr. Verna Yiu
Networking
     
Prices CCHL Member:
Student Member:
Non Member:
$35.00
$25.00
$45.00


Thank you to our sponsors!


             
          


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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.25 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.
   
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