Media Advisory - Bridgepoint Health presents Livewell! lectures



    Goal to foster more understanding of economic, social and public impacts
    of complex chronic disease

    TORONTO, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - Bridgepoint Health is leading the way in
promoting awareness of the economic, social and public impacts of people
living with Complex Chronic Disease - the 21st Century health care challenge -
by featuring thought leaders with solutions to how we can implement new ways
of managing chronic disease across the health care system.
    This week's lecture will feature Pablo Rivero Corte, Senior Advisor,
Health Innovation, Calgary Health Region and Deputy Minister, Health
Innovation, Andalusia. His presentation will focus on international
perspectives in how chronic disease is changing how health care is provided
around the world.

    
                               Guest Lecturer
                             Pablo Rivero Corte
         Senior Advisor, Health Innovation, Calgary Health Region and
               Deputy Minister, Health Innovation, Andalusia.

         "Engagement of Individuals in their health and health care:
                         International Perspectives"

                           When: February 14, 2008
                 Time: Doors Open/Light Breakfast 9:00 a.m.
                     Place: Bridgepoint Health Auditorium
                 14 St. Matthews Road (Broadview & Gerrard)
                           www.bridgepointhealth.ca
    

    Bridgepoint Health

    Bridgepoint Health is Canada's first healthcare organization dedicated
solely to the prevention and management of Complex Chronic Disease. It's also
Canada's only research and patient care centre committed to changing the world
for people living with Complex Chronic Disease. Bridgepoint Health is now
building a unique "campus of care" to foster a new generation of researchers,
doctors, nurses and therapists specifically qualified to treat this epidemic
and deliver specialized care to Complex Chronic Disease patients. This way,
we'll be ready when life changes for you. Because life always changes. To find
out more, visit www.bridgepointhealth.ca or www.lifechanges.ca.

    Pablo Rivero Corte

    Mr. Rivero is a leading thinker in chronic disease management and is
currently the Senior Advisor, Health Innovation, Calgary Health Region and
Deputy Minister, Health Innovation, Andalusia.
    In August 2006, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Calgary
Health Region and the Junta de Andalucia in Spain to develop collaborative
programs on health and wellness.
    In Calgary, Mr. Rivero is focused on the implementation of the Calgary
Health Innovation Strategy. This strategy was created to improve citizen
engagement in health care and collaborate with health care professionals to
enhance their professional fulfillment through the use of innovative tools. He
is developing a similar strategy at the same time in Andalucia.
    In Spain, Mr. Rivero Corte worked as the Deputy Minister of Health
Innovation and was involved in the creation of Health Andalusia 24h, a health
care and information service accessible through different communication
channels. This service continues to thrive and is providing immediate health
related responses customized to each person's needs. The result is more
accessible, comprehensive and high quality health information, as well as
assessment tools at their fingertips.
    Mr. Rivero Corte was the Co-Chair of the European High-Level e-Health
Conference, in Malaga, which brought together most Ministers of Health and
policy-making leaders from the European Union, to discuss common challenges
and develop common approaches to meet them.
    A lawyer by training, Mr. Rivero Corte has held several strategic
positions in provincial governments in Spain. In the European Union, he is
recognized as a leader in the use of health technology for citizen engagement.
He was also a member of the National Spanish Volleyball Squad.





For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries and registration:
Bernadette Seward, Communications Manager, Bridgepoint Health, (416) 461-8251
x2177, bseward@bridgepointhealth.ca, www.bridgepointhealth.ca

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