Reporters/Business Reporters: General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.), Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan,Wynton Marsalis and Pamela Wallin Headline Stellar Speaker Line-up at OHA HealthAchieve2007



    TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - For three days in November, 350 leaders,
best-selling authors and commentators from across North America and around the
world will join over 8,000 delegates at OHA HealthAchieve2007 - Inspiring
Ideas and Innovation, the Ontario Hospital Association's (OHA) annual
convention and exhibition.

    OHA HealthAchieve2007 will be held November 5 - 7, 2007 at the
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in Toronto, Ontario.

    One of the world's largest and most important health care conferences,
OHA HealthAchieve2007 will aim to Inspire Ideas and Innovation through 70
fascinating educational sessions and its award-winning exhibit floor, where
over 330 international exhibitors will showcase the latest health care
products, services and technologies.
    OHA HealthAchieve 2007 is a must-attend for anyone whose interest or
business is health care.

    
    What:  OHA HealthAchieve2007
    When:  November 5 - 7, 2007
    Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario


                  Selected OHA HealthAchieve2007 Highlights
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    Monday, November 5, 2007

    OHA HealthAchieve2007 Official Opening Session
    9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Rooms 105, 106 & 107, Constitution Hall, MTCC

    To kick off OHA HealthAchieve2007, General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.) will
address delegates, drawing on his experience as both a leader on the world
stage and as eyewitness to leadership in action. He will also illustrate for
the audience precisely what it takes to be a leader, providing strategies for
"taking charge" during times of great change and great crises.

    Immediately preceding General Powell's presentation, Hilary Short,
President and CEO of the OHA will deliver her farewell Presidential address.
In her speech, Ms. Short will speak about the qualities that define the very
best of Ontario's hospitals and the outstanding heroes who make these
hospitals better every day.

    Featured Speakers:       Hilary Short, President and CEO,
                             Ontario Hospital Association (Note: Ms. Short's
                             presentation will begin at approximately
                             9:15 a.m.)

                             General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.)
                             (Note: General Powell's presentation will begin
                             at approximately 10:00 a.m.)

    Tuesday, November 6, 2007

    Financial Management Session
    9:00 a.m., John Basset Theatre - MTCC

    Former Ambassador to the Unites States and former Premier of New
Brunswick, Frank McKenna will speak to delegates about "Building Relationships
through Integrating Leadership".

    "Innovation and All that Jazz"
    10:15 - 11:45 a.m., Rooms 105, 106 & 107, Constitution Hall, MTCC

    Wynton Marsalis has helped propel jazz to the forefront of American
culture. At OHA HealthAchieve2007, he will share his creative insights with
those who aim to sharpen their leadership skills, strengthen their competitive
position, and achieve performance excellence.

    Featured Speaker:        Wynton Marsalis, jazz musician, trumpeter,
                             composer, bandleader, advocate for the arts, and
                             educator
                             (Note: Mr. Marsalis' presentation will begin at
                             approximately 10:30 a.m.)

    Rural and Northern Health Care
    2:00 - 4:30 p.m., Rooms 105, 106 & 107 Constitution Hall - MTCC

    Supporting sustainable health services in rural and northern communities:
The effect of distance, weather, demographics and other factors on the
delivery of care.

    Featured Speaker:        Pamela Wallin, award-winning journalist,
                             diplomat and entrepreneur

                             Stuart McLean, CBC Radio (Note: Mr. McLean's
                             presentation will begin at approximately
                             3:30 p.m.)

    Wednesday, November 7, 2007

    Closing Theme Session
    8:45a.m - 11:30 a.m., Rooms 105, 106 & 107 Constitution Hall - MTCC

    Based on her experiences in Jordan and around the world, Her Majesty Queen
Noor will discuss the importance of generosity and inspire audience members to
take an active role in causes close to their hearts.
    Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care will also update delegates
on the Government of Ontario's health initiatives.

    Featured Speakers:       Queen Noor of Jordan, International humanitarian
                             activist
                             (Note: Queen Noor's presentation will begin at
                             approximately 9:20 a.m.)

                             Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
                             (Note: The Minister's presentation will begin at
                             approximately 10:45 a.m.)

    Media availability for key speakers will be determined in the
    short time ahead.
    

    All media planning to attend OHA HealthAchieve2007 must register. Media
can pre-register by calling 416-205-1371.

    On-site media interviews must be arranged through OHA Public Affairs.
During OHA HealthAchieve2007, OHA Public Affairs will be located in Room 203D
at the MTCC.





For further information:

For further information: about OHA HealthAchieve2007, please contact OHA
Public Affairs, (416) 205-1371, or visit http://www.ohahealthachieve.com


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