TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - HealthAchieve 2012 shifts to topics of finance and leadership today at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) with inspiring talks from various well-known thought leaders.
The day begins with health care authority and economist Michael B. Decter (breakfast session, 7:30-8:30 am, room 206 BDF, MTCC) discussing how to cope with the financial realities in Ontario health care.
Michael Hlinka, CBC business contributor and finance expert will lead an enlightening talk on how the Western world's economic slump will last for a generation unless and until serious changes are made (8:45-10 am, room 206 BDF, MTCC).
In his session, "Coaching for High Performance: Engage Your Employees. Build Commitment. Achieve Results" (8:45-9:50 am, room 104 ABC, MTCC), Dr. Peter Jensen offers insight into how you get someone committed to reaching their full potential, touching on five core practices of exceptional leaders from his book Igniting the Third Factor.
The day's feature session is headlined by Jim Collins who will speak about "Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck - why some thrive despite them all" (10-11:30 am, room 105, 106, 107, MTCC).
Drawing on his own 25 years of experience working internationally, humanitarian advocate and past President of Doctors without Borders, James Orbinski, will identify key challenges and leadership skills in advancing global health in the next decade (lunch session 12-1:30 pm, room 206 BDF, MTCC, with Dr. Orbinski taking the stage at 12:40 pm. Admission by ticket only).
A nursing leadership discussion (8:30-10 am, room 201 BDF, MTCC) with panelists Maureen McTeer, Health Law Expert, and David McNeil, Vice-President, Clinical Program and Chief Nursing Office with Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord, will discuss "Nursing Leadership and the Transformation of Health Care." Ms. McTeer will also touch on the Canadian Nurses Association's National Expert Commission report, A Nursing Call to Action, which sets out recommendations to drive Canada through a fundamental shift in the way health and health care is funded, managed and delivered. The report is the first of its kind in that it was spearheaded by Canada's registered nurses, the largest group of health-care professionals in the country.
Afternoon sessions cover topics such as the multigenerational workplace, social media in health care settings, ehealth, and small, rural and northern health care. Please refer to healthachieve.com for full details.
The award winning trade show floor 9 am- 5 pm will feature some of the most innovative products and services that are changing the health care industry including: GE Healthcare's themed imaging rooms such as the CT Pirate Island Adventure that is designed to make imaging more inviting for pediatric patients; Cintas Canada's new healthcare scrub rental machine and Evacuscape, whose solution to evacuating non-ambulatory patients and residents during emergencies from multi-level buildings, will be doing booth demonstrations throughout the show.
HealthAchieve is partnering with the Trillium Gift of Life Network to increase organ donor registration. A first for a national conference, delegates are invited to participate in an online organ and tissue donor registration drive during the show to help reach the goal of 800 visits. For more information about organ and tissue donation and transplantation, visit www.giftoflife.on.ca. To register, visit www.BeADonor.ca/healthachieve.
One of the largest and most prestigious health care gatherings in North America, HealthAchieve aims to inspire ideas and innovation with over 50 informative and engaging educational sessions along with an award-winning exhibit floor, where close to 300 exhibitors will showcase the latest health care products, services and technologies. HealthAchieve attracts more than 6500 health care and business leaders from around the world for learning, networking, benchmarking and sharing best practices. Learn more about HealthAchieve online at www.HealthAchieve.com.
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For onsite registration, media must register at the delegate registration desk and then proceed to the media table located outside the Summit Room, MTCC.