Day two of HealthAchieve2009 showcases big picture ideas on leadership in
health care

TORONTO, Nov. 17 /CNW/ - Today, HealthAcheive2009 - one of North America's largest health care conference and exhibitions - will provide a forum for discussion on many of the most important issues facing today's health care sector.

The day will kick off with a panel discussion on managing public expectations while driving change. Moderated by TVO's Steve Paikin and including The Globe and Mail's André Picard, the panel, will explore the challenges of achieving an e-health enabled health system, while addressing growing public awareness and expectations. Next, documentarian Michael Moore will pull on his learnings from his 2007 documentary Sicko to speak about what's possible in health care, and will touch on both the best and the worst case scenarios.

Conservative political visionary and thought leader Newt Gingrich will take the stage in the early afternoon to speak about the potential of health IT enhancing prevention, wellness and early detection.

Chef Michael Smith, host of Chef Abroad, Chef at Home, and Chef at Large, will take to the Wellness studio to discuss food trends and how local and sustainable cooking drives positive organizational and societal outcomes. With insight on how creativity can revolutionize the global economy, Richard Florida will discuss ways for HealthAchieve attendees to compete and thrive in today's business world.

    What:        HealthAchieve2009

    Where:       Metro Toronto Convention Centre
                 255 Front Street West, Toronto

    Who:         Panel - Managing Public Expectations
                  While Driving Change                     8:45
                 Michael Moore                            10:15
                 Newt Gingrich                             1:30
                 Chef Michael Smith                        1:30
                 Richard Florida                           2:00

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 more than 300 exhibitors will showcase the latest health care products, services and technologies. HealthAchieve attracts more than 9,000 health care and business leaders from around the world for learning, networking, benchmarking and sharing best practices. Learn more about HealthAchieve online at

SOURCE Ontario Hospital Association

For further information: For further information: about HealthAchieve, or to arrange a media interview with a HealthAchieve speaker, contact BlueSky Communications, (416) 929-7740, or Amy Ouellette, OHA,, (416) 357-9902

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