HealthAchieve2009 kicks off today by opening the discussion on Canada's most
important health issues

TORONTO, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - Today, HealthAcheive2009 - one of North America's largest health care conference and exhibitions - features a number of high-profile speakers from across the continent, discussing hot topics including e-health, pandemic and leadership in the health care industry. Today's speaker lineup includes an open conversation with Rob Devitt, Interim CEO of eHealth Ontario, a key note address by CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and a motivational talk by Olympian Silken Laumann.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta will take a closer look at how media, global influences and everyday lifestyle affect the health care system. In the afternoon, Rob Devitt will outline the province's e-health strategy, take questions about the progress achieved to date as well as new challenges and opportunities for the future. Inspiring HealthAchieve delegates to move from good to great, Silken Laumann will draw on her remarkable sporting experiences in a relentlessly competitive and demanding environment.

    What:     HealthAchieve2009

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

    Who:      Dr. Sanjay Gupta 9:30
              Silken Laumann 1:30
              Rob Devitt 3:30

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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