MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The very first International Forum on Health (IFH) will be held in Montreal from October 22 to 24, 2013. The Forum is organized by the 5 University Health Centers of Québec (Conférence des CHU du Québec) in cooperation with partners of the healthcare system and the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. This information exchange forum will provide an opportunity to promote the health sector and find new approaches to improve health care and services offered to the population.
The intent of this annual international-scale event is to become a can't-miss event inasmuch as it will provide a platform for meeting various health care and education specialists as well as business people. It will also provide an opportunity to identify concepts, methods and skills required for the transformation of health systems and facilities while targeting the various issues surrounding this subject. As a unifying and inclusive event, the IFH will go beyond the conventional realm of health care, allowing stakeholders from various sectors to raise questions and find innovative solutions for the purpose of improving the health of Québec's population and that of people throughout the world.
"This unique information exchange forum will provide an opportunity for participants from various countries to meet future partners, enter into agreements and share knowledge as well as create new opportunities. Virtual communities will emerge so that information exchange may continue throughout the year and become a powerful international network of knowledge management," noted the CHU Sainte-Justine's Executive Director and President of the Conférence des CHU du Québec, Dr. Fabrice Brunet. "The intent of the IFH is to be a catalyst for partnerships and innovation, thereby driving the transformation of health organizations and systems around the world," he added.
ONE MAJOR DAILY TOPIC
Each day, a major topic will be addressed: the strengths of the Québec health care system; health, an engine of economic and business partnership development; transformation of the health care system with a human dimension.
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Among the hundreds of featured guest speakers taking part in this very first edition of the IFH, we find Honorary Chairman, Mr. Claude Castonguay, Dr. Réjean Hébert, the Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister responsible for Seniors, Mr. Luc Boileau, CEO for the National Public Health Institute of Québec, Mr. Bernard Lord, former Prime Minister of New Brunswick and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, Dr. Wendy Thompson, Director of McGill University's School of Social Work, and Mr. Luiz Odorico Monteiro de Andrade, Secretary of Strategic and Participatory Management, Ministry of Health, Brazil.
SIX MAJOR TOPICS ADDRESSED DURING THE IFH
TOPIC 1: Development of coordinated health care networks
TOPIC 2: Research and innovation: agents of health care transformation
TOPIC 3: Personalized health care and the role of the patient partner
TOPIC 4: Partnerships: transformation mechanisms for health care systems
TOPIC 5: Factors influencing the performance of health care systems
TOPIC 6: The best use of human, financial, structural and technological resource
To find out about the topics addressed during this first edition of the IFH or to register, please visit the official site.
The first edition of the IFH could never have happened without the valued support of our three major sponsors: CGI platinum sponsor, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (diamond sponsor) and TELUS (gold sponsor).
MANDATORY MEDIA ACCREDITATION
To receive your media accreditation, please contact Mélanie Dallaire at 514 345-7707 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Media accreditation is mandatory to be able to attend the IFH.
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About the International Forum on Health
This forum is inspired by the great quality and originality of the Québec healthcare system, the competence and skills of all stakeholders and the synergy developed with private and institutional partners. www.forumsanteinternational.com
About the Conférence des CHU du Québec
The Conférence des CHU du Québec consists of the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, the McGill University Health Centre, the Québec CHU, the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke and the Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine. Today these five institutions provide services to more than five million patients annually including nearly 600,000 emergency cases. More than 36,000 individuals, 5,900 physicians, dentists and pharmacists and 1,900 researchers work with these institutions. The Québec University Health Centres stand out, each with its cutting-edge specialty and its designated mission. Over and above offering specialized and highly specialized health care and clinical services, the centres are also teaching hospitals and research centres, as well as facilities for the assessment of new technologies and health treatment methods. leschuduQuébec.com.
About the Palais des congrès de Montréal
The mission of the Palais des Congrès de Montréal is to attract and host conventions, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and other events. A public institution with a commercial vocation, the Palais generates significant economic spinoffs for Québec and has contributed with pride, for 30 years, to the sharing of knowledge and the growth of Montreal's international reputation as a first-class destination. congresmtl.com.
SOURCE: Conférence des CHU du Québec
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