TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The spiraling costs, aging population and debt reduction strategies are squeezing the Canadian health system. But there are success stories and opportunities for Canadian health and health care.
At the Summit on Sustainable Health and Health Care 2012, The Conference Board of Canada will bring together health leaders to discuss research, hear from national and international experts, and explore Canada's structure and funding challenges.
A conference call with journalists will be held today and tomorrow at 2 p.m. Eastern with The Conference Board of Canada experts. The phone number is 416-597-9200, ext. 7041
|When:||Wednesday, October 31.|
|| Population Health: Meeting the Challenges of an Aging Population
William Rechman, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and President and Chief Executive Officer at the Baycrest Health Sciences will discuss whether longevity's cost should be justified with health care costs or should it be treated as a problem.
Susan Eng, Vice-President of Advocacy, CARP
David Stewart-Paterson, Vice-President of Public Policy at The Conference Board of Canada.
|| A Lungstory—A Successful Transformation with Social Media
Hélène Campbell, a double lung transplant recipient, will share how social media transformed her life and how her internationally-recognized campaign got attention from the likes of Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres.
|| Health Care Sustainability: Primary Care Teams
Thy Dinh, Senior Research Associate of CASHC at The Conference Board of Canada, will release new research on primary care "What We Currently Know About Inter-professional Primary Care Teams in Canada". She will also discuss the alternatives and challenges to primary care teams across Canada.
|| From Health Innovation to Wealth of the Nation—How Health Innovators Can Raise Productivity.
Gabriela Prada, Director of Health and Innovation in Policy Evaluation at The Conference Board of Canada will moderate a panel that will explain how their focus on innovation is improving care and how Canada can leverage health care technology innovation.
Neil D. Fraser, President at Medtronic of Canada Ltd.
Chris O'Connor, President & CEO at PatientOrderSets.com
Harry Rakowski, Cardiologist at the University Health Network
Anne W. Snowdon, Chair at the International Centre for Health Innovation Richard Ivey School of Business
Ilse Treurnicht, Chief Executive Office at MaRS Discovery District.
|| Closing Keynote Presentation
The Honourable Fred T. Horne, Alberta Health Minister, will conclude the summit by sharing his thoughts on health care system sustainability for Alberta.
|Where:||Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel (lower level), Toronto, Ontario.|
For more information, visit: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/12-0146/default.aspx
This event is sponsored in part by Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Company, The Watson Group, Government of Alberta, Medtronic, Pfizer, Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies, and GE Healthcare.
SOURCE: CONFERENCE BOARD OF CANADA
For further information:
Media are asked to register in advance, as space is limited.
For more information or media accreditation, contact:
Françoise Makanda, Media Relations Coordinator,
Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 389. E-mail: [email protected].