AFHTO 2014 Conference: Minister & keynote speakers confirmed; Registration still open

We are very pleased to welcome the Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins and other keynote speakers:

Special Keynote: Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

Speaker - Opening Plenary - Minister Eric Hoskins - small for webDr. Eric Hoskins was first elected to the Ontario legislature as the MPP for St. Paul’s in 2009. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2014.

Minister Hoskins currently serves as Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. He was appointed as Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment in February 2013. He has previously served as Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

Minister Hoskins is also a renowned humanitarian, family doctor and a proud Ontarian with a long and dedicated record of public service.


Opening Plenary: “In Partnership with Patients”
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Speaker - Opening Plenary - Sholom Glouberman - small for web

Dr. Sholom Glouberman, President of Patients Canada

Dr. Sholom Glouberman, President of Patients Canada and Philosopher-in-Residence at Toronto’s Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, will lead conference participants in a thought-provoking exercise designed to prepare you for the conference sessions ahead and challenge you to think differently about how we plan and deliver primary care.

Dr. Sholom Glouberman is a well-respected and knowledgeable health care systems policy analyst and teacher, and he is the president and founder of Patients Canada. In 2005, Sholom underwent a major surgical procedure and became a patient. He thought he could manage his experience as a patient in the system, but he was wrong. He now works to create a whole new education for patients – however sophisticated they are – to cope with the complexities and difficulties posed by being a patient in the system for any length of time. He believes that strengthening the patient voice is critical to improving everyone’s healthcare experience.

Closing Plenary: “In partnership with patients: How far have we come? How far must we go?”
Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Ask the experts:  What do patients think about the innovations and knowledge shared at this “In Partnership with Patients” conference?  A group of thoughtful and articulate patients will join Sholom Glouberman, President of Patients Canada, and Cathy Fooks, CEO of the Change Foundation and senior health leaders to reflect on what they saw and heard in the conference sessions. From their perspective – Where did they see promising progress? What is their advice for strengthening the patient-provider partnership and optimizing the patient experience?

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Register for the AFHTO Conference today!

We look forward to seeing you there!