Schedule

An overview of the conference agenda and speakers.

Day 1 | Thursday, May 9

Registration and Breakfast Buffet Opens 

Register and pick up your name badge in the lobby of the Delta Bessborough

Please bring your printed or digital ticket to register.

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9:00am

Opening Remarks 

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Moderator: Patrick Odnokon, CEO
Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

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9:05am

Indigenous Welcome and Ceremony 

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Louise Halfe, Elder and Poet

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9:15am

SPOR PIHCI Greetings 

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  • Role of patient engaged research in policy
  • Welcome and overview

Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine, Research Lead
Saskatchewan SPOR PIHCI Network
Professor, University of Saskatchewan

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9:25am

Overview of Conference 

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Dr. Cory Neudorf, Clinical Lead
Saskatchewan SPOR PIHCI Network

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10:00am

Break 

Grab a coffee and mingle

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10:30am

Panel: Integrating Patient Engagement

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  • How can we create meaningful involvement of patients in design and evaluation of systems?
  • Patient perspectives on wellness
  • What does success look like from a patient and community point of view?
  • How do we know that areas such as patient advocacy and patient navigation are working?

Questions (30 minutes)

Moderator: Dr. Vivian Ramsden, Director (Research Division) Department of Academic Family Medicine
University of Saskatchewan

Panelists:

Dr. Virginia Vandall-Walker, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines
Athabasca University

Neil Durrant – Patient Advisor
Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Patient Engagement (PE) Platform Advisory Council

Candace Skrapek, Patient Advisor
Saskatchewan SPOR PIHCI Network

Michelle Flowers – Patient Engagement Trainer
Saskatchewan Centre for Patient Oriented Research (SCPOR)

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12:00PM

Lunch & Keynote Speaker 

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  • Why health system integration?
  • What are we hoping to achieve through these changes?

Dr. Tom Noseworthy, President and CEO
British Columbia Academic Health Science Network

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1:15pm

Panel: Integrating Health Providers

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  • How do we ensure all health care providers, from primary care physicians to midwives to nurses and more – are full partners in integrated care?
  • Given the opportunity we have to work collaboratively, how do we also work intersectionally?
  • How do we create system evaluations that are responsive to primary health care providers, ensuring feedback allows health providers to improve and have meaningful follow-up?

Questions (30 minutes)

Moderator: Dr. Gayle Halas, Research Director, Department of Family Medicine
University of Manitoba
Manitoba SPOR PIHCI Network

Panelists:

Dr. Nelly Oelke, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development
University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Dr. Rashaad Hansia, Physician Dyad Leader
Saskatchewan Health Authority (Regina)

Marjorie Ingjaldson, Director, Clinical Integration
Saskatchewan Health Authority (Regina)

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2:45pm

Break 

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3:15pm

Panel: Integrating the Social Sector

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  • How are social determinants of health addressed in practice in an integrated system – social services, transportation, education, housing and homelessness?
  • How do we address prevention and population health in a patient-centred system?
  • Need to ensure systems address the health needs of those outside the usual health care system: how do we identify and reach the “orphans” of healthcare?
  • What is the measurement of improvement when we integrate outside organizations as partners in primary health care improvement?

Questions (30 minutes)

Moderator: Tanya Dunn-Pierce, Director, Population and Public Health
Saskatchewan Health Authority

Panelists:

Dr. Monika Dutt, CEO, Medical Office of Health
Timiskaming Health Unit Northeastern Ontario 

John Petryshen, CEO
Parkinson Association of Alberta

Tracy Muggli, Executive Director, Mental Health and Addiction Services
Saskatchewan Health Authority

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4:45pm

Adjourn

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6:00PM

Evening Reception

Dinner and Networking. See details.
  • Galleries are open for viewing
  • Dinner provided from food stations throughout gallery
  • Cash bar

Moderator: Dr. Gillian Bartlett, Executive Director
National Coordinating Office, SPOR PIHCI
Professor, Department of Family Medicine Research and Graduate Programs Director and Associate Chair, McGill University

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6:30PM

Presentation

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Speaker: Dr. Rick Glazier, Scientific Director, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Senior Core Scientist
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)

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9:00PM

Reception Ends

Day 2 | Friday, May 10

Registration and Breakfast

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8:30AM

Opening

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Summary of first day

Moderator: Patrick Odnoken, CEO
Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

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8:35AM

Panel: Integrating Indigenous Care and Culture

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  • How do we address the needs of Indigenous people inside an integrated health system?
  • What are our obligations for primary health care delivery under Truth and Reconciliation?
  • How do we ensure continuity of care for Indigenous people?
  • What are the successes? What are the challenges? How are we measuring these things so we can track how progress? 

Questions: (30 minutes)

Moderator: Dr. Veronica McKinney, Director

  • Northern Medical Services, University of Saskatchewan

Panelists:

Dr. Margo Greenwood, National Collaborative Centre for Indigenous Health

  • University of Northern British Columbia

Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director

  • CIHR’s Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH)
  • Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Willie Ermine, Assistant Professor

Department of Indigenous Languages, Arts and Cultures, First Nations University of Canada

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10:00AM

Break

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10:30am

Panel: Integrating Technology

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  • How is technology being employed to help overcome challenges of remoteness, language and cultural barriers?

Questions (30 minutes)

Moderator: Dr. Mark Lees, Clinician
Academic Family Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Panelists:

Dr. Ivar Mendez, Fred H. Wigmore Professor and Unified Head – Department of Surgery
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Health Authority

Dr. Mark Koltek, Director of Telehealth Services
Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre (Telemental Health)
Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba

Davin Church, Vice President, Business Relations and Programs
eHealth Saskatchewan

 

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12:00pm

Lunch & Keynote Speaker

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Keynote Speaker:

  • Integration: What works and what doesn’t

Dr. Tara Sampalli, Director of Research and Innovation, Primary Health Care
Nova Scotia Health Authority

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1:15pm

Breakout Groups: Next Steps

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2:45pm

Keynote Speaker

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Keynote Speaker

  • What do we need to take away from this in the development of:
  • policy
  • practice
  • research?
  • What can we do in the next five years in these areas?

Introduction: Dr. Cory Neudorf, Clinical Lead
Saskatchewan SPOR PIHCI Network

Speaker: Dr. Richard Musto, Clinical Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary

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3:35pm

Indigenous Closing Ceremony

Louise Halfe, Elder and Poet

Close of Conference

 

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