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Vincent Lam is an emergency physician and a great storyteller. After all, he did win the Giller Prize for his book Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures. His hope for health care was framed around a fast and incomplete history of medicine. Watch his presentation on the Health Talks page.
Naheed Dosani and Stephen Pomedli are medical residents at the University of Toronto. They’re plugged in, so it was no surprise that their hope for health care centred around the future of health technology. Watch their presentation on the Health Talks page.
What can health care learn from a hospital president and CEO who previously spent 25 years in the luxury hotel industry? Quite a bit, it turns out.
Vincent Lam can tell a story. He did, after all, win the Giller Prize (Canada’s top prize for fiction writing). In his plenary presentation at Quality Forum 2013, Vincent told three patients’ stories. In doing so, he illustrated why it’s important to tell the story of quality patient care. Watch his presentation on the Plenary Speakers page.
Todd Allen was the Forum’s third plenary speaker. His wealth of experience with Utah’s Intermountain Healthcare and gift for storytelling combined to create a presentation that was enlightening and sure to inspire improvement. Watch his presentation on the Plenary Speakers page.
Judy Pryce is a member of the Patient Voices Network, a group of people who use their experiences to influence change in BC’s health care system. Judy’s personal experiences drove home the point that health care is about people and communities. Watch her presentation on the Health Talks page.
Dave Ng could have a side job as a comedian. He brought a great blend of humour and storytelling on his way to telling us his hope for health care. And is minimalist slides were very effective. Watch his presentation on the Health Talks page.
As the president and CEO of Northern Health, Cathy brough a unique perspective to Health Talks. She spoke about meeting the unique needs of BC’s northern population, and of the power of community. Watch her presentation on the Health Talks page.