Health Talks – Aidan Scott Recap

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Aidan is the founder of aidanBOX – an organization dedicated to bringing awareness and innovation to mental health.  Aidan's story was the night’s most personal, and it had the audience’s full attention. Watch his presentation here.

Health Talks – Shimi Kang Recap

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Dr. Shimi Kang is a Harvard-trained physician and one of Canada’s few addiction psychiatrists. Her hope is for health care workers to motivate and inspire their patients to implement lifestyle changes towards positive health. Watch her presentation here.

Health Talks – Diane Roberts Recap

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Steven Lewis, Health Talks' emcee, described Diane as the “Lady Gaga of Pecha Kucha.” Her dramatic flair showed as she began her presentation by singing. She then spoke about remembering our past, creating our health care legacy, and building a borderless village.

Health Talks – Helen Bevan Recap

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Helen Bevan is chief of service transformation at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. She delivered the first presentation at Health Talks about dementia patients being medicated with antipsychotics. Watch it here.

Welcome to Quality Forum’s new website!

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QualityForum.ca will be the online home of all details and documents related to the Forum. You can learn about its events, find information about its speakers, connect with your fellow attendees and, of course, register. This website will be a living resource. Check back often after the Forum as we will be uploading each speakers’… Read more »

Building Quality Health Care from the Community Up

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A common theme arose amongst the plenary and breakout session speakers: changing the outlook of health care in BC by encouraging a cohesive community that breaks down disconnected silos and forms a dialogue for transformation…

Health Talks – John Gilbert Recap

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John Gilbert, principal & professor emeritus of the College of Health Disciplines at the University of British Columbia, was Health Talks' eighth speaker. His hope is that those in the health care system can work better inter-professionally. John’s charisma and sense of humour made his presentation very enjoyable. Watch his presentation here.

Hopes for Better Healthcare in 6 Minutes, 40 Seconds

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By Hanah Van Borek, Heath Talks Attendee Pecha Kucha (chit-chat in Japanese) is a presentation style that began in Tokyo ten years ago and challenges public speakers to condense their thoughts into a powerful 6 minute and 40 second speech – a tough feat for any presenter! Nevertheless, during the pre-Quality Forum event Health Talks,… Read more »

Organizational Energy: The Source for Lasting Improvement

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Too often patients complain about being treated like a number. But this feeling can also be shared by heath care professionals. This fact became obvious when Helen Bevan, who delivered the opening plenary presentation at Quality Forum 2012, conducted a simple survey during her presentation…

Derek Weiss Health Talks Recap

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Derek Weiss is a storyteller, haiku poet, and Manager of Community Engagement at Vancouver's Union Gospel Mission. He was the fourth speaker at Health Talks, and you can watch his presentation here.