Please join us

1st Annual South West LHIN Quality Symposium: Building a healthier system through quality & innovation 

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April 28, 2011
Stratford Rotary Complex,
353 McCarthy Rd., Stratford – click here for directions 

8:15 am – 4:30 pm: Main Session
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Governance session (open to board members, CEOs & EDs only)



Click on the underlined links for content. Please note, in coming days, we will post video of the presentations.

Advance Materials

Click here to read a summary of the South West LHIN's Health System Design Blueprint - Vision 2022 (PDF)

An overview of the Excellent Care for All Act (PDF)

A brief set of slides about Health Quality Ontario (formerly OHQC)  (PDF)


Agendas are now available:

Click here for the agenda for the all day session (pdf)

Click here for the agenda for the evening governance session (pdf) Please note there are a few changes to the panelists for the evening session

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED:  If you need to register for either the governance (evening) or main (all day) session, please email Vernica Mclean at: 

Confirmed keynote speakers for both sessions include:

Jim Easton has a £25-billion challenge - what’s yours?
With a flat-lined economy, Jim Easton is leading a drive to find £25-billion in efficiencies while improving the quality of care at the UK National Health Service over the next four years. He will share with us how it can be done – with a greater focus on quality, innovation, productivity and prevention.

Steven Lewis, How much time are you wasting?
Canada’s leading (and arguably) most entertaining health policy and research consultant will share his thoughts on how money is neither the problem nor the solution to our health care challenges.

Camille Orridge,  Access to Care
Ontario’s LHINs are leading initiatives to improve access to care in all areas of the province. Significant improvements have been made to ER wait times and patient transitions across the health care system. Toronto Central (TC) LHIN CEO Camille Orridge will highlight some key successes and innovations from the TC LHIN.  Her discussion will focus on how Home First and other initiatives are leading us to rethink health care for an aging population, improving outcomes and contributing to health system sustainability.


This conference will:

  • explore the Excellent Care for All Act, outlining its implications and promoting interactions between providers, patients, communities and the government 
  • expand upon the quality agenda unfolding in the  South West LHIN
  • provide opportunities to network and share best practices with local, regional and provincial leaders in health care.

You can expect:

  • new understanding regarding the Act and key quality improvement initiatives in the South West
  • awareness of how the South West is moving toward an integrated health system of care
  • introduction of the Health System Leadership Council and Quality Advisory Council in the South West.


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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 2.75 (main session) or 1.5 (evening session) or 3.75 (both sessions) Category II credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

This program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for up to 6.0 MAINPRO-M1 credits for the day session and 2.25 credits for the governance session.
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario. (6 hours for the Day session and 2.25 hours for the Governance session).

“This program has no commercial support.”