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Virtual Events

As new challenges in PPE management are presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need to develop new and innovative ways to maintain the supply. The Ontario Health (Central) Local Regional Supply Chain Team invites all health system partners to join virtual knowledge exchange events.

Knowledge Exchange events offer a platform for health system partners to come together in an interactive way to learn from experts, work collaboratively to answer challenges in PPE supply chain management presented by COVID- 19 and build resilient PPE supply chains within the region.

Read the 2020 series evaluation report here. This report is an evaluation summary of the events held in 2020, from June to November, and includes a combination of qualitative and quantitative data from participant registration and the evaluation survey.

Details on past and future events can be found below.

 

Read the 2020 Ontario Health (Central) PPE Knowledge Exchange Report 

 

Upcoming Events

The next Ontario Health PPE Knowledge Exchange will be held in April.  More information to come. 

Past Events

Tuesday, February 9, 2021: Ontario Health Knowledge Exchange: PPE Myth Busting

Agenda

Setting The Stage

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Provincial PPE updates

Event Presentation

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Myth Busting

    Speakers: Kasey Gambeta, Regional IPAC Specialist, Public Health Ontario and Devon Metcalf, Regional IPAC Specialist, Public Health Ontario

Wrap Up and Next Steps

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PPE Knowledge Exchange Participant Tip Sheet

Download the Ontario Health (Central) PPE Knowledge Exchange Participant Tip Sheet to make the most of your online event experience. 

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December 7:  Province-wide PPE Knowledge Exchange: Partnering for PPE

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Provincial Updates

  • Critical information on current state and changes to help organizations prepare for the holidays, Shripal Doshi, Senior Manager, Healthcare and Life Sciences Advisory Services, KPMG Canada

Event Presentations

  • IPAC and N95s – Helping health system partners navigate IPAC specific to N95 use in different settings, Dr. Gerald Evans, Medical Director of Infection Control, Kingston General Hospital and the Hotel Dieu Hospital and Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Queens University
  • Planning your PPE Inventory – Tips to help reduce your stress, Paul McAuley, Chief Executive Officer, 3S0 and Ontario Health East Supply Chain Co-Lea

 

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November 3: PPE Fall Preparedness in Long-Term Care, Retirement Homes and other Congregate Care Settings

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Topics covered:

  • N95s: Fit-testing and procuring in compliance with Directive #5 with live process demo
  • Critical Supply and Equipment (CSE) Virtual Inventory Survey: Importance and value of regular reporting through this survey 
  • Building resilience in supply chains: Novel PPE options for congregate care settings
 

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Breakout Room Activity: How can we do better in supporting you

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September 22: Preparing for Wave Two 

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Patient Perspectives from the First Wave

  • Experiences with PPE in COVID-19: Barb Shakell-Barkey, Caregiver, Volunteer Co-Chair PFAC Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital

Panel Presentation

  • Example of PPE Stockpile Planning – Lessons from the SE: Paul McAuley, Chief Executive Officer, 3S0 and Ontario Health (East) Supply Chain co-lead
  • PPE Use and Conservation Strategies: Dr. Chris Simpson, Chair, Ontario Health COVID-19 PPE Committee
  • Use of Novel PPE Products – Domestically Produced Level 3: Morgan Farris, Consultant, Advisory, KPMG; MartinMazza, Vice President, Special Projects, Woodbridge and Ed Cauchi, Manager, Internal Communications, Woodbridge

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July 21, 2020 - Group Purchasing and Procurement Logistics Recap

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Panelists:  

  • Shripal Doshi, Senior Manager, Healthcare and Life Sciences Advisory Services, KPMG Canada

  • Anya Todic, Manager, Growth & Special Projects, Shared Services West

  • Karen Belaire, President & CEO, Shared Services West

Topics covered:

  • Current PPE sourcing environment – Are we back to normal yet?

  • Warning flags to watch for with new PPE vendors

  • PPE Clinical Review Process – Meeting specifications

  • Shared Services Organizations (SSOs) and their role in group purchasing

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June 23, 2020 - Partnering for PPE Event Recap

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 Panelists:

  • Dr. Arieg Badawi, Family Physician in Milton, North Halton Ontario Health Team (OHT)

  • Dr. Paula Chidwick, Director, Research and Corporate Ethics, William Osler Health System, Brampton

  • Debbie Bilyj, Headwaters Health Care Centre

  • Kim Shadlock, Senior Manager Health Services, Caledon Community Services

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