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2019 Conference

Join us and learn about primary care practice, quality improvement and health equity to better serve patients in an integrated system. 

Three outstanding Mississauga Halton LHIN events:

Primary Care Clinic Day | Quality Forum Health Equity Symposium

come together to combine the best of the Mississauga Halton LHIN thought leadership on primary care, quality and health equity

When:

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., program runs from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where:

The Meeting House, 2700 Bristol Circle, Oakville (map)

Cost:

We are pleased that we can provide free admission to the Mississauga Halton LHIN Learning Together 2019 Conference. We are unable to provide meals and beverages as part of the free admission, however once you have registered, we will send you information about how you can purchase those. Alternatively, participants are welcome to bring their own.


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Note: If you have already registered as an exhibitor, you do not need to register as an attendee. 

Program

(Click on each session speaker's name for additional information)

Time Slot Activity
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast/Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

MC: Dr. Mira Backo-Shannon, Vice President, Clinical, Mississauga Halton LHIN

Opening Ceremony: Elder Cat Criger, Traditional Indigenous Elder

 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks: Sharon Lee Smith, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mississauga Halton LHIN
 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sacha Bhatia
Topic: How Big Data Changed Pro Sports and Will Revolutionize Your Healthcare

 

Dr. Bhatia argues that good care is a team sport and that data should be at the core of it. Specifically, he will reveal how clinicians and health care organizations can leverage their data – such as MyPractice Reports – to more effectively support patients.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break / Networking / Exhibit Hall
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m
Primary Care Room - Primary Care Annex
 




Moderator: Dr. Barbara Clive
Panelists: Dr. Syeeda Salim, Christine Pellegrino, Kelly Schwieg, Katherine Manalaysay, RN, GNC (C)
Topic: How Primary Care Can Support Their Patients Throughout the Dementia Journey

 

Dr. Clive moderates this discussion focusing on the local community resources available to support you in managing your patients’ needs throughout the dementia journey.

Quality Room - Quality Cafe Room
Speaker: Paula Blackstien-Hirsch
Topic: Experience-Based Co-Design: an Improvement Approach to Understanding the Patient Perspective & Co-Designing Care (to be continued in Quality Breakout Session #2)

 

Have you struggled to find really meaningful ways to engage patients in improved care delivery? In this two part session, Paula shares a structured approach for enabling staff to partner with patients and families to understand their experience and to co-design better care delivery drawing from both the patient and staff experience. Developed in England, Experience Based Co-Design has been described by many as an innovative, meaningful and accessible method that empowers patients and staff to improve care in ways that will impact both the patient experience and patient health outcomes

Health Equity Room - Health Equity Auditorium
Speakers: Gurpreet S. Malhotra, Professor Sirena Liladrie and Thomas Howe
Topic: Immigrant Seniors in the Mississauga Halton LHIN: A Toolkit to Help Reduce Social Isolation with a Spotlight on South Asian Experiences

 

The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research and Indus Community Services both participated in a four year study funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council which focused on Social Isolation among several newcomer seniors communities. This session will draw from that successful research project.

 10:45 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Quiet Time / Travel time
 10:50 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Primary Care Room - Primary Care Annex
  Speaker: Dr. Supriya Joshi
Topic: Don’t Blame the Butter for What the Bread Did: Dietary Management of Fatty Liver

 

Fatty liver disease is an epidemic which can lead to cirrhosis and has now surpassed chronic Hepatitis C as a need for liver transplantation in North America. Understanding the implications of its prevalence and relationship to metabolic syndrome will be discussed. Dietary and lifestyle counselling will be presented in the context of WHO guidelines.

Quality Room - Quality Cafe Room

Speaker: Paula Blackstien-Hirsch
Topic: Experience-Based Co-Design: an Improvement Approach to Understanding the Patient Perspective & Co-Designing Care (continuation of Quality Breakout Session #1)

 

Have you struggled to find really meaningful ways to engage patients in improved care delivery? In this two part session, Paula shares a structured approach for enabling staff to partner with patients and families to understand their experience and to co-design better care delivery drawing from both the patient and staff experience. Developed in England, Experience Based Co-Design has been described by many as an innovative, meaningful and accessible method that empowers patients and staff to improve care in ways that will impact both the patient experience and patient health outcomes

Health Equity  Room - Health Equity Auditorium
Speaker: Irene Zivko and Elin Moorlag Silk
Topic: Sociodemographic Data Collection in the Mississauga Halton LHIN

Session description coming soon!

 

 11:35 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Quiet Time / Travel Time
 11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Polaris Physician Awards

Join us as we recognize two primary care physicians for their achievements and contributions to high quality patient care and their positive impact on the community.

 11:50 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. Lunch / Exhibit Hall 
 1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Primary Care Room - Primary Care Annex
  Speakers:Mandip Khela and Dr. Abhimanyu Sud
Topic: Non-opioid Therapy for Chronic Non-cancer Pain Management

 

Hear clinical pearls to help support you in caring for your patients living with chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP). Learn about non-pharmacological management options available for your patients and review the evidence and benefits of non-opioid options for patients with CNCP.

Quality Room - Quality Cafe Room
Session: World Café on Innovation
Topic: Innovation in Health Care

 

Join the World Café and gain insight and inspiration through the sharing of quality improvement plans from multiple sectors. Organizations from across the health care sector will each host a short presentation followed by a dialogue between presenter and participants. If you are not familiar with the World Café format, you as participants will move to another presenter station each 15 minutes, gaining both expertise and sharing ideas with three individual presenters over the hour.

Health Equity Room - Health Equity Auditorium
Speakers:Aamna Ashraf and Mercedes Sobers
Topic: Tackling Health Inequities with the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Tool

 

Our Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) training explores key concepts related to health equity and goes on to examine the HEIA tool in detail. You will think about how the HEIA tool can be applied to your own practice and follow a series of guided steps to plan for your own HEIA.

2:10 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Quiet Time / Travel Time
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Primary Care Room - Primary Care Annex
  Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Bertram 
Topic: Impact of Cannabis Legislation on Primary Care

 

With the legalization of cannabis, clinicians want to understand how their practice will be impacted. Dr. Bertram discusses the intersection between non-medical and medical use of cannabis, how to identify risk and screen for cannabis use and adverse outcomes. Gain invaluable cannabis tools and resources to support you in your daily practice.

Quality Combined Session with Health Equity
Room - Quality Cafe Room
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Loh and Dr. Mike Benusic
Topic: Health Equity: All In for Population Health

 

This session provides the audience with an understanding of important intersections between health equity and population health. The goal is to broaden the vision of health equity beyond service access to encompass more ‘upstream’ goals and identify the various roles within this broader view of health equity work and where opportunities for collaboration may exist.

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break / Networking
3:15 p.m.– 4:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Kim Katrin Milan
Person-Centred Approaches To Health and Equity 

 

Inequity recognizes the presence of social and systemic injustice in administering care. By exploring well-documented determinants like race, gender, orientation and socioeconomic status, we are able to identify strategies that can transform the health care landscape. The importance of equitable access to healthcare is crucial in meeting the needs of a rapidly changing population.

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks: Jutta Schafler Argao, Vice President, Quality and People, Mississauga Halton LHIN



Room: Primary Care Annex
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2019 Polaris Physician Awards

Presented at the Mississauga Halton LHIN Learning Together Conference, the Mississauga Halton LHIN Polaris Physician Awards will recognize primary care physicians for their achievements and contributions to high quality patient care and their positive impact on the community. 

Thank you for your nominations. Nominations are now closed. 

 

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Accreditation Details

  • Primary Care Stream: This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 5.25 Mainpro+ credits.
  • Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 2.75 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.
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