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Quality Forum 2017: A Look Back

Date Published: August 4th, 2017

Quality Forum 2017 brought together more than 1,200 participants over its three days. First, a “pre-Forum day” featured two full-day sessions: we partnered with the Joint Collaborative Committees to examine how to improve patients’ primary, surgical and rural care journeys, as well as with the First Nations Health Authority to…


Quality Forum 2021: Plenary Presentation – Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Date Published: March 4th, 2021

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Senior Associate Counsel, Woodward & Company Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond was appointed on June 19, 2020, by Health Minister Adrian Dix to lead an investigation into Indigenous-specific racism in the British Columbia health care system. A member of Saskatchewan’s Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Turpel-Lafond served as a Saskatchewan…


Brendan Carr – Looking to the Past for a Better Health System Tomorrow

Date Published: February 1st, 2022

We asked Brendan Carr, President & CEO of Island Health, to tell us (and a few hundred of our friends) about his hopes for health care. He did so through a Pecha Kucha presentation at Health Talks on February 18, 2015. Brendan was named as President and CEO for Island…


Manisha Willms – Our Words Can Create Sustained Change

Date Published: February 1st, 2022

We asked Manisha Willms, executive director of the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre, to tell us (and a few hundred of our friends) about her hopes for health care. She did so, with the the help of twenty 4-year-olds, through a Pecha Kucha presentation at Health Talks on February…


Kevin Eastwood – Talking about Death, Listening to Patients

Date Published: February 1st, 2022

We asked Kevin Eastwood, an award-winning director and producer, to tell us (and a few hundred of our friends) about his hopes for health care. He did so through a Pecha Kucha presentation at Health Talks on February 18, 2015. Kevin was the director and creator of Emergency Room: Life…


Janice Vance – Hopes for Better Long-Term Care

Date Published: February 1st, 2022

We asked Janice Vance, a nurse who has focused her career on mental health and education, to tell us (and a few hundred of our friends) about her hopes for health care. She did so through a Pecha Kucha presentation at Health Talks on February 18, 2015. Janice is a…


Ezequiel García-Elorrio – Solutions from Argentina to Support Health Care Providers in a Pandemic

Date Published: March 19th, 2021

Ezequiel Garcia Elorrio Director, Health Care Quality & Patient Safety; Director, Administration & Finance Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (Argentina) Ezequiel practices medicine as a general internist and is currently a professor of public health at Argentina’s El Centro de Educación Médica e Investigaciones Clínicas (Centre for Medical…


Carrie Marr – Recovery & Regrowth In a Pandemic: “Thriving, Not Surviving”

Date Published: March 19th, 2021

Carrie Marr Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Excellence Commission (Australia) Chief Executive of the Clinical Excellence Commission, Carrie Marr has a passionate focus on quality improvement and patient safety. Carrie began her professional health career in Scotland as a nurse before a move into nursing education, followed by specialization in organization…


Robin McGee – Lightning Strikes Twice: Hopes for Better Diagnostic and Post-Harm Practices

Date Published: March 19th, 2021

Robin McGee, Ph.D. Registered Psychologist & Patient Partner Robin is a registered clinical psychologist who has worked in health and education for over 30 years. Her award-winning book The Cancer Olympics describes her fight for survival, medical justice and fair chemotherapy policy after her experience with serious medical negligence. For…


Lillian Chen & Tina Cheng – How Do We Engage More Young Health Leaders?

Date Published: March 17th, 2021

Lillian Chen & Tina Cheng Entry-to-PharmD Student (Candidate 2022) & Master of Public Health Student (In progress), University of British Columbia Lillian and Tina are the winners of this year’s Health Talks Student Contest! Lillian is a Doctor of Pharmacy student at the University of British Columbia. She is passionate…


Tania Dick – Acting on Commission Reports to Prevent Unnecessary & Preventable Deaths

Date Published: March 19th, 2021

Tania Dick Registered Nurse Tania hails from the Dzawada’enuxw First Nations of Kingcome Inlet and has been a registered nurse in British Columbia for 18 years. Her entire career has been spent in rural and remote nursing, specializing in emergency and Aboriginal health. She attained her Master of Nursing degree…


Sumter/April Sumter-Freitag – Believing Patients Should Be The Norm, Not The Exception

Date Published: March 19th, 2021

Sumter/April Sumter-Freitag Sexual and Gender Diversity Health Equity Collaborative (HEC); Social Planner, City of Vancouver Sumter is an eighth-generation black Canadian with Mi’Kmaq, Cherokee and Scottish ancestry born in Winnipeg and now a guest living and learning about active reconciliation on unseeded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. Sumter identifies as…


Quality Forum 2021: Plenary Presentation – Agnes Binagwaho

Date Published: March 4th, 2021

Agnes Binagwaho Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity Professor Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PHD is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), an initiative of Partners In Health focused on changing health care delivery around the world by training global health professionals who strive to…


Quality Forum 2021: Plenary Presentation – Helen Bevan

Date Published: March 4th, 2021

Helen Bevan Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons Helen Bevan is a leader of change within the NHS. She has led and facilitated many nationwide initiatives to improve care. Helen has demonstrated a constancy of purpose and resilience to stay within the system over decades that is rare in internal change…


Eugene Suyu – 3D Printing’s Potential for Personalized Care

Date Published: February 1st, 2022

We asked Eugene Suyu to tell us (and a few hundred of our friends) about his hopes for health care. He did so through a Pecha Kucha presentation at Health Talks on February 18, 2015. Eugene is the CEO and founding force behind Tinkerine Studios, a 3D printer manufacturer. He…


Allison Kooijman & Robert Robson: A Restorative Justice Approach to Harm and Health Care

Date Published: June 11th, 2020

A mutual friend and long-standing patient safety champion suggested Ali and Rob should meet in the summer of 2019. Since discovering a shared passion for patient safety and overlapping values, they haven’t stopped talking and working together to promote relationship-centric change in health care. Injured as a result of a…


Andrew Brown: Embracing Machine Learning to Benefit Our Parents

Date Published: June 11th, 2020

Andrew Brown is a data scientist working for Fraser Health. He has worked in health care since 2013, starting as an operations researcher for Northern Health then Fraser Health. After extensive self-training in machine learning, he started working as a data scientist first at local health care SaaS start-up called…


Gwen Phillips: We Don’t Own the Land, the Land Owns Us

Date Published: June 11th, 2020

Gwen is a citizen of the Ktunaxa Nation and has worked for the Ktunaxa Nation Council for the past thirty-five years. She has held senior management functions in a variety of departments, including education, health, corporate services and traditional knowledge and language, and is currently the Director responsible for leading…


Lauren Daley: Is Thinking About Death the Secret to Living a More Fulfilled Life?

Date Published: June 11th, 2020

Lauren Daley is on a mission to wake you up to your own mortality. Lauren was inspired to pursue a career in palliative medicine after her mother’s unexpected death. Over the years, she’s experienced first-hand the benefits of having a healthy relationship with death and dying. As a palliative care…