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Health Talks

Health Talks is an annual evening event, taking place on the night of March 1. It’s a perfect activity for those who attend a pre-Forum session, arrive in Vancouver for the Forum, or for anyone seeking an inspirational end to their work day.

Eight engaging and passionate speakers will answer our question:

What are your hopes for health care?

But Health Talks’ speakers don’t use presentations full of bullet points. They use the PechaKucha 20×20 format, where each presentation contains 20 photos and each photo is displayed for exactly 20 seconds before automatically advancing to the next one.

The night also features a ceremony to recognize the winners of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council’s annual Quality Awards, which celebrate improvements in quality of care across eight categories.

Health Talks 2017 Speakers

Meet the speakers for Health Talks 2017! Click their names to learn more about them.

Barbara Alink
CEO, Alinker Inventions

Colin Easton
Creator, The Stranger Project

Devin Harris
Chief of Medical Staff, Kelowna General Hospital

Kasim Al-Mashat
Registered Psychologist, Meditation & Yoga Teacher

Ray Markham
Rural General Practitioner

Syexwáliya / Ann Whonnock
Council Co-Chair, Councillor, Skwxwu7mesh Uxwumixw (Squamish Nation) Council

Valerie Pagdin
Occupational Therapist, St John Hospital

Jorri Gosse
Grade 6 Student, Yorkson Creek Middle School

Read about the speakers. They represent a range of professions and perspectives. Let’s learn about each other’s hopes and values!

“Powered by PechaKucha” events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events.

These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format. Find out more at PechaKucha.org.

Get Inspired By Last Year’s Speakers

The lineup for Health Talks 2016 included a radio DJ, a rural family physician, a pair of Grade 6 students, and a residential care director, to name a few. Their hopes and stories blew the crowd away- and lucky for you, we recorded their presentations. Watch the videos: