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Digital Health Symposium

Location: Signal Hill Campus,

Date: 8 November 2018

Description

Location: Conference Centre at the Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus, Memorial Univeristy

Join us for this professional development event to learn more about current Digital Health trends, applications and programming in Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada to enhance quality of care.

Digital Health technologies are revolutionizing healthcare delivery. Digital Health is a multidisciplinary field that involves the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to facilitate healthcare delivery and address the health information needs of patients and health care professionals.

This 1-day Digital Health Symposium is intended to introduce participants to key trends, programs and applications in Digital Health at provincial and national levels to increase healthcare access and enhance quality of care.

International/National Keynote Speakers will discuss trends, future and vision of Digital Health. Local and regional speakers to discuss specific applications, programs and future directions in the Province. Opportunity to engage and network with colleagues, other healthcare providers, key leaders and stakeholders in Digital Health.

Target audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Social Workers and other healthcare professionals, Governmental and Healthcare Delivery Stakeholders, Industry Partners and Researchers.

Organized by Office of Professional Development and E-health Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University.

All fees are inclusive of HST.

Registration Fees

$172.50Registration
$86.25Students
$172.50Registration - Webinar
$86.25Students - Webinar

Upon registration at the live event, students MUST provide a student ID in order to be eligible for the student rate.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key trends in Digital Health to enhance quality of care
  • Discuss role of Infoway in fostering innovation in Digital Health in Canadian healthcare system
  • Identify key emerging Infoway initiatives and directions to support Digital Health in Canada
  • Recognize value of patient-centred focus in Digital Health planning
  • Discuss opportunities and challenges for Digital Health growth in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Identify key stakeholders and roles in supporting Digital Health growth
  • Recognize value of patient-centred focus in Digital Health planning
  • Discuss role of Digital Health in supporting healthcare delivery needs of aging populations
  • Discuss effectiveness and impact of these applications on enhancing quality of care
  • Discuss opportunities and challenges for Digital Health in supporting aging population
  • Identify challenges and opportunities for Digital Health in Canadian healthcare system
  • Discuss key strategic principles for advancing Digital Health adoption and use
  • Describe existing Digital Health programming examples in Newfoundland and Labrador context
  • Discuss effectiveness of these programs, and key strengths and challenges in implementation
  • Describe innovative applications of Digital Health to enhance quality of care in Newfoundland and Labrador context
  • Discuss effectiveness and impact of these applications on enhancing quality of care
  • Identify key opportunities for fostering Digital Health growth in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Describe the PrescribeIT application and implications for healthcare delivery in Canada


Program Agenda

Thursday, November 8, 2018
8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Opening Remarks
Presenter: Dr. Vernon Curran
9:10 AM
Keynote Speaker Address
Presenter: Dr. Kendel Ho
Digital Health: The Promise and the Reality
10:00 AM
Interactive Panel Discussion: Clinical Applications of Digital Health
Moderator: Dr. Heidi Coombs-Thorne, Ph.D
10:00 AM
e-Consult / e-Referral
Presenter: Dr. Gerard Farrell
10:15 AM
HEALTHe NL
Presenter: Ms. Emma Housser
10:30 AM
e-Pharm Consults
Presenter: Dr. Catherine Balsom
10:45 AM
e-Mental Health
Presenter: Ms. Niki Legge
11:15 AM
Coffee Break
11:30 AM
Rapid Demonstrations of Digital Health Innovations
Moderator: Mr. Peter Barbour, CEO, Cyno TelePhysiotherapy
11:30 AM
Peachy
Presenter: Ms. Chrissy Rossiter
11:50 AM
Immune-Check
Presenter: Mr. Xiaodong Yan
12:10 PM
SurgeCon
Presenter: Dr. Christopher Patey and/or Mr. Paul Norman
12:30 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
Keynote Speaker Address
Presenter: Dr. Rashaad Bhyat
PrescribeIT and Future Directions of Infoway
2:15 PM
Roundtable Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Health
Moderator: Dr. Vernon Curran, PhD
2:15 PM
Patient Perspectives of Digital Health
Presenter: Mr. Donald Sturge
2:30 PM
Perspectives of Digital Health Opportunities
Presenter: Ms. Gillian Sweeney
2:45 PM
Policy and Business Model Implications of Virtual Care
Presenter: Mr. Michael Harvey
3:00 PM
Technology Challenges to Delivering Care Digitally
Presenter: Mr. Mike Bannister
3:15 PM
Coffee Break
3:30 PM
Campfire/Storytelling Interactive Session: Digital Health and Our Aging Population
Moderator: Dr. Vernon Curran, PhD
3:30 PM
Telegerontology: To ‘Age in Place” among People with Dementia in Newfoundland and Labrador
Presenter: Dr. Roger Butler
3:45 PM
Family Perspectives of Caring for Aging Relatives
Presenter: Mr. Doug Hyde
4:15 PM
Closing Remarks
Presenter: Dr. Vernon Curran

Planning Committee

  • Kris Aubrey-Bassler, MD

    Associate Professor
    Primary Healthcare Research Unit
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN

  • Ford Bursey, MD, FRCPC, FACP
    Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology)
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN
     
  • Heidi Coombs-Thorne, PhD

    Research Assistant III
    Medical Education Scholarship Centre
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN

  • Vernon Curran, PhD

    Associate Dean of Educational Development
    Professor of Medicine
    Office of Professional Development
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN

  • Gerard Farrell, MD

    Director, eHealth Research Unit
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN

  • Donald Sturge, MA
    Chairperson, Board of Trustees
    Central Health

  • Gillian Sweeney, BN, MBA
    Vice-President, e-Health Clinical Programs
    Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Health Information
    Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Digital Health Canada 

  • Cindy Whitton, MEd, BBA, AIT

    Operations Manager
    Professional Development and Conferencing Services
    Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, St. John's, NL

Faculty

  • Catherine Balsom, PharmD
    MTS Clinic Pharmacist
    Doctor of Pharmacy (Working Professional) Program Coordinator 

  • Mike Bannister
    Director of Information Management
    Department of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Rashaad Bhyat, MB BCh, BSc (Hon), CCFP
    Physician Leader, Clinical and Change Leadership
    Canada Health Infoway

  • Roger Butler, MD, CCFP, FCFP

    Associate Professor of Family Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN
    St. John's, NL

  • Vernon Curran, PhD

    Associate Dean of Educational Development
    Professor of Medicine
    Office of Professional Development
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN

  • Gerard Farrell, MD

    Director, eHealth Research Unit
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN

  • Michael Harvey
    Department of Health and Community Services
    Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Kendel Ho, MD
    Director, eHealth Strategy Office
    University of British Columbia

  • Emma Housser, MSc(Med)
    Program Manager, HEALTHe NL & EHR Standards
    Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Health Information

  • Doug Hyde

    Caregiver
    Telegerontology 
    Remote home-based dementia care

  • Niki Legge, BSW
    Program Manager, E-Mental Health & Addiction Awareness
    Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Christopher Patey and/or Mr. Paul Norman
    Carbonear General Hospital Emergency department

  • Chrissy Rossiter
    Founder, Business Student

  • Donald Sturge, MA
    Chairperson, Board of Trustees
    Central Health

  • Gillian Sweeney, BN, MBA
    Vice-President, e-Health Clinical Programs
    Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Health Information
    Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Digital Health Canada 

  • Xiaodong Yan
    Founder, Engineering Student
    Medicine Entrepreneurial Work Term Participant

Accreditation Review

  • Jennifer R. Leonard, MD, FRCPC

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology)
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN

  • CFPC Review - Pamela Snow, MD, CCFP, FCFP
    Associate Professor of Family Medicine
    Director, Academic Development - Family Physicians
    Office of Professional Development
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN
     

Acknowledgements

Funds in support of this CME activity were provided as an educational grant to Memorial University. The funds were independently allocated and disbursed in accordance with current CMA guidelines. An educational grant to help support this program provided by:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Memorial University


The Office of Professional Development (OPD), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows OPD to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.