Integrated Risk Management: Risk management cannot be practiced effectively in silos. As a result, integrated risk management promotes managing risk from an organization-wide perspective in a cohesive and consistent manner.  It requires an ongoing assessment of risks at every level and in every department of the organization, aggregating these results at the corporate level, communicating them and ensuring adequate monitoring and review.

In addition to discussing the practices related to integrated risk management, the conference addresses current top risks in the Canadian health care sector such as cyber attacks, man-made or environmental disasters. This conference connects all involved in risk and safety at all levels of health care organizations.

Three tracks:

  • Integrated Risk Management, featuring sessions on managing risks
  • Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity, featuring sessions on managing and recovering after disasters impacting health care organizations
  • Cyber Risk, featuring sessions on lessons learned from security incidents

Risk Management Sessions

  • Board Risk Oversight
  • Steps to Get Started with Integrated Risk Management (IRM)
  • Case Studies on IRM at Trillium Health Partners, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, London Health Sciences Centre, Niagara Health System, Provincial Health Services Authority, Bruyère Continuing Care, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Eastern Health, Newfoundland and Accreditation Canada
  • Top 10 Risks across  Health Continuum
  • Risk Reporting and Technologies
  • Integrating Risk Management into Strategic Planning
  • Incorporating the Patient Voice in Risk Management
  • The Value of IRM
  • Evaluating Your IRM Program

Cyber Risk Sessions

  • Past Security Incidents at Canada Blood Services
  • The Cyber Threat Landscape in Canadian Health Care
  • Hacking Demonstration
  • Health Sector Critical Infrastructure Network Project
  • Cyber Security Workforce Resources
  • Cyber Vigilance Education
  • Cyber Security Insurance
  • Framing and Communicating Cyber Threats to the CEO and Board

Emergency Preparedness Sessions

  • Mass Casualties at  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto Van Attack), St. Michael’s Hospital (Danforth Shooting), Montreal Children’s Hospital (carbon monoxide leak at an elementary school)
  • Active Shooter: Northumberland Hills Hospital, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
  • Evacuating a Hospital: Hamilton Health Sciences and Northern Lights Regional Health Centre(Fort McMurray, Alberta)
  • Climate Change and the Impact on Emergency Preparedness
  • Bomb Threat at Credit Valley Hospital




2019 Agenda at a Glance

Sunday, September 22, 2019

First drink is on us. More details to be announced.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Pre-conference Social: Waterfront Warehouse

Monday, September 23, 2019

Communicating Risks to Leadership and Board Members

2A. Rewiring Your Thinking on Measuring and Monitoring of Patient Safety

2B. Bomb Threat in a Hospital (Code Black)

2C. Cyber Security Incident at Organization Q

3A. Accreditation Canada Standards

3B. Clinical Input When Developing Emergency Preparedness Plans

3C. Cyber Attack at Organization M

4A. Engagement of All Staff in Risk Management

4B. Session TBA

4C. Cyber Security Strategies for Health Care

5A. A Look at IRM in Home Care, Long Term Care, Primary Care and Small Rural Hospital Settings

5C. Think Tank: Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Plans

5C. Think Tank: Cyber Security Strategies and Workforce Resources (Outsourced, Shared, In-House, A Combination)

6A. IRM in Different Provinces across Canada

6B. Business Continuity Plans

6C. Electronic Health Records and Privacy

Q&A Time on Integrated Risk Management

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More speakers to be announced weekly.

Simon Bridgland

Manager - Enterprise Risk and Emergency Preparedness
Trillium Health Partners

    Steven Lockyer

    Director of Healthcare Technology and Data Management
    Eastern Health

      Harshil Cherukuri

      Manager, Integrated Risk Management
      Provincial Health Services Authority

        Martina Munden

        General Counsel
        Nova Scotia Health Authority

          Karen Hornberger

          Director of Privacy
          Nova Scotia Health Authority

            Sandra Rooney

            Regional Director Risk Management/Directrice régionale de la gestion des risques
            Horizon Health Network / Réseau de santé Horizon

              Anne MacLaurin

              Senior Program Manager
              Canadian Patient Safety Institute

                Angela LeBlanc

                Director, Enterprise Risk Management & Emergency Preparedness
                Nova Scotia Health Authority

                  Catherine Gaulton

                  Chief Executive Officer

                    Debbie Perry

                    Risk Management Consultant
                    Eastern Health

                    Nora Constas

                    Executive Director
                    Markham Family Health Team

                    Carl Jarvis

                    Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine
                    Dalhousie University
                    Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness
                    Emergency Health Services, Nova Scotia
                    Executive Director
                    Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness

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                      What our past delegates have said

                      Excellent conference. Topics were current and relevant to the everyday risk management role/life.
                      Caroline SmithNiagara Health System
                      Excellent sessions on risk and accountabilities in health care.
                      Pat MorkaManitoulin Health Centre
                      A very well organized information session.
                      Shabbir KapasiOrnge

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