Why Integrated Risk Management (IRM)? IRM promotes managing risk from an organization-wide perspective and therefore not in silos created by departments or job functions (e.g. IT risks, HR risks, privacy risks, clinical risks, disaster preparedness risks, etc.) 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 practices related to risk management, the conference addresses current top risks in the Canadian health care sector such as cyber-attacks and man-made or environmental disasters. This conference connects all involved in risk and safety at all levels of health care organizations for one day of networking and multidisciplinary education.

Conference Producers: Spark Conferences and Longwoods

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
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More speakers to be announced weekly.

Kenrick Bagnall

Cybercrime Investigator
Toronto Police Service

    Stephen Daley

    Emergency Management and Business Continuity Coordinator
    Health PEI

      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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