2018 Agenda

Have a look at the sessions and speakers featured in 2018.

08:00 AM – 08:55 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Grab your registration materials and enjoy a light continental breakfast.

The Hospital for Sick Children

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Integrated/ Enterprise Risk Management brings all risks from across the organization together to determine how they interrelate — uncovering insights that have previously been hidden within individual silos. In this interactive session the speaker will cover the benefits of adopting an Integrated/ Enterprise Risk Management program and aim to give you the information you need to take to senior leadership to secure the resources necessary to either start or IRM/ERM program in your organization or to take the program you have to the next level.

Discussions will cover the benefits of  IRM/ ERM, including: higher quality patient care; better compliance; resilience in the times of change; improved processes and more.

The speaker will also engage the audience to present their own stories of success in presenting the value of IRM/ERM to senior leadership and how the benefits of IRM/ERM came to fruition in their organization.

Marsh Risk Consulting (MRC)

While individuals adapt Integrated Risk Management (IRM) to their own organizations they often need help with getting started.  Depending on the amount of experience they may/may not have this can be an onerous assignment.  How do you identify your own risks or facilitate the conversation with staff and senior teams to get full engagement in the process? This presentation will provide helpful tips on navigating the IRM journey from ownership and coordination to sustainability and review.


Enjoy a brief 20-minute break to grab a light snack and chat with your fellow delegates before the start of the 1st round of breakout sessions.

FOCUS: Risk reporting and technology 

A key to driving engagement and proving the worth of any integrated risk management program is reporting. From the frontline to the board of directors, making reports meaningful to recipients helps to engage all levels of the organization in risk management activities.

In this session, the speaker will talk about the evolution of risk reporting at Bruyère Continuing Care from the initial rollout of the IRM program and reporting at the board level to the current use of the HIROC risk register and risk assessment checklists and how reports have been shaped to meet stakeholders needs.

Bruyère Continuing Care

FOCUS: Resources to implement and run an IRM program

Appropriate resources need to be allocated for the design, implementation, and maintenance of the integrated risk management programs. In this session, the speaker will talk about the resources used to implement and run the program at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. The speaker will share lessons learned and keys to success.

Peterborough Regional Health Centre

FOCUS: Risk Management as a Continuous Process Improvement Exercise

An effective IRM program is dynamic and continuous. It needs to be adjusted periodically to account for changes, including regulatory expectations and industry benchmarks. In this session, the speaker will highlight how the risk leadership at Eastern Health have set up their IRM program and how they review and adjust their processes periodically.

Eastern Health

11:35 AM - 11:45 PM
Transition to 2nd Round of Breakout Sessions

This presentation will provide an overview of methods and resources for patient safety incident analysis and proactive risk assessment.

How “human factors” influence the likelihood of incidents and the success of improvement strategies will also be discussed.


This presentation will provide guidance and recommend risk management best practices for board members of healthcare organizations. The guidance contained within the presentation will help boards and senior management teams improve their knowledge of risk management practices, evaluate existing risk management programs within their organization, and provide guiding questions to ensure proper governance of risk management within a healthcare organization.

University Health Network


Enjoy a buffet lunch, network with peers, and prepare for the 3rd series of Breakout Sessions.

The goal of Integrated Risk Management (IRM) is to address the historically disparate “silos” of quality, safety and risk management within the organization.  There are many tools that are used by organizations (such as Lean, Six Sigma, heat maps and risk registers) and are yet found to be not adequate for the task of managing organization-wide risks.  Are there any ways that can help an organization by integrating risk management activities for better decision-making and patient safety?

  • What are some of the key challenges?
  • What tools can you use to see a true risk picture of an organization?
  • How would you go about addressing the identified risks?

Enterprise Risk Management, Quality Improvement (Lean, Six Sigma) and Change Management Expert

Risk reporting is a useful discipline all on its own and key to an institution’s transparencies. However, how often is it used for process improvement?  In this interactive session, we will discuss the importance of documenting adverse events and how to use that data to improve patient/staff safety in your healthcare institutions.

Trillium Health Partners

02:00 PM – 02:15 PM
PM Networking Break and Transition to 4th Round of Breakout Sessions
02:15 PM – 03:00 PM
Session 6A - Cyber Security

How to prepare today for the unknown tomorrow?

A review of some of the recent education and exercises conducted by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for Code Orange: Mass Casualty Incident. The speakers will also share how the organization responded to Toronto’s deadly van attack and the key lessons learned.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Marijuana legalization brings several regulatory challenges for workplaces. In this session, the speaker will give practical advice and tips on how your organization can prepare for the new reality, and inform you on what to anticipate as a healthcare organization.

  • Organizational policies and procedures
  • Potential impact on workplace productivity, safety
  • Should you be testing your employees?


03:00 PM – 03:10 PM
Transition to Closing Keynote

Whether you started your IRM journey last month, last year or last decade you have not made the last risk-based decision yet – learn what you have to look forward to in order to progress on your journey.


How will you define the ‘gold standard’ you want in your organization that stands the measure of benchmarks and a judgmental community and environment?

Uvidi Management Group

The Hospital for Sick Children

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
After Conference Networking Cocktails