Quality in action in a networked system

October 2017

This interactive conference aims to introduce promising initiatives in Québec and elsewhere, and explore how to meet the challenges involved in defining, measuring and achieving quality in networked systems.

Engaging patients in clinical research

June 2016

The 2016 research symposium of the MUHC-ISAI will introduce internationally-acclaimed initiatives that are narrowing the distance between patient and researcher, and will hear from Quebec government, research, patient and industry leaders about how organizations are engaging patients in the research enterprise and what they see for the future.

Partnering with patients to improve care: Essential skills and strategies

October 2015

This conference is designed to equip you with the skills and motivation required to take action and partner with patients to improve care. It will look at how patient engagement in health care has evolved, where it is heading and what it contributes to the innovative capacity of healthcare organizations. Best practices in patient recruitment and training, tools to evaluate engagement efforts, and innovative partnership methods will be presented. The healthcare community will discover resources and models to help initiate or further their own efforts, and healthcare leaders will discuss next steps they must take to support the spread of patient partnership.

Patient Engagement: What is it? Why does it matter? How is it done?

October 2014

The 7th annual conference of the MUHC-ISAI took place on October 2 and 3, 2014, in Montreal. Clinicians, patients, clinicians, manager and policymakers explored current manifestations of patient engagement and how they are changing health care processes and outcomes.

Volunteers, Donors, Advisors, Leaders: Community Engagement In Health Care

September 2013

The 6th annual conference of the MUHC-ISAI examined the different threads of community engagement, see where the challenges and opportunities lay, and explore how they reinforce each other to assure strong viable healthcare institutions that respond to community needs and expectations.

The scope of Medicare: What makes sense today?

October 2011

The 2011 annual conference of the MUHC-ISAI looked at economic challenges to health care, the tenets of the Canada Health Act, and expectations of the renewed Health Accord. British and Dutch speakers presented the evolution of healthcare systems in their countries.

Medicine 2020: Portable, personalized, informed

June 2010

In Spring 2010, The MUHC RI’s Vassilios Papadopoulos chaired the MUHC-ISAI roundtable discussion between physicians, ethicists, researchers, industry and patients on a policy framework for personalized medicine.

The H1N1 Experience: Lessons Learned

March 2010

Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, was the MUHC-ISAI’s guest speaker at the 2010 Director General’s lecture. He looked at lessons learned from the A/H1N1 pandemic.

The role of government in health care delivery

August 2009

The 2009 annual conference of the MUHC-ISAI focused on the role of governments at federal at provincial levels in assuring viable healthcare systems. Examples from the US VA and Europe are included.

Nursing in an evolving health system

May 2009

In Spring 2009, the MUHC’s Ann Lynch chaired an MUHC-ISAI roundtable discussion among nursing leaders (and a physician) about how nursing roles are evolving to meet new healthcare needs.