Deadline is Approaching


Just a reminder that the deadline to submit your abstract for this year’s Quality Summit is on April 18th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. MT. The theme of this year’s summit is “1 + 1 = 3,” with the goal being to create synergy to transform Alberta’s health system.

Abstracts will be accepted in the following two themes:

Stream 1: Transformation through Innovation

“This is for you rebels out there! Are you trying something completely new or different in your area; going boldly where no person has gone before? This stream is for you – we want to hear your radical ideas and emerging ways of how to improve care. You might only have limited results that your idea is on the right track, but we want to hear how you are breaking new ground, how you made it happen and what you believe is possible for the future! The summit is an opportunity to seek input, inspire collaboration, and motivate action at an early stage in your project.

The definition of innovation that we are hoping to showcase is: New ideas that oppose and contradict our accepted ways of delivering health care services.”

Stream 2: Successful Quality Improvement Projects

“If you have implemented a successful quality improvement project and want to show it off, this is the category for you! We want to hear about your evidence-based improvement projects for delivering healthcare services and advancing a culture of patient and family centered care. Your journey doesn’t necessarily need to be complete – just show us what you’ve done so far and what could be possible in the future.”

Click here to find out more.

***Remember, the deadline for submissions is April 18th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. MT***

Let’s Talk About Dementia

ADDMApicIf you are going to be in Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, February 25th, you may wish to attend a public forum on dementia entitled, “Dementia Care in the Community.”  This event will be taking place in the Cenovus Learning Commons at Red Deer College (100 College Boulevard) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

The evening will begin with a talk by Dr. Linda Lee, who is the director of the Memory Clinic at The Centre for Family Medicine FHT in Kitchener, Ontario.  Following Dr. Lee’s presentation, there will be time to network and view the posters that will be displayed around the room.  Click here to register for this free event.

Walk with Me

Walk with Me 2016 will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, on March 10-11, 2016.  The focus of this conference is to bring about a culture change in how we view aging in our society. In addition to providing ideas, practical strategies and helpful tips relating to daily life and living, participants will have the opportunity to explore and experience aging in different ways.  The conference will include “powerful keynotes, interactive concurrent sessions, panel presentations, discussion circles and creative expressions (e.g., performing arts, photography, art installations).”   Click here for further information.