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Wednesday, October 16 2013
Press release

When stakeholders from all fields work together to improve health

Montreal, Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – The very first International Forum on Health (IFH) will be held in Montreal from October 22 to 24, 2013. The Forum is organized by the 5 University Health Centers of Québec (Conférence des CHU du Québec) in cooperation with partners of the healthcare system and the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. This information exchange forum will provide an opportunity to promote the health sector and find new approaches to improve health care and services offered to the population.

The intent of this annual international-scale event is to become a can’t-miss event inasmuch as it will provide a platform for meeting various health care and education specialists as well as business people. It will also provide an opportunity to identify concepts, methods and skills required for the transformation of health systems and facilities while targeting the various issues surrounding this subject. As a unifying and inclusive event, the IFH will go beyond the conventional realm of health care, allowing stakeholders from various sectors to raise questions and find innovative solutions for the purpose of improving the health of Québec’s population and that of people throughout the world.

"This unique information exchange forum will provide an opportunity for participants from various countries to meet future partners, enter into agreements and share knowledge as well as create new opportunities. Virtual communities will emerge so that information exchange may continue throughout the year and become a powerful international network of knowledge management," noted the CHU Sainte-Justine's Executive Director and President of the Conférence des CHU du Québec, Dr. Fabrice Brunet. "The intent of the IFH is to be a catalyst for partnerships and innovation, thereby driving the transformation of health organizations and systems around the world," he added.

One major daily topic

Each day, a major topic will be addressed: the strengths of the Québec health care system; health, an engine of economic and business partnership development; transformation of the health care system with a human dimension.

Internationally renowned keynote speakers

Among the hundreds of featured guest speakers taking part in this very first edition of the IFH, we find Honorary Chairman, Mr. Claude Castonguay, Dr. Réjean Hébert, the Minister of Health and Social Services and Minister responsible for Seniors, Mr. Luc Boileau, CEO for the National Public Health Institute of Québec, Mr. Bernard Lord, former Prime Minister of New Brunswick and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, Dr. Wendy Thompson, Director of McGill University’s School of Social Work, and Mr. Luiz Odorico Monteiro de Andrade, Secretary of Strategic and Participatory Management, Ministry of Health, Brazil.

Six majour topics addressed during the IFH

  • Topic 1
    Development of coordinated health care networks
  • Topic 2
    Research and innovation: agents of health care transformation
  • Topic 3
    Personalized health care and the role of the patient partner
  • Topic 4
    Partnerships: transformation mechanisms for health care systems
  • Topic 5
    Factors influencing the performance of health care systems
  • Topic 6
    The best use of human, financial, structural and technological resource

To find out about the topics addressed during this first edition of the IFH or to register, please visit the official site.

Invaluable partners

Platinelien CGI
Diamentlien Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Orlien Telus Santé

Mandatory media accreditation

To receive your media accreditation, please contact 
Mélanie Dallaire at 514 345-7707
or by e-mail at melanie.dallaire.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca
Media accreditation is mandatory to be able to attend the IFH.

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Conférence des CHU du Québec

Mélanie Dallaire
Conseillère principale en communication, relations médias
CHU Sainte-Justine 
Tél. : 514 345-7707
Téléavertisseur : 514 415-5727

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