Fifth Annual Conference of the MUHC Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation - Using Globalization Strategically

Fifth Annual Conference of the McGill University Health Centre’s Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation
November 21, 2012 — Montreal MUHC (Montreal General Hospital) 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal Osler Auditorium

Conference Chairs:

Mr. Normand Rinfret
Director General and Chief Executive Officer,
McGill University Health Centre

Mr. Bernard Lord
Special Advisor, McGill University Health Centre’s Institute for Strategic Analysis and Innovation (MUHC-ISAI); President and CEO, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association; former Premier of New Brunswick


Opening Remarks

Mr. Bernard Lord
Globalization, Innovation and Institutional Capacity: Prospects for Canada’s Healthcare System

Dr. Jean-Louis Denis
Presentation slides (PDF)

Professor and Canada Research Chair on Governance and Transformation of
Health Organizations and Systems,
École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP)

Academic Health Centres as Agents of Change

Dr. Edward Hillhouse
Chief Medical Advisor and Chief of Medical,Academic and Research Affairs,
Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Questions and Answers
Presentation slides (PDF)
Panel Discussion: How Does International Collaboration Contribute to Innovation and Quality Improvement?

Panellists: Dr. Renzo Cecere, Surgical Director, Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program, MUHC;
Vice-President, Clinical Operations, Montreal Medical International,
Ms. Patricia O’Connor, Director of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer, MUHC
Dr. Tarek Razek, Director, Adult Trauma Program, MUHC
Moderator: Ms. Marilyn Kaplow, Consultant; Former Director of Quality Management, MUHC

Panel Discussion

Presentation slides (PDF)
Questions and Answers
Challenges and Opportunities in Global Healthcare Research, Practices and Policy

Brian Ward, Deputy Director, Research Institute of the MUHC (Fundamental Science); Professor of Medicine & Microbiology, McGill University

Presentation, part 1
Presentation, part 2

Questions and Answers
Presentation slides (PDF) 
The UHN and Kuwait Ministry of Health:
Implications for Future Partnerships and International Strategy for Canadian Hospitals

Ms. Jessica Wise Blackman,,
Manager, Business Development,
International Health Program, UHN

Ms. Fatima Sheriff, Director, International Health Program,
University Health Network (UHN)
Presentation slides (PDF)
Connecting the Best Minds, Knowledge and Tools across Traditional Boundaries to Improve Health Care

Dr. Richard E. Scott, Director, Office of Global e-Health Strategy, and Associate Professor, Departments of Community Health Sciences and Family Medicine, University of Calgary

Questions and Answers
Presentation slides (PDF)
Panel: Importing and Exporting Health Care: An Exploration of Possibilities and Concerns

Moderator: Mr. Bernard Lord
Panellists: Dr. Fabrice Brunet, Director General, CHU Sainte-Justine
Ms. Lise Denis, Director General, Association québécoise d’établissements de santé et services sociaux (AQESS)
Ms. Maria Mastracchio-Lafontaine, Co-chair, Users’ Committee and Member, Board of Directors, MUHC
Dr. Wendy Thomson, Director, School of Social Work, and Professor of Social Policy, McGill University

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Questions and Answers
Closing remarks 

Closing Remarks
Mr. Normand Rinfret

End of the Conference

 Conference program & Bios (PDF)

About the MUHC-ISAI
The MUHC-ISAI was formed in May 2007 to enable the MUHC, as an academic health centre, to contribute to the ongoing development of health care policy. You can find out more about the MUHC-ISAI’s activities at