Health care professionals from across the region are participating in the inaugural Cardiovascular & Stroke Summit at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital) and the Victoria Inn, which runs from May 31st to June 1st.
The Summit theme “Partners in Excellence” will offer a regional platform to share information that is vital, significant and a future vision for cardiovascular and stroke care in Northwestern Ontario. The theme stems from the dedicated clinicians and stakeholders in our region who provide quality care for cardiovascular and stroke patients.
Participants will be emerged in a comprehensive education program that includes plenary lectures, breakout sessions, clinical simulation labs, case studies and more. At the conclusion of this Summit, participants will be able to apply practical skills to enhance care delivery, discuss current Canadian best practices, research and emerging evidence along the continuum of care and collaborate with new regional and inter-provincial partners.
In addition to the education program, a panel presentation entitled “The Survivorship: Through the eyes of the patient” will help to kick off the Summit. This presentation, which is aimed at the public, will feature six expert panelists who will highlight the patient’s journeys through cardiovascular and stroke care in our region.
“This Summit highlights ‘Partners in Excellence’ and our Hospital’s commitment to the advancement of cardiovascular and stroke care in Northwestern Ontario. The theme of the Summit reflects our Hospital’s philosophy of patient and family centered care: a partnership involving patients, families and healthcare providers that results in safe, quality care.”
– Jean Bartkowiak, President and CEO of the Hospital and CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute
“The two-day Summit program focuses on a broad range of current health system transformation opportunities and challenges in the field of cardiovascular and stroke health care which will be weaved through the keynote speaker, distinguished plenary speakers and a health system leadership stream, just to mention a few. A total of 59 speakers will be divided between concurrent sessions and clinical simulation labs to provide the delegates a comprehensive program. We know that the Summit will be a stimulating, engaging and fulfilling experience to all the delegates.”
– Dr. Andrea MacDougall, Medical Program Director-Cardiovascular and Stroke Program and Interventional Cardiologist, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
“People in the North are more likely to die prematurely due to circulatory disease such as coronary artery disease (heart attacks) and strokes as stated in the ’Health in the North’ report from Health Quality Ontario. There is much more to be explored to further understand and continue to address inequities within the northern region.”
– Dr. Ayman Hassan, Neurologist and Medical Lead, Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network
To learn more about the schedule of events and the roster of expert speakers in cardiovascular and stroke care visit http://bit.ly/CSS2018-FullProgram