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Okanagan Technology Symposium

Okanagan Technology Symposium 2005
The Integration of Research Information, Life Science and Health Informatics
National Conference & Exposition
June 27-28, 2005

The Grand Okanagan Hotel/Resort, Kelowna, B.C.

Conference Agenda

* = Invited

June 27th, 2005
7:30-8:15 Registration and Trade Show open
8:00-8:10 Welcome Remarks: John Weisbeck, Conference Chairman
Opening Remarks: Senator Ross Fitzpatrick - Government of Canada
8:10-8:30 Keynote Address:
  • The Honourable Iris Evans, Minister of Health and Wellness, Province of Alberta
8:30-8:50 Keynote Address:
  • Bob Nakagawa, National Representative - Health Council of Canada, and Director of Pharmacy, Fraser Health Authority
8:50-9:45 Keynote Address:
"Integrated Performance Solutions - Leveraging Process and Technology to Achieve Optimal Outcomes"
  • Joseph Camaratta, Vice President, Global Solutions, Siemens Medical Solutions, USA
    (5.8 MB)
"Healthcare providers juggle competing financial and clinical demands in the delivery of care. Integrated Performance Solutions uses process-based design techniques to align technology and operations to maximize outcomes."
BC CIO's Respond: An open forum to discuss process and technology outcomes lead by Joseph Camaratta,
  • Neil Currie, CIO, Fraser Health Authority
  • Pat Ryan, CIO, Interior Health Authority
  • John Schinbein, CIO, Ministry of Health Services
9:45-10:00 Coffee Break - sponsored by ALTANA Pharma
10:00-11:00 Life Sciences Research - Global Perspective
  • Kareem Saad, Global Manager, Research and Development, Information Based Medicine, IBM
    (6.0 MB)
  • Greg Horowitt, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Global CONNECT San Diego
  • Jeffrey Miller, Vice President Hewlett Packard, Worldwide Health Care Practice
11:00-12:00 Life Science Research - Public Sector Perspective
  • Philip Steenkamp, Deputy Minister for Strategic Policy and Social Development, Office of the Premier, Province of British Columbia
    (702 KB)
  • Alan Winter, President, Genome BC
    (8.4 MB)
  • Aubrey Tingle, CEO, Michael Smith Foundation
    (1.3 MB)
12:00-1:30 Lunch Break Sponsored by Bell Canada
1:30-3:00 Integration of Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines and Technology
Moderator: Dr. Mike Golby, GP and future President BCMA
  • Dr. Art McGregor, Chair, VIHA Collaborative
    (122 KB)
  • George Fettes, Senior Business Consultant, Chronic Disease Management and Primary Health Care, Minstry of Health Services, Province of British Columbia
    (806 KB)
  • Dr. George Wray, GP
    (1.3 MB)
  • Dr. John Millar, Executive Director, Population Health Surveillance and Disease Control Planning, Provincial Health Services Authority, BC
3:00-3:30 Keynote:
3:30-3:45 Coffee Break- sponsored by ALTANA Pharma
3:45-5:00 Industry Perspective on the Collaboration of Health Information and Integrated Health Initiatives
  • Wolfgang Baun, Vice President, Canada Health Care, EDS Canada
    (1.7 MB)
  • Ron McKerrow, Executive Vice President, Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Mike Gavigan, Director, Saskatchewan Health Information Solutions Centre
  • Corinne Campney, Strategic Customer Relations Director, TELUS
    (737 KB)
5:00-5:10 Wrap Up and Commentary - John Weisbeck, Conference Chairman
6:00-9:00 Reception in Trade Show area - sponsored by Nortel Networks

Gala Dinner - Special Keynote Address:Minister of Health,* Province of B.C - Sponsored by AstraZeneca

* = Invited

June 28th, 2005
8:30-8:35 Opening Remarks:
John Weisbeck, Conference Chairman
8:35-9:45 Connnected Communities
  • Dave Nikolejsin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Management Services, NetWork BC
    (2.4 MB)
  • Kathryn Seeley, Marketing Director, TELUS
  • Michael Hrybyk, President and CEO, BCNet
  • Nelson Jatel, Executive Director, Okanagan Partnership Society
  • Mike McDonald, Cisco Systems
9:45-10:00 Coffee Break - sponsored by ALTANA Pharma
10:00-10:40 Knowledge Transfer of Research Information - What do you Know?
  • Dr. Bernie Bressler, Vice President, Research Vancouver Coastal
    (366 KB)
  • Dr.Barry McBride, UBC - Okanogan
10:40-11:40 Physicians Engagement for eHealth
  • Dr.Kendal HO, Associate Dean, UBC Faculty of Medicine
  • Dr.Jonathan Burns, MD, Consultant to Ministry of Health Services, BC
11:40-12:15 Keynote Address: "Health Reform and Economic Development"
12:15-12:20 Closing Remarks, John Weisbeck, Conference Chairman
12:30 Patio Barbecue Okanagan Grand Hotel Lunch Sponsored by Stressgen Biotechnologies

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