Welcome to Toronto!
On behalf of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC), our 2013 Planning Committee and our Conference hosts at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, we are delighted to welcome you to CAPHC’s 2013 Annual Conference.
This year’s conference entitled “Innovations in Children’s Healthcare: from Inspiration to Application” will take place in the vibrant city of Toronto, Ontario at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Intercontinental Hotel.
As healthcare consumers, providers, leaders, policy makers, researchers, patients and families, we must ensure that all children and youth have access to a health care system and healthy public policy that will appropriately position them for success as they transition to adulthood. This year’s meeting will showcase the importance and impact of "Innovation" on health outcomes and provide an opportunity to bring innovators and their ideas from around the country and the world to focus on improving healthcare for Canada’s children and youth.
The popularity and participation in CAPHC’s Annual Poster and Exhibit Fair grows every year! We expect that this year’s Fair will showcase many poster presentations highlighting the innovation of child and youth healthcare programs from coast to coast, within the following four themes: Clinical Practice, Clinical Research. Family Centred Care and System Innovation. We are also planning to showcase the importance and impact of "Innovation" on health outcomes by creating an "Innovation Hub" as part of the 2013 Exhibit Fair. This Hub will provide an opportunity for members and teams of our child and youth healthcare and health research communities across Canada to showcase products and applications that are under development and/or being marketed in partnership with the private sector.
CAPHC’s 2013 Annual Conference opening ceremonies, banquet and social functions will be greatly influenced by Toronto’s multicultural diversity that will no doubt provide very special memories and experiences for all our delegates.
We are proud to offer you an inspiring and highly interactive 2013 conference program and hope that you will take every opportunity to actively participate to ensure that your voice is heard!
Welcome to Toronto 2013!Larry Gold Chair, CAPHC Board of Directors President, BC Children's Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre Elaine Orrbine President & CEO, CAPHC
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