About the CAPHC Annual Conference 

Join us in beautful Halifax, Nova Scotia for the largest annual meeting of the child and youth healthcare provider community in   Canada. The Conference engages a broad stakeholder group that includes Hospital CEOs, Chief Financial Officers, Senior Administrators, Physicians, Clinical Directors, Multidisciplinary Practitioners, Policy Makers, Researchers, Families, Youth and many others. 

While exploring this year's theme, Harnessing Our Strengths: A Shared Vision for Child and Youth Healthcare, CAPHC will continue the tradition of showcasing the emergence of effective and innovative models of care, as well as highlighting the needs, challenges and strategies to ensure access to the very best healthcare for all children and youth.

The Annual Conference draws attention to the true collaborative nature of the CAPHC community and will highlight many national partnerships and collaborative programs with the CAPHC Patient Safety Collaborative, Canadian Child and Youth Health Coalition, the Canadian Family Advisory Network, the Canadian Network of Child and Youth Rehabilitation, and many more!

In the past our conference has addressed important and challenging issues in child and youth health, and has invited speakers and delegates to share challenges and propose solutions. This year, while continuing to take a holistic, multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral, systems level approach to health service delivery, we will drill down and focus on demonstrating improved outcomes and bring evidence to what is really working.

The conference will provide a mix of Keynote and Plenary sessions, Concurrent Symposia and Workshops. A highly energized Poster and Exhibit Fair will also be a highlight of this annual event. 

CAPHC is thrilled to confirm a number of speakers with more to come in the coming weeks:

  • Professor Timothy Caulfield (@CaulfieldTim), Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta, will be the Conference Keynote Speaker on October 24th
  • Dr. Maureen O'Donnell, Executive Director of Child Health BC and Associate Professor at the UBC Department of Pediatrics, will deliver the Conference Plenary Presentation on October 24th
  • Ms. Grace Thompson, a former paediatric patient diagnosed with Still's Disease, will perform My Nightmares Wear White for the Conference Motivational Symposium on October 25th

As always, all programming will engage the delegates in open discussion and provide all with an opportunity to share and learn in a highly collaborative setting!