Monday, July 27, 2015

Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres Conference in Quebec City: October 18 to 20, 2015

Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres Conference:

Child Health <<Solutions>> pour la santé de nos enfants

October 18 to 20, 2015 in Quebec City

By Lisa Stromqist, Special to Inspirations

The Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) is a national association of hospitals, rehab centres, homecare agencies and others that provide healthcare services to children and youth. We create programs, projects and services that support our member organizations in providing the best care for children and their families.

CAPHC is thrilled to be holding our 2015 Annual Conference in Québec City, October 18 to 20.   "Child Health <<Solutions>> pour la santé de nos enfants" is not only the title and theme of this year's conference but also represents CAPHC's commitment to our child and youth healthcare community!

CAPHC’s Annual Conference is the largest meeting of child and youth healthcare providers in Canada, engaging a wide range of stakeholders that include Hospital CEOs, Chief Financial Officers, Senior Administrators, Physicians, Clinical Directors, Multidisciplinary Practitioners, Policy Makers, Researchers, and Families and Youth.

True to our strategic imperatives; Make a Difference, Be the Voice, Take the Stage and Be Here for Tomorrow, the CAPHC Conference is an interactive forum where we provide our community  with the opportunity to learn about strategies, best practices and the latest innovations in children’s health care delivery and celebrate the  true collaborative nature of CAPHC’s work.  

With a focus on “Solutions” in child health CAPHC is privileged to welcome Dr. Michel Boivin, Canada Research Chair in Child Development, and Professor of Psychology at the School of Psychology at Université Laval and an international expert in Early Childhood Development. His Keynote Presentation entitled: “The Science of Early Childhood Development and the Challenges of Informing Public Policy”, will bring insight and solutions to current and emerging physical and mental health issues that challenge this vulnerable population.

“Attitude, Passion and Determination” will be brought to our conference this year by our most inspiring 2015 Motivational Speaker, Chantal Petitclerc: Paralympic Champion and World Record Holder.

We are also delighted to welcome Cirque du Soleil - Cirque du Monde to our 2015 Closing Keynote Session. Their Presentation entitled “A Social Circus - Alternative Solutions in the Area of Healthcare” will send off the 2015 CAPHC Conference delegates in style with  two examples of innovation in this very special field “Transition between school and active life”: Montreal Centre de réadaptation Lucie Bruneau;  and “Espace Transition”: CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal Quebec.
We invite you to look at our Preliminary Program  to see the more details of our plenary, concurrent symposia and workshops that emphasize multiple “hot topics” in the areas of mental health, paediatric palliative care, patient safety, quality improvement, the impact of national paediatric benchmarking, integrating research and patient care, family integrated care and childhood rehabilitation.
We hope to welcome you in Quebec City, October 18 to 20 along with our national partners - Canadian Family Advisory Network; the Canadian Association of Child Life Leaders, the Canadian Child and Youth Health Coalition, Canadian Children’s Hospital Foundation Executives, CIHR - Institute of Human Development Child and Youth Health, the Paediatric Chairs of Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Pediatric Surgical Chiefs of Canada and many more! French translations will be available on site.

The Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) was established in 1968 as the Canadian Association of Paediatric Hospitals, representing all children’s hospitals in Canada. In 2001, the organization expanded its national reach to include all children’s hospitals in the country, many community hospitals, regional and provincial health authorities, rehabilitation centres, and home care provider agencies. All CAPHC member organizations provide essential healthcare services to Canada’s children and youth.

Today, CAPHC supports child and youth healthcare professionals from more than 70 organizations across the country. Each year, 8.75 million children and youth rely on the services of CAPHC’s member organizations. As a national organization, CAPHC is uniquely positioned to influence system-wide change, advocating for the very best healthcare for Canada’s children and youth. All children’s hospitals in Canada and their respective Children’s Hospital Foundations are members of CAPHC, providing strong linkages to clinical care, education and research.

CAPHC’s Vision: “Knowledge to Action: Enabling the Best Healthcare for Canada’s Children and Youth”

This vision underlines the importance of CAPHC’s current and future commitment to improving healthcare and to advancing healthcare equity for all of Canada’s children and youth.

CAPHC’s 4 Strategic Imperatives:

      Make a Difference: Keeping pace with the rapid release of available data and best practice; synthesizing and disseminating this information to all CAPHC members;

      Be the Voice: Being a strong advocate for the healthcare needs of Canada’s children and youth.

      Take the Stage: Increasing the awareness of child and youth healthcare needs and challenges through improved messaging, communications and visibility.

    •     Be Here for Tomorrow: Strengthening the value proposition of CAPHC by building     capacity to  provide high value products and services to all CAPHC members.