Toronto Hosts First Ambulatory Care Conference

The Canadian Association of Ambulatory Care(CAAC) announces its first conference on ambulatory care medicine to be held on September 24, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sept. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- The theme of the conference is "Preventative Medicine: The Wave of the Future." The keynote speaker is Dr. Jocelyn Charles, the medical director at the Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

According to the CAAC has described this conference as an opportunity for ambulatory care providers to share ideas and best practices with colleagues, identify progress on performance improvement measures used to gauge effectiveness of best practices, and to celebrate the high level of quality of care ambulatory care providers offer the community.

The Conference Agenda

The day-long conference has organized opportunities for networking as well as sessions focusing on both specific medical issues and care delivery issues. Session topics include "The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Ambulatory Care" and "Fetal Heart Rate Detection For Ambulatory Care Monitoring."

The conference has 15 different speaker sessions, six of which are concurrent sessions. The conference agenda also includes an hour-long poster presentations and networking opportunity after lunch. In addition to the keynote speech by Dr. Charles, other scheduled speakers include:

Dr. Nancy Durand, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto.
Shana Taylor, RN, BScN, MN:ANP, NP.
Dr. Graham Slaughter, MD, RCPS.
Trish Lospinuso, a patient experience advisor in the Office of the Patient Experience at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Who Should Attend the Conference

The CAAC conference is intended for people from the full spectrum of roles involved in ambulatory health care in all its settings. People who serve as Physicians, Advance Practice Nurses, Nurse Specialists, Clinical Staff Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Patient Care Managers, Physical Therapists, Clinical Educators, and Social Workers will all gain and share much by attending the conference.

Conference Logistics

When: Monday, September 24, 2012, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Delta Toronto East Hotel, 2035 Kennedy Rd, Toronto,Canada, 416-299-1500 or 1-800-663-3386

About the CAAC

CAAC is the first Canadian association dedicated to improving practices of ambulatory care and promoting the education regarding the delivery of ambulatory patient care.

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