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10/26/2020 4:00 AM 10/26/2020 5:00 AM Webinar Provider; Leader

Virtual Care is new to most of usArchive: Monday October 26 at 10am MDT

 Join us on Monday, October 26, at 10am MDT/12pm EDT for a CPSI webinar discussion of the ideal state of virtual care from a system-level perspective. This 60-minute, moderated discussion will delve into the current state of the virtual care experience and explore the future state of virtual care in Canada.

Speakers will explore the challenges that limit the quick, nation-wide expansion of virtual care, as well as several successful implementation examples. We end the call with a discussion of what safe virtual care could be, and then take questions from the audience.

Participants in the session will hear about innovations in virtual care and areas of excellence that contribute to the enhancement of patient safety. Moderated by CPSI Communications Officer, Christopher Thrall, this webinar brings together healthcare providers and leaders from across the spectrum of care to answer the question, "What does an ideal virtual care model look like?"



Dr. Ann Collins 
President, Canadian Medical Association 

Dr Ann CollinsFor three decades, Dr. Ann Collins ran a full-time family practice in Fredericton, New Brunswick, which she started after serving three years with the Canadian Armed Forces in Kingston, Ontario. In addition to providing office and hospital care, she also provided nursing home care for over 20 years and was a family medicine residency teacher at Dalhousie University from 19982019. Dr. Collins graduated from Dalhousie University in 1985. 

Dr. Collins has served as president of the New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) and spent five years as chair of the NBMS Board of Directors. She has led two NBMS governance reviews and served on the 2008 CMA Governance Review Committee Task Force. Prior to taking on the role of CMA president, she spent seven years serving as the New Brunswick representative on the CMA Board of Directors. 

Her community involvement has been highlighted by a six-year term (two years as chair) on the board of governors of St. Thomas University, a leading liberal arts school in Fredericton. 

Teri Price
Executive Director of Greg's Wings Projects

Teri PriceTeri Price is the Executive Director of Greg's Wings Projects, a not-for-profit organization created to honour Greg Price. The first project developed by Greg's Wings is the Falling Through the Cracks: Greg's Story film.  Greg was Teri's brother and the impact of Greg's journey through the healthcare system has led to Teri's commitment, along with her family, to drive improvements in care.

Teri is a member of several strategic healthcare groups, including, the Alberta Virtual Care Working Group, Patients for Patient Safety Canada, and is a founding member of IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health.

Teri has a Master's degree in Disaster and Emergency Management and worked on Disaster Management Programs in Quito, Ecuador, Toronto and throughout Alberta.

The Price family received the Medal of Honor from the Alberta Medical Association and the Patient Champion award from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute for their work since Greg's death.

Dr. Sacha Bhatia
FM Hill Chair in Health Systems Solutions

Dr Sacha BhatiaDr. R. Sacha Bhatia is the FM Hill Chair in Health Systems Solutions and the Chief Medical Innovation Officer of Women's College Hospital (WCH). He is also the Division Head of Cardiology at WCH, as well as a staff cardiologist at University Health Network (UHN). A scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (IC/ES) and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, he has been published in international peer reviewed journals like the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA Internal Medicine. In 2013, he founded the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) and served as its Director until 2019. He has been a commentator on Bloomberg News, CTV News and the CBC, and has been asked to give over 100 presentations internationally, nationally and regionally over the past 6 years.

He is a recipient of the American College of Cardiology's Young Investigator Award, the American Society of Echocardiography's Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator Award, and most recently the Goldie Award for Quality and Innovation and the Louise Lemieux Charles Emerging Leader award at the University of Toronto. He sits on the boards of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and DREAM Industrial REIT, a publicly traded company listed on the TSX.

Previously, he worked as a clinical and research fellow in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. Dr. Bhatia received his medical degree and MBA at McGill University and his internal medicine and cardiology training in Toronto.


Christopher ThrallAs the Communications Officer for CPSI, Christopher Thrall uses his skills as a storyteller to support a worthy cause. These stories are important: he wants to tell them in the most effective ways possible. Following a B.A. in History from the University of Alberta, Christopher enrolled in Grant MacEwan’s Public Relations program. He has served in communications roles for the past 15 years, supporting organizations ranging from the Citadel Theatre and Alberta Milk to the River Valley Alliance and the University of Alberta.