Health System Fundamentals for the Anesthesiologist

Thursday, September 20th, 2018, 8:30am-4:30pm. Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, Toronto

More than 96% of Ontario’s anesthesiologists want their work to be valued and the specialty to be recognized as innovative, engaged in system change and providing leadership in the peri-operative suite (2017 Membership Survey). To be successful in this volatile, complex and uncertain environment, knowledge of the system: the key players, their roles and responsibilities, funding models, decision making and information flows, is essential. What then makes leaders effective is the quality of the relationships they develop as well as such personal attributes as confidence and courage.

In responding to this input from members, Ontario’s Anesthesiologists are proud to announce a tailored and applied pair of leadership development opportunities. The September 20th learning session is designed to enable you to develop a nuanced understanding of the complex patient care and academic worlds within which we work and to apply that knowledge to a current issue. Designed in a two part program to advance your leadership performance, the second course offering in spring, 2019 will focus on strengthening specific leadership skills to enable you to navigate change more competently by increasing physician and other healthcare provider engagement and building effective partnerships for better administrator-physician alignment and best patient care.

Join us for this unique opportunity to elevate your leadership potential and to address real-world challenges in the OR and beyond.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the structure of Ontario’s health care system and the impact of funding reform on hospitals
  2. Identify system stakeholders, perioperative leadership roles and accountabilities within hospital/academic settings
  3. Explain hospital and operating budget funding models, structures and flows.
  4. Analyze current issues of concern for anesthesiologists within the work place to determine opportunities for action
  5. Recommend ways in which anesthesiologists can influence and address hospital policies and challenges in the operating room

Programme is right for you if...

  • you want to know more about the structure of the health system and the elements of health system funding reform

  • you want to extend your knowledge with respect to possible partners and collaborators

  • you are concerned about the quality of the relationship between administration and medicine in your hospital; and/or

  • you want to take on a position of influence for anesthesiologists locally, regionally, provincially or nationally.

Apply Today!

All participants must be members of the Section and must be registered for the 2018 Ontario Anesthesia Meeting. Applicants should fill out the form below or email eanderson@ontariosanesthesiologists.ca and outline their interest in the workshop and the leadership roles they have had and anticipate holding in future.

Applications will be reviewed by the Section Executive and successful candidates will be notified by August 31st.  Registration is limited to 30 and we will have far more applications than can be accommodated   Some weight may be given to applicants who have not attended previous workshops

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Program Location

Thursday, September 20th, 2018, 8:30am-4:30pm

Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto