Join colleagues from across Canada to explore what needs to be done to accelerate the identification, adoption, and adaption of integrated, community-based practices and meet the needs of individuals with chronic complex conditions, and those at end-of-life.

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Successful Integration Requires Innovation, Creativity and Diplomacy

Head of Community Resilience, Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group, Hertfordshire, UK

Tim Anfilogoff is Head of Community Resilience with Herts Valleys CCG, where he designed the Community Navigator Scheme, a social prescribing (SP) service which now takes 2,000 referrals per year, mainly from GPs. Navigators link patients whose challenges are predominantly social back into their communities, producing improved wellbeing and freeing up GP and other professionals’ time. The scheme is locally and nationally recognised (Hertfordshire High Sheriff Award 2017, National Health Service Journal Awards (Community Health Services Redesign) 2016. Tim managed the National Carers’ Strategy and Carers Grant for the English Department of Health during 1999 – 2001.

Successful Integration Requires Innovation, Creativity and Diplomacy

National Director of Clinical Education, CBI Health Group; Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UofT

Tom Carter is the National Director of Clinical Education for CBI Health Group, a national provider of home care, rehabilitation, and transitional living services. He is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of education and training initiatives that enable integrated care by interdisciplinary care teams working in the community and clinic settings. Tom is a physiotherapist that has practiced across Canada in various settings, he is a published researcher and his areas of research interest include the interdisciplinary team management of health conditions and the integration of health services.

Integration in Action: What Have We Accomplished?

Director of Commissioning, Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group, UK

David currently leads on commissioning services for the planned care (including older people’s services), mental health and learning disabilities, children, young people and maternity services and acute hospital reconfiguration. David is Lead Director for the transformational change programme ‘Your Care’ Your Future’ within Herts Valleys CCG.

Joint Decision Making – Leadership – Incentives

 Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Ontario

Tim Hadwen is working to continue to advance the Patients First transformational agenda through collaboration with the LHINs and health system stakeholders. Tim joined MOHLTC from the Ministry of Education where he was the ADM of the Education Labour Relations Division. In this role, he successfully led the Division in working with the school boards to negotiate central agreements with Ontario’s teacher and education worker unions. Originally a labour lawyer,
Tim is co-author of the legal text on Ontario Public Service Employment and Labour Law.

Adopting Innovation, Change in Action

Clinical, Education and Research Consultant, Perfuse Medtec.

Connie has been a Wound Consultant for Hamilton Niagara Haldeman Brant and Waterloo Wellington CCACs, was the Project Lead for the South West Regional Wound Care Framework project, Clinical Nurse Specialist (wound and ostomy for Care Partners 2007-2016), Owner/Partner ET NOW 1996-2007, past member Board of Directors CAWC and CAET.

Integration in Action: What Have We Accomplished?

Associate Deputy Minister, Delivery and Implementation, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)

Nancy is the ministry’s lead for LHIN Renewal, with a portfolio consisting of Primary Care, Home and Community Care, and Local Health Integration Networks. Nancy is also a member of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)’s Board of Directors. Before joining the MOHLTC in 2014, Nancy served as an ADM in the ministries of Finance, Education and Training Colleges and Universities and has held other senior positions in the Ontario government.

Successful Integration Requires Innovation, Creativity and Diplomacy

Director, Health Policy and Government Relations, College of Family Physicians of Canada

Artem Safarov is the Director of Health Policy and Government Relations with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. His previous work features leading the National Physician Survey. A significant part of his work relates to the Patient’s Medical Home – a vision of family practice in Canada that emphasizes the central role of family practice in patient care. Interprofessional collaboration is a key component of the Patient’s Medical Home model and a concept the CFPC strongly advocates for. Artem’s background includes a degree in Psychology from York University as well as Project Management certifications from University of Toronto and Project Management Institute.

Framework for Accountability – National Principle-Based Home Care Standards

Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

A Rhodes Scholar, Samir is a highly regarded clinician and international expert in the care of older adults. He has consulted and advised governments and health care organizations around the world and is the Architect of the Government of Ontario’s Seniors Strategy. In 2014, Maclean’s proclaimed him to be one of Canada’s 50 most influential people.

Framework for Accountability – National Principle-Based Home Care Standards

Director of Academic Affairs for the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal (CIUSSS West-Central Montreal)

As a Director, Ms. Starnino develops an advanced academic and learning environment in hospital and community services, with the goal of delivering the highest quality of services for the population. She ensures that there is a strong orientation towards innovation within CIUSSS West-Central Montreal and oversees the implementation of innovative procedures and practices. Ms. Starnino strongly promotes the integration of services along the continuum of care with a primary focus on the care-receiver and their family.

Building Blocks for Successful Integration of Services Across Sectors and Professions

Director of Education and Training, International Foundation for Integrated Care

Dr. Viktoria Stein is responsible for delivering the Foundation’s education and training programmes. Viktoria holds a PhD in health economics and in her work focuses on health systems and their organization, specifically how to design contextualized integrated models of care and how to manage the change process towards such models. She previously worked with the WHO Regional Office for Europe coordinating the development of the Framework for Action on Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery.


Vantage Venues

(formerly St. Andrews Club & Conference Centre)

150 King Street West, 16th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J9
Tel: (416) 366.4228

The meeting rooms are conveniently located in the Sun Life Financial Tower at 150 King Street West. The building occupies the block between University Avenue and York Street on the north side of King Street. The venue is in the financial district (next door to the Exchange Tower) yet only steps from the entertainment district including theatres, Roy Thomson Hall, the Opera House and walking distance to both the Air Canada Centre and the Rogers Centre.

A hotel block has not been organized by the CHCA so you will need to make your own arrangements if overnight accommodation is needed.


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