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8 Mar 2010About Presenter: John is currently a Manager in the Clinical Engineering department at the University Health Network in Toronto.


    March 8, 2010 March 8, 2010 March 8, 2010

    The Hospital for Sick Children The Hospital for Sick Children The Hospital for Sick Children

    Toronto, ON Toronto, ON Toronto, ON


    Time Conference Sessions

    08:30 09:00 Registration and Breakfast for Conference 09:00 09:45 The new provincial approach to group purchasing - What are the implications? 09:45 10:30 Interoperability of Medical Devices - Is it ready for Prime Time? 10:30 11:00 Break

    11:00 12:30 Humanitarian work - How can Clinical Engineering Professionals get involved? 12:30 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 15:00 Does Patient Management Software require a Medical Device License? - A panel


    15:00 15:30 Break

    15:30 16:00 Does Patient Management Software require a Medical Device License? - A panel

    discussion. Continue


    09:00 09:45 (Main Auditorium) (Main Auditorium)

    The new provincial approach to group purchasing

     What are the implications?


    Jodi Butts

    About Presenter: Jodi is Legal Counsel / Corporate Privacy Officer for Mount Sinai Hospital

    Presentation: Jodi will be discussing the Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Guidelines. These

    new guidelines will have significant impact on the way equipment and services are procured by

    hospitals. The role of the Clinical Engineering professional is important in helping hospitals meet

    the requirements of the BPS Guidelines.

    Vivian Leong

    About Presenter: Vivian Leong is a Project Manager with the Council of Academic Hospitals of

    Ontario (CAHO).

    Presentation: Vivian will describe the CAHO Group Purchasing Initiative, a two year pilot

    project to investigate the feasibility of capital equipment shared capital purchases. She will also

    discuss the next steps for creating an ongoing shared group purchasing initiative for the hospitals

    of Ontario.

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    09:45 10:30 (Main Auditorium) (Main Auditorium)

    Interoperability of Medical Devices - Is it ready

    for Prime Time?


    John Leung

    About Presenter: John is currently a Manager in the Clinical Engineering department at the

    University Health Network in Toronto. He holds a MHSc from the University of Toronto and is a

    Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

    Presentation: John’s presentation will cover how to implement medical data integration, as

    defined in the IHE Framework, by using examples from the user guidance document "IHE- Patient

    Care Devices User Handbook".

    11:00 12:30 (Main Auditorium) 11:00 12:30(Main Auditorium)

    Humanitarian work - How can Clinical Engineering

    Professionals get involved?


    Jon Beale, Engineers Without Borders

    About Presenter: Jon Beale is a past long-term staff with EWB. He worked in Zambia for one

    year supporting the creation of new agricultural industries in partnership with local co-operatives.

    Jon currently lives in Toronto and remains involved with EWB on the Canadian-programs side.

    Engineers Without Borders (EWB) creates opportunities for rural Africans to access clean water,

    generate an income from small farms, and have improved access to services and infrastructure

    they need to improve their lives. Harnessing the problem-solving approach and creative

    pragmatism of the Canadian engineering sector, EWB works with local partners to address the

    root causes of poverty in rural Africa.

    Presentation: This talk will further explore what changes EWB is involved in creating, as well as

    why we think engineers are well-suited for creating that change.

    Ron Morey, Food for the Hungry Canada

    About presenter: Graduated BCIT BMET 1982. Employed by Food for the Hungry Canada since

    2004, preparing medical equipment for shipment to hospitals in developing nations. Have repaired

    and/or taught medical electronic courses in Zaire (1yr), Kosovo (7months). Have made short term,

    2-6wk, humanitarian trips to Zaire, China, Ghana, Kosovo, Indonesia.

    Presentation: What humanitarian projects can look like for Clinical Engineers and Biomedical

    Engineering Technologists overseas. There will be further discussion regarding projects that exist

    within Canada.

    Jean Ngoie,

    About presenter: Jean is currently the Technical Services Manager at Smiths Medical Canada

    and a Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering Program at Centennial College. Jean Graduated in

    Electrical Engineering, from the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1990. Jean also holds an

    Honours degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from The University of Greenwich

    (London, England) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Engineering from Kings College,

    (London, England). During his students years Jean joined the International Movement of Catholic

    Students IMCS. Where, as a volunteer he took on humanitarian assignments in Kenya, Mali and

    Ecuador. Then he joined the International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs

    where he worked as a volunteer for the SIIAEC International Secretariat for Catholic Engineers,

    Agronomists and Industry Officials. He also took on voluntary assignments for RedR, UK.

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    Presentation: As a Clinical Engineering society we can prepare ourselves to help those in need of

    our skills and experience. My aim is to open a discussion among us on how important our role and

    responsibilities have become in any emergency situation. Due to the fast pace in the development

    of technology, doctors and nurses can no longer work on their own in these situations. We are

    desperately needed to be side by side. Our planning today will allow us to get ready when needed


    13:30 16:00 (Main Auditorium) 13:30 16:00(Main Auditorium)

    Does Patient Management Software require a

    Medical Device License? - A panel discussion.


    Sarah Chandler, Health Canada

    About presenter: Sarah is currently the A/Head of the Regulatory and Scientific Section of the

    Medical Devices Bureau at Health Canada in Ottawa. Previously, she was in the role of the

    Regulatory Information Officer. Sarah has also had the position of Lean Continuous Improvement

    Facilitator at Volex Canada, Inc.

    Presentation: Sarah’s presentation will cover the classification of patient management software,

    the transition period to come into compliance with the Medical Devices Regulations and the

    impact on open source software

Brendan Seaton

    About presenter: Brendan Seaton is the President of ITAC Health, the health division of the

    Information Technology Association of Canada. In this role, Brendan provides leadership and

    support to 130 companies providing information and communications technology (ICT) products

    and services to the health sector. His responsibilities include representing the interests of Industry

    to governments and the health organizations, particularly in the areas of ICT investment strategies,

    regulation and standards.

    Presentation: Brendan's presentation will address the challenges facing the health ICT

    community and users of health information systems posed by the requirement to license patient

    management software as medical devices. He will outline the solutions being developed by the

    ICT community through ITAC Health and adopted by vendors.

Tony Easty

    About presenter: Tony Easty is Senior Director of the Department of Medical Engineering at the

    University Health Network (Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess

    Margaret Hospital), Toronto, Director of Medical Engineering at Mount Sinai Hospital, and Chair

    of the Management Committee of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation. He joined the

    Toronto General Hospital in 1978. He holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Sussex,England,

    and D.Ic and PhD degrees from Imperial College, University of London, England. Tony is a

    Professional Engineer (Ontario), and a Certified Clinical Engineer. He is an Associate Professor at

    the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, and in the Department of Electrical

    Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada. He is a past-president of the Canadian Medical and

    Biological Engineering Society (CMBES), and in 1987 he received the Outstanding Young

    Canadian Biomedical Engineer award from CMBES for contributions to biomedical engineering

    research in a clinical environment. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the CMBES. He has

    supervised twenty graduate students and published over 50 articles on a variety of topics within

    biomedical engineering.

    Presentation: Tony will be discussing the implications of the recent Health Canada directives

    relating to patient management software on hospitals.

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    Lydia Lee

    About presenter: Lydia Lee is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for University

    Health Network (UHN), a leading multi-site acute care teaching hospital in Toronto. In this role,

    Lydia provides strategic leadership in the areas of information management, information

    technology, privacy, medical engineering and human factors engineering support services. Lydia

    has been at UHN for more than six years serving in several different leadership roles focusing on

    clinical integration, performance improvement, patient safety and health system redesign.

In addition to her UHN responsibilities, Lydia is the Integrated Chief Information Officer for the

    Shared Information Management Services (SIMS) Partnership a collaboration of health care

    provider organizations that span the continuum of care in Toronto. These organizations work

    together to transform health care delivery by leveraging information management and

    technology. The SIMS Partnership includes: Providence Health Care, St. John’s Rehab, Toronto

    Central Community Care Access Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health

    Network, West Park Health Care and Women’s College Hospital.

    Lydia is currently President-Elect on the Board of Directors of COACH, Canada’s Health Informatics Association, a national association dedicated to developing and promoting health

    informatics professionals and their accomplishments within the Canadian health system.

Previously, Lydia has held numerous positions in healthcare administration and consulting,

    focusing on strategic alliances, integrated health system planning, large-scale project management

    and evidence-based health care. Lydia received her B.A. in Economics from Northwestern

    University in Evanston, Illinois and her M.B.A. in Finance and Management from the University

    of Texas.

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    Where to find The Hospital For Sick Children Where to find The Hospital For Sick Children

    555 University Avenue

    Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8

    Tel: (416) 813-1500

How to get to Sick Kids by TTC - subway

    If coming from a northern direction, exit at Queen's Park subway station and walk south two blocks on University

    Avenue. If coming from Union Station or a southern direction, exit at St. Patrick subway station and walk two

    blocks north on University Avenue.

For bus and subway information, call the 24-hour TTC line at (416) 393-4636 or visit their Web site

How to get to Sick Kids by car

    If driving from a northern direction, take the Don Valley Parkway south (downtown). Exit at Bloor Street and make

    a left on to Castle Frank Road then a right onto Bloor Street. Follow Bloor (travelling west) to Bay Street (Bay

    Street is one intersection west of Yonge). Travel south on Bay and make a right on to Elm Street. Parking and the

    hospital can be found one block west, on your right side.

If driving from a southern direction, exit the Gardiner Expressway at the York Street/Bay Street exit. Take the York

    Street ramp. Go straight on York Street. Turn left onto University Avenue. Travel north on University Avenue up to

    Elm Street. Make a right on Elm. The hospital's underground parking can be found one block east, on your left side.

If driving from the east or west, take the 401 to the Don Valley Parkway south (downtown). Follow the directions

    from above, driving from a northern direction.


    Sick Kids has two parking lots:

    1. an underground lot below the hospital (enter from Elm Street, between University Avenue and Elizabeth Street)

    2. an indoor lot at 77 Elm Street (at Elm Street and Elizabeth Street)

    Wheelchair parking is available at these two lots by the elevators of each level.


    The registration desk will be located in the foyer of the University Avenue Entrance.

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