2014 Call for Abstracts


Keynote Speakers

greta-cummingsGreta Cummings RN PhD FCAHS

Dr. Cummings’ work has been recognized nationally and internationally through several prestigious research awards, including the CNA Order of Merit for Research (2010), and the CASN Award for Research Excellence (2008) and in September 2011 was inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Election to Fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community.

Dr. Cummings joined the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta in 2004 following 15 years of senior administrative leadership experience in hospital, regional and provincial health services.  She established the CLEAR Outcomes research program in leadership science in health services, which focuses on the leadership practices of healthcare decision-makers and managers to achieve better outcomes for providers and patients.  Dr. Cummings has systematically documented the effects, both positive and negative, of specific leadership practices on outcomes for the health system, the healthcare workforce and for patients.

leslee-thompsonLeslee J. Thompson RN MBA CHE

Leslee is President and CEO of Kingston General Hospital and Professor (Adjunct) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. Starting out as a critical care nurse, Leslee’s passion for improving patient care has fueled a career of almost 30 years that spans from the bed side to the board rooms of top tier public and private sector organizations.  Prior to joining KGH in February 2009, she held senior executive positions at Capital Health Authority (Edmonton, AB),  University Health Network, Sunnybrook & Women’s Health Sciences Center, Cancer Care Ontario and Medtronic Canada.

Leslee is also the Chair of Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, Vice Chair of the Canadian Foundation of Healthcare Improvement and Board member of Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. She is active on social media and you can follow her on twitter (@Leslee_KGH) or read her blog at www.executiverounds.com

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