Humanizing Healthcare International Conference

Humanizing Healthcare International Conference
October 18-20, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Enhancing Lives. Transforming Care.
Innovative practices that support humanistic health care
Aging Gracefully Wellness Fair

Humanizing Healthcare International Conference

Enhancing Lives. Transforming Care.

October 18-20, 2017—Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, Canada

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Presented by : Bruyere continuing care logo


Sponsored by :  Beechwook cimetary foundation logo


This conference will explore emerging trends and best practices that include relationship-centred care and highlight innovative ways to build capacity through community engagement, education, research and technology; cultivating compassion and dignity in an aging society.


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This program has been reviewed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is awaiting final certification by the College’s Ontario Chapter.

Featured keynotes  

Brian Goldman, MD 
Host of CBC's top-rated White Coat, Black Art
The Search for Kindness: My Personal Journey 

Brian Goldman


Rev. Elizabeth MacKinlay, AM, FACN,PhD
Anglican Church of Australia; Charles Sturt University,School of Theology
Finding Meaning in the Experience of Dementia: A Spiritual Perspective Challenging Myths and Social Expectations

Elizabeth MacKinlay 


Mike Nolan, BEd, MA, MSc, PhD RGN, RMN
University of Sheffield, Gerontological Nursing
We're All in This Together : Enriching Care for Everybody 

Mike Nolan 

Are you a health student?

Attend on October 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

Intergrating Holistic Approaches to Curriculum and Practice


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Pre-Conference program for Health Care Students