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Conference Schedule Highlights


  • President's Reception: 7:00 - 9:00 PM


  • Networking Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
  • Day 1 Keynote with Bruce Kirkby: 9:15 - 10:15 AM
  • Networking Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 PM


  • Networking Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Day 2 Keynote with Dr. Samantha Nutt: 9:00 - 10:00 AM
  • Closing Keynote with Michael Kerr: 1:45 - 2:30 PM

View the complete BCFHPS 2018 Conference Schedule.

Conference Information

Registration Fees

EARLY BIRD FULL DAY FEES (On or before Sept 24, 2018)
Member ($375.00 plus $25.00 Membership Fee) 420.00
Member ($475.00 plus $25.00 Membership Fee) 525.00
Member ($275.00 plus $25.00 Membership Fee) 315.00

Sept 20, 2018: Registration is full but you may register for the wait list with link below.

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All funds are in Canadian dollars. Registration fees are inclusive of GST (5%). Member rates are inclusive of your annual membership fee, inclusive of GST.

Member Organizations

The member registration rate is applied if you are an employee of a Health Care Provider in BC (publicly funded healthcare services) including Acute, Residential, Community, Mental Health Affiliate member; employed by the Minister of Health; or by an organization providing services to the health care industry.

Payment Methods

There are three payment methods (listed in order of preference):

  1. Payment through your employer If you are an employee of one of the BC health authorities, Providence Health Care, the BC Ministry of Health, or BCCSS, you can register for the conference without making a direct payment. Your registration fees will be invoiced to the applicable health organization.
  2. Payment by cheque If you are not an employee of one of the organizations mentioned above, you can pay by personal or business cheque. Cheques should be made payable to "BCFHPS" and mailed to:
    Attn:Amy Qi
    Suite 260, 1770 West 7th Avenue Vancouver, BC V6J 4Y6
  3. Payment by credit card You can pay for your registration fees conveniently online with Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Sept 5, 2018: We are experiencing a challenge with the online payment system. Please do not attempt to pay with credit card until we resolve this technical issue. Thank you for your patience!

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Request for refunds must be received in writing at Requests received on or before September 24, 2018 will be refunded in full, less $50 (Canadian) administrative fee. No changes or substitutions or cancellations can be honoured after September 24, 2018.

If you have any questions or concerns about your registration, please send us an email at

Conference Keynote Speakers

Day 1 Opening Keynote Address

Change, Risk, and Becoming Comfortable with Discomfort

Bruce Kirby

Award-Winning Harvard-Trained Physician | Bestselling Author | Global Social Entrepreneur

Bruce’s expeditions – and the formidable adversities they’ve entailed — have made him an authority on change leadership and risk management. In his engaging talks, Bruce draws on the tests and trials he’s faced in his travels to offer simple strategies from the field that encourage people and organizations – wherever they find themselves – to move toward possibility and opportunity to create lasting success.

Day 2 Opening Keynote Address

The Role of Healthcare Providers as Advocates and Change Makers

Dr. Samantha Nutt

Humanitarian | Author | Doctor | Founder of War Child

With a mix of personal storytelling Dr. Nutt will talk about the current trends and threats to global health throughout the world and the role of healthcare providers as advocates and change makers. It’s funny, it’s serious, it’s inspiring and it’s practical.

Day 2 Closing Keynote

Putting Humour to Work for Less Stress and More Success!

Michael Kerr

Hall of Fame Business Speaker

Why choose between content and fun when you can have both? This “Putting Humour to Work” presentation offers practical, relevant ideas delivered in a fun, energetic and memorable style.

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Workshops and Concurrent Sessions

Workshop Topics

  • Cost Effective Care is Quality Care
  • Using CIHI's Financial Tools
  • Ethics

Concurrent Session Topics

  • Dear Stress, Let's Break Up
  • Health Cost Curve
  • Long Term Care
  • Date Analytics

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Computer Lab

Excel Tables and Dashboards,
Outlook Strategic Management

Frank Byl

Certified Microsoft Master Instructor

Frank has helped thousands of clients to hone their computer skills. He has previously taught OneNote as well as Excel classes at previous BCFHPS Conferences. Network with other professionals and learn tricks to maximize your and your employer's productivity + systems.

View course descriptions and schedule


Dress is "business casual" for all sessions and events. Hotel management makes every effort to keep room temperature comfortable. However, it is a good idea to dress in layers as room temperatures rise and fall automatically depending on the number of people in the room.

All delegates will be issued with a name badge that will provide admission to all sessions and activities. Please wear this identification at all times during the conference.

Read about general information for your stay such as:

  • Hotel accomodation
  • Reservations
  • Guest services
  • Fitness centers

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Wednesday October 10, 2018 7-9 PM at the Reflect Lounge on the 3rd floor of the hotel.

Meet the president of the society, Angela Trif, and many of the BCFHPS planning committee members. Complimentary appetizers will be served and one free drink ticket is included.


Join us for the Fun Run/Walk on the second day at 6:00 am Sharp! We all meet at the lobby and head out.

This outing has an informal host. BCFHPS is not responsible for issues of personal safety. Use common sense, obey all traffic signals, stay with a buddy or group, and watch your time. Reflective gear and/or a headlamp may be suitable. Dress weather appropriate.

Please e-mail Deb Taylor @ if you are planning to attend as a walker or a runner.


We are happy to have Hilton Vancouver as our host for this year's conference. Delegates can arrange their accommodation directly by visiting Hilton Vancouver Metrotown website.

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown has a complimentary business centre that is available 24/7.

For out of town delegates, the Vancouver International Airport is located approximately 12.0 km from the hotel (25 minute drive).

See detailed driving or transit instructions from the hotel

BCFHPS (BC Financial Healthcare Professionals Society) promotes excellence in finance in the healthcare sector of British Columbia. We provide networking and current education to financial professionals working in the healthcare sector of British Columbia.

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