We're excited to invite you to the 2019 BCFHPS Annual Conference and AGM.
Conference Schedule Highlights
SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 - WEDNESDAY EVENING
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 - THURSDAY
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 - FRIDAY
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.
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.
There are three payment methods (listed in order of preference):
Request for refunds must be received in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests received on or before August 12, 2019 will be refunded in full, less $50 (Canadian) administrative fee. No changes or substitutions or cancellations can be honoured after September 6, 2019.
If you have any questions or concerns about your registration, please send us an email at Joannamoore@shaw.ca.
Conference Keynote Speakers
Day 1 Opening Keynote Address
Demystifying Artificial Intelligence
Amber's understanding of disruptive technologies helps organizations anticipate lightning-quick changes - from Artificial Intelligence, to social media, to Amazon-era retail.
Day 2 Opening Keynote Address
Developing Unity in Crisis
Known as the face of the Alberta wildfires—and widely celebrated as a national hero—Darby Allen is an exemplar of selfless courage and level-headedness under pressure. Allen offers actionable takeaways for leaders in any field: lessons on encouraging and trusting your teammates wholeheartedly; never losing focus on the moment by worrying about the larger story; and establishing unbreakable relationships that observe and celebrate the smallest of human elements.
Day 2 Closing Keynote
Making Problems Disappear
David Ben inspires people to strike the word “impossible” from their vocabulary. David is recognized as one of the world’s foremost sleight-of-hand artists. David’s performance is designed to feed the mind with mystery, ignite the imagination, and provide a few laughs along the way.
Workshops and Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session Topics
Advanced Excel, Accounting Top 10, Word/Powerpoint
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.
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.
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PRESIDENT'S WELCOME RECEPTION
Wednesday September 11, 2019 7-9 PM at the Reflect Lounge on the 3rd floor of the hotel.
Meet the president of the society, Don Osborne, and many of the BCFHPS planning committee members. Complimentary appetizers will be served and one free drink ticket is included.
FUN RUN/WALK - DAY 2 6am
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 @ email@example.com if you are planning to attend as a walker or a runner.
OUT OF TOWN DELEGATES
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).