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bcfhps 2019 conference

We're excited to invite you to the 2019 BCFHPS Annual Conference and AGM.

Conference Schedule Highlights


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


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


  • Networking Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Day 2 Keynote with Darby Allen: 9:00 - 10:00 AM
  • Closing Keynote with David Ben: 1:45 - 2:30 PM

View the complete BCFHPS 2019 Conference Schedule.

Conference Information

Registration Fees

EARLY BIRD FULL DAY FEES (On or before August 12, 2019)
Member ($375.00 + $25.00 Membership Fee + GST) 420.00
Non-Member (includes GST)
Member ($475.00 + $25.00 Membership Fee + GST) 525.00
Non-Member (includes GST)
Member ($275.00 + $25.00 Membership Fee + GST) 315.00
Non-Member (includes GST)


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 or the BC Ministry of Health, you can register for the conference without making a direct payment. Your registration fees can be invoiced to the applicable health organization. Check with your health authority registration representative to confirm their preferred payment method for you.
  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:
    c/o PHSA
    Attn: Amy Qi
    Room #905, 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1
  3. Payment by credit card You can pay for your registration fees conveniently online with Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. This is through Paypal; be sure to look for the grey "Pay with credit or Visa debit card" button below the blue Paypal button after you click "Pay Online" if you do not have a Paypal account



Request for refunds must be received in writing at 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

Conference Keynote Speakers

Day 1 Opening Keynote Address

Amber MacArthur

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence

Amber Mac

Writer | Podcaster | Digital Maverick

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

Darby Allen

Developing Unity in Crisis

Darby Allen

Fire Chief | Speaker

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

David Ben

Making Problems Disappear

David Ben


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.

View our speakers' complete information

Workshops and Concurrent Sessions

Workshop Topics

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Connected Health
  • Project Management 101
  • Ethics

Concurrent Session Topics

  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Impacts of Cannabis Legalization on Healthcare in BC and Canada
  • Cannabis as a Useful Intervention in the Opioid Crisis
  • Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS)
  • Indirect Tax

View workshops and sessions detailed information

Frank Byl

Computer Lab

Advanced Excel, Accounting Top 10, Word/Powerpoint

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 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.


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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