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Full Program

All sessions (in-person and virtual) will be in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

All conference sessions will be delivered in English only.

Speakers and topics to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Please check back soon for more details!

Preliminary Schedule of Events


9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  1. Transitions Pop-Up | Ready, Set, Go: Finding Positive Solutions to Support a Successful Landing in the Adult World

    Saturday, December 02 09:00 - 16:30

    The Child Health Hub in Transition to Adult Healthcare is excited to be hosting the 2nd Transition to Adulthood Pop-Up event on December 2-3, 2023, at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in downtown Vancouver. This event aims to bring together youth, families, trainees, researchers, clinicians, and policy/decision makers to celebrate the best of what we are learning, and doing, to help young people to develop fully, even when they are challenged by health conditions. For those unable to join in-person, aspects of the event will be made available in a virtual format.

    Participants will hear from local, provincial, and Canadian thought leaders, peers and families. Here’s what you can expect from our event:

    • Keynote presentations and facilitated panels with young people and parents.
    • Networking is a significant focus of the event. A special community of practice meeting will allow for exchange of ideas and for making connections.
    • Showcasing current treatment practices and evidence-based solutions for healthcare transition in Canada through platform and poster presentations, organized by theme – so you get to view content most relevant to you.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  1. Breakfast

    Sunday, December 03 08:00 - 09:00

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  1. Executive Network Hive

    Sunday, December 03 09:00 - 12:00

    Faculty Member(s)

  2. Family Network Hive

    Sunday, December 03 09:00 - 12:00


  3. Pediatric Pain Management and Policy Network Hive

    Sunday, December 03 09:00 - 12:00

  4. Research Hive

    Sunday, December 03 09:00 - 12:00

  5. Transition to Adult Care Hub Meeting

    Sunday, December 03 09:00 - 12:00

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  1. Welcome Lunch

    Sunday, December 03 12:00 - 13:00

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  1. Opening Ceremonies

    Sunday, December 03 13:00 - 13:30

    Emcee

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  1. Opening Keynote

    Sunday, December 03 13:30 - 14:30

    Speaker(s)

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  1. Health Human Resources Panel

    Sunday, December 03 14:30 - 16:00

    Moderator
    Panelist(s)

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  1. Hospital Tours

    Sunday, December 03 16:00 - 18:00

    The BC Children's Hospital is excited to show you around their state-of-the-art facility! During this tour, you will have the opportunity to see their world-class facilities and meet some of their amazing staff and families. The tour will begin with a welcome cocktail, followed by an introduction to their hospital and its history. You will learn about their mission, values, and goals, and how they are working to improve the health and well-being of children in their community. Next, attendees will be taken on a guided tour of the hospital. You will visit different departments and units, such as the emergency department, outpatient clinics, NICU/PICU, surgical suits and rehabilitation facilities. This tour will give you a better understanding of what they do at the BC Children’s Hospital and how they are making a difference in the lives of children in their community.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  1. Welcome Reception

    Sunday, December 03 18:30 - 20:00

    Our Welcome Reception is the perfect opportunity to meet and connect with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors of the conference. It’s also a chance to relax and unwind after a great first day of learning and networking. The reception will take place on the 34th floor at the Hyatt Regency, where attendees will be surrounded by beautiful panoramic views of the city of Vancouver. Attendees will also be treated to a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres and drinks, including wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. During the reception, you will have the opportunity to mingle with other attendees and speakers to exchange ideas, share experiences, and make new connections. We hope you will leave this soirée feeling energized and inspired!

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  1. VIP Reception

    Sunday, December 03 20:00 - 21:00

    The VIP Reception is by-invite only and is a special opportunity to connect with other VIP attendees, speakers, and sponsors of the conference.

6:45 AM - 7:30 AM
  1. Stair Hike Challenge

    Monday, December 04 06:45 - 07:30

    Challenge yourself to a 34-floor hike through the colourful mountainous staircase inside the Hyatt Regency Vancouver before a great day of learning!

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  1. Breakfast Session

    Monday, December 04 08:00 - 09:00

  2. SPARK: Conversations LIVE | Creating an Equitable and Inclusive Healthcare System for All Children

    Monday, December 04 08:00 - 09:00

    Moderator
    Panelist(s)

    Join us for our very first live SPARK: Conversations podcast recording as we discuss the importance of implementing EDI principles into the child healthcare setting. We will explore why anti-indigenous racism is a separate issue from EDI generally and how reconciliation calls on us to address challenges related to Indigenous Canadians. Our guests will share their experiences and insights on how we can work together to create a more equitable and inclusive healthcare system for all children.

9:10 AM - 10:30 AM
  1. What Changed My Practice

    Monday, December 04 09:10 - 10:30

    We are bringing this motivating plenary session back to the 2023 Children's Healthcare Canada Conference to showcase new and inspiring ideas to improve health services. Through a series of short, dynamic and fast-paced presentations, panelists will share ideas and innovations that changed their practice over the last 12 months.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  1. Concurrent Sessions Block #1

    Monday, December 04 11:00 - 12:00

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  1. Networking Lunch

    Monday, December 04 12:00 - 13:00

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  1. Poster Fair

    Monday, December 04 12:30 - 14:00

    The Poster Fair provides the ideal venue for multidisciplinary health professionals and practitioners from primary care to complex tertiary care to illustrate the richness of activity in many innovative areas of child and youth health from regional, national, and international perspectives. The Poster Fair will feature two categories: Scientific Posters and Quality Improvement Posters. Poster Fair attendees will have the opportunity to engage with poster presenters and learn more about their research and findings.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  1. Concurrent Sessions Block #2

    Monday, December 04 14:00 - 15:00

  2. Leadership on Tap (Virtual)

    Monday, December 04 14:00 - 15:00

    Mentors

    Join us for Children's Healthcare Canada Leadership on Tap (with a twist) where senior leaders and emerging leaders are networking against the clock! This session will allow emerging leaders to have quick small group conversations with a variety of senior leaders on a broad range of topics regarding child health systems. People always talk about who they met at a conference and #CHILDHEALTH23 will give you many chances to get to know colleagues and mentors from across the country. Leadership On Tap is designed to do exactly that! Have a great time growing your network, and meeting people like you—people who are dedicated to healthy, vibrant children and youth. This session will be available both in-person and virtual. 

    Limited seats are available. Sign up is first come, first served. Registration for these sessions will open in September.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  1. Break

    Monday, December 04 15:00 - 15:30

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  1. Leadership on Tap (In-Person)

    Monday, December 04 15:30 - 16:30

    Mentors

    Join us for Children's Healthcare Canada Leadership on Tap (with a twist) where senior leaders and emerging leaders are networking against the clock! This session will allow emerging leaders to have quick small group conversations with a variety of senior leaders on a broad range of topics regarding child health systems. People always talk about who they met at a conference and #CHILDHEALTH23 will give you many chances to get to know colleagues and mentors from across the country. Leadership On Tap is designed to do exactly that! Have a great time growing your network, and meeting people like you—people who are dedicated to healthy, vibrant children and youth. This session will be available both in-person and virtual.

    Limited seats are available. Sign up is first come, first served. Registration for these sessions will open in September.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  1. Tweetup

    Monday, December 04 17:00 - 18:00

    Put a "face to a name" at this informal networking event of some of Twitter's most prominent figures in the child health community. This meetup will allow those with similar interests to share ideas, make friends, and strengthen personal networks.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  1. Artful Celebration of Child Health Excellence

    Monday, December 04 18:00 - 20:00

    Revel and celebrate while surrounded by stunning art at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art! Together, we will honour organizations and individuals who exemplify personal dedication, professional achievement, and commitment to the child and youth healthcare community. This can't-miss event will feature an exquisite dinner menu, world-class entertainment, and the chance to network with some of your favourite colleagues. We look forward to coming together to showcase excellence and recognize the tremendous impact of some of Canada's top child health leaders.

6:45 AM - 7:30 AM
  1. VanCity Walking Tour

    Tuesday, December 05 06:45 - 07:30

    Explore downtown Vancouver's history and culture with a guided walking tour before a great day of learning!

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  1. Breakfast Session

    Tuesday, December 05 08:00 - 09:00

9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
  1. Right-Sizing Child Health

    Tuesday, December 05 09:10 - 10:00

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  1. Break

    Tuesday, December 05 10:00 - 10:30

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  1. Call for Action & Closing Ceremonies

    Tuesday, December 05 10:30 - 12:00

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  1. Boxed Lunch To-Go

    Tuesday, December 05 12:00 - 12:30

Event Date

Pre-Conference Transitions Pop-Up:
Dec. 2-3, 2023

Main Conference:
Dec. 3-5, 2023

Conference Co-Host

For more information

Contact: info@childrenshealthcarecanada.ca