Embracing Complexity in Health: Leadership and Policy Making in a Complicated System

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Embracing Complexity in Health: Leadership and Policy Making in a Complicated System

The Telfer School of Management is pleased to be hosting Embracing Complexity in Health: Leadership and Policy Making in a Complicated System on September 11th at 5:00 pm.

This Telfer Forum will bring together health leaders and academics to discuss the value of using complexity thinking in policy- and decision-making in the health sector. Through their unique perspectives and experiences in the field, the panelists will address the following questions:

  • Health care is often described as a “complex system”, but what does that really mean?
  • How can we implement new initiatives effectively in such an unpredictable system?
  • Can complexity thinking help us achieve real transformation?
  • What are the challenges and limitations of complexity thinking in health?

 

Schedule:

5:00 – Registration, networking & light hors d’oeuvres

5:30 – Opening remarks

Wojtek Michalowski (Vice-Dean, Research, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa)

Moderator Dr. Lysanne Lessard (Assistant Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa)

5:40 – Presentations

Dr. Agnes Grudniewicz (Assistant Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa)

A Brief Introduction to Complexity Adaptive Systems.

Dr. Robert Geyer (Professor, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University)

A few thoughts on complexity theory and practice: What can complexity do for health practitioners?

Dr. Jenna Evans (Staff Scientist, Planning and Regional Programs, Cancer Care Ontario)

3,2,1...Blast Off! Igniting Performance in a Complex System

Akos Hoffer (CEO, The Perley and Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre)

Leading...not Bleeding

6:15 – Q&A and moderated debate

6:50 – Closing remarks


Date:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 12102
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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RSVP deadline:
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

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