Day 1 :
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Keynote: Connected Care: Bring together a network of healthcare providers and partners to improve health outcomes
Time : 9:30 AM
Dan Levitt shepherds the enhancement of social, spiritual and care needs for more than 300 seniors, inspiring a team of over 400 employees and volunteers with a commitment to continuously improving quality of life. Dan is an Adjunct Professor in Gerontology teaching Long Term Care Administration at Simon Fraser University. His adventure exploits have taken him from Africa’s highest peak Mt. Kilimanjaro to the Caribbean Sea’s Planacar Reef, from canoeing across the Yukon to racing in the Boston and New York Marathons. Dan has appeared on television and radio as well as authoring many articles in newspapers and professional journals. His insights on seniors care leadership are sought after at events across Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
An integrated health care system across the continuum of care enables multiple technology platforms and software applications to be connected, communicate, and exchange data. Information exchanged includes orders, therapy documentation, pre-move in data, and census information as well as continuity of care documents using clinical document architecture specifications. An enabling health integration solution brings together a network of healthcare providers and partners to ensure the right information at the right time to make the best care giving decisions for seniors. Implementing innovative delivery systems improves quality, safety, lower costs and enhances health outcomes. The investments focus on improving care delivery systems such as medication management: multi-dose pouch packaging, bar code scanning at point-of-care, optical verification technology, dose level inventory management, and verification of medication pass completion. The person-centric care system is supported by a team of professionals, physicians, nurses, frail elders and their families to manage complex medication therapies. With the growing complexity of seniors care, a highly specialized clinical management services manages risks and improves outcomes.
Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB CNR) Italy
Keynote: Polymer Science and Phytotherapy: Natural Remedy For Malaria and Cancer based on Electrospun Nanofibers containing Artemisinin
Time : 10:15
The MILLA Project Inc., USA
Keynote: The Power of One: A Revolutionary Theory to the Reduction and Elimination of Gender Based Violence
Time : 11:00
Lara Thomas is the Executive Director of The MILLA Project. For over nine years her work has focused on health care, gender-based violence and health care education with an emphasis on assisting Middle Eastern and North African domestic and international communities. Ms. Thomas collaborates with Middle Eastern and North African non-profit and government agencies. In addition, under Lara’s directive, The MILLA Project received Special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council to the United Nations. Lara is also a certified law enforcer instructor – Instructor number 3692. Finally, Lara specializes in advancing cultural competency with macro and micro perspectives.
Gender based violence (GBV) is one of the most prevalent violations of human rights in the world (UNFPA, 2016). While statistical data denoting global prevalence is lacking due to non-uniformity and inconsistency in reporting standards, experts estimate 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence (WHO, 2016). An annotated definition of GBV is, “physical, sexual or physical harm and/or suffering to women, including threats.” (UN, 1993). The power of one’s conceptual framework includes individual contributions that forward the advancement of sustainability in the global reduction and elimination of GBV. Building and implementing conceptual framework requires culturally relevant approaches. Cultural and contextual responsiveness incorporates perspectives, values and interests of people within contextual and geographical boundaries. Utilizing specific influences could promote the adaptation and implementation of sustainable solutions to the reduction and elimination of GBV. The power of one’s framework requires the expansion of private and public agencies to allow individual contributions while understanding the true impact that one person has.
York University, Canada
Time : 11:15