DATE for Very Valuable Service Conference - Friday, November 9th, 2018

Welcome to A Very Valuable Service Conference - Friday November 9th,  2018

Reasons to Attend

Growth and Opportunity


  • learn about the myriad opportunities and challenges now facing walk-in clinics.
  • hear informed and spirited discussions on vital issues now facing B.C.’s health sector.
  • listen to knowledgeable presenters.
  • discover the importance of small businesses – such as hundreds of walk-in clinics – to B.C.’s economy.

Mixing & Mingling

Attendees come from various healthcare settings. 


  • Owners, Operators, Doctors and Managers of Walk-in Clinics in British Columbia. 
  • Over 200 top physicians and business health decision-makers:
  • Medical Directors of Walk-in Clinics
  • Clinic Owners and Managers
  • Health Governance Decision Makers from Health Authorities, 
  • Ministry of Health and Physician Professional Organizations.

Registration & Venue

Conference Fee is $175 until September 30th, 2018. After September 30th, Conference Fee is $275.

Conference will be convened at Vancouver's Executive Airport Plaza Hotel in Richmond, BC.

Our Speakers

The Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh, Lunchtime Keynote Speaker

Ujjal Dosanjh served as the Attorney General of British Columbia from 1995 to 2000 and then as the Premier of  British Columbia from February 2000 to May 2001.  In June 2004, he made the leap to federal politics when he  was elected Member of Parliament for Vancouver South. From July 2004 to February 2006, Ujjal served as federal Minister of Health. His achievements include the $41.3 billion-dollar 10-year Plan to Strengthen Health Care, which was agreed upon by first ministers, and resulted in the establishment of evidence-based benchmarks for wait times in December 2005.  Ujjal modernized Health Canada by creating a more open and transparent approval process, particularly with regard to prescription drugs. This led to the first-ever public forum on drug approvals in Canada, which allowed members of the public to present their views on selective COX-2 inhibitors to Health Canada’s expert advisory panel.  Ujjal was re-elected in January 2006 and then again in October 2008. He has served as the Official Opposition Critic for National Defence, Foreign Affairs, and Public Safety.

Bill Tieleman

Bill Tieleman, Master of Ceremonies

Bill Tieleman is one of BC's best known communicators, political commentators and strategists. Bill is a political panelist regularly on CBC Radio and TV in BC and with other media. Bill has been Communications Director in the B.C. Premier's Office and at the BC Federation of Labour. Bill owns West Star Communications, a consulting firm providing strategy and communication services for labour, business, non-profits and government. Bill blogs at 

Dr. Thom Tyson

Dr. Thom Tyson, President & CEO Apple Tree Medical Group

Dr. Thom Tyson is President of Appletree Medical Group and CEO of Canadian Health Systems Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto, and earned his Medical degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. With over 20 years of experience, he is one of Canada’s recognized experts in group practice management, process improvement in operating medical clinics and the development and implementation of electronic health record systems to improve both the patient care and the economics of practice. Dr. Tyson has been central to many of the innovations in Canadian medical-practice management, helping to unlock efficiencies and improvements in operating medical centers that benefit all stakeholders. He invented the first touch-screen registration kiosks in Canadian health care, the first practice wait time tools for patients, and launched the most successful patient portal in Canada.


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Contact Us

BC Walk-in Clinics - A Very Valuable Service!

Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport, 7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC

Registration: (250) 317-4992 Booking: (604) 278-5555