2018 Conference Program


  1. 7:30 am        Registration opens – Continental Breakfast.  Sponsored by GOLD SPONSOR
  2. 8:30 am        Conference Opened by the Master of Ceremonies, BILL TIELEMAN
  3. 8:35 am        Opening Welcome & Keynote Address – MIKE McLOUGHLIN, Founding Director of Walk-In Clinics of B.C.
    Topic: “Walk-In Clinics: A Very Valuable Service.” 
  4. 9:00 am        Morning Keynote Address –  DR. THOM TYSON, President, Appletree Medical Group, and CEO, Canadian Health Systems Inc.
    Topic: “Succeeding at the Business of Walk-in Medicine - The Appletree Story." 
  5. * 10:10 am    Coffee Break and Exhibit Time. Get your Conference Passport stamped for great prizes! Sponsored by Bronze Sponsor 1
  6. 10:30 am     Featured Keynote Address -  Hamed Shahbazi, CEO, The WELL Health Technology Inc.    
    Topic: “Walk-in Clinics as Small Businesses leveraging Digital Tech for Patient Care & Profitability” 
  7. 11:15 am     PANEL DISCUSSION – Moderator: Bill Tieleman
  8. Topic: “Digital Tech  and Walk-in Clinics” Panelists: Hamed Shahbazi, Blake Adam, Matthew Mazzuca
  9. 11:45 am     Exhibit Time. Get your Conference Passport stamped for great prizes! 
  10. 12:00 pm     Lunch. Sponsored by PLATINUM SPONSOR
  11. 12:30 pm     Luncheon Keynote Speaker –  THE HONORABLE UJJAL DOSANJH – Former BC Premier and Federal Minister of Health.
    Topic:  "The Role of Walk-in Clinics in the Renewal of Primary Care in Canada"
  12. 1:15 pm  - COBUS KRIEK, Lawyer & Physician Immigration Consultant  - Successful Third Party recruitment of Doctors to Canada.
  13. 1:45pm PANEL DISCUSSION – Moderator: Bill Tieleman
  14. Topic: “Physician recruitment for Walk-in clinics”
  15. Panelists: Yvonne McLeod, Dr. Jacques West, Dr. Thom Tyson.
  16. 2:15 pm        Coffee Break and Exhibit Time. Get your Conference Passport stamped for great prizes! Sponsored by Bronze Sponsor 2
  17. 2:30 pm        Special Keynote Speaker - Dr. CAROLINE WANG, Richmond Family Doctor
     Topic: "In defense of Fee for Service to deliver the best  Primary Care in BC" 
  18. 3:30 pm        Closing Keynote Speaker – Mike McLoughlin, Director, Walk-in Clinics of BC Association.
    Topic: “Innovation that Builds a Better Healthcare System.”
  19. 3:50 pm        Conference Wrap-Up – MIKE McLOUGHLIN 
  20. 4:00 pm        Conference Conclusion - BILL TIELEMAN

Conference booklet 11 x 17 WICBC (2018) (2) (pdf)

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