IHE Innovation Forum II - Making Difficult Decisions

Making Difficult Decisions: Presentations

25 May 2009
Edmonton, Alberta

Welcome and Introductions

  • Lorne Tyrrell, Chair of the Board Institute of Health Economics, Professor and CIHR/GSK Virology Chair, University of Alberta
  • Fred Horne, MLA, Chair, Standing Committee on Health, Alberta
  • Ken Hughes, Board Chair, Alberta Health Services


  • Generating evidence to inform difficult decisions: building capacity through investment and partnership
    Chris Henshall, Pro-Vice Chancellor, York University, UK  
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  • Making decisions and making them stick: building systems for robust, transparent and defensible evidence-informed decisions
    Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman of National Institute of Clinical Excellence, UK
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Question and Answer Session

  • Chair
    Glenn Monteith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Health and Wellness


  • Producing and Incorporating Innovation
    Gregg Szabo, Executive Director, Policy, Reimbursement & Communicationa, Merck Frosst Canada Ltd.
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  • Alberta Health Services Step-Wise Approach to Improving Allocative Efficiency in Health Care
    Stephen Duckett, President and CEO, Alberta Health Services
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Panel and Audience Discussion

  • Chair
    Tom Noseworthy, University of Calgary, IHE Board member


  • Sir Michael Rawlins, Chris Henshall, Gregg Szabo, Stephen Duckett, Fred Horne