Choosing Wisely Canada’s National Meeting

Event date: May 11 and 12, 2023
Event location: Toronto, ON

Bringing together health professionals, patients, system leaders, and researchers, this 2-day event is a unique opportunity to learn about Choosing Wisely’s leading efforts taking place across the country.

Heather Logan, CADTH’s Vice-President, Strategic Relationships and Initiatives, will be part of an expert panel discussing Policy as a Tool for Reducing Overuse.

Many drivers of the overuse of tests and treatments are “baked into” the health care system and beyond the control of individual clinicians’ decision-making which requires top-down interventions. Tai Huynh, Heather Logan, and James Silvius share insights on how policy change, if done wisely, can be a powerful force for massive reductions in overuse and improving health system sustainability.

  • Tai Huynh, Campaign Director, Choosing Wisely Canada
    Heather Logan, Vice-President, Strategic Relationships and Initiatives, CADTH
    Dr. James Silvius, Executive Director, Canadian Medication Appropriateness and Deprescribing Network
  • Nicole Williams, Director, Negotiations Branch, Ontario Ministry of Health (moderator)

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how changes to policy, regulations, and system design can support reduction efforts
  • Illustrate the role of clinicians and health administrators in advocating for policy change
  • Discuss the limits of policy levers and how to avoid unintended consequences

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