Date: Friday January 29th, 2021

9:30-1:00 pm

Location: Virtual

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Opening Remarks

Allison Crawford & John Flannery


Developing Effective & Equitable Health Systems

Kwame McKenzie


Enhancing Access and Equity Through Digital Health and the ECHO Model

Panel Discussion




Workshops: Building Health Equity with ECHO

Join one of four moderated, concurrent breakout groups to discuss health equity within key components of ECHO programs.

1.    Engaging communities, patients & families to improve access and equity
2.    Developing Curriculum to support access, equity, diversity 
3.    Case based learning & Developing diverse teams
4.    Outcomes: evaluating access and equity in ECHO


Group Discussion of Key Takeaways from Workshops

12:30 Remarks from the Ministry of Health


Concluding Plenary


End of Conference



Dr. Kwame McKenzie

Dr. Kwame McKenzie is CEO of the Wellesley Institute. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at University of Toronto and Director of Health Equity at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is an international expert on the social causes of illness, suicide and the development of effective, equitable health systems. He sits on the National Advisory Council on Poverty and on the Boards of United Way, Ontario Hospitals Association and Community Food Centres Canada. He is a policy advisor, clinician and academic with over 200 papers and 5 books. He works across a broad spectrum to improve population health and health services. His more recent work has investigated the social determinants of health and how they can be used to decrease illness and improve wellbeing.
This conference has been accredited.

Credits for Family Medicine Specialists:
This 1-credit-per hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Queen's University for up to 2.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Credits for Royal College Specialists:
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Queen's University Office of CPD. You may claim a maximum of 2.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Credits for Health Professionals:
This is an accredited learning activity which provided up to 2.5 hours of Continuing Education

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