Keynote Speakers  

Discover a roster of inspiring, insightful keynote and special speakers at our 2021 Convention.



Timothy Caulfield

Infodemic: Overcoming Misinformation in the Age of COVID


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Health consumers were already swimming in misinformation before the pandemic hit. COVID-19 took it to dangerously new levels. Health law professor, myth debunker and bestselling author Timothy Caulfield uses his typical blend of science and humour to take on the year that was, from viral variants to vaccines.

He'll separate the facts from the fictions and highlight how healthcare professionals were as exposed as anyone to the physical and mental fallout of the information storm. Drawing on ideas from his most recent book, Relax, Dammit! A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety, Caulfield will explain how to make healthy choices around staying informed, knowing when and how to step back from the noise, and will give clear takeaways about what you and your team can do to nurture and protect personal well-being, no matter what's coming out of the health news firehose.

Timothy Caulfield is the author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash; The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness; and The Vaccination Picture. His most recent book is Relax, Dammit! A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety. He is Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health and research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

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Trish Tutton

Thrive! Mindfulness as a Pandemic Recovery Tool


Thursday, May 6, 2021

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

You've been through it and back this last year, a pillar of support taking care of our most vulnerable, navigating endless change - and loss. Difficult times can take us to our physical and mental brink, yet they can also be a source of our greatest lessons, including the powers of our mindset to ease the load.

With her signature humour and energy, Trish Tutton, a member favourite, will share fresh insights and mindfulness strategies for staying grounded through any day and recovering over time from the COVID-19 experience. Sit back, exhale and try out simple yet effective tools that can be freely shared and practiced with your colleagues and teams so that everyone can move forward, the only direction there is.

Trish Tutton is a mindfulness expert who has taught simple skills to live and work happier to thousands of professionals. After years of working in cultures where stress and burnout were seemingly the only way to success, Trish suffered a shocking loss and things became clear: stress is unavoidable, but it doesn't have to dictate our lives. She enjoys creating positive change for her clients to become happier, more productive, effective and successful, without the "busy" badge of honour.

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Guest Speakers

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Confirmed! Minister of Long-Term Care Dr. Merrilee Fullerton and Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott will be giving remarks. Join us to hear from these and other government officials!

Hon. Doug Ford

Premier of Ontario (Invited)

Hon. Christine Elliott

Deputy Premier and Minister of Health

Dr. Merrilee Fullerton 

Minister of Long-Term Care





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