Global Healthcare Webinar: Another Canadian First
January 15, 2007

Common Pulse Feb 6/7

Inaugural Launch Feb 6/7: Global Healthcare Webinar

Join a pilot of an inaugural world-first webinar that will create an INVENTORY of cutting-edge practices in healthcare bridging Canada, India (with its billion-person population), and Pakistan (gateway to the Muslim world). The webinar starts in Toronto, and moves to Delhi and Karachi.

"This is an inspired undertaking and could lead to an entirely new mode of consensus-building."
-- Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier, Province of Ontario

Register to join us online in the webinar, or to attend the live webinar launch.

The live launch event is being held:

Tuesday, February 6th, 3:30 p.m.
Centre for e-Health Innovation
190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto
R. Fraser Elliot Building, 4th Floor

The webinar is the founding step in the creation of a new healthcare community spanning the world's biggest block: the Commonwealth.

The Common Pulse

  • A live online meeting that circles the globe in 14 hours.
  • MC'd by experts in five regions
  • Aims for Public Policy consensus and business matchmaking
  • Captures and magnifies the huge pools of Commonwealth knowledge.

The Commonwealth

  • The largest trading block of sovereign states in the world;
  • 13 of the world's fastest-growing economies
  • One-third of the world's population
  • Common language, health systems, legal structures and governance.

Common Pulse is a world-circling live exposé of the best practices being used around the Commonwealth today -- practices that are revolutionizing Health Care delivery. Public Policy decision-leaders will join business executives for deal-making opportunities and plans to deliver state-of-the-art medical care as efficiently as possible:

  • Maximization of state-of-the-art technology, innovation and new products
  • Management efficiencies to control costs
  • Public-private partnerships that work
  • Global outsourcing for optimization of skilled resources
  • Ways to identify the untapped funds for operation and expansion
  • Locating and engaging global business partners

The Commonwealth combination, with the best Health Care in the world, can collectively deliver needed services to the American and other Health Care systems!

The Best-Practices Event -- An inventory of 'the best on your shop'

Leadership Forum --
Participation from executives who are driving the health

  • What are your colleagues achieving in other countries?
  • Do they know the strengths of your country or company?
  • Can your strengths help solve problems in another: Can India or Pakistan provide outsourcing? Can Australia provide a model for cost control? Why is Singapore so successful? Do you need global partners for growth? What are the barriers and heartburn issues you can overcome together?

Network with your colleagues on this pilot global healthcare event!

Common health for the Commonwealth!

"Global Action Agenda" -- Keynote, Expert Roundtable, Q&A, PriorityMeter

Live from Toronto, February 6, 2007, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (local time)

The Honourable Sinclair Stevens
President, Commonwealth Advantage

A Public Policy Paper will be presented for round-the-world comment and endorsement: A globe-spanning agreement on setting up an organization to do ongoing work on identifying and exploring opportunities in the Commonwealth. Topic: Commonwealth Consensus: Public-Private Partnerships

Keynote Address

"Breaking Down the Silos - the Canadian Experience" Richard Alvarez, President, Canada Health Infoway

Web Panel

"Web 2.0 and the Health System of the 21st Century"

Dr. Alex Jadad (tbc), Chief Innovator and Officer, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation

"Improving Chronic Disease Management and Patient Compliance"

Dawn Van Dam, President, Health Connexions

"Community Infosystems and Healthcare"

Bill Hutchison, Chairman, i-Waterfront Advisory Council, Toronto
"Innovation in a Malaria Program" Dr. Marcy Erskine, Canadian Red Cross

"Narcotic Control in Patient Prescriptions"

Mick Majid, President, Cyglera

Live from Delhi, February 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (local time)

Keynote Address:
"Transforming Clinical Research and Clinical Trials"
Nabarun Chadhuri, President, Aithent Canada

Web Panel

Moderator & Host

Arshiya Sethi, Editor and Journalist

"Cancer Research in the West and the Way Forward in Developing Nations Like India"

Dr. Y. P. Bhatia, CEO, Astron Hospital and Healthcare Consultants;
Chairman, Accreditation Committee, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals

"Best Practices in Virus Outbreaks"

Professor N.K. Ganguly, Director, Indian Council of Medical Research

"Next Generation Clinical Research"

Dr. Amar P.S Chahal, Velos Medical Informatics, California

"Public-Private Partnerships"

Doordarshan Media Outlet (Confirming)

Live from Karachi, February 7, 2007, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. (local time)

Keynote Address:

"Government-Business Partnerships"
Amer Hashmi, President, Si3Nabarun Chadhuri, President, Aithent Canada

Web Panel

"Innovation for Best Practices"

Andy Merchant, President of the Canada- Pakistan Business Council

"Innovation in Malaria Programs"

Shoib Sobani (Invited), President, Medical Association of Pakistan

"Outsourcing in Healthcare"

Ebrahim Sobani (Invited), President,

Public-Private Partnership

Dr. Shafiq Qaadri (Confirming), Ministry of Health Promotion, Government of Ontario

Building a Telepreventive Medicine Program for the Aga Khan Development Network

Dr. Shams Kassim Lakha (Invited), Former President, Aga Khan University
Dr. Anita Zaidi (Invited), Child Health Research Team, AKU

Video of Andy Merchant, President, Canada-Pakistan Business Council, with hospital experts

Video of Premier McGuinty's visit

The webinar returns to Toronto for a global summary and report, on February 7th !

For further information please contact:
Barry Gander
(613) 220-1368