Bon Appétit at HealthAchieve


Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.


There’s a reason food, healthcare, wellness and our environment are so closely linked. This year’s HealthAchieve, the top healthcare convention in Ontario, digs into this tasty subject with a special session:

Bon Appétit – Sustainable Food in the Health Care Environment

Monday, November 6th, 2017
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Room 717AB, MTCC, South Building

I have the honour of facilitating this session and am extremely keen to hear from our panelists. This interactive session looks at food from four perspectives (or four courses):

  • Climate Change Resiliency
  • Does Your Food Have a Drug Problem?: Antibiotics Stewardship
  • Project SOIL: Gardens as Health Care at Ontario Institutions
    • Irena Knezevic of Carleton University
  • You Are What You Eat: Food as Medicine, Culture, and Health

So yes, expect lots and lots of food for thought. Stay tuned for next week’s story where we share what we learned. Better yet, see you at HealthAchieve!


The (orange) elephant in the room at HealthAchieve

This Monday-Wednesday morning, I had the privilege to attend HealthAchieve, the OHA’s crown jewel of healthcare conferences. This is where the brightest minds across the province meet and mingle over speakers and sessions, exhibits and events. The theme this year was “learn, share, evolve”, a lofty yet fitting goal for this kind of thing.

Overshadowing everything was the hair-raising, nail-biting, breath-holding US election. It framed every conversation. Some of the speakers were from south of the border and joked on Monday and Tuesday that if things didn’t go well, would we mind terribly if they just stayed with us? It was a surefire way to get the crowd to smile and laugh … a safe gag since there couldn’t ever possibly be a need.

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Give Us a Green Pat On the Back – Vote for UHN for Green Hospital of the Year

I’m tickled green to let everyone know that UHN has been nominated for the Ontario Hospital Association’s 2014 Green Hospital of the Year Award.  Thing is, the winner will be determined by a vote, with employees of Ontario hospitals being able to cast their ballot by clicking here (and scrolling down to the bottom of the webpage) until October 3, 2014.

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