Resources: Events

The Health Coalition of Alberta keeps our Members informed of some of the most relevant events taking place in Canada and abroad. A summary of some recent events is below.

If you have additional suggestions for events we might include, we encourage you to send your suggestions to:



2017 AGM and Community Engagement Event


Thursday, June 8, 2017


Radisson Edmonton South Hotel

4440 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton AB


AGM: 9am

Event: 10am-4pm


Theme: "Patients and Families/Caregivers Engaged in Healthcare Evaluation - Measuring their Experiences"


To register please email


or call


Beth Kidd, Executive Director




The Health Coalition of Alberta invites Coalition Members and interested stakeholders to attend the 2014 Fall Forum.


Register today for the 2014 Fall Forum taking place on Thursday, November 13! This event will be held at the Holiday Inn Conference Centre - Edmonton South.


The morning session is open to Coalition Members only and will take place from 8:30 - 11:45 a.m.


The afternoon session is open to Coalition Members and interested stakeholders. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. followed by lunch and guest speaker Keith Gerein of the Edmonton Journal. The afternoon guest speakers are Carmen Grabusic, Acting Executive Director, Continuing Care, Alberta Health, and Heather Toporowski, Senior Program Officer, Primary Health Care, Alberta Health.


For more information and to register, please click HERE.




Creating Synergy Health Coalition of Alberta - 2014 Spring Forum (June 2014)


Creating Synergy Health Coalition of Alberta - 2013 MLA Breakfast and Fall Forum (November 2013)

2013 Canadian Health Policy Assembly
November 14-16, 2013, Banff, AB

The theme of this event is "Driving Innovation Beyond Pilots." For more information, please click here.

National Forum on Patient Experience
September 24-25, 2013, Toronto, ON

This conference addressed central issues and successful strategies for implementing patient-centred care in Canadian hospitals and health care organizations. The event website is available here.

International Drug Shortages Conference
June 20-21, 2013, Toronto

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) co-hosted this international conference on drug shortages. The conference focused on causes of shortages at a global level and recommendations for addressing the problem of drug shortages.


"Rethinking Drug Coverage: Time for Universal Pharmacare?"
May 24-25, 2013, Ottawa

This conference examined best practices in pharmaceutical management, identified barriers to a universal public drug plan, raised awareness, and built political momentum for a national pharmacare plan. Click here to view the conference website and video archives.

"Shouldn't Pharmacare Be For All Albertans?"
Dr. Steve Morgan, Professor of Health Policy, UBC
May 8, 2013, Edmonton

Dr. Morgan, one of Canada's top experts on pharmaceutical policy and programs, shared BC's experience with its pharmacare program and provided insights on Alberta's proposed pharmaceutical plan.. Click here to link to Dr. Morgan's recent presentation at Pharmacare 2020 in Vancouver.