President’s Speaker Series

On March 5, join a discussion and question and answer session about creating rapid-learning health systems in Canada.

Keynote speaker: Dr. John Lavis, Director, McMaster Health Forum, Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Informed Health Systems

Canada’s health and research systems are increasingly putting patients and rapid learning and improvement at the centre of their priorities.

Organizations that adopt a rapid-learning approach have potential to:  

  • Drive quality improvement that’s informed by data and evidence
  • Improve collaboration and connection between research and direct patient care
  • Improve patient experience and outcomes

Dr. Lavis’s program of research uses the McMaster Health Forum and collaborates with partners around the world to study innovations in supporting evidence-informed health systems.

In his presentation, Dr. Lavis will share his insights into the benefits of using a rapid-learning and evidence-informed approach and how healthcare organizations can move this work forward.

Date & Time

Tuesday, Mar. 5
Noon - 1 p.m.


  • Attend at the host site:
    Seventh Street Plaza
    North Tower Conference Room A
    10030 107 Street
    Edmonton, AB
  • Attend at a telehealth site:
    To attend a telehealth locations email
  • Join by audio:
    Toll-Free: 1-855-719-5007
    Passcode:  754938

This activity can be utilized as a stimulus for claiming credits under Section 2 – Self Learning of the Royal College MOC program.

The Learning from the Best: President’s Speaker Series brings together leaders, physicians, clinicians, staff and partners from across the health system with international experts and innovators in the field of healthcare. Hosted by Alberta Health Services, the series engages AHS and its partners in rich dialogue on health innovations, advancements and strategies. It’s an opportunity to learn and discuss evocative ideas with leading thinkers in health.

Archived Presentations

Feb. 1, 2019

Dr. Brent James: Why Clinical Quality Management Should be a Core Focus

Oct. 18, 2018

Stacey Chang: Changing Healthcare Systems by Design