Speaker Presentations


Tuesday, May 10 – HSCN Annual Conference Day 1


8:15 - 8:30 AM

HSCN Conference 2016: Opening Remarks

Sue Smith, General Manager, HSCN

10:00 - 10:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session 2.1

Leveraging BI and Data in Healthcare

Gustavo Estrada Acting Provincial Director, Performance & Transformation, BC Clinical and Support Services (BCCSS) Society


Concurrent Session 2.2

Optimizing Hospital Staff for the Onsite Links of the Supply Chain

Astrid BowlbyDirector of Inventory and Logistics, Healthcare Materials Management Services (HMMS)


Concurrent Session 2.3

The Role of Community Shared Services in the Success of Future Procurement Initiatives Within the Community Health Care Sector

Jennifer Wilkie, Director of Shared Service and Information Technology, Reconnect Community Shared Services

10:50 - 11:50 AM

Value-Based Procurement

Dr. Gabriela PradaDirector, Health Innovation, Policy & Evaluation, The Conference Board of Canada


HSCN Innovation Procurement Templates

Sarah Friesen, CEO and GM, COHPA

1:00 - 2:00 PM

The Canadian Healthcare Medical Device Standards Project

Jitendra Prasad, Chief Program Officer Contracting, Procurement and Supply Management, Alberta Health Services (AHS)

Brian Lewis, President and CEO, MEDEC

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Orphan 32

Thanh Campbell, Author and Professional Speaker

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Using Lean & TQM Methodologies as Catalysts to Build Effective & Efficient Supply Chain Partners

Anil Gupta, Lean Six Sigma Master Instructor at University of Toronto and McMaster University

Sponsored by Voyageur


Wednesday, May 11 – HSCN Annual Conference Day 2


8:45 - 9:45 AM

Canada's Economic Prospects and Implications for the Healthcare Sector

Craig Alexander, Vice President, Economic Analysis, C.D. Howe Institute

Sponsored by Baxter

9:50 - 10:35 AM

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session 3.1

Breaking Down Knowledge Barriers: Redefining and Linking Strategic Sourcing for Healthcare Redevelopment Projects

Steven FryDirector Redevelopment and Capital Equipment, Shared Services West (SSW)


Concurrent Session 3.2

Strengthening Health Care Supply Chain Through Value Analysis Teams

Berna Marcelino, Provincial Director, Standardization, BC Clinical and Support Services 


Concurrent Session 3.3

The InterProvincinal Collaboration on the Procurement of Linear Accelerators: $180 Million Dollars, 4 Million Square Feet, 60 Machines, and More Than 100 Contributors

Robert WarnockDirector, Special Sourcing Projects, AHS

Heather Logan, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies


1:15 - 2:15 PM

Higher Value – Lower Cost Supply Chains: Lessons from the Global Aerospace Sector

Rodney I. Jones, Senior Advisor, Global Aerospace Corporation

Sponsored by Medtronic