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September 27, 2018: Disaster Preparedness at SickKids Hospital

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Join the Mackenzie Institute for our third Breakfast Series event on September 27, 2018 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Albany Club!

The third talk in our series will feature President and Chief Executive Officer of SickKids Hospital, Dr. Michael Apkon, and will be moderated by former Ontario Minister of Health, The Honourable Dennis Timbrell. Our esteemed speakers will discuss disaster preparedness at Toronto’s hospitals and how disaster planning at hospitals impacts urban resiliency.

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and attendees will have a chance to breakfast and network from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. The talk will run between 8 and 9 a.m.

Early bird tickets are $75/person and can be purchased here. Tables are also available for purchase at $400 for a table of six, and $525 for a table of eight. All ticket purchases are tax deductible.

We are excited to continue this exciting new series, and look forward to seeing you all there!

Dr. Michael Apkon: is a paediatric specialist and physician executive, having held senior leadership roles at several top academic hospitals. He has served as President and CEO of SickKids since January 2014. Prior to coming to SickKids, Dr. Apkon was Chief Medical Officer for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Executive Director leading Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is currently a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and has held faculty positions at University of Pennsylvania, Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Management.

Dr. Apkon has a BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University as well as MD and PhD degrees from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He received an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

As a health-care executive, Dr. Apkon has led systems development and improvement to drive high quality and safe care, improve clinical operations, and promote an integrated approach to health care across a continuum of services.

The Honourable Dennis Timbrell: became a minister without portfolio responsible for Youth in Davis’s government on February 26, 1974, and was named as Minister of Energy on July 18, 1975. On February 3, 1977, he was promoted to Minister of Health. After serving in this high-profile position for five years, he became Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture and Food on February 13, 1982. Timbrell served as president of the Ontario Hospital Association from 1991 to 1995. He also served as a Director of the St. Joseph’s Health System (Sisters of St. Joseph, Morrow Park) from 1986 to 1988 and a Director of the Toronto School of Theology (at the University of Toronto) from 1986 to 1992 and in 1997–2003 (Vice-Chairman from 1991 to 1993 and in 1997–2000, Chairman from 2000 to 2003). He has served as a Director of various corporations, including Cabot Trust, Confederation Leasing, Confederation Trust, Ontario Blue Cross, United Telemanagement (Canada) Corporation and Eco Power Solutions Inc.

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