First Nations TeleHealth & TeleEducation Conference 2012 (FNTTC)

Venue: Inn at Laurel Point

Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jan 10, 2012 End Date/Time: Jan 11, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 15, 2011
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Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Kendall Ho, Director, eHealth Strategy Office UBC

TBA, National First Nations Speaker

Speaker Agenda: TBA

Dr. Lorna Williams, CRC Indigenous Knowledge and Learning Associate Professor EDCI, LING, University of Victoria Chair: First Peoples Heritage, Language and Culture Council

Edward M. Brown, MD, CEO & Founder, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)

Margarita Loyola, P. Eng, MBA, CPHIMS-CA Manager, Telehealth, Vancouver Island Health Authority

E. Lyle Gross, MD, FRCPC, Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Former Staff, Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota, Consultant, WorkSafeBC

Heather Coulson, Program Development Coordinator, KO Telemedicine

Shelley Ellis, RN, TeleOphthalmology Eye Care Nurse, TeleOphthalmology Diabetic Retinal Screening Program, Inter Tribal Health Authority

Participants and Attendees:

This conference aims to bring together healthcare and education professionals as well as key decision makers and interested members of the Aboriginal community to network, share information and learn.

Aboriginal Band Leaders, Decision Makers and Community Members
Aboriginal Healthcare Providers, Workers and Educators
Federal & Provincial Health Agencies
Government Directors & Administrators
Communications Technology Providers & Specialists
Presidents, Vice Presidents, CEOs, General Managers
Education Professionals & Specialists

Framework (Provisional):

Traditional opening and closing ceremony
Fifteen expert speakers from the health, education, technology and First Nations community
150 delegates attending from across Canada
Live tele-video demonstration and afternoon group session
Advanced telecommunications providers and exhibitor booths on-site
Breakfast, lunch and breaks catered by the Inn at Laurel Point
Specialty Aboriginal inspired lunch served on second day
Social Gala and Networking Event on the first evening, hosted at the Royal BC Museum

Themes (Provisional):

"Building Relationships for Success"

How can remote First Nations groups or Aboriginal health authorities collaborate with all levels of government, healthcare & educational providers and technology sectors in building more comprehensive health and educational programs using video-conferencing technology?


Change Management and Adoption
Licensure and Regulation
Key Relationships - Alignment between service providers and jurisdictions
Connectivity and Infrastructure - Issues of access to technology
Professional Development in Aboriginal Communities
Critical Success Factors for Tele-Initiatives


Building an Aboriginal Curriculum with Video Conferencing
Preserving culture and sharing languages through unique curricula
Expanding Educational Reach - Sharing teachers and keeping students in the community

British Columbia's First Nations Health Authority:

"What will this mean for telehealth programming?"

Host Venue and Hotel - Inn at Laurel Point

Just steps from downtown Victoria, Inn at Laurel Point features spectacular harbour views, an impressive art gallery throughout the hotel, local West Coast flavours at its waterfront restaurant, and it is the first and only carbon neutral hotel in British Columbia.

Special room rates are available for those attending the conference.

Social Gala - First Peoples Gallery at the Royal BC Museum - January 10, 2012

Delegates and guests are invited to attend this special event. Socialize, network and enjoy the authentic tastes of Vancouver Island at a themed, roving dinner in the dramatic and historic First Peoples Gallery. Hosted on the first evening at the Royal BC Museum.


680 Montreal Street

Additional Information

You may pay for just a delegate pass, a social gala event ticket, or to attend both. Delegate Pass (January 10 & 11): $350.00 Social Gala Event (January 10, evening): $75.00 Delegate Pass + Social Gala Event: $425.00 Exhibitor Pass: $750