Family Evening

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Nudging the Health Care System: Empowering people with disabilities and their families

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An Evening for Families

Monday, November 11, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 PM

This evening will be of interest to families who provide care and support to a person living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Registration is free but limited

Co-sponsored by Autism Ontario

With thanks to the Geneva Centre for Autism

Geneva Centre for Autism
112 Merton Street
Toronto M4S 2Z8

Keynote Speaker

Nicholas G Lennox, MBBS BMedSc DipObst PhD FRACGP
Professor and Director
Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability
School of Medicine, University of Queensland
Mater Hospitals
Brisbane, Queensland

For over twenty years I have been thinking about why the health of people with developmental disability is so poor and how this problem can be addressed. I will describe some of the barriers and enablers to high quality healthcare based on my experience as a health care provider, researcher, consumer and parent of four children. An understanding of the context of medical practice will be described and explored to consider ways to empowering people with disabilities, their families and supporters to maximise the quality of the healthcare they receive.

Joining Dr. Lennox will be two family members who will discuss their successes, challenges and strategies in nudging the health care system. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers.

Registration

Thank you for your interest. Registration is now full. On site registrations cannot be accommodated.