A leading seminar series on hot topics and current issues affecting the health industry
Coffee Talk is a webinar series for the health industry. Each month, we invite health industry participants from across Ontario to grab a coffee and connect with us via audio or webinar as we discuss hot topics and current issues. All of our presentations start at 8:00 a.m. and are finished by 9:00 a.m. to accommodate busy schedules.
Invitations with detailed registration instructions are sent via e-mail before each session. Click here to subscribe to our Coffee Talk mailing list (under the Events section).
Coffee Talk is currently only available in Ontario. Please click here to contact your Regional Contact to discuss seminar opportunities.
For any questions regarding our Coffee Talk health seminars, please contact us at email@example.com.
Miss a presentation? Not a problem. Presentation materials are available below.
All of our Coffee Talk seminars start promptly at 8:00 a.m. so you can get a head start on your busy day.
Registration for Coffee Talk is by invitation only. Please click here to be added to our email list and to receive information about future seminars. For each Coffee Talk seminar, Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group will send you an invitation with information about the seminar and how to register.
Participating via Webinar
Our webinar format allows participants to attend using any web-enabled device, including a personal computer, laptop or group video conferencing. Webinar participants are able to view the presenter(s) and slides simultaneously and in real-time. Internet access is required.
Before each seminar, webinar registrants will receive a link by email which will provide access to the webinar. You must register for the webinar in order to receive the link.
Attending the Seminar
On the morning of the webinar, all registered participants are asked to connect by clicking the webinar link (emailed after registering). The link will become live 30 minutes prior to the webinar start time.
For more information, please refer to our Coffee Talk Registration “Frequently Asked Questions” below.
Questions or feedback regarding our Coffee Talk sessions can also be sent to us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- April 18
“Risk Management in Litigation – How to Proactively Manage and Effectively Respond to Civil Litigation Risk,” presented by Lauren Parrish and Kathryn Frelick
- May 16
“Ontario’s New Construction Act: What You Need to Know,” presented by Cara Shamess
- June 6
“Regional Integration and the Lead Agency: A Legal Perspective,” presented by Karima Kanani
- January 17
“Strategies for Managing Difficult Clients / Family Members,” presented by Kathryn Frelick
- February 8 – Directors Series
“Are You Ready? New Amendments to Non-Profit Governance in Ontario,” presented by Karima Kanani and Meg Spevak
- February 14
“Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 – What You Need to Know,” presented by Jesstina McFadden and Kristen Vandenberg
- February 28 – Directors Series
“What Directors Need to Know: The New H-SAA”, presented by Karima Kanani and Kathryn Frelick
- March 21
“Up in Smoke? Marijuana in the Workplace,” presented by André Nowakowski
- September 13
The Winds of Change: Coming Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, presented by André Nowakowski
- September 28 – Directors Series
“What Directors Need to Know – Quality of Care, Privacy and Accountability,” presented by Kathryn Frelick
- October 11
“Parameters and Pitfalls of Patient Discharge and ALC,” presented by Jesstina McFadden and Kristen Vandenberg
- November 15
“Vicarious Liability: For Whom are You Legally Responsible and When?” presented by Lisa Spiegel and Lauren Parrish
- November 23 – Directors Series
“What Directors Need to Know – Physicians and Other Professional Staff Issues,” presented by Lisa Spiegel
- December 6
“Business Activities and Social Enterprise: Legal Considerations,” presented by Andrew Valentine and Karima Kanani
- March 22
“What to Do When There is a College Complaint,” presented by Lisa Spiegel
- April 19
“Transitions in Care: Collaborating Across the Care Continuum,” presented by Kathryn Frelick and Karima Kanani
- May 25 – Directors Series
“What Directors Need to Know – Enterprise Risk Management,” presented by Karima Kanani and Joshua Liswood
- January 18
“Bill 41, the Patients First Act – What You Need to Know,” presented by Kathryn Frelick and Jesstina McFadden
- February 15
“Build, Renovate, Expand – Risk Management in Construction & Procurement,” presented by Karima Kanani and Rosa Mauro
- March 22
“What to Do When There is a College Complaint,” presented by Lisa Spiegel
- September 28
“Medical Assistance in Dying,” presented by Jesstina McFadden and Kathryn Frelick
- October 26
“Have You Been Called as a Witness? The Good, the Bad and the Expert Witness,” presented by Andrea Farkouh
- November 16
“Return to Work Accommodation,” presented by David Tsai and Zeinab Yousif
- April 13
“Fundraising and Name Recognition – Key Issues,” presented by Karima Kanani
- May 18
“Health Professionals, regulatory reporting and Investigation,” presented by Josh Liswood and Lisa Spiegel
- June 15
“Documentation & Charting Boot Camp,” presented by Kathryn Frelick
- February 3
“Reorganization & Integration – Labour and Employment Implications,” presented by André Nowakowski
- February 17
“Legislative Update, Risk & Compliance,” presented by Kathryn Frelick and Lauren Parrish
Presentations and Materials
|June 6||Karima Kanani presents “Regional Integration and the Lead Agency: A Legal Perspective”.||Presentation|
|May 16||Cara Shamess presents “Ontario’s New Construction Act: What You Need to Know”.||Presentation|
|April 18||Lauren Parrish and Kathryn Frelick present “Risk Management in Litigation – How to Proactively Manage and Effectively Respond to Civil Litigation Risk”||Presentation|
|March 21||Andre Nowakowski presents “Up in Smoke? Marijuana in the Workplace”||Presentation|
|February 28||Karima Kanani and Kathryn Frelick present “Directors Series: What Directors Need to Know: The New H-SAA”||Presentation|
|February 14||Jesstina McFadden and Kristen Vandenberg present “Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017 – What You Need to Know”||Presentation|
|February 8||Karima Kanani and Meg Spevak present “Directors Series: Are You Ready? New Amendments to Non-Profit Governance in Ontario”||Presentation|
|January 17||Kathryn Frelick present “Strategies for Managing Difficult Clients / Family Members”||Presentation|
|December 6||Karima Kanani and Andrew Valentine present “Business Activities and Social Enterprise: Legal Considerations”||Presentation|
|November 23||Lisa Spiegel presents “What Directors Need to Know – Physicians and Other Professional Staff Issues”||Presentation|
|November 15||Lisa Spiegel and Lauren Parrish present “Vicarious Liability: When is a Health Care Facility Responsible for Health Care Providers Providing Care?”||Presentation|
|October 11||Jesstina McFadden and Kristen Vandenberg present “Parameters and Pitfalls of Patient Discharge and ALC”||Presentation|
|September 28||Kathryn Frelick presents “What Directors Need to Know – Quality of Care, Privacy and Accountability”||Presentation|
|September 13||André Nowakowski presents “The Winds of Change: Coming Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act“||Presentation|
|May 25||Karima Kanani and Joshua Liswood present “Directors Series: What Directors Need to Know – Enterprise Risk Management”||Presentation|
|April 19||Karima Kanani and Kathryn Frelick present “Transitions in Care: Collaborating Across the Care Continuum”||Presentation|
|March 22||Lisa Spiegel presents “What to Do When There is a College Complaint”||Presentation|
|February 15||Karima Kanani and Rosa Mauro present “Build, Renovate, Expand – Risk Management in Construction & Procurement”||Presentation|
|January 18||Kathryn Frelick & Jesstina McFadden present “Bill 41, the Patients First Act – What You Need to Know”||Presentation|
|November 16||David Tsai presents “Return to Work Accommodation for Mental Health Illnesses and Conditions”||Presentation|
|October 26||Andrea Farkouh & Lauren Parrish present “Have You Been Called as a Witness? The Good, the Bad and the Expert Witness”||Presentation|
|September 28||Jesstina McFadden & Kathryn Frelick present “Medical Assistance in Dying”||Presentation|
|June 15||Kathryn Frelick presents “Documentation & Charting Boot Camp”||Presentation|
|May 18||Josh Liswood and Lisa Spiegel present “Health Professionals, Regulatory Reporting and Investigation”||Presentation|
|April 13||Karima Kanani presents “Fundraising and Name Recognition”||Presentation|
|February 17||Kathryn Frelick and Lauren Parrish present “Legislative Update, Risk and Compliance”||Presentation|
|February 3||André Nowakowski presents “Reorganization & Integration – Labour and Employment Implications”||Presentation|
|December 16||Kathryn Frelick presents “Towards Zero Tolerance for Workplace Violence Against Health Care Professionals”||Presentation|
|November 18||Dražen Bulat and Rosa Mauro present “Top 5 Tendering Pitfalls”||Presentation|
|October 28||Karima Kanani and Meg Spevak present “Protecting Your Brand – Managing Legal and Reputational Risk”||Presentation|
|September 16||Josh Liswood presents “Board of Directors – Credentialed Staff Appointment and Privileges”||Presentation|
|May 20||Josh Liswood and Andrea Farkouh present “Litigation – How to Avoid it and How to Deal With it When You Can’t”||Presentation|
|March 24||Nafisah Chowdhury presents “Constructive Dismissal 101”||Presentation|
|February 18||Josh Liswood and Karima Kanani present “Stepping Over the Line – Governance vs. Management”||Presentation|
|January 14||Kathryn Frelick presents “Tackling Patient Safety – Vanessa’s Law and Changes to Drug, Pharmacy and Medical Device Regulation”||Presentation|
|December 10||Rachel Blumenfeld presents “Working with Your Hospital Foundation”||Presentation|
|November 12||Robert Bell presents “Tears and Fears: Managing Employee Absenteeism”||Presentation|
|October 15||Karima Kanani presents “Integration Opportunities: A Legal Perspective”||Presentation|
|September 24||Kathryn Frelick presents “Privacy Update: The Evolution Continues”||Presentation|
|May 28||Alissa Raphael and Joshua Liswood present “Considerations for End-of-Life Treatment Post-Rasouli”||Presentation|
|April 23||Meg Spevak and Catherine M. Dennis Brooks present “Identifying and Protecting Your Intellectual Property”||Presentation|
|March 26||Lisa Goodfellow presents “Drafting Enforceable Employment Contracts to Limit Severance”||Presentation|
|February 26||Susan Manwaring presents “Common Questions and Thorny Issues Related to Charitable Liability”||Presentation|
|January 29||John Tidball presents “Biomedical Waste – Legal Issues”||Presentation|
|December 11||Kathryn Frelick, co-chair of Miller Thomson’s national health industry group, presents “Canada’s Anti-Spam Laws and Implications for the Health Industry”||Presentation|
|November 13||Karima Kanani and William Dahms, “Leasing & Licensing Space”||Presentation|
|October 16||Alissa Raphael and Jesstina McFadden, “Working with Police”||Presentation|
|September 25||Joshua Liswood, “Alternative Dispute Resolution”||Presentation|
|May 29||Erik Marshall, “Accommodation Under the Human Rights Code: Issues and Considerations for the Health Industry”||Presentation|
|April 17||Jesstina McFadden and Rachel Blumenfeld, “Understanding Legal Documents for Guardianship, POA and Estates”||Presentation|
|March 27||Kathryn Frelick and Karima Kanani, “Information Sharing”||Presentation|
|February (pre-recorded)||Josh Liswood, “Credentialing: Processes and Strategies for Addressing the Disruptive Professional Staff Member”||Presentation|
|January 16||Dražen Bulat and Bill Pigott, “Myths, Legends and Fairytales About Public Sector Procurement”||Presentation|
|January 9||Karima Kanani and Joshua Liswood, “Update on the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act”||Presentation|
|November 21||Josh Liswood, “Enterprise Risk Management: What is it and how do you structure it?”||Presentation|
|October 17||Kathryn Frelick, “Privacy Update: Recent Developments in Privacy Law”||Presentation|
|September 19||André Nowakowski and Laura Cassiani, “Operating in an Age of Restraint”||Presentation|
|May 2||Joshua Liswood & Jesstina McFadden, “The Expanding Role of Nurse Practitioners (RN(EC)s) in Ontario”||Presentation|
|March 7||Laura Cassiani, “Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and what this means for you”|
|January 18||Dražen Bulat and Bill Pigott, “BPSAA Directives: What Would You Like To Know?”||Presentation|
|December 14||Joshua Liswood & Kelly Sinclair, “Part I: The Disruptive Physician”||Presentation|
|November 16||Elisabeth Symons, “Social Media Strategy and Practices: Mitigating Risks Without Losing Sight of Opportunities”||Presentation|
|August 26||Kathryn Frelick and Shane Smith, “FIPPA Fridays – FIPPA: Thorny Issues”||Presentation|
|August 19||Karima Kanani, Shane Smith and Kathryn Frelick, “FIPPA Fridays – Strategies on How to Document in the FIPPA Era”||Presentation|
|August 12||Kathryn Frelick, “FIPPA Fridays – Document Management in the FIPPA Era”||Presentation|
|June 22||Karima Kanani, “Procurement – A Review of Key Contract Terms and Conditions”||Presentation|
|May 18||Bill Pigott, “Broader Public Sector Procurement Guidelines: Where Are We Now?”||Presentation|
|April 20||Robert England, “OHSA Reports to the MOL, JHSC and Union”||Presentation|
|March 23||Karima Kanani, “Governance Changes on the Horizon – the New Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act”||Presentation|
|February 16||Kathryn Frelick, “Getting Ready for FIPPA”||Presentation|
|February 9||Josh Liswood, “Excellent Care for All Act”||Presentation|
|December 15||Jesstina McFadden: “Medical Directives & Controlled Acts”||Presentation|
|November 17||Kathryn Frelick and Karima Kanani: “Information Sharing Initiatives”||Presentation|
|October 27||Joshua Liswood: “Accountability and Transparency”||Presentation|
|May 26||Kathryn Frelick: “Hot Topics in Long Term Care”||Presentation|
|April 21||Bill Pigott: “Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Guidelines: A Refresher and Status Report”||Presentation|
|February 17||Katherine Xilinas and Karima Kanani: “Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) – Implications for the Health Industry”||Presentation|
|January 27||Shane Smith: “Bill 168 –Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act”||Presentation|
|November 25||Rachel Blumenfeld: “Charitable Giving”||Presentation|
|October 23||Shane Smith: “Pandemic Preparedness: A Labour and Employment Perspective”||Presentation|
|October 21||Bill Pigott: “Bids and RFPs: Make the Process Fit the Purchase”||Presentation|
|June 24||Joshua Liswood: “Developing a Code of Conduct”||Presentation|
|May 20||Karima Kanani: “Revenue Generation for Hospitals”||Presentation|
|April 15||Anthony de Fazekas: “Open Source: Risks and Benefits”||Presentation|
|February 18||Shane Smith: “Union Representation and Communications”||Presentation|
|January 21||David Holmes and Karima Kanani: “Leasing Space: The Do’s and Don’ts”||Presentation|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Coffee Talk?
Is there a fee to participate?
How do I receive information about upcoming Coffee Talk seminars?
How do I register to participate by webinar?
My registration link is not allowing me to register, what should I do?
How can I participate by webinar as a group?
What if I have never attended a webinar before?
Should I expect to receive presentation materials or handouts for the Coffee Talk seminars?
Can I access the materials after the presentation?
Coffee Talk is a monthly webinar series offered by Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group.
All of our presentations start at 8:00 a.m. and are finished by 9:00 a.m. to accommodate busy schedules.
Coffee Talk is currently only available in Ontario.
No, the Coffee Talk seminars are complimentary to our health industry contacts.
Information about upcoming seminars is sent electronically to members of our Coffee Talk e-mail list.
Registration for Coffee Talk is by invitation only. To receive information about Coffee Talk and invitations for our Coffee Talk seminars, please click here to be added to our Coffee Talk e-mail list.
You can register for a Coffee Talk webinar through our e-mail invitation, by selecting the “Register Now” link and following our on-line registration process.
Webinar registrants will receive a link by e-mail which will allow access to the webinar. You must register for the webinar in order to receive the link.
You can participate in our webinar as an individual (e.g. through your personal computer or laptop) or as a group (e.g. through video conferencing options).
Our Coffee Talk e-mail invitations are linked to the original recipient’s e-mail address. Once someone registers using that invitation, subsequent registrations will not have access. If you are unable to register for the seminar, it may be because someone else has already registered using the link.
We recommend that you only register using your own invitation.
If your invitation has been forwarded to you by someone else, please contact email@example.com to receive your own invitation.
If you’ve received an invitation to a Coffee Talk seminar that’s of interest to someone else, please have them contact us to obtain their own invitation. We would be happy to send them one!
If you are participating as a group in a boardroom setting, a computer, internet connection and HDMI or projector will be required. Please refer to the web link provided on the invitation to access the webinar.
Please note that the e-mail address provided through the on-line registration process will be the address used to forward presentation materials and any other communications.
Prior to joining the online broadcast, we encourage you to review the list of most common technical questions.
Individuals who have registered for the Coffee Talk webinar have access to the presentation materials during the webinar. Presentation materials are archived and posted to our website following the presentation and can be accessed above.
Please note that the e-mail address provided through the on-line registration process will be the address used to forward presentation materials and any other communications, and/or to notify you of any changes.
If you are registering participants on behalf of your organization, you will need to distribute presentation materials to all participants within your organization.
If you have misplaced or have not received your materials, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation materials are archived and posted to our website following the presentation and can be accessed above.