A leading seminar series on hot topics and current issues affecting the health industry
Coffee Talk is a webinar/audio seminar 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.
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 CoffeeTalk@millerthomson.com.
Miss a presentation? Not a problem. Presentation materials and audio podcasts 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 contact email@example.com 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.
Participants have the option of attending our seminars via webinar (videoconference) or audio conference. Presentation materials are sent electronically a day prior to the Coffee Talk session.
Participating via Webinar
Our webinar format allows participants to attend a seminar 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. To participate by webinar, you need both internet and dial-in (e.g. telephone) access.
Before each seminar, webinar registrants will receive a link by email which will provide access to the webinar. You must register for the seminar in order to receive the link.
Webinar space is limited. If there is more than one person at your site who wants to attend a seminar by webinar, we encourage you to register and participate as a group.
Participating via Audio Conference
Audio conference participants must follow the dial-in process below to attend the seminar. It is important for you to register with us so that we can send you the presentation materials in advance of the seminar and/or notify you of any changes.
Attending the Seminar
On the morning of the seminar, all registered participants (for both webinar and audio conference) are asked to connect to our audio line:
1. Call: 1-855-453-6968 (GTA and long-distance)
2. When prompted, enter the pass code: 9945997, followed by the pound (#) sign.
Webinar participants will also have to click the webinar link (emailed after registering) to access the visual presentation.
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.
- 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 17
Litigation Strategies: When to Litigate and How to Make it as Painless as Possible, presented by Andrea Farkouh and Lauren Parrish
- 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
- 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 Podcasts
|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 for a seminar?
How do I register to participate by webinar?
How do I register to participate by video conference?
My registration link is not allowing me to register, what should I do?
How do I participate in a seminar via webinar?
How do I participate in a seminar via audio conference?
How can I participate by webinar as a group?
I missed the registration deadline, can I still participate?
What if I have never attended a webinar before?
Should I expect to receive presentation materials or handouts for the Coffee Talk seminars?
I have not received presentation materials or I have misplaced them. Who can I contact to receive another copy?
Coffee Talk is a monthly webinar/audio seminar series offered by Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group.
Participants have the option of attending a seminar via videoconference (webinar) or audio conference (telephone). 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 contact us at email@example.com to be added to our Coffee Talk e-mail list.
Information about upcoming Coffee Talk seminars is also available through MTHealthportal.
Registration for Coffee Talk is by invitation only. Invitations provide information about the upcoming seminar and instructions on how to register. We have an on-line registration process, which is accessed through the “Click Here to Register” link in an invitation.
Participants have the option of attending a seminar via videoconference (webinar) or audio conference (telephone).
To receive invitations for our Coffee Talk seminars, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our Coffee Talk e-mail list.
You can register for a Coffee Talk seminar through our e-mail invitation, by selecting the “Click Here to Register” link and following our on-line registration process. You will have the option of participating by webinar or audio conference.
Webinar registrants will receive a link by e-mail which will allow access to the webinar. You must register for the seminar 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). As webinar space is limited, we encourage you to register and participate as a group where possible.
If our webinar is full, you can still participate by audioconference.
To receive invitations for our Coffee Talk seminars, or for assistance in registering, please contact us at email@example.com.
You can register for a Coffee Talk seminar through our e-mail invitation, by selecting the “Click Here to Register” link and following our on-line registration process. You will have the option of participating by audio conference or webinar.
To receive invitations for our Coffee Talk seminars, or for assistance in registering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
You have the option of attending a seminar via videoconference (webinar) or audio conference (telephone).
Webinar participants must have internet as well as dial-in (e.g. telephone) access. Before each seminar, webinar registrants will receive a link by e-mail which will allow access to the webinar. You must register for the seminar in order to receive the link. You will also receive presentation materials via email in advance of the seminar.
On the morning of the seminar, webinar participants must complete the following steps:
1. Connect to our audio line by calling: 1-855-453-6968 (GTA and long-distance).
When prompted, enter the pass code: 4998911, followed by the pound (#) sign.
2. Click the webinar link (emailed after registering) to access the visual presentation.
Please note that the webinar link will only allow you to view the presentation slides and the speaker. You will be required to dial in to listen to the presentation.
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). If there is more than one person at your site who wants to attend by webinar, we encourage you to register and participate as a group as webinar space is limited.
If you have trouble accessing the webinar, you can still participate via audio conference.
To participate by audio conference, on the day of the session, please:
1. Dial: 1-855-453-6968 (GTA and long-distance)
2. When prompted, enter the pass code: 4998911, followed by the pound (#) sign.
It is important for you to register with us so that we can send you the presentation materials in advance of the seminar and/or notify you of any changes.
As webinar space is limited, we encourage you to register and participate as a group, where possible. Our on-line registration process will give you the option of participating by webinar as an individual or as a group.
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.
You are more than welcome to participate and join us via audio conference. On the day of the session, you can login directly from your own phone by:
1. Dialing: 1-855-453-6968 (GTA and long-distance)
2. When prompted, entering the pass code: 4998911, followed by the pound (#) sign.
It is important that you still register, even if you do it late. This will enable us send you the presentation materials and/or notify you of any changes.
We would recommend that you test your connection through our webinar service provider Adobe Connect by clicking the link below:
Individuals who have registered for the Coffee Talk seminar and have provided their correct e-mail address will receive presentation handouts electronically 1 to 2 days prior to a seminar.
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.
Presentation materials are sent to all registrants by email 1 to 2 days prior to a seminar.
If you have registered but did not receive handouts 1 to 2 days prior to the seminar, your email system may be sending Miller Thomson emails through a spam filter. To ensure that you can receive e-mails from us, please ask your IT Department to put our e-mail on your “safe” list.
If you have misplaced or have not received your materials, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation materials and audio broadcasts are archived and posted to our website following the presentation and can be accessed above.