Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference 2018

June 26-29, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia

Program is subject to changes.

Click here to view the week-at-a-glance.

Please note that events are taking place at a number of venues For easy reference, use this legend to help find your way:
V - Victoria Conference Centre
F -  Fairmont Empress


There is no food or beverage permitted in the lecture theatre (all plenary sessions).

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Dr. Jim Ruiter MD

London ON
Dr. Ruiter is Medical Director, and Vice President for Salus Global.

He co-chairs the Obstetrical Content Review committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada – the committee that creates and maintains the content for both the ALARM and the MOREOB interprofessional obstetrical patient safety Programs.

He is a member of the Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science faculty of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, where he co-chairs the SHIFT to Safety working group.

Beginning practice as a GP – Obstetrician, he spent 19 years in rural practice in Alberta, Canada where he eventually burnt out. A few years before leaving practice, he and his team were witness to the incredible power of the MOREOB program in bringing about meaningful and sustainable change. As he became more involved in the process of change in medicine, he became interested in the process of change in the culture of medicine. He became a member of the training faculty of the MOREOB program in 2005.

In 2008, he retired from active practice an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta, Canada. He joined Salus Global later that year to help others achieve some of the successes he and his team were witness to. In this capacity, he has worked with hundreds of teams across North America from coast, to coast, to coast.

He is indebted to his ever-supporting family.


I have a relationship with a for-profit and/or a not-for-profit organization to disclose:

- Direct financial payments including receipt of honoraria: Employee of the non-conflicted organisation: Salus Global

I do not intend to make therapeutic recommendations for medications that have not received regulatory approval (i.e. “off-label” use of medication).