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BIOGRAPHY

Barry Kowalsky, MAAA

MEM Program Director, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Barry has over 30 years of experience in planning, managing, and developing major capital projects. He has worked as a senior administrator with various public sector organizations and has been responsible for leading the planning, design and construction of major capital projects for the Calgary Health Region (now Alberta Health Services) and the University of Calgary.

Hospital processes must transform in order to improve quality, eliminate waste and improve flow between components of the healthcare system so as to create hospitals that are patient centered, adaptable, integrative, and sustainable. This can be accomplished by closely integrating Lean operational planning and continuous process improvement with facility planning and design.

Barry is an accomplished practitioner of lean methodology and has led numerous workshops including 3P workshops value stream mapping (VSM) and rapid improvement workshops (RIW) based on optimizing the flow of patients, clinicians, information, medication equipment and supplies.

As a Senior Principal with Stantec, Barry has led the development of lean driven service delivery and facility planning for numerous health care clients across Canada including Newfoundland Department of Health and Community Services, Fraser Health Authority and the Government of the North West Territories.

Proposal Submission Deadline:
October 11, 2019

Acceptance notification date:
November 11, 2019

Early Registration Deadline:
February 11, 2020

Please make sure to review and prepare the material needed before you start the on-line Proposal Submission Form. Click here to see Proposal Submission Guidelines.

Who May Submit: This online form may be used by a principal speaker, co-speaker, contact person, or a committee member submitting on behalf of a speaker.

Multiple Proposals: You may submit multiple proposals.

Conference Registration Fee:
The conference registration fee is waived for the principal speaker of accepted proposals. Speakers are responsible for their travel expenses and arrangements. Co-speakers will receive a 30% discount for the conference that they are presenting at.

Length of Presentations: Technical sessions are typically 35 minutes. There will be a limited number of "double" sessions, 70 minutes, at the end of each day.

Call for Proposals

You will need the following to submit a proposal

Proposal Title: Maximum 80 characters including spaces. 

Keywords:Please include three keywords with a maximum of 100 characters, including spaces. 

Industry Sector: Please select the most relevant Industry sector for the proposal from a list.

Abstract: The Abstract should be 1,500 to 5,000 characters (note that it is Characters, NOT words), including spaces.

Biography: The Biography must be 1,500 to 5,000 characters, including spaces.

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