Sept 17-18, 2018




Hilton, Fallsview Resort, Niagara Falls, ON

Plan to attend Canada’s ONLY National HIM Conference!


Join us in the spectacular and fun city of Niagara Falls, ON, on September 17-18, 2018 for CHIMA’s Two Day National Conference. Also, take advantage, and participate in the Pre-Conference Half-Day Workshop on September 16, 2018.

This year our Conference, DATA – A VITAL RESOURCE, will focus on the continuous increase of awareness for better health care demanding quality!

Top Reasons to Attend the 2018 CHIMA Conference:

  • To be inspired! The 2018 CHIMA Conference will provide a unique opportunity for Health Information Management professionals and stakeholders, from across the country, to strengthen their commitment to the profession; broaden their knowledge and understanding of the industry and profession; and share information and best practice
  • Invest In Yourself! Leave the office and “sharpen the saw” is investing in yourself. Admit you still have things to learn. That you can get better. Take this opportunity to strengthen knowledge, skills and learn about the future of the HIM profession. YOU CAN LEARN FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS THROUGH OUR GUEST PRESENTERS
  • Meet HIM experts and industry leaders face to face. Take advantage of this IRL (in real life) networking opportunity and meet colleagues and other HIM professionals from across the country
  • Opportunity to visit the conference exhibit floor to encounter and hear what leading industry related organizations have to offer
  • Opportunity to visit the breathtaking Niagara Falls, one of Earth’s natural wonders! This is one of many great attractions to visit in Niagara Falls, Canada. For more details visit:

This two-day action packed conference, promises a dynamic program and informative sessions that will engage all HIM professionals.
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We hope you can join us!

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 5.1 Category II credits for the conference and 1.6 MOC Category II credit for pre-conference session towards their maintenance of certification requirement.

Call for Poster Abstracts – Now Closed!


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There are two submission categories – Certified CHIMA Members are invited to submit a poster abstract presentation.
Certified Member Guidelines

Thank you to those who took the time to submit a poster abstract for the 2018 CHIMA Conference.

To those whose abstract submission(s) were accepted, we look forward to viewing your final poster presentation in September!


Looking for mind-expanding presentations by industry leaders?

The 2018 CHIMA Conference Featured Speakers, bring together some of the biggest and brightest names of our time.

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 Join us in the spectacular and fun city of Niagara Falls, ON, on September 17-18, 2018 for CHIMA’s Two Day National Conference, and meet CHIMA’s New CEO and Registrar, Jeff Nesbitt, along with AHIMA’s CEO, Wylecia Wiggs Harris.


Inspiring Keynote Speaker



Susan Stewart
Susan Stewart is a comedian, author, and professional speaker who has spent the last ten years entertaining and inspiring people to see the lighter side of life. Susan is the author of Reaching The Laugh Resort, Your New Lenses Are Ready For Pick Up: A Guide To Seeing The Lighter Side Of Life, You Gotta Laugh: Wit And Wisdom About Not Taking Life (Or Yourself) Too Seriously. You can learn more about Susan at

YOU GOTTA LAUGH: Healing Stress With Humour

Of course, you don’t gotta laugh, it’s just that you can – it’s always an option – that’s the freedom of choice you were born with – you are always free to choose how you want to respond to your circumstances! In this entertaining hour, Susan will remind you how important it is to not take life (or yourself) too seriously and share some habits that make it easier to meet adversity with a sense of humour.


Feature Speakers


KMorrisKathleen Morris
Vice President of Research and Analysis, CIHI

NickCarletonR. Nicholas Carleton, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
at the University of Regina

SethJohnsonSeth Johnson

ShelaghMaloneyShelagh Maloney
Executive Vice President, Digital Health Engagement and Marketing, Canada Health Infoway

SiamakTenzifSiamak Tenzif
Health Information Management Leader

Pre-Conference: Half-Day Workshop


Presented by:

Imran Ahmad
Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
Toronto, ON

Kathryn M. Frelick
Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
Toronto, ON

Be Cyber Smart: Be Prepared to Effectively Respond to Data and Privacy Breaches!

Date: Sunday September 16, 2018, 8:00am-12:00pm

Increasingly, privacy breaches and cyber-security incidents related to personal information (including personal health information) are being reported in the media with many organizations and information governance professionals asking themselves what steps they should be taking to prevent, prepare for and respond to these types of incidents.

Participants will have the opportunity, through an interactive workshop, to learn from colleagues and gain expert insights on best practices when it comes to pre-breach prevention and mitigation strategies and specific measures to implement in the unfortunate circumstance where an organization is a victim of a cyber-security incident or privacy breach. Preventative tools such as policies and user education will also be addressed.

This workshop is particularly geared to the various stakeholders who may be required to pilot their organization through the complexity of managing cyber and privacy risks.  Cross-functional teams are strongly encouraged to participate.

iapp-logo IAPP approved! Receive 4 IAPP CPE credits for attending!

Social Event: Wild Magic Dinner & Show

The Greg Frewin illusion spectacle, is a quintessential component of a visit to Niagara Falls. The show is breath-taking with a Vegas style format and features illusions that are both one of a kind and internationally renowned, performed by the International Grand Champion of Magic, Greg Frewin. The perfect entertainment destination for any visitor to Niagara Falls, the show has been hailed as a jaw-dropping magic experience and a family friendly entertainment experience. The show features real tigers including a rare white Siberian, and exotic birds from around the globe. These mesmerizing animals are an integral piece of the Greg Frewin Theatre experience. Greg Frewin is currently ranked as The International Grand Champion of Magic, having won every major award offered within the magic community.

The Social Event will follow immediately after the Conference Welcome Reception, on Monday September 17th.
The conference planning committee took the time to see this show on your behalf, and highly recommend it!

Transportation to and from event will be provided. Details to be provided.

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2018 CHIMA Conference
and Pre-Conference
Half-Day Workshop
Registration Rates
Niagara Falls, ON

Delegate Type

CHIMA Member Non-Member Student

Regular Rate

Regular Rate

Pre Conference Half-Day
Workshop ONLY

September 16th, 2018

$296.00 $396.00 $128.00

Pre Half-Day Workshop (Sept 16)
and Full 2 Day Conference

September 17-18th, 2018

$838.00 $938.00 $413.00

Full 2 Day Conference ONLY
September 17-18th, 2018
(Excludes Pre-Workshop)

$716.00 $816.00 $346.00

Day One (1) ONLY:

Monday September 17, 2018

$456.00 $556.00 $228.00

Day Two (2) ONLY:

Tuesday September 18, 2018

$456.00 $556.00 $228.00

Conference Social Event:
Wild Magic Dinner & Show

Monday Sept 17, 2018 at
6pm, immediately following
the Welcome Reception

Firm deadline to sign up for
the social event is Sept 7, 2018


*All fees are subject to applicable taxes.
*Early Bird Rates End: Midnight (EST) of Saturday June 30, 2018
*Regular Rate: July 1 – September 18, 2018


Travel & Accommodations

Hilton Hotel- Conference Headquarter Hotel
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V9

Fallsview Resort-Conference Meeting Location
6380 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7X5

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Online Booking Instructions
For conference delegate pricing on round trip airport shuttles from Toronto or Buffalo, please:
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Conference Hotel:

Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Resort and Casino
6361 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V9

NOTE: CHIMA Conference Room Block is Now Closed!

To determine if any rooms are still available at the regular rate, please contact the Hilton directly at:
1-(866) 873-9829 or 1-(905) 353-7112, to book your accommodations.