President’s Speaker Series

On Sept. 17, join in a discussion about moving toward a shared decision-making model of care.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Moving toward a shared decision-making model of care in Scotland

Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland

Many healthcare jurisdictions, including AHS, are moving away from a “doctor knows best” model of care to one where patients and families are actively involved in decisions about their care. In Scotland, this is one aspect of what they call “realistic medicine,” which also encourages healthcare workers to find out what matters most to patients so the care they receive fits their specific needs. This concept lies at the core of AHS’ Patient First Strategy.

Dr. Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer, National Health Service Scotland, has been leading this work in Scotland and will describe the impact it has had, and how this model of care has been embraced by healthcare providers and patients alike.


Monday, Sept. 17
Noon – 1 p.m.


  • Attend at the host site:
    Seventh Street Plaza
    North Tower Conference Room A
    10030 107 Street
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This activity can be utilized as a stimulus for claiming credits under Section 2 – Self Learning of the Royal College MOC program.

The Learning from the Best: President’s Speaker Series brings together leaders, physicians, clinicians, staff and partners from across the health system with international experts and innovators in the field of health care. Hosted by Alberta Health Services, the series engages AHS and its partners in rich dialogue on health innovations, advancements and strategies. It’s an opportunity to learn and discuss evocative ideas with leading thinkers in health.