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John Van Aerde

John Van Aerdeh, PhD, has 25 years of experience as a Neonatologist, the first 10 years as a clinician-researcher, the next 15 years in different leadership roles, including medical director of several neonatal intensive care units, the Pediatric Home Nutrition Program for Northern Alberta, the neonatal initiative for Collaborative Practice and Quality Improvement and, Regional Director of the Northern Alberta Neonatal Intensive Care Program. Dr. Van Aerdeh holds a PhD in Medical Sciences, a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies and has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters and 150 abstracts. He has 20 years of medico-legal experience and has provided and continues to provide consulting services for many academic and health care organizations. 

Advancing Health Leadership

Mapped to the LEADS Framework, Advancing Health Leadership is a five-day intensive program aimed at exploring the increasingly complex challenges facing the health sector. Engage in solving some of these complex problems with live case studies presented by local, national and global healthcare organizations. Participants will explore dimensions of personal and strategic leadership, their role as catalysts for change, and the dynamics of shifting organizational culture. Immediately apply your learning and find new and innovative ways to advance health leadership.