Events

Find out what health care and life sciences sector events taking place across the country.

30/04/2019 Toronto Breakfast with the Chiefs: Health System Reform and Lessons from BC

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
Hospital for Sick Children, 2nd Floor Auditorium
686 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

Breakfast with the Chiefs is an educational session that provides invited “Chief Executives” the opportunity to share new ideas, policies and/or best practices with colleagues. The speakers are CEOs, notable researchers, cabinet ministers, deputies, or leaders from the academic community. The briefings are 60 minutes long, concise and to the point. This panel will include Arden Krystal, President & CEO, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Dr. Brendan Carr, President & CEO, William Osler Health System and Will Falk, Senior Fellow, CD Howe Institute.

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09/05/2019 Toronto Canadian Leadership in Medical Cannabis

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West
Toronto ON
M5J 1E3

Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2001 and over 350,000 Canadians are medical cannabis patients. Legalization of recreational cannabis in late 2018 has driven down stigma considerably, driving more and more patients to seek therapy through medical cannabis. Canada is fast becoming a leader in medical cannabis research as forward-thinking companies and advocacy groups seek new solutions.

Join Canadian Club Toronto to hear from leaders from the Arthritis Society, the MS Society, Lung Association-Ontario as well as a keynote address from Peter Aceto, CEO of CannTrust, about what the future holds for Canadian leadership in medical cannabis.

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24/05/2019 Toronto AI, Digital, and the Creative Destruction of Careers in Healthcare – 1st Bi-Annual Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy Conference

Friday, May 24, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Desautels Hall (Second floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street

A packed day of provocative presentations and dialogue on artificial intelligence, digital technology, and how it will fundamentally change the way that we deliver and engage with healthcare.

Themes of the conference include the impact of AI on the roles of clinicians, industry, and the broader care environment; how we can adapt our organizations and systems to embrace the power of AI; as well as ethical considerations in the new care environment.

Participants will leave the conference with insights on how to lead the transformation of their organizations and their careers to take advantage of emerging opportunities in digital health and AI.

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28/05/2019 Whistler 42nd Annual BCCare Providers Conference

Sunday, May 26 to Saturday, May 28, 2019

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Blvd.,
Whistler, BC
V8E 0Z5

The 2019 Annual Conference will focus on “The Q Factor” in the continuing care sector. What can owners, managers and staff do to improve quality of life for clients/residents? What does quality in seniors care entail?

This conference will explore how government and the sector can implement real change to improve seniors’ quality of life; highlight best or promising practices from B.C., Canada and around the world; assess current quality of life initiatives, services and programs; and identify how they can be improved upon.

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28/05/2019 Toronto 7th Annual Addictions and Mental Health Conference

Sunday, May 26 to Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON
M5J 1A6

From May 26 to May 28, leaders from across the province and across the mental health and addiction sector will convene for three days of learning, networking and growing.

This year the conference will incorporate seven different streams as outlined below:

Governance and Leadership
Health Promotion and Wellness
Innovative Programming (I)
Innovative Programming (II)
Quality Improvement
Peer and Family Support
Supportive Housing Strategies and Solutions

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29/05/2019 Toronto e-Health Conference and Tradeshow

Sunday, May 26 - Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Beanfield Centre
105 Princes’ Blvd
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

In its 19th year, the e-Health conference continues to offer proactive top-quality learning and an opportunity to network with organizations and people that value quality health information as well as effective integrated system solutions. Since its inception, the Conference has attracted a steadily increasing attendance, now upwards of 1,500+ delegates.

The Trade Show provides an excellent opportunity for direct access to members of the health informatics community and has sold out early in all previous years. e-Health’s vision is to Celebrate, Grow & Inspire Bold Action in Canada’s Digital Health Community. Join us for the 2019 e-Health Conference happening in Toronto, Canada!

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01/06/2019 Ottawa Machine M.D: The Law, Policy and Ethics of Tomorrow’s AI and Big Data in Healthcare

Friday, May 31 to Saturday June 1, 2019

University of Ottawa main campus

Friday public keynote and reception:
Tabaret Hall
Room 112
550 Cumberland St
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N8

Saturday main conference:
Desmarais Building
Room 12102
55 Laurier Ave E
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5

How will tomorrow’s developments in artificial intelligence and big data intersect with healthcare, and how should our laws, policies, and ethics evolve to be ready?

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06/06/2019 Toronto Mark Stabile on “Health Care and Inequality”

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building)
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street

About the Speaker:

Mark Stabile is the Stone Chaired Professor of Wealth Inequality and Professor of Economics at INSEAD. He directs the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre for the Study of Wealth Inequality at INSEAD. From 2007 to 2015 he was the founding Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also a Policy Fellow at the Martin Prosperity Institute. From 2003–2005 he was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Finance, where he worked on tax, health, and education policy. He is the recipient of the Carolyn Tuohy award in Public Policy, the John Polanyi Prize in Economics, the Harry Johnson Prize from the Canadian Economics Association and an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Rotman School. His recent work focuses on inequality, poverty, child health, health care financing, and tax policy. He has advised the Governments of the United States, Canada, and Ontario, among others, on health care reform and programs to reduce child poverty. He is associate editor of the Journal of Health Economics and the Journal of Health Economics, Policy, and Law. Professor Stabile received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and his BA from the University of Toronto.

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