Events

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

23/10/2020 Virtual Event The MedTech Conference Powered By AdvaMed

Tuesday, September 8 - Friday, October 23, 2020 On Demand and Partnering | Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 9, 2020 Livestream

This is an online event.

The Virtual MedTech Conference will bring together the world’s top medtech executives and innovators to network, conduct business, gain access to capital and share insights in an engaging digital environment.

Despite the challenges we’re facing right now – and perhaps because of them – it’s important for our community to come together. It’s also important that we gather safely and responsibly. That’s why we’ve made the decision to hold an all-virtual conference this year.

The Virtual MedTech Conference will feature a mix of live and on-demand content, available to all registrants right from their homes or offices. Content will be available in early September, with a live online event taking place the week of October 5.

We are committed to offering the same invaluable content and opportunities as always, and continue to be a uniting force for our industry.

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23/10/2020 Virtual Event Sustaining the Gain: Virtual Care at the Centre of Patient Care Redesign

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. EST

This is an online event.

COVID-19 has changed the way we think about care design.  Patients are acutely aware of the potential risks of physical contact within the health care system and have responded positively to virtual care alternatives to in-person appointments. At the same time, health care providers are appreciating the role virtual care plays as an enabler to increase efficiency and patient flow within the hospital, support integrated care across the system, protect the health and wellbeing of patients and staff, and ultimately enhance overall patient experience and quality of care.

As we seek to rethink the way care is designed and delivered across the system, we can start with three simple questions:

  • Is this medical encounter/procedure necessary?
  • Does it need to be done at the hospital or is there a more suitable setting?
  • Can it be done virtually?

Join a conversation with fellow clinical leaders to share lessons learned during the first wave of COVID-19 and collectively determine redesign essentials for a sustainable integration of virtual care.

This session was designed and developed in collaboration with the Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV).

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26/10/2020 Virtual Event Ontario Surgical Waitlists and COVID-19: Lessons for the Second Wave

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

When the COVID-19 virus started spreading across Canada, hospitals across the country delayed procedures to reduce risk and reserve critical resources for the pandemic. Months later healthcare systems are now struggling to tackle a staggering backlog of deferred procedures and patients are suffering from the delays. Join the C.D. Howe Institute for a webinar series on lessons learned from the first wave of COVID-19 and ways of increasing surgical capacity to ensure Canadians have access to the care they need in the event of subsequent waves of COVID-19.

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27/10/2020 Virtual Event This is Long Term Care

Monday, October 26 and Tuesday, October 27, 2020

This is an online event.

The Ontario Long Term Care Association’s annual This is Long Term Care conference profiles change-makers, thought leaders, and emerging sector research in a unique forum designed for learning, networking, and information sharing. Providing an unparalleled opportunity for our members, the Association’s fall conference provides education on existing best practice programs that have tools and resources, which can be implemented across the sector.

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30/10/2020 Virtual Event “A New Conservative Vision”: Erin O’Toole

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

Join Canadian Club Toronto on October 30th when Erin O’Toole, Leader of the Official Opposition, discusses a new Conservative vision to take back control of our future, put Canada’s interests first, and build national solidarity.

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04/11/2020 Virtual Event Hearing your Voices Virtual Conference

Tuesday, November 3 and Wednesday, November 4, 2020 |

This is an online event.

Hearing Your Voices is your opportunity to participate in a virtual event where patients, families and caregivers come together to share their COVID-19 experiences, hear engaging panelists and speakers, and make recommendations for the design of a compassionate digital healthcare system.

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04/11/2020 Virtual Event Digital Health in a New World – What is Next?

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

This is an online event.

 

Join us for a panel presentation exploring the recent giant leap forward in the adoption of virtual care and digital health solutions this past Spring, and where we are headed. For this panel we have invited former Rotman students who are making important contributions to the response to COVID-19.

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07/11/2020 Virtual Event Family Medicine Forum

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 to Saturday, November 7, 2020

This is an online event.

Family Medicine Forum (FMF) is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive annual conference for family physicians, and is hosted by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

FMF focuses on providing four energizing days of practical, cutting-edge, and thought-provoking educational opportunities. It features impressive daily keynote presentations and a vast array of continuing professional development (CPD) sessions designed specifically for family physicians, researchers, and teachers.

FMF also offers many special events, celebrations of achievements in family medicine, an extensive Exhibit Hall, and several social opportunities that allow you to recharge and network with peers and colleagues.

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11/11/2020 Virtual Event Sustaining the Gain: Building a Foundation for Future Success

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. EST

This is an online event.

When it comes to virtual care, COVID-19 highlighted Ontario’s ability to step up to the challenge and make the necessary changes to integrate virtual care across the system. To sustain these gains, we not only need to redesign care but must also consider system-wide supports to ensure successful integration.

What operational, organizational, system and policy-level changes need to be made? What is needed to ensure that we have a system that is ‘built to last’ and that has the flexibility to adapt for the future?  What barriers need to be removed and what supports need to be added?

Join this conversation with virtual care leads across the province as we share insight and collectively determine the requirements to ensure the successful integration of virtual care, including digital interoperability, data integration, and outcomes measurement.

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12/11/2020 Virtual Event Healthcare Rounds on Diabetes care and Management for Ontario

Thursday, November 12, 2020

This is an online event.

HealthcareRounds are learning half to multi day programs that provide opportunities for sharing and advancing best practices for all attendees. It stimulates new opportunities nationally and creates opportunities on a global scale.

Longwoods designs and delivers programs with healthcare delivery organizations, governments, universities and colleges, institutes and academies, private corporations and highly regarded innovators dedicated to providing better organizations, programs, facilities, employees, products and services in the cause for better health and better healthcare. This combination of research, learning and networking attracts leaders and leaders-in-the making across the continuum of healthcare.

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14/11/2020 Virtual Event The World of Addiction: Now & the Future

Wednesday, November 12 to Friday, November 14, 2020

This is an online event.

The ISAM-CSAM 2020 Scientific Conference and Annual Meeting will now take place fully online! This means you can participate in our world-class addiction medicine educational programming from anywhere in the world. Through plenary speakers, symposia, workshops, and professional development sessions that touch on all facets of addiction, you’ll learn the latest scientific research findings and clinical updates, from a global perspective. Sessions are planned on evidence-based treatments, neuroscience research, prevention strategies, and much more.

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17/11/2020 Virtual Event Infoway Partnership: Fall Series

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

The series will dive into topics that include delivering and sustaining virtual care in the current environment and beyond, pathways for virtual mental health care and the partnerships that help to ensure success. In collaboration with our patient advisor, Anne O’Riordan, we are developing a program that is inclusive and highlights the patient and caregiver partnerships. Additionally, we will share global perspectives and insights from health care thought leaders.

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18/11/2020 Virtual Event Could FHIR® turn your HIS strategy on its ear?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

HL7® standards have been core to intra- and extra-organizational integration across our health systems worldwide. But, let’s face it, conversations about health care standards have been “arcane” to say the least and rarely found their way into the executive suite or the board room. HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR® for short) may well turn the conversation upside down through the mere fact that FHIR defines not only the structure of health information in transit (between systems) but also at rest. This consistent foundation appears to be driving traditional vendors towards openness and incenting market innovation in operational and analytical software tools. This presentation takes an executive and strategic lens on what a “FHIR” driven HIS strategy could portend.

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19/11/2020 Virtual Event Innovative Policies for Life Sciences Innovation

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. EST

This is a virtual event.

The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted access to medical services, international supply chains and catalyzed significant government investments in researching and developing treatments and vaccines. To ensure Canadians have access to new medical innovations while also ensuring Canadians pay a fair price is no small challenge. This webinar will bring together experts with different perspectives to discuss the relationships between innovation, access, prices and shortages in the context of COVID-19 and proposed government policies. The disruption caused by COVID-19 provides a rare opportunity to be innovative and break from policy path-dependence.

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20/11/2020 Virtual Event Digital Health Week 2020

Monday, November 16 to Friday, November 20, 2020

This is an online event.

Digital Health Week (November 16-22, 2020) is an annual celebration and recognition of how digital health is transforming the delivery of care across Canada as more and more of our health care system becomes digital. We are proud to be working with a number of participating organizations to increase awareness of digital health. Launched in 2014, Digital Health Week is now a part of the ACCESS 2022 movement, which is bringing together Canadians, health care providers, government and industry to work towards a new day in health care. Together we can transform care.

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22/11/2020 Virtual Event Digital Health Week 2020

Sunday, November 16 to Saturday, November 22, 2020

This is an online event.

Digital Health Week (November 16-22, 2020) is an annual celebration and recognition of how digital health is transforming the delivery of care across Canada as more and more of our health care system becomes digital. We are proud to be working with a number of participating organizations to increase awareness of digital health. Launched in 2014, Digital Health Week is now a part of the ACCESS 2022 movement, which is bringing together Canadians, health care providers, government and industry to work towards a new day in health care. Together we can transform care.

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24/11/2020 Virtual Event Industry Showcase: Amazon Web Services and Grand River Hospital

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

Save the date for this webinar featuring a compelling story of innovation at Grand River Hospital in Waterloo, Ontario. Young Lee, VP of Quality, Performance and Clinical Systems Transformation, Grand River Hospital will talk about data migration, data issues in healthcare, and how implementing the first datalake in Canada (powered by AWS) and moving to the cloud has transformed the way the hospital manages data.

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25/11/2020 Virtual Event Access, Continuity & Satisfaction

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

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The story of how Lumeca Health, a Saskatchewan-based company, is supporting family physicians through a technical revolution, all-the-while embracing a patient centric model.

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02/12/2020 Virtual Event What’s hiding in drug claims data? Undetected health risks and unnecessary costs.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

Despite the best efforts of healthcare providers, issues related to medication safety, adherence, and less than optimal care all contribute to poor health outcomes. Gaps in care, along with issues related to medication safety, patient adherence, chronic condition screening, and drug costs are avoidable. But only with professional intervention. There is a solution… MedMonitor.

MedMonitor identifies health risks in large populations and helps prevent and resolve those risks.

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02/12/2020 Virtual Event The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience Is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping Prevent or Reverse Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, and More

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

The end of mental illness begins with a revolution in brain health.

Though the incidence of conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, addictions, PTSD, and ADHD is skyrocketing, standard treatment and success rates in treating these conditions have barely changed in the last seven decades. Meanwhile, the stigma of “mental illness” prevents many people from getting the help they need.

Based on his brain-imaging work at Amen Clinics, with more than 170,000 scans on patients from 121 countries, neuroscientist and psychiatrist Daniel Amen, MD, has learned that most psychiatric illnesses are not mental health issues at all. Rather, they are brain health issues that steal your mind. This one idea changes everything: Get your brain right and your mind will follow.

In The End of Mental Illness, Dr. Amen challenges an outdated psychiatric paradigm and helps readers improve the health of their own brains, minimizing or reversing conditions that may be preventing them from living full and emotionally healthy lives.

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05/12/2020 Virtual Event RSNA 2020: Human Insight/Visionary Medicine

Saturday, November 29 to Saturday, December 5, 2020

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Join the brightest minds during the most important week in radiology and experience the ease of an all-virtual event. RSNA 2020 is where you’ll find fresh opportunities to connect with the global radiology community and get a front row seat to the latest research, education and technological advancements.

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08/12/2020 Ottawa, Ontario Canada’s Regulatory Medtech Conference 2020

Monday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Shaw Centre | Ottawa, Ontario
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 9J2
Canada

Medtech Canada has carefully considered the evolving global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and explored all options available in relation to Canada’s Regulatory Medtech Conference 2020. The health, well-being and safety of our conference attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors is of the utmost importance to us and we have therefore made the decision to reschedule this event.  

Canada’s Regulatory Medtech Conference 2020 will now take place on December 7 & 8, 2020 at The Shaw Centre in Ottawa. Medtech Canada is working diligently to ensure we have an equally engaging and thought-provoking Conference on this new date! All purchased registrations will be transferred to the December 7 & 8, 2020 event. 

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09/12/2020 Virtual Event Life beyond the fax machine, a path to integrated care in Primary Care Networks

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

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13/10/2021 Kolding, Denmark International Conference on Deprescribing

Sunday, October 11 to Tuesday, October 13, 2021

Address: Skovbrynet 1, Kolding, Denmark, 6000
Telephone: 76 34 11 00
Email: hotel.kolding@comwell.com

Comwell Kolding is situated in the centre of Denmark and has a wonderful view of both Kolding city and fjord. Every employee shares the attitude of welcoming you with a smile and will make you feel at home. From the very start you will feel a hospitality and relaxing atmosphere, which ables you to focus simply on enjoying your stay.

Comwell Kolding is an integrated part of Kolding theater, which offers unforgettable experiences. This makes it possible to facilitate congresses, exhibitions, shows, concerts and stand-up. When staying at the hotel, you have a direct connection to the theater.

We are proud to announce the 1st International Conference on Deprescribing in Kolding, Denmark from October 11 to 13 in 2021. The conference will be jointly hosted by the Odense Deprescribing Initiative (ODIN), the Network of Northern European Researchers in Deprescribing (NERD), the Danish Society for Clinical Pharmacology (DSKF), and the University of Southern Denmark (SDU).

This conference will bring together deprescribers from all over the world, and will be relevant for researchers, clinicians, and stakeholders.

Our program will include keynote lectures, workshops, oral abstract presentations, a poster session, and social activities such as a welcome reception and conference dinner. There will be a lot of opportunity to network and connect with other deprescribing researchers, in order to develop and strengthen collaborations.

We will feature presentations from esteemed deprescribing researchers including:

  • Dr. Emily Reeve
  • Dr. Cynthia Boyd
  • Dr. Mike Steinman
  • Dr. Barb Farrell

Stay tuned for more information. We look forward to seeing you in October 2021!

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01/12/2021 Vancouver, British Columbia Infoway Partnership Conference

Monday November 30 to Wednesday, December 1, 2021

More information coming soon.

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Canada Health Infoway has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Partnership Conference originally scheduled for November 17 & 18, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia and postpone by one year to November 30-December 1, 2021. 

This decision was not made lightly but protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, attendees, speakers, and sponsors is paramount. As health leaders we acknowledge your role in treating and containing the virus and will not divert attention from this important task.

Infoway remains committed to keeping you informed on the latest progress in virtual care and industry collaboration. In the meantime, thank you for your dedication to our industry. Stay healthy and stay safe.

We look forward to connecting with you in Vancouver in 2021!

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