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

27/02/2019 Vancouver 3rd Canadian Healthcare Infrastructure West

Tuesday, February 26 - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Fairmont Waterfront
900 Canada Pl, Vancouver
BC V6C 3L5

Capital Planning, System Transformation, Tech in Healthcare Infrastructure

The disruptive force of technological advancements has led to medical breakthroughs and improved treatment. But administrators have also struggles with integrating modern technology into long-term healthcare infrastructure, like hospitals, clinics and health centres.

At the 3rd Annual Canadian Healthcare Infrastructure Forum West, taking place February 26-27 in Vancouver, healthcare (re)development project stakeholders have the opportunity to develop strategies and best practices to overcome this challenge.

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27/02/2019 Toronto Life Sciences Ontario 2019 Celebration of Success Awards Presentation

Wednesday, February 27, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place 25 British Columbia Road, Toronto

Now entering its 16th year, LSO’s Annual Celebration of Success provides an unsurpassed opportunity for networking within our sector, with approximately 500 industry influencers in attendance from the private sector, government, and academia. This legacy event has formed a reputation as an important platform to recognize the individuals and companies driving the success of Ontario life sciences.

This LSO Awards are also our largest single fundraising vehicle—supporting our advocacy, educational, and networking events. The event also serves an important charitable function: proceeds from the event’s silent auction support the Partners In Research charity, with proceeds going directly to the Sanofi Biogenius Challenge.

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05/03/2019 Toronto How Innovative Entrants are Changing the Way We Think About Delivering Healthcare

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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

A panel of experts will engage the audience in a discussion on “How Ontario`s Digital Entrepreneurs Are Creatively Destroying and Modernizing Healthcare.”

Dianne Carmichael, President Payor and Care Markets, Head of Corporate Strategy & Business Development (M&A), McKesson Canada
Dr. Michael Guerriere, Chief Medical Officer, TELUS
Rachel Huckle, Senior Vice President, Health and Wellness, Shoppers Drug Mart
Erik Sande, President, Medavie Health Services

HOST: Will Falk, Executive in Residence, ThinkResearch

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05/03/2019 Toronto Round Table Luncheon with Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister, Health Canada

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Toronto ON, C.D. Howe Institute, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300

Simon Kennedy was named Deputy Minister of Health effective January 21, 2015. Since he joined the department, Health Canada has taken on a national leadership role in responding to the opioids crisis; negotiated agreements with the provinces and territories to allocate $11 billion in new funding to home care and mental health services; and launched important reforms to pharmaceutical pricing, nutrition labelling, vaping, and tobacco product packaging. Mr. Kennedy has also overseen Health Canada’s leadership of the government’s initiative to legalize and regulate cannabis, including passage of the Cannabis Act.

Previously, Mr. Kennedy served as Deputy Minister of International Trade and Canada’s G-20 Sherpa. He oversaw the Trade Portfolio through one of the most productive periods in the history of Canadian trade negotiations. During his tenure, negotiations were successfully concluded on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. Negotiations were also concluded on the Canada-South Korea Free Trade Agreement, Canada’s first free trade agreement in Asia, and the treaty brought into force.

Prior to his assignment at International Trade, Mr. Kennedy served as the Senior Associate Deputy Minister at Industry Canada from September 2010 to November 2012. One of his key responsibilities was to administer Canada’s foreign investment review regime. For almost a year during this period, Mr. Kennedy was also the Prime Minister’s representative on the Canada-U.S. Beyond the Border Working Group. In this role, he led the negotiation with the White House of the Canada-U.S. Action Plan for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness, announced by the Prime Minister and President Obama in December 2011.

Mr. Kennedy began his career with the public service in 1990 and has served in a variety of progressively senior roles in seven different organizations, including in five deputy minister-level appointments. He holds a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Master of Science in Communications Management from Syracuse University. He is a graduate of INSEAD’s Advanced Management Programme. Mr. Kennedy also holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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28/03/2019 Toronto Clinical Trials Conference 2019

March 27 - 28, 2019

Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
525 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2L2

Hear from leaders in the clinical trials community.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Frances Shepherd – Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU), Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Ritesh Patel – Chief Digital Officer – Health & Wellness, Ogilvy Consulting
  • Wout Brusselaers – CEO and Founder of Deep 6 AI
  • Drew Memmott – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • John-Peter Bradford – CEO, Life-Saving Therapies Network

See more speakers listed on the conference website, and stay tuned for more speaker announcements.

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02/04/2019 Toronto 2019 Canada Gairdner Awards Announcement

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St, Toronto ON

Celebrate and honor the ground-breaking work of new Gairdner laureates! On the 60th Anniversary of the Canada Gairdner Awards, enjoy an exciting morning of breakfast, networking and exceptional science as the winners of the 2019 Canada Gairdner Awards are announced.

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03/04/2019 Toronto Together We Care Conference

Monday, April 1 to Wednesday April 3, 2019

Toronto Congress Centre
650 Dixon Rd,
Toronto, ON M9W 1J1

Together We Care 2019 is Canada’s largest gathering of long-term care and retirement home professionals. This year’s event promises to be better than ever with exceptional keynote speakers and a broad range of education sessions designed to both challenge and inform delegates.

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04/04/2019 Mississauga Canada’s MedTech Conference 2019

Wednesday, April 3 to Thursday, April 4, 2019

The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E8

The Canadian healthcare system faces growing challenges to provide better results for patients, while simultaneously reducing the cost of providing that new level of care. Healthcare system stakeholders, including industry partners, are working to find new ways to deliver value-based solutions that follow the patient pathway and improve the patient experience throughout their journey to better health.

In this emerging value-based environment, choices on adoption of medical technologies and new processes are under increasing scrutiny from a wide range of stakeholders beyond the traditional patient-MD relationship. These stakeholders are tasked to quantify the importance and value delivered from medical technologies in improving patients’ lives and the healthcare system costs.

Canada’s MedTech Conference 2019 has been designed to create a better understanding of the various value initiatives in healthcare, how medical technology can contribute to these initiatives and will involve various healthcare delivery leaders in the sessions to provide a variety of insights on how we can advance patient care and contribute to health system sustainability.

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17/04/2019 Washington World Vaccine Congress Washington

Sunday, April 13 to Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th St NW
Washington DC

For the past 18 years, the World Vaccine Congress Washington congress has evolved and grown into the leading vaccines congress globally, with: 300 speakers, 1500 attendees and hundreds of networking opportunities.

Back in 2015, we introduced a successful new format which allowed for whole-sector topics, giving an opportunity for people to find out more about their specific area of research and their job-function. By running parallel niche conferences over the 3 days, it increased the relevance of the whole event for everyone who attended.

Speakers will discuss all the latest developments and challenges in areas such as:

Cancer Immunotherapy
Immune Profiling
Respiratory Vaccines
Emerging & Re-emerging Diseases
Clinical Trials
Vaccine Partnerships
Bioprocess & Manufacture
Vaccines Safety
Logistics and Veterinary Vaccines.
Big Data

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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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