Events

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

30/09/2020 Virtual Event Supporting the uptake of digital mental health interventions during a pandemic

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

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30/09/2020 Virtual Event Change Accelerator: A Post-COVID Healthcare Reform Agenda

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

COVID-19 highlighted pre-existing problems in the fundamental policies and structure of the healthcare system and is currently accelerating much-needed change. Join the C.D. Howe Institute on September 30th to hear our expert panel address the consequences of the pandemic on health and healthcare and how approaches in the provinces and territories of Canada must be revolutionized.

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01/10/2020 Virtual Event Digital Health and Virtual Care Day

Thursday, October 1, 2020

This is an online event.

Recent events have shown that digital health and virtual care tools can quickly become indispensable practice tools to manage patient information and provide care when in-person visits aren’t possible. Register (for free) today for the OntarioMD Digital Health and Virtual Care Day to learn how you can take advantage of these innovative technologies to realize more of their benefits and integrate them with your EMR workflows as much as possible!

Using new digital and virtual tools involves the whole practice. This virtual conference is ideal for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals and administrative staff. OntarioMD Peer Leaders and other clinicians who are expert users will show you and your staff how to get more clinical value for your practice and your patients from digital and virtual care tools. You will not want to miss the tips and practical advice you can start using right away!

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07/10/2020 Virtual Event Just How Smart Are Smart Pumps?

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is in the process of rolling out smart infusion pumps across the province. We’ll discuss basic concepts such as what a smart pump is, advantages of smart pumps, and quality improvement data that can be collected from the pumps (including some real life examples). We’ll also speak to our experience implementing and some lessons learned throughout the process.

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07/10/2020 Virtual Event Critical Care Canada Forum

Sunday, October 4 to Wednesday, October 7, 2020

This is an online event.

Our regular lives have been interrupted. Priorities have shifted the way we work and the world in which we work is changing rapidly. All of this is unprecedented in our lifetime. CCCF’s annual Conference is changing this year to meet this new reality.

Join your national and international colleagues for a virtual learning experience, presenting the most cutting-edge scientific data, with the world’s leading experts. As we meet unpredictability head on, we will lean on each other to adapt in the face of extraordinary challenges.

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09/10/2020 Virtual Event AFHTO 2020 Conference

Wednesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 9, 2020

This is an online event.

Before 2020, anyone with experience in Ontario’s healthcare system thought they knew what change meant. Whole system transformations with their related policy, system and practice implications were a matter of course, including the (still) recent introduction of Ontario Health Teams.

Now such changes seem almost a lifetime ago. COVID-19 has shifted our priorities with a focus on how to support our patients and our teams in new ways of delivering care.

Primary care has risen to the challenge, but the ground is still shifting, and the future is uncertain. Interprofessional teams need to cross newly opened chasms to ensure they continue to provide patients and communities the care they require, all while they renew team dynamics to strengthen the foundation on which patient care rests. In short, we need to rebuild primary care for this new world.

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13/10/2020 Virtual Event Infoway Partnership: Fall Series

Tuesday, October 13, 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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14/10/2020 Virtual Event A Doorway to a Connected Provincial Health System

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

A first in the province, The Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) looks to Niagara Health System, Southlake, and its partners to provide a convenient and secure way for citizens to access and control digital health services in the province. Join this presentation to learn how the IAA service promises to be a doorway to a provincial health system.

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14/10/2020 Virtual Event RTI during a pandemic: protecting your most vulnerable patients

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

Influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia are leading causes of hospitalization. As we enter our first full influenza season during the COVID-19 pandemic, the prevention of respiratory tract infections (RTI) in older adults and other high-risk patients is of paramount importance. During this live, interactive webinar with Dr. Wayne Ghesquiere, infectious diseases specialist, learn more about:

Breaking down persistent or lingering barriers due to vaccine hesitancy, given the new reality of COVID-19
Recommended influenza and pneumococcal vaccines for older adults and other high-risk patients
The risk of co-circulation and co-infection, based on a review of the most current data
You will be able to submit questions during this live, online session.

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14/10/2020 Virtual Event Sustaining the Gain: Driving the Case for Virtual Care in Ontario

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. EST

This is an online event.

In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 changed the way we deliver healthcare and virtual care played in integral role in that shift.  As we think about the future of our health care system and navigate our way through this pandemic, we are faced with a new reason to think about the way we design and deliver care: the cost of physical contact.

For hospital staff and patients, the risk of acquiring COVID-19 from any physical interaction with the healthcare system now constitutes a palpable cost of contact. As health care leaders, how can we better leverage virtual care and sustain the gains we have made during this time? How can we seize this opportunity to rethink the design and delivery of health care? What is required to set and achieve virtual care goals? Join a conversation with fellow hospital and clinical leaders to discuss, dialogue and debate the path forward for 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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15/10/2020 Virtual Event FHIR Without Borders: Accelerating Change During a Global Pandemic

Wednesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 15, 2020 |

This is an online event.

FHIR North is more than just a developer’s conference: our sessions can help build understanding and knowledge for anyone in your organization that wants to understand how this standard can improve patient care and the clinical experience.

Established in 2014 by Mohawk MEDIC, Gevity, Smile CDR and Canada Health Infoway, FHIR North is the only Canadian conference focused on building awareness, knowledge and experience around HL7® FHIR healthcare interoperability standards in Canada.

FHIR North is more than just a developer’s conference: our sessions can help build understanding and knowledge for anyone in your organization that wants to understand how this standard can improve patient care and the clinical experience.

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20/10/2020 Virtual Event CMHA National Conference 2020

Monday, October 20, 2020

This is an online event.

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health For All (MH4A) Conference will take place virtually on October 20, 2020. The pandemic has changed the way we lead our lives, including how we gather. This year, the 5th annual MH4A Conference will be held LIVE on an online, customized platform. Have access to the experience anywhere you are, LIVE on the day, and on demand for a full year after. Plus, enjoy networking features like you’ve never seen before.

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20/10/2020 Virtual Event Driving the Future of Digital Health

Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

The fourth annual Driving the Future of Digital Health conference will take place online on Monday, October 19, 2020 and Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 from 1PM to 4PM ET each day. Join us to connect with existing communities and initiate new relationships within both traditional and emerging segments of health and healthcare in Canada. This popular conference attracts attendees from consumer digital health, retail health, health technology, government, insurance, and traditional healthcare delivery.

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20/10/2020 Virtual Event Framing the cost of chronic health conditions in the workplace

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

Health Solutions by Shoppers, in partnership with The Conference Board of Canada, have developed a free on-line tool for framing the cost of common chronic conditions in the workplace. Dr. Bill Howatt, co-creator for this calculator, will instruct how HR, benefits, and wellness leaders can use this tool to frame a conversation around the cost of doing nothing about chronic disease conditions in the workplace.

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21/10/2020 Virtual Event Digital Health Enablers in Long Term Care during COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

Baycrest uses enhanced digital tools to enable the provision of care to our residents.  When we talk about care, we talk about the holistic approach to care from telemedicine  to social engagement to family e-visits. This webinar will cover governance and decision making, the development and implementation of digital tools that enable remote connections between the clinical team, physicians, residents and families. We will discuss the what, the why and for whom using the lens of people, process and technology.

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22/10/2020 Virtual Event Canadian Conference on Global Health

Monday, October 19 to Thursday, October 22, 2020

This is an online event.

The Canadian Conference for Global Health warmly welcomes researchers, policy makers, practitioners, students and stakeholders from all sectors for meaningful, evidence-based, and informed knowledge exchange to move forward collectively.

For at least the near term, COVID-19 will continue to be a worldwide health priority exacerbating the disease burden for populations already affected by health inequities and environmental challenges.  While the conference will focus on environmental and health promotion issues in a global health context, we will make use of the event to exchange ideas being raised in pandemic planning contexts that could accelerate progress towards environmental, health and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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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

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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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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

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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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