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

14/06/2021 Virtual Event BIO Digital 2021

Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17, 2021

This is an online event

BIO Digital 2021 will spotlight biotech’s transformative role and impact on today’s four key challenges – COVID, social justice, the economy and climate change.

Topics include:

  • Breaking barriers in vaccine development: A conversation with Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer
  • Diagnosing the future: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on diagnostics
  • Machine learning: Transforming drug discovery and development
  • Personalized healthcare and your data: A new era in medicine
  • Prioritizing health equity in clinical development

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15/06/2021 Virtual Event Webinar: Surgical Backlogs in Canada Due to COVID-19: The Crisis Behind the Crisis?

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

This is an online event

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented backlog of surgical cases across Canada. During the first wave, surgical departments were directed to cancel thousands of scheduled surgeries and procedures to preserve bed capacity for patients with COVID-19. The second and third waves have exacerbated this situation, and in some provinces, gains made between wave one and two were eliminated. The consequences of delaying medically necessary services has proven significant for patients, with many experiencing the worsening of their conditions. This directly impacts a patient’s quality of life and mortality, especially those with chronic conditions and later-stage cancers.

Expert panelists from Western Canada  and industry will come together to explore and discuss regional variations in managing surgical backlogs, the successes and failures, and how together we can take those lessons learned to tackle the challenge going forward.

Specifically, panelists will explore:

  • How different regions, systems, structure and processes (before and during the pandemic), managed surgical backlogs;
  • Lessons learned that can inform new ways to address access to delayed procedures;
  • Ideas and insights on the role innovation and technology can play; and
  • What opportunities exist to leverage partnerships locally, nationally and across providers and industry.


  • Moderator:Terri Lohnes, Senior Vice-President, Optimus SBR
  • Dr. Sam Bugis, General Surgeon and Vice President, Physician Affairs & Specialist Practice, Doctors of B.C.
  • Stacey Litvinchuk, Senior Provincial Director for Provincial Surgery Utilization, Albert Health Services
  • Dave O’Neil, General Manager, Smith & Nephew and Medtech Canada Board Chair
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16/06/2021 Virtual Event Power in Community Virtual Conference

Wednesday, June 16 - Thursday, June 17, 2021

This is an online event.

For the first time ever, the Alliance for Healthier Communities will host our comprehensive primary health care conference online. Join us on June 16-17, 2021, for Power in Community.

COVID-19 has amplified and exacerbated existing health inequities. We know that bouncing back to the old “normal” is not an option for Indigenous people, Black and racialized populations, people living on low incomes, isolated seniors in rural areas and other marginalized communities. We need systemic solutions to help us move forward to a healthier, more equitable and more sustainable future.

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16/06/2021 Virtual Event Planning Sustainable Health Promotion Programs

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

This is an online event

Health promotion programs can play an important role in curbing health care costs by reducing preventable disease, injury or death, and taking action on health inequities. However, not all health promotion programs are sustained beyond their initial funding period. This means that valuable resources, relationships and the health impacts the program was designed to make can be lost when programs end. How can we ensure that our programs and their impacts continue?

To answer this question, Public Health Ontario conducted a systematic review to identify the barriers and facilitators that influence the sustainability of health promotion programs. We focused on factors that can be considered during the program planning processes. This webinar session is designed to share the results of our research, as well as to provide a forum for participants to reflect and plan how to use the results in their practice.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the factors that influence the sustainability of health promotion programs.
  • Identify the factors already found in the planning models they regularly use.
  • Apply the factors that could be incorporated into their preferred planning model.
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17/06/2021 Virtual Event Canadian Medical Association Health Summit Series

Thursday June 17, 2021

This is an online event

Lessons learned from COVID-19: How do we close Canada’s health gap?

In this virtual session, keynote speaker Dr. Jane Philpott will discuss the extent to which COVID-19 has magnified health inequities for many people living in Canada and exacerbated challenges that existed before the pandemic.

She will be joined by Dr. Naheed Dosani and patient advocate Nicole Nickerson for a panel discussion on how to learn from pandemic experiences and effectively recover with a commitment to health equity.

The panel will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session, moderated by journalist Althia Raj, and a series of small, 40-minute breakout sessions where participants will brainstorm on actions.

These ideas and insights will help inform the CMA’s future work.

Registration opens May 20.

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21/06/2021 Virtual Event How a Robust Canadian Life Sciences Strategy Will Drive Health and Wealth

Monday, June 21, 2021

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Hosted by the Resilient Healthcare Coalition (RHC), this virtual event will spotlight the life science scan campaign ( and its recent call for a National Life Sciences Strategy for Canada.

It will highlight some of the specific steps Canadian policymakers and their sector partners should immediately take to demonstrate collaborative leadership. It will also emphasize the importance of improving patient outcomes by accelerating and expanding access to health technologies, and by optimizing the collection, integration and analysis of health care data.

Opening remarks will be given by The Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, President and Chief Executive Officer of the 200,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

This event features a panelist roundtable. RHC Co-Chair Dr. Jason Field will be joined by signatories of the open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – Nicole DeKort (Medtech Canada), Wendy Hurlburt (Life Sciences BC) and Anie Perrault (BioQuebec) – who will unpack “Why a NATIONAL strategy, and why NOW?”.

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22/06/2021 Virtual Event Menopause Mythbusters: Reclaiming Women’s Health with Hard Facts, Real Science and Feminism

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Dr. Jen Gunter, Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB/GYN), returns to discuss her latest book The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism (Random House Canada, May 25, 2021) with Rotman Prof. Dr. Sarah Kaplan.

Together, Dr. Gunter and Dr. Kaplan will explore and debunk many of the myths and misogynist attitudes surrounding menopause, examine the impact that misinformation and a lack of reliable research has on women’s health, and empower viewers through knowledge by sharing facts, science, and information about menopause.

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25/06/2021 Virtual Event The State of Health and Healthcare Data: Where We’re at and Where We Need to go

Friday, June 25, 2021

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Canadian agencies have been collecting health and healthcare data for decades but there are still opportunities to improve data collection, analysis and distribution. Better data will inform better decision-making and lead to improved health outcomes for Canadians. Join the C.D. Howe Institute on Friday, June 25 to hear an expert panel discuss the state of healthcare data in Canada and recommendations to improve collection and standardization.


Lynn Barr-Telford, Assistant Chief Statistician of Social, Health and Labour Statistics, Statistics Canada

Don Drummond, Stauffer-Dunning Fellow and Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University

Kathleen Morris, Vice President of Research and Analysis, Canadian Institute of Health Information

C.D. Howe Institute events and webinars are open to members and their guests.

Please contact Tammy Trepanier, Senior Event Planner, to register:

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08/07/2021 Virtual Event Introduction to the Regulatory & Innovation Landscape in Canada Webinar

Thursday, July 8, 2021

This is a virtual event

Join Medtech Canada, the national association representing Canada’s innovative medical technology industry, as we review the regulatory landscape in Canada and provide critical details companies need to understand to ensure compliance. An overview of key innovation support initiatives will be provided for UK innovators to take advantage of when looking to enter and upscale in Canada.

This event is free to attend and is aimed at UK medtech companies and regulators. It is part of the ongoing bilateral partnership work between ABHI and Medtech Canada.

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12/07/2021 Virtual Event What has COVID-19 Taught us About Improvement?

Monday, July 12, 2021

This is an online event.

The pandemic has provided a critical test of improvement’s role in supporting positive change in health and care. As improvers take the opportunity to reflect on the last 12 months, we’re sharing lessons and insights from thousands of people working to improve healthcare in the UK during this period of change. This webinar will draw on the on recently published report – The role of improvement during the response to COVID-19.

Speaker: Matthew Hill, Insights and Evaluation Research Manager, The Health Foundation, United Kingdom

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19/08/2021 Virtual Event Ontario Life Sciences Export Business Mission to Medical Fair India 2021

Thursday, August 19 to Saturday, August 21, 2021

This is an online event

Medical Fair India is a platform for industry, regulators and policy makers to discuss the latest digital technologies and new approaches shaping health care in India.

The mission will offer delegates:

  • Targeted B2B meetings with potential Indian buyers in New Delhi and Mumbai
  • Site visits to Indian hospitals
  • Sessions to deliver technical pitches to Indian companies and organizations
  • Networking opportunities for Ontario companies to meet Indian stakeholders
  • Dedicated exhibiting space for companies within the Ontario/Canada booth at the trade show

Medical Fair India, which is organized by Messe-Düsseldorf, focuses on medical products and medical technology, laboratory technology and diagnostics, equipment and furniture for clinics and health centres, and products for physiotherapy and rehabilitation. The 2020 trade show saw 279 exhibitors, including 47 from overseas, in addition to 8,700 visitors and 300 delegates. India’s healthcare market will reach C$483 billion by 2022, with government plans to increase public healthcare spending to 2.5 percent of the GDP.


Fanny Mendez, Export Consultant

Mobile: 289-404-7390

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22/08/2021 Virtual Event Thriving in a reimagined culture of medicine: What does it mean to be “healthy”?

Saturday August 22, 2021

This is an online event

In this virtual session, keynote speaker Dr. Kwame McKenzie will share his insights on the causes of physician burnout and suggest ways to create a new medical culture that prioritizes physical and mental well-being and embraces equity and diversity.

He will be joined by occupational medicine expert Dr. Aditi Amin and patient advocate Michelle Hamilton-Page for a panel discussion on how to redesign health care environments so all physicians can truly thrive in training and practice.

The panel will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session, moderated by journalist Althia Raj, and a series of small, 40-minute breakout sessions where participants will brainstorm on actions.

These ideas and insights will help inform the CMA’s future work.

Registration opens June 17.

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05/10/2021 Virtual Event Canada’s Medtech Conference 2021

Tuesday, October 5 and Wednesday, October 6, 2021

This is an online conference

The annual signature conference of Medtech Canada and the Canadian medtech industry will take place virtually October 5 and 6, 2021.

Canada’s Medtech Conference, presented by Medtech Canada, is the pre-eminent information exchange and educational forum focused on medical technology, innovation adoption and opportunities to foster transformation within the healthcare system.

Attendees will hear from and engage with high-profile health system leaders and network with colleagues. Previous year’s conference have hosted dignitaries such as Ministers of Health, Hospital CEOS and other influential thought leaders.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and will enhance your visibility with the medical technology industry while highlighting your commitment to health care in Canada.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Debbie Gates, or call 416.641.2747

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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

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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14/10/2021 Virtual Event Life Sciences Ontario Annual 18th Awards Presentation

Thursday, October 14, 2021

This is an online event

Now entering its 18th year, LSO’s Annual Celebration of Success has formed a reputation as an important platform to recognize the individuals and companies driving the success of Ontario life sciences. This year the event will be held virtually. The 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  Sanofi Biogenius Challenge.

The 2021 awardees:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Julius
  • Community Service Award: Eugenia Duodu Addy
  • Volunteer Award: Anne Woods
  • Life Science Company of the Year: VIVE Crop Protection Inc.
  • LSO Leadership Award: John Kelly
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27/10/2021 Virtual Event Bio Patient & Health Advocacy Digital Summit

Wednesday, October 27 to Thursday, October 28, 2021

This is an online event

The BIO Patient and Health Advocacy Summit brings together patient advocacy organizations, academia, regulators, biotechnology industry, and other stakeholders for two days of robust programming to discuss timely policy issues and share best practices. The Summit also provides invaluable networking opportunities to advance partnership among stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem. The Summit convenes more than 320 attendees from over 200 organizations.

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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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