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

20/11/2018 Toronto Joseph Wong on “The Political Economy of Universal Health Care: Reaching the Hard to Reach”

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Classroom 1065 (Ground Floor, South Building)
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street

About the session: The global Sustainable Development Goals require us to make sure “no one is left behind.” That means reaching the hardest to reach. We know how to deliver health to the so-called lowest hanging fruit, but what about the highest hanging fruit – the poorest of the poor, those who lack ID, the marginalized, the invisible? In this talk, Professor Wong will discuss the challenges of delivering health to the hard to reach, the innovations to reach, and the political and economic obstacles in our way.

About the Speaker: Professor Joseph Wong was appointed Associate Vice-President and Vice-Provost, International Student Experience on January 1, 2017. Professor Wong is currently the Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs, a Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and held the Canada Research Chair in Health, Democracy, and Development for two full terms, 2006 to 2016. He was the Director of the Asian Institute at the Munk School from 2005 to 2014.

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22/11/2018 Ottawa The Hon. Bill Morneau, Canada’s Minister of Finance to address the Economic Club

Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.


On November 22nd, just one day after the release of the Fall Economic Statement, Minister Morneau will discuss the details, highlighting its benefits for Canadians, for the business community, and for the economy. He will talk about the work the government has done to strengthen and grow the middle class, and the next steps government is taking to strengthen investor confidence and build a more competitive Canada.

Join the Economic Club of Canada for this special engagement in Ottawa.

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22/11/2018 Toronto Inspections and Compliance: A Health Canada Perspective

Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Westin Toronto Airport, Plaza Room
950 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON M9W 5N4

Canadian drug trials are regulated by Health Canada under the Food and Drugs Act and Part C, Division 5 of the Food and Drug Regulations: “Drugs for Clinical Trials Involving Human Subjects”. These laws not only allow Health Canada to regulate the sale and importation of drugs used in our clinical trials, but also to enforce solid GCP adherence. To support this framework, Health Canada established the Clinical Trial Compliance (CTC) Program in 2002 to verify excellent clinical trial conduct throughout Canada by means of rigorous site inspections. The main goal of these inspections is to not only protect the rights, safety, and well-being of Canadian subjects, but also to verify the integrity of data collected in accordance with GCP principles. Given the ever-changing landscape we face in today’s world of drug development, Health Canada has embraced adaptation in 2016 by reviewing its CTC Program for expanded scope of the inspection program. Widened coverage of study phases and stakeholder responsibilities (Sponsors, CROs, bioequivalence, etc.) is at hand.

23/11/2018 Toronto The Honourable Bill Morneau at the Canadian Club of Toronto

Friday, November 23, 2018 | 7:15 a.m. - 9 a.m.

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West, Toronto

On November 23, Minister Morneau will discuss the details of the November 21 Fall Economic Statement, highlighting its benefits for Canadians, for the business community, and for the economy. He will talk about the work the government has done to strengthen and grow the middle class, and the next steps government is taking to strengthen investor confidence and build a more competitive Canada.

*Minister Morneau’s remarks will be followed by a moderated Q&A.

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24/11/2018 Toronto MedX Toronto 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

University of Toronto – St. George Campus
27 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H7

MedX Conferences are designed to be the ultimate medical preparatory experience. This conference features keynotes, workshops, group sessions, panelists and booths centered around a common theme: crafting excellent medical school applications and presenting yourself as an outstanding candidate.

This year’s conference theme is “The Technological Revolution in Medicine” featuring workshops led by medical residents, doctors and prep companies. This year, we are introducing two personalized streams as per your requests. Register for the ‘Introductory’ stream and receive a comprehensive overview on the medical application process and advice on writing the MCAT exam. If you’ve already submitted your medical school application, register for the ‘Advanced’ stream and receive advice on how to best strengthen your application for future cycles and ace medical school interviews.

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27/11/2018 Toronto Life Sciences Ontario’s Annual Policy Forum

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
East Tower, Bay Adelaide Centre
22 Adelaide St W #3400
Toronto, ON M5H 4E3

LSO’s Annual Policy Forum, now entering its 9th year, brings together key stakeholders to strategize how we can accelerate our life sciences sector. The 2018 Policy Forum, “Achieving Policy Impact in a Transformed Political Landscape,” features speakers from a broad spectrum of industry and government as well as robust opportunities for audience engagement.

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28/11/2018 Toronto Emergency Department Administration Conference (EDAC) 2018

Tuesday, November 27 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ontario Hospital Association Education Centre
200 Front Street West
27th Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 3L1

Join the Ontario Hospital Association for Canada’s leading Emergency Department (ED) Administration Conference, presented by the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Institute (SREMI).

This two-day conference, co-chaired by Dr. David Dushenski and Dr. Howard Ovens, Sinai Health System; and Dr. Kuldeep Sidhu, North York General, will focus on current issues, trends and policy affecting ED Administration.

This year’s theme is Leading and Learning – an important topic aimed at showing how merging education and leadership can help you more effectively influence change.

Experts will guide participants in an exploration of how organizational learning and culture can influence institutional change and continuous improvement. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, participants will learn how to engage care teams in design thinking intended to improve hospital services and patient care.

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. Michael Schull, CEO and Senior Core Scientist, ICES
  • Dr. Chris Carpenter, Director, Evidence-Based Medicine, Washington University
  • Prof. Matthew Cooke, Regional Clinical Lead (London and South), Emergency Care Improvement Programme,
    NHS Improvement
  • Dr. John Sherbino, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences,
    McMaster University
  • Dr. Brian Hodges, Executive Vice President, University Health Network
  • Dr. Rick Penciner, Emergency Physician and Director of Medical Education,
    North York General Hospital
  • Dr. Teresa Chan, Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, McMaster University
  • Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak, Emergency Physician and Trauma Team Leader,
    St. Michael’s Hospital
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28/11/2018 Toronto Federal changes in the pharmaceutical landscape: How a national pharmacare plan & regulatory reforms impact Ontario

Wednesday, November 28 | 12 p.m.

One King West
1 King St. West, Toronto

Federal changes in the pharmaceutical landscape:  How a national pharmacare plan and regulatory reforms impact Ontario’s patients, the life sciences industry and health system.

Topic Description:
The federal government is considering a national pharmacare plan and fundamental changes to how the prices of innovative medicines are regulated in Canada. How will these reforms affect Ontario’s patients and the province’s vibrant and growing life sciences sector?  This Empire Club of Canada Luncheon Panel moderated by Ms. Jane Taber will feature a dynamic discussion with Canadian pollster Mr. Nik Nanos and leaders from Canadian public policy, patient advocacy and health system.

Polling Presentation:
Nik Nanos,
 Chairman, Nanos Research Group of Companies

Jane Taber
, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, NATIONAL Public Relations; Former Political Correspondent


  • Michael Decter, President & CEO, LDIC Inc.; Former Deputy Minister of Health in Ontario
  • Sean Speer, Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and Senior Fellow for fiscal policy at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute
  • Durhane Wong-Rieger, President & CEO, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders

Closing Remarks:
Jason Field
, President and CEO, Life Sciences Ontario

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28/11/2018 Toronto Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization: Annual General Meeting with Keynote Speaker Nik Nanos

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Norton Rose Fulbright
Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower
200 Bay Street
Suite 3800
Toronto, ON M5J 2Z4

OBIO is proud to announce that Nik Nanos will join us as the keynote speaker for our 2018 Annual General Meeting on November 28, 2018. This event is free for OBIO members, and costs $50 for non-members. If you are a non-member, once you have registered you will receive instructions for payment.

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29/11/2018 Toronto Longwoods: Home Care and the Future of Aging

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Globe and Mail Centre, Event Hall, 17th Floor
351 King Street East
Toronto, ON

Join Longwoods and Shirlee Sharkey, President and CEO, SE Health as we explore the relationship between Home Care and the Future of Aging in Ontario.

Together Longwoods and SE Health have organized this informative and inspiring program that brings together thoughtful disruptors, innovators, experts and senior leaders from across the Ontario healthcare system.


Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario

Shirlee Sharkey, President and CEO, SE Health


Bringing Home Care and Healthcare closer together

Moderator: Jaime Watt, Executive Chairman, Navigator

Helen Angus, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario

Andrew Bond, Medical Director, Inner City Health Association

Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners

Nancy Lefebre, Chief Clinical Executive, SE Health


What the future holds

Moderator: Christine Zhu, Leader, Product Design and Development, SE Health

Patrick Glinske, Sr. Vice President – Health, Idea Couture

Zayna Khayat, Future Strategist, SE Health and SE Futures

Rosalie Wyonch, Policy Analyst, CD Howe Institute

Brad Wong, Global Citizen, Social Justice Advocate


John Stackhouse, Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO, RBC

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05/12/2018 Toronto Genomics at the Tipping Point – Partnering to Accelerate Uptake & Impact

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Nancy’s Auditorium, YWCA
87 Elm Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 0A8

Join Ontario Genomics on December 5, 2018 for this riveting symposium focused on closing the gap between genomics innovations and market impact. Explore the power of partnership between researchers and end-users to drive success in Ontario’s key sectors ̵ including Healthcare, Agriculture & Agri-Food, Bioprocessing, Mining and Natural Resources. Gain insights into effectively dealing with red tape, regulatory burdens and other hurdles.

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06/12/2018 Toronto 7th National Summit on Data Analytics for Healthcare

December 5-6, 2018

Old Mill Toronto
21 Old Mill Road
Toronto, Ontario
M8X 1G5


The volume, variety, and velocity of healthcare data are at an all-time high. Successfully unleashing the power of this information will enable you to revolutionize your services. Take away strategies to:

Be at the industry forefront with Canada’s leaders in healthcare analytics

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

Tuesday, February 26 - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Location TBD

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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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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12/06/2019 Toronto 5th Annual Pharma Symposium

Tuesday, June 11 - Wednesday, June 12, 2018

Location TBD

As PMPRB modernization and the shift towards affordability are finalized, manufacturers must be more agile than ever. The 5th Annual Pharma Symposium will provide a setting for strategic discussion among industry stakeholders about their expectations moving forward:

  • What will the impact of the PMPRB Guidelines Review?
  • How is the regulatory landscape shifting in pharma?
  • How can patient maintain access to the drugs they need?
  • What can Canada learn from international examples of access and reimbursement regimes?
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