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

21/10/2018 Victoria CAPA 2018 Conference

October 18 - 21, 2018

Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

The CAPA Annual Conference welcomes physician assistants and allied health care professionals across Canada and the US.  The four-day conference is open to all health care professionals, attracts more than 200 physician assistants and provides engaging sessions, speakers and exhibitors.

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22/10/2018 Vancouver, BC The Vancouver 2018 Home Care Summit

October 22-23, 2018

The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2K6

The Vancouver 2018 Home Care Summit will explore how to achieve meaningful health outcomes and quality home-based services for adults with complex conditions and / or frailty.

Join your colleagues at this once in a lifetime event.

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22/10/2018 Toronto Driving the Future of Digital Health

Monday, October 22, 2018

Beanfield Centre
105 Princes’ Blvd
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 3C3


The 2nd annual Driving the Future of Digital Health conference will inspire, connect, and educate professionals and organizations from across stakeholder segments. Attendees access opportunities to connect with existing communities and initiate new relationships within both traditional and emerging segments of health and healthcare in Canada. Join us for this future-focused event on October 22, 2018, presented by Digital Health Canada. By featuring panelists rather than speakers, the conference has an interactive vibe, one that allows for participation, questions, and dialogue. The conference attracts attendees from consumer digital health, retail health, health technology, government, insurance, and traditional healthcare delivery.

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24/10/2018 Toronto AFHTO 2018 Conference

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 to Thursday, October 25, 2018

Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A6

Relationship Design with Starfield in Mind

Dr. Barbara Starfield was a pioneer in identifying why primary care was so foundational to the health system – we know this as the 4Cs of primary care:

  • CONTINUITY through better relationships,
  • COORDINATION of better transitions,
    first point of CONTACT into the health care system, and
  • COMPREHENSIVENESS by providing a wide range of services that deal with a broad range of patient problems and needs (‘womb to tomb’ care of the WHOLE person).
  • Clinical innovations, the latest medical advances… these won’t make a lasting difference unless we foster, maintain and deepen relationships at all levels.

This year’s AFHTO conference refocuses on the importance in investing in robust primary health care if we truly want to see a high performing health system – and that is investing in interprofessional team-based care for #EveryCommunityEveryPatient in Ontario.

The AFHTO 2018 Conference program will be built around 6 core themes:

  • Mental health and addictions
  • Healthy relationships, healthy teams
  • Expanding your reach
  • The “How to” stream
  • Why hasn’t this expanded: scalable pilot programs
  • The future of the regional approach to healthcare

    Accreditation will be sought for this program. Further details will be announced closer to the conference.

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25/10/2018 Toronto Candace Chartier, CEO of OLTCA to address the Economic Club of Canada

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Toronto, ON
Location TBC

A plan for long-term care, for seniors and for Ontario.

Long-term care in Ontario remains caught between the system we have and the system we could have. Over the past decade our province’s seniors have become more clinically complex with the incidence of cognitive impairment and dementias more prevalent than ever before. However, our long-term care homes have found that they are ill-equipped to meet today’s demands as a result of outdated homes, over-regulation and funding that hasn’t kept pace with the care needs of our aging population.

On October 25, 2018, Candace Chartier, CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association, will speak to the mounting pressure long-term care has faced over the last 10 years and put forward responsible solutions to help address the challenges facing our seniors and the health system. By implementing these recommendations, seniors in Ontario will receive the care they deserve and the health system will benefit from the savings generated when we’re caring for seniors and for Ontario in the most appropriate setting.

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30/10/2018 Ottawa iPolitics Live Event: Get Eye Wise.

Tuesday, October 30 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

17 York Street
Suite 201
Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7

Join the Canadian Association of Optometrists  on Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at iPolitics for a panel discussion on the impact of undiagnosed vision problems on learning and development.

Our panelists will share data, research and personal anecdotes along with strategies for improving outcomes.

Panel followed by an audience Q & A. Join the discussion.

iPolitics would be delighted to have you as our guest at 17 York St.

All guests are eligible for a door prize and can receive a state of the art retinal scan.

Refreshments and food will be served. Live music will be performed by Lucas Haneman.

This is a FREE event open to all. Please register as space is limited.

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07/11/2018 Toronto Kevin Smith, President & CEO, University Health Network to address the Economic Club of Canada

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Eaton Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard Street West
Toronto, Ontario

The Economics of Science & Medicine

Canada is home to numerous world firsts in research including the first clinical use of insulin for diabetes, the identification of blood forming stem cells, the first successful lung transplant and more. In addition to the benefits to our health, well-being and quality of life, innovations realized through research results in productivity growth and profound economic benefit. Join the Economic Club of Canada for a special keynote address by Dr. Kevin Smith, President & CEO of University Health Network – Canada’s largest research hospital. Dr. Smith will explore the economic benefits of investment in research and innovation as a key driver of the new economy.

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14/11/2018 Montreal 2018 Infoway Partnership Conference: Driving Access to Care

Tuesday, November 13 to Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Westin Montreal
270 Saint-Antoine St W
Montreal, QC
H2Y 0A3

The 2018 Infoway Partnership Conference: Driving Access to Care will highlight safer medication practices, empowering Canadians with access to their health information and digital health services, and sharing and exchanging knowledge about clinical interoperability, privacy, change management and more. You do not want to miss the opportunity to share successes and lessons learned, and to connect with Canada’s digital health leaders and international experts.

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16/11/2018 Toronto Ontario Long Term Care Association: This is Long Term Care Conference

Wednesday, November 14 to Friday, November 16, 2018

Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON
M5J 1A6

The Ontario Long Term Care Association’s annual This is Long Term Care conference profiles new and emerging research, innovation and quality initiatives in a unique forum designed for learning, networking and information sharing. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for our members to hear about existing best practice programs that have tools, resources, policies and procedures which can be implemented across the sector. Participants who attend will learn how a variety of innovative programs, that are already in use across Ontario, align with the current health care landscape, and the benefits that result.

Registration opens August 27, 2018

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18/11/2018 Digital Health Week

Monday, November 12 to Sunday, November 18, 2018


Digital Health Week (November 12-18, 2018) is an annual celebration and recognition of how digital health is transforming the delivery of care across the country as more and more of our health care system becomes digital.Digital Health Week is proud to be working with a number of participating organizations to increase awareness of digital health.

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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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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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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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