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

04/08/2021 Virtual Event Preparing for a Snap Election: What Businesses and Organizations Need to Know About Canada’s Third-Party Election Rules

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

This is an online event

With a snap federal election possible at any time, it’s important for businesses and organizations to understand the third-party election rules set-out in the Canada Elections Act. These rules will be of particular interest to businesses and organizations that engage members of the public, via social media or conventional advertising, on politically charged issues.

The third-party rules, which were broadened in 2018, regulate “election advertising”, “election surveys” and “partisan activities”. These terms are all defined broadly. Sometimes day-to-day activities, such as posting on social media, can become regulated.

Businesses and organizations that plan to engage in regulated activities (or that want to avoid engaging in regulated activities) should develop and implement a compliance plan.

The Canada Elections Act does not provide businesses and organizations with a “grace period”. In the case of a snap election, the regulated period begins once an election is called. Given that a snap election cannot be predicted with certainty, businesses and organizations should prepare in advance.

Topics to be Covered

  • What exactly is a snap election? How could it be triggered?
  • What is meant by “partisan activities”, “election surveys” and “election advertising”?
  • How can I ensure social media posts do not inadvertently become regulated?
  • What do I do if I purchased issue-based advertising before an election is called—and it is scheduled to be transmitted after an election is called?
  • What am I required to do if my business or organization engages in regulated activities? What are the rules related to registering and reporting?

Who Should Attend

  • Lobbyists
  • In-House Counsel
  • Business Executives
  • Charity and Non-Profit Executives
  • Government Relations Consultants
  • Public Affairs Professionals

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST: Presentation
2:30 PM EST to 3:00 PM EST: Questions & Answers

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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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23/08/2021 Virtual Event Atlantic Policy Forum on Mental Health Promotion

Monday, August 23 to Wednesday, August 25, 2021

This is an online event

The ASI 2021 Forum will be held online from August 23-25 in Charlottetown, PEI, streaming from the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. ASI 2021 aims to increase understanding of the importance of infant, child and youth mental health for the whole of society, and foster policy actions to influence upstream investment in support of mental health.

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23/08/2021 Virtual Event Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s 73rd annual conference

Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24, 2021

This is an online event

This annual conference is IPAC’s signature event of the year, attracting some 500+ delegates from across Canada and beyond.  The 2021 theme – SHAPING FUTURES: A Public Service Positioned to Strengthen Canada’s Recovery – reflects the important role of public administration in building better futures particularly in the context of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference will create opportunities to share experiences, knowledge and ideas for shaping futures with four sub-themes:

  • Reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis;
  • Governance Policy-Making;
  • Technology and Service Delivery; and
  • An Inclusive and Enabling Workforce.
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25/08/2021 Toronto Ontario Conference on Medical and Health Science

Wednesday, August 25-27, 2021

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada

“Medical and Health Event in Canada”
The idea of the conference is for the scientists, scholars, medical and healthcare professionals, students from the Universities all around the world and the industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between the Universities and the industry. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.


  • Medical and Health
  • Medical Professionals
  • Doctors and Nurses
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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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20/10/2021 Virtual Event Canada’s Regulatory Medtech Conference 2021

Wednesday, October 20 to Thursday, October 21, 2021

This is an online event

Canada’s Virtual Regulatory Medtech Conference 2021 presented by Medtech Canada is the “Go To” regulatory conference for the medical technology industry. Attendees will hear from and be able to engage with Health Canada and other stakeholders in a dialoguing and networking environment.

Who should attend Canada’s Regulatory Medtech Conference?

  • Regulatory Affairs Directors, Managers, Associates
  • Quality Affairs Directors, Managers, Associates
  • Government Regulators
  • MDEL License Holders
  • Clinical Directors, Managers, Associates
  • Post-Market/Vigilance Personnel

What can I expect from Canada’s Regulatory Medtech Conference?

  • Networking opportunities with Health Canada, stakeholders, sponsors, exhibitors & colleagues
  • Flexibility: All sessions are being recorded and will be available to watch after the live event at a time that works best for you!
  • On-Demand Sessions: On top of our live sessions on June 2 & 9 and again in October, we are pre-recording additional sessions that will be available as soon as the virtual conference platform is launched.

What does it cost to attend the virtual conference?

  • Member Full Pass (June & Oct) – $599
  • Non-Member Full Pass (June & Oct) – $799
  • Government/Healthcare* Full Pass (June & Oct) – $95
  • Member – Single Pass (June sessions only) – $315
  • Non-Member – Single Pass (June sessions only) – $499
  • Government/Healthcare* – Single Pass (June sessions only) – $50
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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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15/05/2022 Montreal 24th Annual World Conference on Health Promotion

Sunday, May 15 to Thursday May 19, 2021

We are particularly pleased to invite you to participate in the 24th World Conference on Health Promotion. This major event of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) is held every three years and will take place from May 15 to 19, 2022 in Montréal, Quebec.

The School of Public Health of the Université de Montréal (ESPUM), which has hosted the IUHPE International Secretariat since 2017, is joining forces with the IUHPE to develop the 24th World Conference on the theme: Promoting policies for health, well-being and equity. The Conference is organized by the School of Public Health of the Université de Montréal in collaboration with the Québec National Institute of Public Health, the Montréal Regional Directorate of Public Health as part of the “Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal”, the Université de Montréal Hospital Centre, and the “Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine”.

The IUHPE is the only NGO with a global scope that brings together decision makers, practitioners and researchers in the field of health promotion.  Its mission lies in moving forward effective health promotion and the development and implementation of healthy public policy. Its purpose is to provide leadership and advocacy in facilitating the development and implementation of health promotion knowledge and strategies.  It recognizes the need to strengthen the development of health promotion systems and ensure effective governance to improve health promotion action around the world and across sectors.

The 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion will provide a unique opportunity to take stock of strategies and actions that can be taken to align policies with health, well-being and equity objectives  (e.g. Health in All Policies), and to reinvigorate all sectors of society and all regions of the world concerned with supporting health and well-being. This will be an opportunity for researchers, health practitioners and decision makers and other sectors critical to population health to exchange knowledge and share experiences on progress and challenges in better aligning policies for the promotion of population health equity and well-being.

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