Events

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

11/08/2020 Virtual Event Industry Showcase – Journey to the cloud

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 1:00 p.m.

This is an online event.

The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), now part of the telehealth division of Ontario Health, is the largest telemedicine network in Canada used by physicians, allied HCS, healthcare organizations, patients, and families. OTN was able to scale their reach by choosing a cloud first-strategy and deciding to build a next-generation video network on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

In this webinar, Alex Reidiboim, lead solutions architect responsible for the OTN’s innovation and cloud implementation, will discuss OTN’s cloud architecture and how they were able to scale a sudden 4,000% deluge of telehealth demand and combat increased security threats as a result of COVID-19.

Join to learn how healthcare organizations can:

  • Leverage AWS to remain highly available, fault tolerant, and maintain the same service levels
  • Autoscale on demand with minimal intervention and handle significant peaks in traffic and growth
  • Experience little or no downtime during maintenance

In addition, Neil McFarlane, senior solutions architect, Healthcare and Life Science at AWS, will be supporting Alex in answering your questions regarding AWS services used by OTN and other healthcare customers in Canada.

This webinar is in partnership with Digital Health Canada.

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12/08/2020 Virtual Event UHN Social Medicine: Integrating Health and Social Care Delivery

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

Dr. Andrew Boozary is a primary care physician and the Executive Director of Population Health and Social Medicine at the University Health Network (UHN). In this role, Dr. Boozary oversees UHN’s Social Medicine Program and works with community partners to improve health outcomes for disadvantaged populations, create a stronger and more equitable health system, and deliver on a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the City of Toronto, United Way and UHN. The agreement is the first of its kind in Canada. Dr. Boozary also serves as co-lead of the Ontario Health Toronto Region COVID-19 Homelessness Response and is a member of the Canadian Medical Association’s Post-Pandemic Expert Advisory Group.

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12/08/2020 Virtual Event Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives. Medical experts around the globe have said that what we each have known as normal life won’t fully resume until we have a vaccine, and that could take years. In this webinar, an expert panel will take you inside the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. What’s involved in developing a vaccine? Why does it take so long? What pathways are being explored? What clinical trials are under way and when will they be completed? Once we have a vaccine, what’s involved in adding it to Canada’s national immunization program?

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13/08/2020 Virtual Event Patient Partnership in a Time of COVID-19

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

Following from the webinar on July 9, this second webinar will focus on incorporating trauma informed care into the work of patient engagement, appreciating the trauma that may have been experienced by patients, families and caregivers. In order to care for people in ways that creates physical, psychological, and cultural safety, people need to have choices and be empowered to be decision makers for their own care.

Recognizing and responding to different experiences people have through trauma, and reducing the risk of re-traumatization, requires taking an equity approach to engage with those who are traditionally less heard. This webinar will discuss the principles of trauma-informed care, and considers its implementation during the time of pandemic. We will also share techniques and resources to enhance patient engagement and partnerships in practice.

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19/08/2020 Virtual Event Precision Medicine Today…and Where It’s Going Next

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.

This is an online event.

Genetic and genomic testing is already happening in pockets across most health facilities: oncology, cardiology, maternal-fetal medicine, rare diseases and more. But few leaders have developed a precision medicine strategy that ensures this valuable health data is used, shared and managed across the organization and over time. Join Joel Diamond, MD, as he discusses the state of precision medicine today and what steps need to be taken to integrate genetic and genomic insights within the clinical workflow for improved clinical decision making.

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20/08/2020 Virtual Event 211 Ontario – Connecting Patients To Community Programs And Services

Thursday, August 20, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

A webinar about how 211 can assist Family Health Teams. 211 has been helping the people of Ontario navigate community, health and social services for many years. This webinar will provide some baseline information about 211’s Accredited enquiry service and Standards driven resource database of benefit to your patients when trying to access services in the community – particularly services during COVID-19, such as mental health services, food and other basic needs. We will also provide a demonstration of our 211 contact needs dashboard which could prove useful for program planning. Joining us will be a member of the 211 and Georgian Bay Family Health Team partnership to tell you more about their collaboration.

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26/08/2020 Virtual Event Unified Communications: How To Improve Patient Outcomes, Support Clinicians, and Streamline Operations

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.

This is an online event.

Are you ready to launch a new era of care collaboration? Communication among care team members includes a complex web of people, devices, and hospital systems. Now it’s possible for one unified communications platform to solve multiple communication challenges across your entire health system. Eliminate phone tag, identify correct on-call personnel in real time, and say goodbye to paper-based and siloed schedules. Spok Go® is an enterprise-wide platform that drives action by connecting clinical teams with the people and information they need when and where it matters most to improve patient outcomes. From small hospitals to jurisdictional health systems, Spok helps more than 2,200 healthcare organizations deliver the highest standards of care with communication technology designed to meet today’s challenges. 

Join our webinar to learn why North York General Hospital in Toronto and many other leading health organizations across North America chose Spok to streamline their operational processes and deliver exceptional customer service. We’ll also discuss why top hospitals choose Spok to enhance workflows for clinicians, administrative compliance, and a better experience for patients and providers. 

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26/08/2020 Virtual Event Influenza & COVID-19: Preparing for the 2020-2021 Flu Season

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.

This is an online event.

COVID-19 has forcefully reminded people of their vulnerability to infectious diseases. As influenza season approaches, your patients face a potential double threat to their health. More than ever, vaccination against influenza is an essential preventative measure, particularly for at-risk groups such as adults aged 65 and older.

Join Dr. Angel Chu, infectious diseases specialist, Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, and Vice-Chair of Immunize Canada to better understand the interplay between influenza and COVID-19. We will also:

      • Review the burden of influenza and at-risk groups
      • Discuss how to optimize influenza vaccinations for high-risk populations
      • Share practical tips and tools for maintaining immunizations in light of COVID-19

You will be able to submit questions during this live, online session. There is no cost to participate.

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26/08/2020 Virtual Event ASI 2020: Atlantic Policy Forum on Mental Health Promotion

Monday, August 24 to Wednesday, August 26, 2020

This is an online event.

The “new normal” has limited our ability to gather in large groups spanning provincial borders, but it has also increased public awareness about mental health and wellness, and the need for upstream action. With this in mind, the ASI Board of Directors has decided to move the Forum online!

We’re excited about the possibilities this presents for bringing together even more voices from across Atlantic Canada! ASI 2020 will be a virtual event that includes speakers, panelists, workshops, small group discussions, social and networking opportunities, the Atlantic Showcase, and our Youth Leadership Program.

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27/08/2020 Virtual Event Getting Past Discomfort: Mitigating Bias to Become Upstanders in Healthcare

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 1:30 p.m.

This is an online event.

An important part of leadership development is understanding barriers that may impede success for those you lead. This session will discuss the historical and contemporaneous impact of racism in healthcare, uncover different kinds of unconscious bias, and discuss ways to address them when they occur. This session is perfect for anyone who may lead, participate with, or care for diverse groups of people.

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02/09/2020 Virtual Event Resistance isn’t the enemy; it’s a valuable resource!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 1:30 p.m.

This is an online event.

When it comes to hand hygiene improvement, infection prevention and control professionals (ICPs) are continually collaborating with other healthcare professionals to bring about sustained improvement. Leading change is hard work, and, as change agents, ICPs often encounter resistance which can derail improvement efforts.

This webinar will help ICPs understand resistance to change and its contribution to effective change management.  The webinar will discuss sources of resistance, myths and traps that thwart change, and the value of listening and learning to build important partnerships for implementing change.

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21/09/2020 Virtual Event COVID-19: What Set B.C. Apart?

Monday, September 21, 2020 - Friday, September 25, 2020

This is an online event

Compelling and innovative leaders from all corners of the globe lead our series of keynotes and panel discussions. As well, webinars will delve into the impact of the novel coronavirus on the seniors’ living and wellness sector, and explore how we prepare for an anticipated “second wave” of the coronavirus.

See below for some of our featured speakers including former federal Minister of Health Dr. Jane Philpott (Queen’s University), Dr. David Grabowski, Harvard Medical School; Dr. Janice Keefe, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging at Mount Saint Vincent University; Dr. Lee-Fay Low, The University of Sidney; Dr. Samir Sinha, Sinai Health System, and many more!

In addition, our Virtual Exhibit Hall will showcase the latest innovations in equipment and services that will make your workplace safer and more resilient. Video chat opportunities with exhibitors will happen in real-time or by appointment all without having to leave the virtual conference platform.

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23/09/2020 Virtual Event Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: Physical Activity

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. EST

This is an online event.

Because of the prevalence and burden of chronic pain, health care providers are in search of the best multifaceted approach for treatment knowing that relying on opioids alone can be ineffective and carries substantial risks. Join CADTH for a webinar on the current evidence on physical activity for chronic, non-cancer pain. The target audience for this presentation is nurses, physicians, allied health professionals, researchers, educators, administrators, and health sciences students. All participants are welcome.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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