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

21/08/2018 Winnipeg Canadian Medical Association Health Summit

Monday, August 20 to Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is hosting its inaugural Health Summit in Winnipeg, August 20 & 21, 2018, to spark a national conversation about disruptive innovation and how we prepare and embrace a future of better health.

The CMA Health Summit will challenge your thinking, help you build an innovation mindset, and equip you to lead change. Attendees will learn from thought leaders, engage with peers, and discover new solutions to improve health.

But it is not just a stage program. The full experience will involve much more, with activities to ignite discussions and stimulate new connections.

Join CMA as we build a movement that will drive a future of better health and health care for patients and physicians in Canada.

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07/09/2018 Blue Mountains Ontario Hospital Association: Health Care Leadership Summit

Thursday, September 7 to Friday, September 8, 2018

The Westin Trillium House Blue Mountain
220 Gord Canning Drive
Blue Mountains, Ontario, L9Y 0V9

The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) will be holding its annual Health Care Leadership Summit for CEOs and Board Chairs on September 6 and 7 in Blue Mountains.

A robust conversation about leadership underpins this year’s Health Care Leadership Summit, and discussion will include:

  • The nature of leadership that has guided us to this point, and whether these same capabilities and qualities are sufficient to lead us into the future;
  • Building relationships with the new government and advocacy strategies for ending hallway medicine in Ontario;
  • The notion of “bold” leadership required to navigate and succeed in the Ontario system;
  • Leading extra muros in the emerging world of integration of care;
  • Leading the ethical organization when the questions are ever more complex and multi-faceted; and,
  • The dearth of “leadership-ready” talent in the pipeline, and the challenges of building, attracting and retaining leadership for the system, not only for our organizations.

Our conversation will harness and engage the power of sector leaders as a collective to address the leadership imperatives facing us all.  Facilitated by Dr. Andy Smith, President and CEO of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, summit conversations will be led by:

Dr. Ross Baker, Professor Program Lead, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and author of High Performing Healthcare Organizations: Delivering Quality by Design

Jocelyn Berard, Senior Vice President and National Practice Lead, Optimum Talent, and author of Accelerating Leadership Development

Dr. Andrew Garman, Professor, Department of Health Systems Management College of Health Sciences, Rush University, and co-author of Exceptional Leadership – 16 Critical Competencies for Healthcare Executives

Dr. Jennifer Gibson, Director Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto

Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital

Dr. William Nelson, Associate Professor of the Dartmouth Institute, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, and co-editor of Managing Healthcare Ethically

…and more, including an in depth look at Ontario’s new government.

The opportunity to speak candidly and the freedom to share ideas openly is important for this retreat. This year’s Leadership Summit is open exclusively to CEOs and Board Chairs of Ontario hospitals and Local Health Integration Networks, and four sponsor organizations.

Register now. Save the date. Be a part of the conversation that will shape the future of hospital and healthcare leadership in Ontario.

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17/09/2018 Toronto Ontario Chamber of Commerce: Ontario’s Next Competitive Advantage

Monday, September 17, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MaRS Discovery District
(Lower Concourse & Auditorium)
101 College Street, Suite 401
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7


The diverse health and life sciences sector is aligned with evergreen government priorities such as strengthening the health care system, creating high-paying jobs, “greening” our environment, regional economic development, and successfully transitioning to a knowledge economy. While Ontario has a growing competitive advantage in this sector, government does not yet view the life sciences as essential to our economy.On September 17th, join participants from industry, research, and services to frame Ontario’s health and life sciences sector as a competitive advantage and help develop the recommendations and messaging which will be used to form the basis of OCC’s on-going advocacy.

We are pleased to present this conference in two segments: concurrent morning work sessions in which participants will dig into the big issues impacting the sector and develop recommendations for advocacy; and an afternoon event featuring expert speakers, lively debate, and new ideas for raising the profile of the health and life sciences sector with government and the public. Participants are welcome to register for one or both segments; your ticket also grants you access to the networking cocktail reception.

Presented in partnership with Life Sciences Ontario.

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25/09/2018 Toronto 6th Annual National Forum on Patient Experience

Monday, September 24 to Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
970 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON M9W 1J9

Improve clinical outcomes, advance quality improvements, and drive meaningful change in healthcare

Our healthcare system is undergoing a transformative shift from ‘patient-centred care’ to ‘patient partnership’. Going beyond PFACs, healthcare organizations are now partnering with patients for meaningful engagement. Don’t leave your patients behind – ensure they are equal partners at every level of the healthcare system.

Join us to get new ideas from top leaders across all sectors of healthcare:

  • Establish meaningful partnerships through co-design initiatives
  • Master PROMs and PREMs
  • Improve communication with patients from diverse backgrounds
  • Discover the value of patient stories and experiences
  • Lend support to family and friend caregivers
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28/09/2018 Toronto Catholic Health Association of Ontario: Living Our Mission – CHAO 2018 Convention and Annual General Meeting

Thursday, September 27 to Friday, September 28, 2018

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel
90 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON M4W 1A7

Join the Catholic Health Association of Ontario for their annual conference to learn and discuss the significant issues and emerging trends impacting the catholic health care sector and its leaders.

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29/09/2018 Toronto Ontario Liberal Party – Provincial Council Meeting

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Chestnut Conference Centre
89 Chestnut St
Toronto, ON
M5G 1R1

The next meeting of Ontario Liberal Party’s Provincial Council is set for September 29, 2018.

In addition to conducting the formal business of Provincial Council, the agenda will also include:
  • A report back from the Summer Task Force on Party revitalization;
  • A fulsome Campaign Debrief session featuring members of the senior campaign leadership team;
  • Various engaging breakout sessions;
  • A talk from interim leader, John Fraser; and
  • A keynote address from a special guest speaker.

Reports from Executive Council, a full conference agenda, and links to registration will all be available soon.

30/09/2018 Global Biotech Week

Monday, September 24 to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Uniquely Canadian event goes global 

Canada was the first country to originate a national Biotech Week back in 2003. What began as a modest advocacy and awareness string of events experience where provincial partners gathered grew into a national success story which gained traction and snowballed to encouraging EuropaBio to establish their own annual week of events in 2013. Today whether in United States, Europe, Australia, Canada or elsewhere, biotech innovation is becoming increasingly central to the global competitiveness of the industries and sectors that form the economic foundation of economies.

The purpose of Global Biotech Week is to raise awareness of the industry and its global potential among policymakers, policy influencers and the general public more broadly. All countries are invited to join in on the celebration and use Global Biotech Week to showcase their country’s success and the industry’s global significance. For more information contact Nadine Lunt.

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02/10/2018 Vancouver BC Care Providers Association Care to Chat – Cannabis in Care: ‘Weed’ Like to Know

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Terminal City Club
837 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC

BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) will host a Care to Chat entitled Cannabis in Care: ‘Weed’ Like to Know  to explore the implications and practical applications of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act. While Bill C-45 is federal legislation, provinces and territories, including BC, will be the most affected as they are authorized to license and oversee the distribution and sale of cannabis, subject to federal conditions.

While this Care to Chat will discuss the potential pros and cons regarding the legalization of marijuana, it will identify and also highlight ways in which employers and care providers can better protect themselves from unforeseen challenges including safety, legal, cultural or other risks. This Care to Chat could also look at the experiences of other countries and American states that have already legalized marijuana including what pitfalls or benefits they have seen.

Registration closes September 25th 2018

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17/10/2018 Toronto Community Connect 2018: OCSA Conference

October 17 & 18, 2018

Hilton Suites Conference Centre and Spa
8500 Warden Avenue
Markham,  ON

As our new name implies, this year’s conference is an exceptional opportunity to connect with home care, independent living and community support service trailblazers – and network with thought leaders across various sectors and industries. Learn the latest about the big-picture systems drivers that impact our sector, engage with enterprising spirits who are reimagining service delivery and learn practical solutions to solve some of your most pressing operational concerns.

This year’s areas of special focus will be:

  • Workforce Issues, Strategies and Solutions
  • Health System Evolution
  • Leading for Influence and Impact
  • Innovation
  • Excellence in Operations and Administration

Register today!  OCSA Members save $100 until July 31, 2018

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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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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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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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