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

19/06/2018 Richmond Hill MedEdge Summit

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
10268 Yonge St
Richmond Hill, Ontario

MedEdge is Richmond Hill’s and the GTA’s Premier Life Sciences Business Summit. The event takes place every June and gives industry professionals the opportunity to meet with entrepreneurs, investors, government agencies and key partners in Ontario’s health sector.

Planning is underway for MedEdge 2018.  Be sure to save the date, Tuesday June 19, 2018.  More details will be posted soon.

Why attend MedEdge?

Attendees of MedEdge will:

  • Connect with people from across the life sciences sector by networking with leading companies, entrepreneurs, government resources and healthcare providers. Learn about the gaps and opportunities in Ontario’s medical technology industry
  • Interact with York Region’s hospital and healthcare providers
  • Learn about new innovative technologies
  • Hear about successful partnerships

Who should attend MedEdge?

The MedEdge Summit attracts professionals in all areas of the health sector including:

  • Hospital administrators
  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Researchers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Healthcare service providers
  • Investors
  • Government support organizations
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19/06/2018 Toronto HSSO: Achieving Excellence Together Conference

Monday, June 19, 2018 to Tuesday, June 20, 2018

Beanfield Centre​, Exhibition Place
Toronto, ON

At Achieving Excellence Together 2018 (#AET18)​, Ontario’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks​(LHINs) will bring together patients, caregivers, providers and key partners to celebrate innovation, integration and excellence in health care delivery across all sectors​. Delegates will leave this conference motivated to effect change and improve the patient experience in their community.

Achieving Excellence Together is one of the most important annual health care conferences held in Ontario. The 2018 event will be held at the Beanfield Centre​, Exhibition Place, Toronto, from June 19th to 20th, 2018. The conference is free for all registered delegates and exhibitors.

Achieving Excellence Together brings together well over 1,000 key decision-makers, high-ranking government and LHIN officials, thought leaders, health care directors and executives, front-line care professionals, patients and caregivers to explore key issues and innovations in evidence-based care across the health care continuum. Share your expertise, your experiences, your evidence-based practices and achievements. Achieving Excellence Together 2018 is part of a new chapter for health care in Ontario. Join your colleagues at this innovative knowledge-sharing event.​

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21/06/2018 Ottawa CBC Indigenous in conversation with Minister Jane Philpott

Thursday, June 21 | 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
299 Montreal Road
Ottawa, ON K1L 7G1

What would you ask Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott? Join CBC Indigenous this National Indigenous Peoples Day for a special town hall event. Your thoughts. Your questions. Guiding the discussion with Minister Philpott is CBC’s Jorge Barrera.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Conversation begins promptly at 4 p.m. ET.

Tickets are free, though RSVP is required. 

28/06/2018 Edmonton MEDEC: Advancing Innovation in Alberta’s Health Care System

June 28, 2018 | 7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Mountain Time)

Matrix Hotel
10640 100 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3N8

Alberta has long been recognised as a leader in health care system innovation within Canada.  With its single health authority – Alberta Health Services, their strategic clinical networks (SCNs), and the supporting efforts of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Economic Development, Alberta Innovates – Health and now Health City Edmonton, this province is aligning its health priorities and efforts promising to be an even better place to do business in Canada for health technology companies.  However, with the many organizational and staff changes that have occurred in Alberta within the last year or two, navigating this promising yet somewhat complex system has become a little daunting for most companies.

This event brings key leaders from within the Alberta health system to provide real time updates on what matters most to them within their respective portfolios:

  • Updates that will highlight the priorities of AHS, the SCNs and what their new innovation adoption/assessment process is;
  • How the Ministry of Health’s health technology process and decision-making impacts AHS while informing policy;
  • What the new governance model of Alberta Innovates – Health is and their refreshed focus on supporting innovation within the health system;
  • What Health City Edmonton is about within Alberta’s health care and policy landscape.
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08/08/2018 Toronto HealthTO August Edition

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Toronto, ON
Location TBD

HealthTO meetups bring together the Toronto health care community to discuss topics related to the future of innovation in health and wellness.

THE CROWD: Toronto’s health care professionals and innovators

THE FORMAT: Mingling & drinks > demos & showcases > community open mic > panel/keynotes > mingling & drinks

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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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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 Healthcare: 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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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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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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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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