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

29/09/2021 Virtual Event Fall 2021 National Healthcare Innovation Summit

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

This is an online event

This national healthcare summit will serve as a follow up to Economic Club of Canada’s spring conference, featuring industry executives, policy makers and key government officials in conversation to provide an in-depth look at the healthcare landscape in Canada and its links to economic recovery and future growth, innovation and national wellbeing.

Featured topics include:

Rebalancing healthcare systems: COVID’s “long-haul” effects on access to medical services and next steps for the recovery.

The price is (or is not) right: The politics and policy dynamics of pharmacare and access to medicines in Canada

Leadership in uncertain times: lessons learned during a global pandemic

Build Canada back better: Healing our workforce, health, and societal systems after COVID

Smashing barriers to innovation: The future of healthcare and the new economy

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01/10/2021 Toronto and Virtual Event Changing Landscapes: Transforming the Way We Understand and Treat Complex Trauma

Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2, 2021

This is a hybrid event with virtual presenters and an in-person watch party at the Central YMCA of Toronto

Join the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) for this two-day conference featuring presentations by Christine Forner, D. Michael Coy, Colin Ross, and Peter Maves.

As we continue to see a need for increased trauma-informed services and approaches to mental health, becoming attuned to the differences between simple trauma, complex trauma, and dissociation is essential for determining how to proceed with respect to providing relevant treatment. By widening the lens through which we view and understand trauma, we make space for improved treatment outcomes and a more attuned therapeutic approach that lends to a more client centred therapy that is tailored to each client’s unique needs and symptoms.

We invite you to join us over two days to explore the relevance of complex trauma and dissociation in our practices and how we can increase our knowledge and awareness in order to improve client treatment and outcomes. This conference will include workshops on the history of complex trauma and dissociation as it exists within theory and practice, screening and assessing for complex trauma and dissociative disorders, how to treat dissociative disorders in different settings, and getting additional support through a consultation clinic with our seasoned presenters.

This workshop is intended for professionals at all stages of their career that wish to get a more in-depth introduction to the fundamentals of dissociation as a distinct response to trauma.

Please note that at this time we are planning this event as an hybrid event with presenters presenting remotely. Local attendees will have the option of attending a watch party at the Central YMCA of Toronto if they choose. If we are unable to to hold the watch party due to COVID-19 conditions, the conference will be moved to a fully virtual format with the same schedule and presenters.

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04/10/2021 Virtual Event Pharmacy EXPO 2021

Monday, October 4 to Friday, October 8, 2021

This is an online event

On October 4-8, 2021, the Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada will bring together retailers and suppliers from across the sector for a virtual event unlike any other . Our annual, highly anticipated Pharmacy EXPO is the only event dedicated exclusively to the Canadian pharmacy industry.

EXPO is a state-of-the-art experience. The event features captivating content, fascinating speakers, thought leadership sessions, a virtual exhibit hall, and virtual 1:1 business meetings widely regarded as sought-after networking opportunities for members and associate partners. At EXPO, attendees have an incredible “moment” to consider recent insights in the pharmacy sector, participate in trade discussions and enjoy relationship building. Always strategizing for the future, a signature feature of all our successful events is how we examine fresh ideas and critical trends impacting the entire pharmacy industry – and determine how to transform challenges into progress.

EXPO offers rewarding opportunities to connect with colleagues and innovative ways to approach the current policy and political context. Join us as we share valuable information that has practical implications for your business!

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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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05/10/2021 Virtual Event ORCA Con 2021

Tuesday, October 5 to Thursday, October 7, 2021

This is an online event

The Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) is excited to offer delegates an engaging experience on our elevated virtual platform this October 5-7! The online event will encompass some new activities, as well as our most popular programming from previous years. Don’t miss our fantastic keynote speakers, the ORCA Leadership Series, the Donna Holwell Legacy Award, ORCA Dragon’s Den, and more! Similar to last year’s online event, all sessions will be recorded and available for delegates to view on the platform 30 days post-event.

New features for 2021 include an elevated virtual platform, nine bonus micro-sessions, a Well-being Series, Fabulous Feud Live Game Show, networking with the ORCA Board, a DJ on the first day, and more!

This year’s conference theme is “What’s Next – Senior Living of Tomorrow” and will focus on the future of Ontario’s retirement community sector. Over three days, the program will take a deep dive into timely topics, including our sector’s workforce, business operations, and employee and resident well-being.

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06/10/2021 Virtual Event Canadian Public Health Association: Public Health 2021

Wednesday, October 6 to Friday, October 8, 2021

This is an online event

Public Health 2021 is the national conference where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

Anyone who is interested in improving the health and well-being of the entire population should be attending this conference. Public Health 2021 is the meeting place for a wide range of disciplines and sectors, at various career stages, all striving for a common goal. The conference may be of particular interest to: academics and researchers; students/trainees; policy-makers, administrators and managers; health promotion workers; front-line public health workers; media; people working in urban, rural, remote and small communities and anyone with an interest in public health.

CPHA will embrace technology and present sessions October 6 – 8 from 11:00-16:00 (Eastern Standard Time) daily.

Having attended Public Health 2021, participants will be better prepared to:

  • Articulate the current status of public health evidence, research, policy and practice;
  • Identify public health challenges and related solutions, trends, emerging issues and gaps;
  • Utilize effective evidence-based public health programs, practices, structures and systems; and
  • Identify strategies for knowledge translation and exchange.

The virtual conference allows you the opportunity to:

  • Pay reduced registration rates and gain virtual access to 30 sessions including plenary, symposiums and workshops;
  • Avoid paying travel costs and learn in your personal work environment at your own pace;
  • Gain additional insight and inspiration with unlimited, on-demand access to the presentation gallery for one year;
  • Engage with speakers via online polls and audience Q&A; and
  • Engage with others in the networking lounge to create lasting connections and collaborations.
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07/10/2021 Virtual Event Community Connect 2021 – Health is made at home, hospitals are for repairs

Thursday, October 7, 2021

This is an online event

We tend to think of health as being about health services and, sometimes, prevention by which we often mean tackling the causes of disease. Nigel Crisp’s focus will be on the third very important area that is so often neglected – how to create health and promote the causes of health. He will use examples from different sectors to show how health creators are creating health and helping individuals become confident, competent, resilient and healthy.

The presentation will discuss how these health creators work through building relationships, connecting people together, focusing on results, and learning by doing. There will be time for questions and discussion as Nigel Crisp urges everyone to take off their health service glasses and see health and the world differently. The health of individuals is intimately connected with the health of the community, and of society at large and, ultimately, the health of the planet.

Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords where he co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. His most recent publication on global health is Health is made at home, Hospitals are for repairs and he was previously Chief Executive of the English NHS and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health – the largest health organisation in the world with 1.3 million employees – where he led major reforms between 2000 and 2006.

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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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14/10/2021 Virtual Event CommunityConnect 2021 – Equity and Systemic Racism, the Impacts in Health and Social Services

Thursday, October 14, 2021

This is an online event

During the month of October our four dynamic speakers will be sharing their expert knowledge on the ways integrated care is going to evolve after COVID-19 to keep seniors, people with physical disabilities and others safe at home. We’ll explore how the past twelve months will shape the future of our health care system and the home and community care sector.

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19/10/2021 Virtual Event How to start a career in public affairs/government relations

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

This is an online event

Join PAAC Ontario on Tuesday, October 19 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM for a free event on how to start a career in public affairs/government relations. From 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, meet fellow public affairs professionals and meet our esteemed panelists in virtual breakout networking sessions!

Considering a career in Public Affairs/Government Relations? Are you new to the profession and looking to learn more from seasoned lobbyists about their career path?

On Tuesday, October 19, join PAAC Ontario to learn what it’s like to work in Public Affairs, and advice on how to enter the profession. In this FREE event, you’ll hear from experienced Public Affairs professionals about how they got into the industry and their career path!

Our expert panel will answer questions like: Do I need to be involved in Politics? What educational background should I have? What does a day in the life of a Public Affairs professional look like? What are the different types of Public Affairs positions? How can I navigate finding a job in Public Affairs?

There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask Questions to panelists.

Following the event, join individuals across the Public Affairs sector for an optional post-event networking session that will include Zoom Breakout Rooms!

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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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21/10/2021 Virtual Event CommunityConnect 2021 – Engaging Community for Population Health Management in Ontario Health Teams

Thursday, October 21, 2021

This is an online event

In order to positively impact population health, organizations need to refocus on what matters most to people and families in the delivery of services and evaluate those items properly. This can be done through collaboration between those getting care and Ontario Health Teams and their providers.

Join our expert panel comprised of Jodeme Goldhar, Strategic Advisor to OHTs, Betty-Lou Kristy, Chair, Health Minister’s Patient & Family Advisory Council, and Walter Wodchis, Professor at the University of Toronto, to learn about these issues, as well how gaps in community data represent a liability to community supports and to OHTs and how to address that issue and integrate community sector data.

This invaluable session will touch the above issues as well as other questions and ideas including:

  • What kind of collaboration has to happen to succeed?
  • What does population health management mean in community?
  • Managing polarities/navigating complexity/top down and bottom up initiatives.
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26/10/2021 Virtual Event This is LTC 2021

Tuesday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 27, 2021

This is an online event

The Ontario Long Term Care Association and the Ontario Retirement Communities Association will be hosting their annual convention and programming sessions. Details will be released in the coming weeks.

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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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28/10/2021 Virtual Event CommunityConnect 2021 – Creating the Health Care Future We Want

Thursday, October 28, 2021

This is an online event

We have now been through more than a year where the one place that everybody was told to be was their HOME. As a result, the delivery of health services as well as the self management of one’s own health and healing has also squarely shifted to the home. The last 150 years of healthcare history has been delivered through a facility-based paradigm anchored around the clinical visit. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed all of that and now the default paradigm has shifted in two fundamental ways: 1. “Home first” and 2. “Digital first (physical last)”.

Zayna Khayat is a Future Strategist with SE Health (formerly, Saint Elizabeth Health Care) a health and social impact enterprise with a major focus on creating a better future for aging adults in their homes and communities. Zayna is Faculty of Singularity University’ Exponential Medicine stream, and is adjunct faculty in the Health Sector Strategy stream at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Khayat was previously the lead of health system innovation at MaRS Discovery District, a health innovation hub in Toronto, Canada. In 2017 she was seconded to the REshape Innovation Centre at Radboud university medical centre in the Netherlands. Zayna completed her Ph.D. in diabetes research from the University of Toronto (2001), followed by a career in strategy consulting, including as a Principal in the healthcare practice of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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28/10/2021 Virtual Event Learning from COVID-19: The Importance of Stakeholder Engagement

Thursday, October 28, 2021

This is an online event

Please join us for the first session in our seminar series, a conversation with Patricia Gauthier, Canada’s lead for Moderna, on her experiences leading the Moderna vaccine roll-out in Canada.

About Our Speaker:

Patricia Gauthier joined Moderna at the end of 2020 as General Manager to set up and lead Moderna’s Canadian organization. Her responsibilities included leading the delivery of Moderna’s COVID-19 pandemic response and building a strong pipeline of mRNA therapeutics and vaccines to create a solid footprint for the innovative biotechnology company in Canada. Before joining Moderna, Patricia spent 12 years at GSK holding progressively senior roles including Head of Vaccines Business and Head of Government Affairs and Market Access. With a drive to produce results and turn challenges into opportunities, Patricia successfully managed the creation of a public/private partnership between NEOMED and GSK, managed P&L, and led a corporate transformation initiative to embed a good governance mindset and a drive for performance. Her commitment to outside-the-box solutions resulted in her team driving significant sales and profitability growth by increasing omni-channel outreach and innovative approaches.

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09/11/2021 Virtual Event Virtual Specialty Pharmacy Summit

Tuesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 10, 2021

This is an online event

Neighbourhood Pharmacies will host its second annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit November 9-10, 2021.

Featuring experts from across the sector and attendees from across the country, the Specialty Pharmacy Summit is a one-of-a-kind event in the Canadian pharmacy sector. We will bring together the pharmacy sector by creating a forum to explore and address the questions that are critical to patients, our members and partners, and the broader stakeholder community. This online, interactive event will feature opening and closing keynotes, a business stream, a clinical stream, as well as opportunities for open forum discussions with speakers and panelists.

Further details to follow.

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18/11/2021 Virtual Event Learning from COVID-19: Driving Innovation at the Creative Destruction Lab

Thursday, November 18, 2021

This is an online event

Please join us for the second session in our seminar series – a focus on the Creative Destruction Lab and the leadership role it took early in the pandemic, convening innovators to tackle the new issues and challenges suddenly front and centre for the entire population.  This two-part session will explore learning from two initiatives – the CDL Recovery Stream and the Rapid Screening Consortium.

Part One:  The CDL Recovery Stream

Speaker: Shana Kelley, University Professor, U of T, on her experience in the Recovery Stream and lessons learned.

In conversation with Alberto Galasso, Professor of Strategic Management and Rotman Chair in Life Sciences Commercialization

Part Two:  The Rapid Screening Consortium – Collaboration Across Sectors

Speaker: Sonia Sennik, Executive Director of the Creative Destruction Lab

In conversation with Avi Goldfarb, Professor of Marketing and Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

About Our Speakers:

Alberto Galasso is a Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Rotman Chair in Life Sciences Commercialization. He is Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He serves as co-editor for the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, as associate editor for the Journal of Industrial Economics and the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and as member of the editorial board for the Strategic Management Journal. His research agenda focuses on the determinants of innovative activity, the management of innovation and the functioning of markets for technology.

Avi Goldfarb is the Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare, and Professor of Marketing at Rotman. Avi is also Chief Data Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab, Senior Editor at Marketing Science, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research on the economics of technology has been discussed in White House reports, Congressional testimony, European Commission documents, the Economist, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, CBC Radio, National Public Radio, Forbes, the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. Along with Ajay Agrawal and Joshua Gans, Avi is the author of the Globe & Mail bestselling book Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Shana Kelley is a University Professor at the University of Toronto and a member of the Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Kelley received her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology and was a NIH postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Research Institute. The Kelley research group works in a variety of areas spanning biophysical/bioanalytical chemistry, chemical biology and nanotechnology, and has pioneered new methods for tracking molecular and cellular analytes with unprecedented sensitivity. Dr. Kelley’s work has been recognized with a variety of distinctions, including being named one of “Canada’s Top 40 under 40”, a NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellow, the 2011 Steacie Prize, and the 2016 NSERC Brockhouse Prize. She has also been recognized with the ACS Inorganic Nanoscience Award, the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award, a NSF CAREER Award, a Dreyfus New Faculty Award, and was also named a “Top 100 Innovator” by MIT’s Technology Review.

Sonia Sennik is the Executive Director of Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies. Sonia is responsible for the CDL’s strategic, operational and programmatic leadership, coordination and oversight to ensure the success of the Lab and its ventures across ten university-based locations in Canada, US, UK and France. The organization operates sites at the University of Toronto, University of Oxford, Georgia Tech, HEC Paris, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of British Columbia, University of Montreal, University of Calgary, University of Washingon, and Dalhousie University. Sonia is also the Executive Director of the CDL Rapid Screening Consortium, a not-for-profit organization focused on developing a cost-effective system for reopening the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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23/11/2021 Virtual Event The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction: Issues of Substance 2021

Tuesday, November 23 to Thursday, November 25, 2021

This is an online event

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction invites you to attend CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2021 conference. The conference takes place November 23–25, 2021, as part of National Addictions Awareness Week.

Substance use is a complex, far-reaching and consequential issue. COVID-19 is making the substance use landscape in Canada even more complex. It takes a wide range of perspectives and collective efforts to drive the needed change to shape a brighter future for people who use substances. Appropriately themed Driving Change Together, CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2021 will bring us together with our different viewpoints. We will work in cohesion to create a Canadian society where evidence transforms approaches to substance use.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCSA is making the 2021 event entirely virtual to ensure the safety of our attendees and presenters. The conference will take place over three half days. This year’s event will still feature keynote presentations, concurrent sessions and poster presentations. The conference organizing and program committees are working diligently to bring attendees all the features they have come to expect at CCSA’s Issues of Substance, this year through a virtual offering. There may be a few new features we add too! Stay tuned for more developments on the virtual program as the conference draws closer.

CCSA is once again pleased and honoured to have the Mental Health Commission of Canada as a national partner for our event. As part of their involvement, there will be a focus on the interconnection between mental health and substance use in the conference program.

CCSA’s Issues of Substance conference provides an unparalleled opportunity to share new research, best practices and personal experience related to substance use and addiction, prevention, public education, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. It is also a unique opportunity for a broad cross-section of communities to meet virtually. Join us for Canada’s premier national conference on substance use and addiction!

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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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08/12/2021 Virtual Event Learning from COVID-19: Was COVID a catalyst for value-based care?

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

This is an online event

Please join us for the third session in our series, a panel discussion exploring the impact of the global pandemic on the path to greater value in healthcare. The journey towards value-based care and value-based procurement was making progress prior to March 2020. What has happened since then? How has the pace changed, both locally and globally?

About Our Speakers:

Neil Fraser is the President of Medtronic Canada and Regional Vice-President – Canada, Medtronic plc, the largest medical technology, services, and solutions company in the world. He is currently a Member of the International Working Group on Global Research, Development & Innovation with the BRG Institute and a Member of the Federal Health and Biosciences Economic Strategy Table (ISED/Health). He was Co-Chair of AdvaMed’s Medtech 2020 Virtual Conference, past chair of Medtech Canada, and a former Board Membe of Baycrest Health Sciences. He was also a Member of the federal Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation (the “Naylor Report”) and the Ontario Heath Innovation Council. He has numerous publications on the topic of healthcare innovation in Canada and is a frequent speaker on the topics of valuebased procurement and outcomes-based healthcare.

Dr. Gabriela Prada is a Senior Program Director, Health Systems Policy with Medtronic’s Global Government Affairs team. She is a policy expert with 24 years of experience as a physician, management consultant, and administrator. She has done extensive work and has published on health innovation topics. Over the last nine years, Dr. Prada has developed a strong understanding of how tendering practices support value-based health care. She is a skilled facilitator and has presented and facilitated dialogue in these topics in Canada, Barcelona, Moscow, Bratislava, Washington DC, Lisbon, Vienna, and Bogota. She has been supporting change efforts in various jurisdictions as they transition towards value-based health care models. She was recently appointed member of the Expert Panel on Supply Chain in Healthcare, which was tasked to make recommendations to Ontario’s Minister of Health to redesign health care supply chain in the province. Sh is a mentor, has a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Ottawa, and is a Certified Health Executive.

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19/01/2022 Virtual Event Learning from COVID-19: Creating High Quality Datasets Across Sectors

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

This is an online event

Please join us for the fourth session in our seminar series, a panel discussion on the datasets that got us through covid:  What was the need?  How did experts come together to fill the need?  What were the challenges?  What were the lessons learned?

About Our Speakers:

Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown is the Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Prior to becoming Dean, Steini was the Director of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Dalla Lana Chair of Public Health Policy also at the University. Other past roles include senior leadership roles in policy and strategy within the Ontario Government, founding roles in start-up companies, and extensive work on performance measurement. He received his undergraduate degree in government from Harvard University and his doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Professor Pinar Karaca-Mandic teaches healthcare marketplace and medical technology evaluation. She is the C. Arthur Williams Jr. Professor in Healthcare Risk Management, and the Academic Director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) in the Department of Finance. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), in Health Economics and Healthcare programs. She also serves as an Associate Editor of Forum for Health Economics and Policy, and an Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Health Economics and Management.

Dr. Laura Rosella is an epidemiologist, public health expert and Scientific Director of the Population Health Analytics Lab. She is an Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto (U of T), where she holds Canada Research Chair in Population Health Analytics and is the PhD epidemiology program director. In 2020, she was made the Inaugural Stephen Family Research Chair in Community Health at the Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners and Education Lead for the U of T Temerty Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Education in Medicine (T-CAIREM). She led several epidemiologic studies during the H1N1 pandemic and currently sits on provincial modelling and evidence tables informing the COVID-19 response.

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10/02/2022 Virtual Event Learning from COVID-19: Global Vaccine Development, Production, and Distribution

Thursday, February 10, 2021

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Please join us for the final session in our series, a discussion on the learning from COVID vaccine development, production, and distribution and how we can build on our experience going forward – What has COVID taught us about how to get everyone on the planet vaccinated? What is essential for success? What to avoid? How do we build trust?

About Our Speakers:

Ayman Chit has spent his career leading both professional and research teams in the fields of R&D, health economics, epidemiology, market access and medical affairs working to advance the development and access to medicines and vaccines around the world. While he has had the privilege of working in multiple therapeutic areas such as Oncology and immunology, vaccines have been a passion and focus for him where today he leads a Medical Affairs organization responsible for the International Region (Asia, Africa Middle East Eurasia, and Latin America) at Sanofi Pasteur (Sanofi’s vaccines business). Ayman has both worked and lived in Canada, the United States and Europe, spending seven years at GlaxoSmithKline and is currently serving his tenth year at sanofi. Alongside his industry appointments he has always served as a lecture and associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.

France Dubé is Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy at Astra Zeneca.  She received her B.Sc. in Pharmacy Degree from Dalhousie University.  After a 10 year career as a pharmacist with Shoppers Drug Mart, holding various roles at the retail level and then at the head office level, she decided to make a change and joined the pharmaceutical industry.  She was at Eli Lilly for 16 years, the first half of her career located in Atlantic Canada, and the last half in Toronto.  For 11 of those 16 years at Eli Lilly, her roles were within market access/government affairs.  Her current role at Astra Zeneca is focused on healthcare and pharmaceutical policy issues, including innovative value strategies, promoting strong and vibrant lifesciences sector, global and local clinical trials and r&d investments, and timely access and reimbursement of innovative medicines.

Mark Feinberg, M.D., Ph.D., is president and CEO of IAVI where he leads a global team working to advance the development of vaccines and other biomedical innovations to protect against infection with HIV, TB, and other infectious diseases that disproportionately impact lowincome countries. Prior to joining IAVI in late 2015, Feinberg served as chief public health and science officer with Merck Vaccines. In this role, he helped advance the development and global availability of vaccines against rotavirus, human papillomavirus, and other infectious diseases. He also led a range of research initiatives to address unmet health needs in low-income countries including the establishment of the MSD-Wellcome Trust Hilleman Laboratories and the coordination of a private-public partnership to expedite Ebola vaccine development. Previously, he spent more than 20 years exploring HIV/AIDS pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention research and the biology of emerging diseases in both academia and government.

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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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