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

26/01/2022 Virtual Webinar Wednesday – Advancing Electronic Patient-Centered Measurement Methods in Team – Based Primary Care

January 26, 2022

Patients are often asked to complete questionnaires about their health and care experiences. But, how can we meaningfully integrate these data into care?

In this webinar, we will present research findings on new methods to encourage data sharing between patients and their care team—and, explore ways this can make care more patient-centred.

Presented by:

Dr. Selena Davis, PhD, PMP, CPHIMS-CA is a digital health consultant and research scientist. She is passionate about the empowerment of patients in health and care and the digital enablement of clinical practice. Through research, strategy, and innovation she strives to transform the healthcare system, with a vision of a patient-centred, integrated digital health ecosystem.

Dr. Mindy Smith, MD, MS is a teacher, mother, activist, and retired academic family physician. She is author of over 60 peer-review publications and 200 book chapters, and editor of 12 books and 49 monographs. As a cancer survivor and disabled person, she brings her interest and experience in patient and family perspectives to her patient engagement work.

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01/02/2022 Virtual Event Advancing Canadian Health Care Through Innovation Series Procuring Change: Advancing Canadian Innovation

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Since the start of COVID, a group of dedicated Canadian health industry leaders has been advocating for the adoption of mandatory government procurement with set-asides for small businesses, especially those with disadvantaged demographics. This is an established economic driver in the US, UK, EU, Australia, etc. Yet in Canada it is at best an after-thought and sadly focused on impediments rather than opportunities. Its absence exacerbated our critical supply chain issues, delayed vaccinations, and saw funding programs directly benefit foreign LMEs rather than our own SMEs.

To address these shortcomings, ACIP (Advancing Canadian Innovation in Procurement) was established under the auspices of Life Sciences Ontario.

On February 1, 2022, a panel of experts will explain the merits, what currently can be done, and how Canada will benefit from properly applying ACIP.


  • Madison MacColl – Gowling WLG
  • Wendy Cukier – Diversity Institute
  •  Anita Nador – Gowling WLG
  • Courtney Cole, CEO, ForAHealthyMe
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03/02/2022 Virtual Event Demand without supply: What Canada needs to do to create a resilient health sector

Thursday, February 3, 2022

On top of the immediate health concerns posed by COVID-19, the pandemic is also upending global manufacturing processes and disrupting Canada’s health sector supply chain. Experts predict that it will be months, or even years, until supply chain processes are back to normal. What can Canada learn from this experience? How will governments, the public and private sector, work to rebuild and establish greater supply chain resilience to support our health care sector?

Join Canada 2020 on February 3, 2021, for a virtual conference focused on the hard lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what Canada needs to do to create a resilient health sector supply chain.

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08/02/2022 Virtual Event The C.D. Howe Institute Webinar: Steven Del Duca, Leader, Ontario Liberal Party

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

C.D. Howe Institute events and webinars are open to members and their guests. Please follow this link or contact to register. Steven Del Duca, Leader, Ontario Liberal Party

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08/02/2022 Virtual Event PHO Rounds: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemic

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022

Traditional public health surveillance relies on reporting at the local level of suspected unusual clusters of events, with subsequent investigation and feedback. While comprehensive, this approach often relies on sufficient infrastructure, funding and time. Informal surveillance is a complementary approach that leverages non-traditional data sources and allows the rapid dissemination of information that can be used to guide appropriate public health responses. This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide.

Intended audience: Public Health Practitioners, Clinicians and Researchers

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of informal disease event monitoring and reporting for public health surveillance of infectious diseases
  2. Describe specific applications of informal disease event monitoring systems for outbreak detection
  3. Discuss data limitations in real-time epidemic forecasting

About the presenter: Dr. Angel Desai

Angel Desai, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis where she engages in clinical work, hospital epidemiology, and research. Her main area of focus is innovative applications of informal event monitoring and reporting systems, as well as risk communication.


The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.


PHO Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. PHO Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). For more information, contact .

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Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or .

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15/02/2022 Virtual Event How Meaningful Change in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Healthcare Leaders Matters

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Systems contribute to perpetuating systemic barriers and inequity. In response to social injustices, inequitable outcomes and experiences, many organizations and leaders are making bold commitments to address systemic racism and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Advancing these commitments requires more than responding to a call to action, but also developing the efficacy on how and what is needed to change at a micro and macro level.

Leaders within health and social care systems, can seek to advance organizational, structural and system change. Through examination of executive leadership within healthcare organizations across Canada, gaps exist whereby the distribution is often not reflective of the communities and populations served. To disrupt this status quo, understanding the experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) within systems and as professionals across their career trajectory as emerging, senior, and tenured leaders is needed.

Amplifying the voices and perspectives of BIPOC health professionals and policy leaders. The resources to be shared are intended to shed light on levers, enablers, and action to support leadership development and organizational change through an equity lens. Through the reflections of keynote speakers and panelists hear insights on how healthcare executive leadership can cultivate organizational culture, social capital, development, and leadership pipelines that are meaningful in advancing and sustaining change.

Event Chair:

Yinka Macaulay, Founder, Well Millennial and Lead, Health Equity, North York Toronto Health Partners

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Flordeliz “Gigi” Osler, President, Federation of Medical Women of Canada; Chair, Canadian Medical Forum and Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences 

Panel Discussion moderated by Ryan Hinds, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto


  • Angela Robertson, Executive Director, Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
  • Richard Jock, Member, Mohawks of Akwesasne and Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Health Authority
  • Dr. Rani Srivastava, Associate Professor and Dean of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
  • Adnaan Bhyat, Healthcare Systems Strategy Specialist and Manager, Women’s College Hospital
  • Dr. Jackie Schleifer Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, London Health Sciences Centre
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02/03/2022 Toronto & Virtual Canadian Rural and Northern Health Care

March 2, 2022 - March 3, 2022

Health care leaders from rural and northern communities are focusing on access to quality care with innovative responses to meet the unprecedented challenges we are experiencing. Unique workforce approaches, effective leveraging of digital technologies, attention to the social determinants of health, and new integrative care models are enabling rural providers to improve the health of their communities. Success is being driven by inspired leadership, forward-thinking governance, and resilient clinicians and staff.

The Canadian Conference on Rural & Northern Health Care brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system. We’ll examine the most significant operational and clinical challenges and present innovative approaches that will enable you to transform your organization’s care delivery model and business practices.

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02/05/2022 Virtual Emergency Preparedness for the Health Care Industry

May 2, 2022 - May 3, 2022

The past few years have witnessed many natural and human-caused disasters, including a global pandemic, that have influenced the lives of millions around the world. Health care organizations face greater challenges to prepare for new kinds of emergencies, some never seen or experienced before. Are health care facilities in Canada prepared for the next disasters?

Join us for the 5th annual Conference on Emergency Preparedness for the Health Care Industry, and hear from peers and industry experts on topics such as:

  • The Hospital Incident Command System at UC San Diego Health
  • Incident Management/Command Systems in Canadian Hospitals
  • Responding to a Code Orange in the Midst of a COVID-19 Outbreak
  • Optimizing Hospital Preparedness for Mass Casualty Incidents during a Pandemic
  • Beirut Port Explosion Emergency Response
  • Social Determinates of Health & The Vaccine Rollout
  • Industry Leadership
  • Mental Health in First Responders
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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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08/06/2022 Virtual Home & Community Care Conference

June 8, 2022 - June 9, 2022

The landscape of home and community care has been viewed through a much different lens in the last year, with the impacts of COVID-19 showing us vulnerable regions and which areas need more focus. Health care professionals have seen an increase in inequality and how social determinates affect health care.

This conference will examine resources that allow home and community care to thrive. We will discuss new ways in which communities take care of each other, how we keep acute care in hospitals, and what support is needed and necessary for those changes to be sustainable.

16/06/2022 Toronto, Canada ICHMH 2022: 16. International Conference on Healthcare and Mental Health

June 16-17, 2022

The International Research Conference Aims and Objectives

The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

International Conference on Healthcare and Mental Health aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Healthcare and Mental Health. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Healthcare and Mental Health.

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16/11/2022 Virtual Cyber Security in Health Care

November 16, 2022 - November 17, 2022

Join us for this exclusive conference dedicated to lowering cyber risk within the health care industry!

You will hear from health care leaders about their experiences mitigating and combating against cyber attacks.

Industry experts will share their insights into minimizing the risk of attacks and steps to take once an attack has occurred.

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07/12/2022 TBD Communications In Health Care Settings

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Spark Conferences is pleased to present the annual Communications in Health Care conference designed for the health care sector’s communication, public relations, and marketing professionals.

This event focuses on bringing together communication professionals working in the health care industry in Canada. It is a unique setting, allowing all attendees involved in different aspects of communications (digital media, social media, corporate communications, community engagement, public relations, patient relations, and other areas) to facilitate important connections and expand their knowledge base together.

We are proud to announce that the Communications in Health Care Summit is Patients Included. This means that we are committed to incorporating the experience of patients “while ensuring that they are neither excluded nor exploited.” For more information on Patients Included, please visit the website.

Sessions at a Glance
  • Health Communications During Covid-19: Best Practices From Around The World
  • Strategic Communication Solutions for Rural, Remote, or Digitally Challenged Patients
  • Developing Inclusionary Communications Approaches to Gender Diversity
  • Networking & Success and Strategy Information Sharing Session
  • Online Collaboration Tools to Heighten Learning Engagement for Health Care Providers
  • Internal Communication and Team Building: Strategies and Lessons Learned During Covid
  • How to Ensure Patients Understand How and Where to Access Services
  • Strategies and Solutions for Effective Social Media Communications
  • Case Study: Developing and Initiating a Mental Health Awareness Campaign During Covid-19
  • Crisis Communication Tools and Strategies
  • Case Study: Ornge #opremoteimmunity Communications Lessons Learned From A Large-Scaled Multi-Agency Coordinated Operation
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