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

14/05/2021 Virtual Event Emergency Preparedness for the Health Care Industry

May 13 to May 14, 2021

This is an online conference

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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15/05/2021 Virtual Event Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Annual Conference

Saturday, May 15 to Sunday, May 16, 2021

This is an online event

Professional practice, self-care and emerging technologies are common themes throughout our multi-disciplinary sessions at CAMRT 2021. This live and interactive virtual event will provide opportunities for MRTs to learn with and from one another. Join us as we discuss the importance of MRT advocacy in artificial intelligence; learn the latest advancements in hybrid technologies and reflect on the evolution of our profession; develop self-care strategies to support a long and healthy career; and come together to discuss unconscious bias and racism in health care.

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17/05/2021 Virtual Event Webinar Series: Next Steps in COVID-19 Response for Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

Monday, May 17, 2021

This is an online event.

The Next Steps in COVID-19 Response webinar series brings people together so they can share with and learn from others facing similar challenges and opportunities in long-term care and retirement homes during the pandemic.

This webinar series focuses on six key areas that can strengthen pandemic response: preparation; prevention; people in the workforce; pandemic response and surge capacity; plan for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care; and presence of family.

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18/05/2021 Virtual Event Canadian Medical Association Health Summit Series

Tuesday May 18, 2021

This is an online event

Canada’s universal health care system – myth or reality?

The 2021 CMA Health Summit Series is a virtual, interactive event exploring what is needed to rebuild health care for the future. The insights gained from participants will inform the CMA’s bold plan for improving health, health systems and the health workforce.

In this virtual session, keynote speakers Dr. Danielle Martin and Dr. Nadine Caron will explore the gaps that COVID-19 has exposed in Canada’s health care system and the steps needed to rebuild it. They will be joined by Globe and Mail health reporter André Picard and patient advocate Sudi Barre for a panel discussion on universal health care and how to ensure a more equitable system moving forward.

The panel will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session, moderated by journalist Althia Raj, and a series of small, 40-minute breakout sessions where participants will brainstorm on actions.

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18/05/2021 Virtual Event Canada Health Infoway Partnership Series – Health Care Landscape

Monday May 18, 2021

This is an online event

Join Deputy Minister Stephen Lucas to talk about Government of Canada’s fight against COVID-19

Stephen Lucas, the federal Deputy Minister of Health, will share his reflections on the critical role digital health technologies have played in Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Having seen a dramatic increase in adoption of virtual care over the last year, understanding how we can continue to work in partnership with provincial and territorial governments, and all health system stakeholders to make virtual care a sustainable model of care into the future is key. DM Lucas will encourage participants to think about the role governments (and others) need to play in harnessing the full benefits of digital health technologies to improve access to care for Canadians that will see us through the pandemic and beyond.

Accelerating Impact in Health Through Innovation: WHO Innovation in Health at a Glance

Innovation is a central component of the World Health Organization’s five-year strategy – the 13th General Programme of Work 2019-2023 (GPW13) and its Triple Billion Goals – and will allow WHO to accelerate its impact at the country level and their progress towards the SDGs. In 2018, WHO launched its ‘Innovation Hub’, also referred to as ‘WHO Innovation’, to help accelerate health impact sustainably by identifying and facilitating the implementation of mature innovations and strengthening WHO’s internal innovation culture. WHO Innovation has been building its strategic approach and its overall portfolio since October 2019, where it was established as part of a new department for Digital Health & Innovation, sitting within the new Science Division, led by the Chief Scientist. This session will provide an overview of the key elements of WHO’s approach to innovation in health and engage the audience in a conversation about the challenges and opportunities to leveraging innovation for greater impact in people’s health.

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19/05/2021 Virtual Event 2021 Annual Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference

Wednesday, May 19 to Friday, May 21, 2021

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Topics include ‘exploring inequities and system gaps exposed by COVID-19’ and ‘the way forward: caring for aging Canadians. See program for full agenda.

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26/05/2021 Virtual Event e-Health 2021 Virtual Conference and Tradeshow

Wednesday and Thursday, May 26/27, 2021

This is an online event.

Join us for two days of online learning, digital networking, and cyber-celebration – with three weeks of pre-conference events!

Main conference

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 10am-5pm ET
  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 10am-5pm ET

Still fresh and relevant after 21 years, e-Health continues to thrive and adapt along with the digital health ecosystem and the people who live in it. Let’s gather virtually to share updates and insights on improving the health of Canadians through technology.

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31/05/2021 Virtual Event Canadian College of Health Leaders – National Health Leadership Conference

Monday, May 31 to Tuesday, June 1, 2021

This is an online event

‘Adaptive leadership in complex times’

This conference is the largest national gathering of health system leaders in Canada and provides a forum for questions, debate and sharing strategies and solutions to the most pressing health system challenges. This year’s theme is Adaptive leadership in complex times.

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02/06/2021 Virtual Event Canada’s Virtual Regulatory Medtech Conference 2021

Wednesday, June 2nd and Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

This is an online event

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. There will be networking opportunities with Health Canada, stakeholders, sponsors, exhibitors and colleagues.

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14/06/2021 Virtual Event BIO Digital 2021

Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17, 2021

This is an online event

BIO Digital 2021 will spotlight biotech’s transformative role and impact on today’s four key challenges – COVID, social justice, the economy and climate change.

Topics include:

  • Breaking barriers in vaccine development: A conversation with Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer
  • Diagnosing the future: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on diagnostics
  • Machine learning: Transforming drug discovery and development
  • Personalized healthcare and your data: A new era in medicine
  • Prioritizing health equity in clinical development

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17/06/2021 Virtual Event Canadian Medical Association Health Summit Series

Thursday June 17, 2021

This is an online event

Lessons learned from COVID-19: How do we close Canada’s health gap?

In this virtual session, keynote speaker Dr. Jane Philpott will discuss the extent to which COVID-19 has magnified health inequities for many people living in Canada and exacerbated challenges that existed before the pandemic.

She will be joined by Dr. Naheed Dosani and patient advocate Nicole Nickerson for a panel discussion on how to learn from pandemic experiences and effectively recover with a commitment to health equity.

The panel will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session, moderated by journalist Althia Raj, and a series of small, 40-minute breakout sessions where participants will brainstorm on actions.

These ideas and insights will help inform the CMA’s future work.

Registration opens May 20.

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22/08/2021 Virtual Event Thriving in a reimagined culture of medicine: What does it mean to be “healthy”?

Saturday August 22, 2021

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In this virtual session, keynote speaker Dr. Kwame McKenzie will share his insights on the causes of physician burnout and suggest ways to create a new medical culture that prioritizes physical and mental well-being and embraces equity and diversity.

He will be joined by occupational medicine expert Dr. Aditi Amin and patient advocate Michelle Hamilton-Page for a panel discussion on how to redesign health care environments so all physicians can truly thrive in training and practice.

The panel will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session, moderated by journalist Althia Raj, and a series of small, 40-minute breakout sessions where participants will brainstorm on actions.

These ideas and insights will help inform the CMA’s future work.

Registration opens June 17.

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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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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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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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