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Challenge your thinking and be inspired.  Stories on a few of the ideas and innovations being showcased by panelists at the CMA Health Summit.

Zayna Khayat

Bold ideas about how to future-proof health care

Zayna Khayat has spent her career imagining the future of health. Yet after a year in the Netherlands, working as “Innovation Sherpa in Chief” at the REShape Health Innovation Centre, she returned to Canada in January with a fresh perspective on what that future could look like. “I can’t unsee what I have seen.” explains […]

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Philip Edgcumbe

How to build an innovation mindset

“Innovation can come from unexpected places,” proclaims Philip Edgcumbe. And as an inventor, engineer, medical student, PhD graduate and recent lead developer of the Alzheimer’s XPRIZE, he speaks from experience. As a student in the MD/Phd program at the University of British Columbia, where he is pursuing a medical degree and has completed his PhD […]

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Dr. Alika Lafontaine

Shifting thinking about Indigenous health

When Dr. Alika Lafontaine talks about innovation in Indigenous health, he doesn’t talk about biotech, digital health or new medical technologies. Instead, he talks about shifting mindsets. “I think one of the most innovative things we could do is move beyond just talking about equity and equality, to actually articulating what that looks like.” Listing […]

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Stay tuned for more on the ideas and innovators being featured at the health summit