Program

Better health is in everyone’s interest. To facilitate this discussion, the CMA is holding its first Health Summit, featuring thought leaders and accomplished individuals from many different sectors. Speakers are selected because they have an incredible story to share — one that just might change how we look at health and health care.

Whether they be physicians, scientists, government officials, care providers, patients, innovators, or performers, they’ll bring their unique perspective and inspire a new way of thinking on our journey to better health.

The program is subject to change.

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Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Opening

8:00 - 8:30 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Official welcome, blessing by Elder, opening of the Health Summit

Speakers: Anne Beaudry and Dr. Brian Brodie

Description: Setting the stage to inspire a future of better health.

Keynote

8:30 - 9:30 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Embracing a bold future and inspiring exponential change

Speaker: Dr. Peter Diamandis

Description: Participants are invited to seize the future to effect change and drive meaningful impact in health during this keynote presentation—delivered live via hologram. With the premise that there is no challenge that cannot be overcome, this session sets the stage for all participants to embrace the future and take hold of opportunities generated by innovative thinking.

Break

9:30 - 10:00 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Drop by Grand Central and continue the conversation from the main stage with speakers and other participants, who will showcase innovations in health and medicine.

 

Share your ideas, challenge questions, and forge meaningful and lasting connections with all participants to spark unprecedented changes and shape the future landscape of health and medicine in Canada.

Panel discussion

10:00 - 11:15 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Adopting and scaling up innovation in health: What is holding us back?

Speakers: Philip Edgcumbe, Zayna Khayat and Hon. Kelvin Ogilvie – retired Senator, NS

Moderator: Jennifer Zelmer

Description: Panelists will explore the key issues preventing Canada from adopting new innovations in the health care field. A session on how to move beyond the “land of pilot projects” and to scale up and spread successful innovations across health care systems.

Panel discussion

11:15 - 12:30 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Collaboration that leads to innovative practices in care delivery

Speakers: Dr. Yanick Beaulieu, Lindee David, Dr. Sonny Kohli, Scott Livingstone and Amanda Whitewood

Moderator: Jennifer Zelmer

Description: Panelists will discuss the power of collaboration  from the point of view of government, health care institutions and business – and how to scale innovation to improve patient care. Physician entrepreneurs will also share personal stories on how collaboration helped them build national and international humanitarian efforts.

Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Drop by Grand Central and continue the conversation from the main stage with speakers and other participants, who will showcase innovations in health and medicine.

Share your ideas, challenge questions, and forge meaningful and lasting connections with all participants to spark unprecedented changes and shape the future landscape of health and medicine in Canada.

Table for two

1:30 - 2:30 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Empowering better care for Indigenous Peoples

Speakers: Cindy Blackstock and Dr. Alika Lafontaine

 

Description: Speakers will put forth novel solutions and approaches to advancing Indigenous health and health care in Canada.

Open dialogue

2:30 - 3:45 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Participant-driven session on health innovation

Speakers: All participants

Description: In this participant-driven session, health innovation takes centre stage. Come prepared to share your perspectives and critical questions, as the outcomes of this session will inform the CMA’s policy paper on innovation.

Grand Central

2:30 - 3:45 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Drop by Grand Central and continue the conversation from the main stage with speakers and other participants, who will showcase innovations in health and medicine.

Share your ideas, challenge questions, and forge meaningful and lasting connections with all participants to spark unprecedented changes and shape the future landscape of health and medicine in Canada.

Fireside chat

4:00 - 4:30 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Federal perspective on health innovation and the future of better care

Speaker: The Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health

Moderator: Jennifer Zelmer

Description: In budget 2018, the federal government announced its intention to build an equal, competitive, sustainable and fair Canada, where science, curiosity, and innovation would support economic growth. The government also reiterated its commitment to build a new relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Hear from federal Health Minister Petitpas Taylor on the government’s action plan to support innovation in health care, including supporting technology and innovative approaches to reach vulnerable populations and design a better future of health for all Canadians.

Keynote

4:30 - 5:15 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: How to make the impossible possible

Speaker: Chris Hadfield

Description: How to dream big and shoot for exponential change – a moonshot! Join Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station, on this journey to inspiration.

Grand Central

5:15 - 6:15 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Drop by Grand Central and continue the conversation from the main stage with speakers and other participants, who will showcase innovations in health and medicine.

Share your ideas, challenge questions, and forge meaningful and lasting connections with all participants to spark unprecedented changes and shape the future landscape of health and medicine in Canada.

Jam session

5:30 - 7:30 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Where music and networking intersect to strike the right notes

Speaker: Chris Hadfield will kick off the session

Description: Join the jam session and share your passion for music. Exchange ideas and network with other participants.

Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Drop by Grand Central and continue the conversation from the main stage with speakers and other participants, who will showcase innovations in health and medicine.

Share your ideas, challenge questions, and forge meaningful and lasting connections with all participants to spark unprecedented changes and shape the future landscape of health and medicine in Canada.

Opening

8:00 - 8:15 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Setting the stage for Day 2

Speaker: Anne Beaudry and CMA President Dr. Laurent Marcoux with the CMA Foundation legacy gift.

Keynote

8:15 - 9:00 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Shaping the future of patient empowerment

Speaker: Judith John

Description: The voice of patients is paramount in defining a better health future for all Canadians. How should we leverage innovation to foster patient-centred care and recognize patients as partners in care?

Table for two

9:00 - 10:00 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Augmented intelligence in clinical care

Speakers: Dr. Chaitanya Dahagam and Dr. Gigi Osler

 

Learn how cognitive systems are supporting clinicians in research, treatment recommendations and patient monitoring. How are physicians responding to the impact of augmented intelligence in their clinical settings?  Explore these questions and others during this session.

Break

10:00 - 10:30 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Drop by Grand Central and continue the conversation from the main stage with speakers and other participants, who will showcase innovations in health and medicine.

Share your ideas, challenge questions, and forge meaningful and lasting connections with all participants to spark unprecedented changes and shape the future landscape of health and medicine in Canada.

Panel discussion

10:30 - 11:45 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Innovative approaches to improve access and reduce health inequalities

Speakers: Dawnmarie Harriott, Dr. Kendall Ho, Dr. Tara Kiran and Dr. Kevin Pottie

Moderator: Jennifer Zelmer

Description: Panelists will discuss new and inclusive approaches to improving the health needs of vulnerable population groups, including immigrants, youth, and the homeless/vulnerably housed, as well as bridging the gap between hospital and community care.

Lunch

11:45 - 1:00 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Drop by Grand Central and continue the conversation from the main stage with speakers and other participants, who will showcase innovations in health and medicine.

Share your ideas, challenge questions, and forge meaningful and lasting connections with all participants to spark unprecedented changes and shape the future landscape of health and medicine in Canada.

Fireside chat

1:00 - 2:00 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Health data – revolution or evolution

Speakers: Aranka Anema and Dr. Peter Vaughan

Moderator: Jennifer Zelmer

Description: Speakers will explore the potential for big data in the health field. How can big data be used to design tailored treatments that are more effective, and enable patients to better manage their health and health care? How can big data improve the delivery of health services in Canada?

Open dialogue

2:00 - 3:15 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Taking hold of the real issues that matter in health and health care

Speakers: All participants

Description: Help inform the CMA’s future advocacy focus, and build a vibrant profession and healthy population. Share your insights and ideas in breakout discussions about key issues that will shape health and health care over the next decade.

Grand Central

2:00 - 3:15 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Drop by Grand Central and continue the conversation from the main stage with speakers and other participants, who will showcase innovations in health and medicine.

Share your ideas, challenge questions, and forge meaningful and lasting connections with all participants to spark unprecedented changes and shape the future landscape of health and medicine in Canada.

Keynote & closing

3:30 - 4:30 Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Topic: Future of health(care) in a digital world

Speaker: Zayna Khayat

Description:  Technology can change health care in profound ways, so what does the future hold?