Program

Better health is in everyone’s interest. To facilitate this discussion, the CMA is holding its first Health Summit that will include 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.

Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00

Opening

8:00 - 8:30

Topic: Official opening: Setting the stage to inspire a future of better health

Speaker: Dr. Brian Brodie

Keynote

8:30 - 9:30

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

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

Topic: Adopting innovation in health: What is holding us back from embracing innovation & technology in health?

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

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”; to scale up and spread successful innovations across healthcare systems.

Panel Discussion

11:15 - 12:30

Topic: Collaboration that leads to innovative practices in care delivery

Speakers: Dr. Yanick Beaulieu, Dr. Sonny Kohli

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

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

Topic: Empowering better care for Indigenous Peoples

Speakers: Dr. Alika Lafontaine and Cindy Blackstock

 

Description:

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

Open dialogue

2:30 - 3:45

Topic: Participant-driven session on health innovation

Speakers: All participants

Description:

In this participant-driven session, health innovation take 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

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

4:00 - 5:00

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

5:00 - 6:00

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

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

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

Topic: Setting the stage for Day 2

Speaker: Dr. Brian Brodie

Keynote

8:15 - 9:00

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

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

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

Topic: Innovative approaches to improve access and reduce health inequalities

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

Moderator: Jennifer Zelmer

Description:

This discussion will delve into innovative approaches aimed at improving access to care in a variety of settings, with a diversity of patients.

Lunch

11:45 - 1:00

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

1:00 - 2:00

Topic: Health data – revolution or evolution

Speakers: Dr. Peter Vaughan and Aranka Anema

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

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

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

Topic: The movement of change begins

Speaker: Dr. Brian Brodie

Description:

As technology begins changing health care in profound and permanent ways, how do we ensure that innovation benefits all?