Program

The program is subject to change.

Health Summit Program with Learning Objectives

Fitness Session

7:00 - 7:40

Presented by Dr. Darby Ewashina and Dr. Marie-Claire Bourque

Limbus is a unique group fitness workout that uses music, emotional cues, and repetitive movements intentionally combined to provide participants with a total mind body experience.

 

Opening Keynote

8:00 - 8:45

What do we mean by health?

Opportunities to re-imagine medicine in the digital age.

Speaker:

Dr. Alejandro Jadad

Panel Discussion

8:45 - 10:15

Connected Physicians, Connected Patients

Speakers will explore how they’re leveraging technology to disrupt traditional healthcare delivery and support better health outcomes and share real-life examples  of how connectivity and innovation are leading to better care. Summit participants will also have the opportunity to share their perspectives on connectivity.

Speakers:

Sonia Kumar-Seguin

Dr. Mark Dermer

Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya

Dr. Trixie Gregoire

Break

10:15 - 10:45

Break and Presentation in Grand Central

2018 CMA Community of Interest Grant Recipient

In this session, presenters will discuss the need to share the real stories of Indigenous health, and the experiences of patients, families, providers and systems that seem too outrageous to be real. Presenters will also explore why they believe accepting these stories is the first step in system change.

Speakers:

Dr. Michael Kirlew, Family physician 

Dr. Baillie Redfern, Family medicine resident

Dr. Alika Lafontaine, Anesthesiologist

Keynote

10:45 - 11:30

Can AI improve the health care experience?

Hear how AI and AI-enabled digital platforms can address fragmentation of care while also promoting good health.

Speakers:

Dr. Alexandra Greenhill

Lunch

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch and Presentations in Grand Central

Panel Discussion

12:30 - 2:00

Connecting care when facing medical complexity and social vulnerability

Canadians require care and support services that are integrated. Speakers will offer insights into the essential elements needed  to integrate services into a high functioning system of care, as well as the challenges and opportunities to spread new approaches. The discussion will focus on care for the elderly, mental health services for children and youth and people experiencing homelessness.

Speakers:

Dr. Samir Sinha

Jaime Libaque

Dr. Matthew Chow

Kirsten Funk

Dr. Andrew Bond

Jesse Thistle

Break

2:00 - 2:30

Break and Presentation in Grand Central

2018 CMA Community of Interest Grant Recipient

Gender inequity in medicine can result in gender pay gaps, under representation of women in senior leadership positions and harassment. Members of the Equity in Medicine Community of Interest use live chats and an online platform to discuss why gender inequity continues. In this session, community members will discuss what they’ve accomplished over the past six months and what they have in store for the future.

Speakers:

Dr. Kim Kelly

Dr. Renee Fernandez

Panel Discussion

2:30 - 4:00

Doctors and patients as information specialists – optimizing communication

Physicians and patients both have a role to play in ensuring that information is communicated effectively. Speakers will talk about their own experiences and highlight innovative approaches that foster effective information exchange.

Speakers:

Dr. Ward Flemons

Dr. Victoria Lee

Julie Drury

 

 

Keynote

4:00 - 5:00

Building better, stronger and more connected communities

Innovation and exponential growth are causing disruption. How do we embrace change in a time when technologies as diverse as robotics, the Internet of Things, big data, and AI are having a critical impact of society? How can we connect and scale up knowledge and take part in building stronger and more connected communities?

Speaker:

Salim Ismail

Keynote & Networking Reception

5:30 - 7:30

Change as a path to greatness

Get inspired by the journey of Hayley Wickenheiser – from her career as one of the best hockey players to her continued involvement as a community leader, businesswomen and, now, medical student.

Speaker:

Hayley Wickenheiser

Fitness Session

7:00 - 7:40

Presented by Dr. Darby Ewashina and Dr. Marie-Claire Bourque

Limbus is a unique group fitness workout that uses music, emotional cues, and repetitive movements intentionally combined to provide participants with a total mind body experience.

Grand Central

7:30 - 8:00

How technology can be used to improve access to care

We live in an imperfect health care system desperately in need of an overhaul. What if all our chronically ill and elderly could remain in their homes, supported by technology that allowed them to age gracefully? What if physicians like you could help make it happen? In this session, Dr. Sonny Kohli will preview the ways that technology such as Cloud DX can help address these issues.

Speaker:

Dr. Sonny Kohli

Keynote

8:00 - 9:30

How does Canada compare with other health care systems?

Learning from other health systems is key to progress and system improvements. While Canadians cherish their health care system, is our love affair ill-founded? Comparing our outcomes with international counterparts can reveal some solutions and gaps that should inform future direction and policy decision.

Speaker:

Dr. Charles Alessi

Break

9:30 - 10:00

Break and Presentation in Grand Central

2018 CMA Community of Interest Grant Recipient

When Canadian clinicians began offering assisted dying, there were few supports available. In response, the Canadian Association of MAID Assessors & Providers (CAMAP) was founded in 2016 and quickly established a national email listserve to provide grassroots, collegial support for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) providers. In 2018, CAMAP received funding to continue developing its community of interest; today it offers a full-featured online discussion forum for the entire MAiD community. In this session, the value and benefits of this community of interest and the CAMAP discussion forum will be highlighted.

Speaker:

Willi Kirenko

General Council Policy Discussion

10:00 - 12:00

Dialogue on Virtual Care in Canada

Canada must be prepared to embrace virtual care and innovation.  This may require – among other things – a review of the way physicians are licensed.  Join the discussion on the current state of virtual care in Canada, the challenges that remain, and solutions to improve its adoption, to help shape the work of the Virtual Care Task Force, a joint initiative of the CMA, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

FOR MORE BACKGROUND ON VIRTUAL CARE, READ THE CMA DISCUSSION PAPER

Speakers:

Dr. Rob Williams

Dr. Linda Inkpen

Jaime Drayer

Dr. Evan Adams

Lunch

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch and Presentation in  Grand Central

The T.E.A.M Approach for Empowering patients© is a simple, easy-to-remember tool that helps people become activated patients who can collaborate effectively with their health care team. In a complex health care system, communication, collaboration and connection are essential to better outcomes, and this session will outline how the T.E.A.M. tool can help.

Speaker:

Claire Snyman

Panel Discussion

1:00 - 2:30

Politically Connected: Put Health Back on the Agenda!

With the federal election scheduled for the fall of 2019, what are the health issues that should be debated? Speakers will share their insights into the issues expected to dominate the lead up to, and during, the election campaign.

Speakers:

David Price
Mercedes Stephenson
Shachi Kurl
Dr. Ak’ingabe Guyon

Break

2:30 - 3:00

Break and Presentation in  Grand Central

2018 CMA Community of Interest Grant Recipient

This session will provide insight into the student-run clinic community in Canada, with presenters exploring the vision for addressing current health care gaps through this model, and the challenges that remain. Participants will also take part in a facilitated discussion about how current challenges can be addressed.

Speakers:

Edmond Chiu 

Mishaal Arshad

Closing Keynote

3:00 - 4:00

Where to now? Embracing new opportunities

In a time when technologies as diverse as robotics, the Internet of Things, big data, and AI are having a critical impact of health care, how can we support physicians and patients to connect knowledge, leverage new opportunities, and take part in the health care transformation process?

Speaker:

Dr. Divya Chander