18th Annual International Healthcare Summit Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Platforms and Innovation June 25-26, 2018, Kelowna, BC

General Information

Held in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, the 18th Annual International Healthcare Summit is a forum that allows Canadian healthcare officials, senior policy makers, and the private sector to meet and discuss the ways in which government transforms the quality healthcare delivery arena to produce effective and efficient solutions.

This summit brings together many of the best subject matter experts in the field to share case studies, cutting edge policy, programs, research and technologies aimed at successful collaboration within shared services and the healthcare industry. It also provides sponsoring companies the opportunity to showcase their newest products and latest innovations.

Target Audience

  • Federal, provincial and regional healthcare officials
  • Senior policy makers
  • Intelligence and technology officials
  • Academics
  • Healthcare professionals

Summit Rates*

Early Bird Rate (before April 27, 2018) Regular Rate (after April 27, 2018)
Public Sector $475.00 CAD (plus GST) $550.00 CAD (plus GST)
Private Sector $675.00 CAD (plus GST) $750.00 CAD (plus GST)

*If you have attended before please inquire about our alumni rates (valid until March 30, 2018).

Social Media

Stay connected and engaged in the conversation leading up to and during the summit by following along on Twitter. Use the event hashtag to follow others who are already posting, and include it in your tweets to add to the existing discussions. The hashtag for this year’s summit is #HCS18 and our twitter handle is @Reboot_Comm. We would appreciate you sharing your voice with our other followers.

The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre

Ideally located on the shores of majestic Okanagan Lake, this destination resort and conference centre was recently ranked among the Top Waterfront Hotels in Canada by Canoe.ca. Nestled in the heart of Canada’s wine country, our Kelowna hotel boasts 390 guest rooms, villas and suites, offering city, lake or mountain views. Visit the nearby vineyards and wineries for exclusive tastings or, depending on the season, enjoy a day of skiing, golfing, boating or cycling with spectacular views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Contact Information for the Delta Grand Okanagan:

Reservations: 250-763-4500 or 1-800-465-4651
1310 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3
Canada

http://www.deltagrandokanagan.com

 

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Granger Avery

Past President, Canadian Medical Association

Dr. Turner Billingsley

Chief Medical Officer, InterSystems

Dr. Brendan Byrne

Founder & Principal, FIRSTEP Innovations Inc.

Michael Green

President & CEO, Canada Health Infoway

Dr. Alan Winter

BC's Innovation Commissioner, Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology

Speakers

Susan Anderson

Managing Director, Orion Health

Dr. Granger Avery

Past President, Canadian Medical Association

Corrie Barclay

Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Sector IM/IT, Ministry of Health, Province of BC

Dave Bennett

Vice President and Worldwide Head of Build Healthcare and Life Sciences, DXC Technology

Michael Billanti

Director, Population Health, Cerner Canada

Dr. Turner Billingsley

Chief Medical Officer, InterSystems

Dr. Eric Cadesky

President, Doctors of BC

Akiko Campbell

Chief Information Officer, LifeLabs; Chief Executive Officer, Excelleris Technologies

Dr. Pieter Cullis

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC

Dr. Martin Dawes

Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder, GenXys Health Care Systems

Derek Desrosiers

Former Deputy CEO and Director of Pharmacy Practice, BC Pharmacy Association; President & Principal Consultant, Desson Consulting Ltd.

Dr. Echo Enns

Physician Design Lead, Connect Care Project, Alberta Health Services

Dr. Teri Fisher

Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia; Founder, Alexa in Canada

Dr. Robert Fraser

President and CEO, Molecular You

Shanti Gidwani

National Senior Director, Healthcare, Cisco Systems Canada

Dr. Kendall Ho

Emergency Physician; Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Douglas Kingsford

Chief Medical Information Officer and Executive Medical Director, Interior Health

Glenn Lanteigne

President & CEO, Tectonic Advisory Services Inc.

Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa

Chief Scientific Officer & Vice-President Sectors, Genome BC

Dr. Alan Low

Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC; Manager, Reimbursement and Medical Affairs, Servier Canada

Erwin Malzer

Healthcare Transformation Advocate

Chris Mazurkewich

President and CEO, Interior Health Authority

Keith Rayle

Senior Security Strategist, Fortinet

Esteban Rubens

Global Enterprise Imaging Principal, Pure Storage

Amani Saini

President & Founder, Adverse Drug Reaction Canada

Kathryn Seeley

Business Development Director, TELUS Health

Louise Turner

CEO, Innovation Boulevard

Howard Waldner

Dean of the School of Health and Public Safety, SAIT; Former President & CEO, Island Health
Print Agenda

*Invited Speaker

Sunday, June 24, 2018

3:00pm - 5:00pm Lower Foyer

Registration

Monday, June 25, 2018

7:30am Lower Foyer

Registration

7:30am Grand Foyer

Morning Coffee & Exhibits Open

8:15am - 8:25am Okanagan Room

Call to Conference

8:25am - 9:00am Okanagan Room Presentation Files Dr. Alan Winter

Keynote Address: Canada’s Future Through Innovation

Technology is bringing profound changes to the world around us. From personalized care to new infrastructure and complex data management, innovation within the healthcare sector is becoming increasingly important. How do we ensure we are at the forefront of these advancements? The new British Columbia-led Digital Technology Supercluster will encourage collaboration among the private sector, post-secondary institutions and research organizations resulting in new products and technologies, including precision health. With projects such as patient-centric care, tailored health therapies and secure health and genomics platforms, the Supercluster will reinforce Canada's leadership in precision health and build on our strengths.

Presentation Files Dr. Alan Winter

9:00am - 10:30am Okanagan Room Presentation Files Dr. Echo Enns

Panel A: Barriers and Successes to Digital Innovations in Healthcare: What Does It Take to Get Things Done?

Recent technological developments in healthcare have improved the quality of life for patients and saved countless lives. Digital innovation has a huge impact on medical processes and the practices of healthcare professionals. With the increased use of electronic medical records, telehealth services, and mobile technologies, doctors and patients are seeing the benefits new medical technologies can provide. Technological progress is not without its challenges and pitfalls. We now have the capability, but how do we implement it in the most effective ways, keeping the best interest of the patient in mind?

Presentation Files Dr. Echo Enns

10:30am - 10:50am Grand Foyer

Morning Break - Sponsored by Pure Storage

10:50am - 11:25am Okanagan Room Presentation Files Dr. Granger Avery

Keynote Address: Is Canadian Medicare Dying?

A realistic review of the Canadian health care systems from ground level and a suggested pathway for improvement with a focus on the role of technology.

Presentation Files Dr. Granger Avery

11:25am - 12:40pm Okanagan Room

Panel B: Health Analytics – Improved Access to Health Data is on the Way: How Can Digital Platforms Make the Most of It?

Access to health records has greatly improved in recent years. Now that we have access, we must ask ourselves if we have the analytic capacity to use the data in ways that will benefit the healthcare system. What are we capable of doing with this data? What digital platforms can leverage this new access to data? And what questions can we now answer by analyzing this data? This panel will discuss recent progress in data access and the vast potential it has for the future.

12:40pm - 1:45pm Grand Foyer/Okanagan Room

Networking Luncheon - Sponsored by NTT DATA Services

1:45pm - 2:20pm Okanagan Room Presentation Files Dr. Turner Billingsley

Keynote Address by InterSystems: The EMR and Beyond

Health systems in the 21st century are faced with challenges that require innovative solutions for communication, data integration, and information sharing. The need for stable and reliable transactional and clinical systems must be balanced with the need to innovate as patient care delivery evolves from the current model to one that is increasingly decentralized, data and evidence derived, and consumer/patient focused. We will explore how exemplar health organizations have leveraged the combination of a unified patient record with an innovation platform to strategically to address their particular challenges.

Presentation Files Dr. Turner Billingsley

2:20pm - 3:35pm Okanagan Room

Panel C: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize how healthcare is delivered. This panel will explore how AI is already affecting healthcare delivery, how much is hype vs reality, what is required to successfully implement AI, what the barriers are, and what the business case looks like. From there, the panel will consider potential risks, privacy, legal and other concerns, before finally touching on workforce and societal implications.

3:35pm - 3:55pm Grand Foyer

Afternoon Break

3:55pm - 4:30pm Okanagan Room Presentation Files Michael Green

Keynote Address: Driving Access to Care: Infoway’s Strategic Focus

Infoway has developed a strategy to improve access to care and access to health information for all Canadians, especially those who are most vulnerable and have the greatest need. Over the next four years, Infoway’s Driving Access to Care strategy will focus on large, multi-jurisdictional or pan-Canadian digital health projects to empower Canadians and strengthen their care teams. Join Michael Green, President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway, as he describes the new strategy and the important role that partnerships will play in driving its success.

Presentation Files Michael Green

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

7:45am Grand Foyer

Morning Coffee & Exhibits Open

8:30am - 8:35am Okanagan Room

Administrative Announcements

8:35am - 9:10am Okanagan Room Presentation Files Dr. Brendan Byrne

Keynote Address: “No Longer Business as Usual": Digital Platforms and the Forces of Disruption in Healthcare

Digital technologies promise to transform healthcare by allowing new care delivery models that transcend time, distance and presence. The forces powering this transformation are exponential: artificial intelligence, sensors, IoT, genomics, blockchain, 5G, etc., and yet the pace of change in health feels frustratingly slow. In my talk, I will present an approach to understanding the future, by considering both the forces of disruption and other slower moving, but all too real forces inherent to healthcare. I will share many of the insights that we have had through our FIRSTEP sessions with over 50 digital health start-ups and multiple enterprise partners, and hopefully to spark the audience to better understand how they see the world in 2018.

Presentation Files Dr. Brendan Byrne

9:10am - 10:35am Okanagan Room Presentation Files Dr. Pieter Cullis Derek Desrosiers Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa Amani Saini

Panel D: Pharmacogenomics: Digital Platforms Supporting Genomic Technologies to Care for Patients

It was 2003 when 3 billion base pairs that make up the human genome was sequenced. There is no “big data” bigger than the human genome of every individual in a population. Pharmacogenomics is advancing at a rapid pace and will require the collaboration of many resources to interpret this massive knowledge and apply it to improve health, treat conditions and prevent illness. This panel will discuss the current reality of how genomics is being used, future prospects and what supporting digital platforms are needed.

Presentation Files Dr. Pieter Cullis Derek Desrosiers Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa Amani Saini

10:35am - 10:55am Grand Foyer

Morning Break

10:55am - 12:20pm Okanagan Room Presentation Files Dr. Granger Avery Akiko Campbell Dr. Douglas Kingsford Kathryn Seeley

Panel E: The Ideal Healthcare Scenario: The Connected Patient, Doctor and Health Organization

The ideal healthcare system is one where people can get timely access to high quality, affordable care while promoting the innovation of new tests and treatments to ensure future developments in the industry. While technology has allowed us to streamline information flow, improve outcomes and reduce costs, we must always ensure that a connected patient that stays informed and well supported by health professionals and the health system is the primary focus. No matter what progress innovation helps to deliver, it must be accessible and functional for the patient. Join representatives from stakeholder organizations as they examine the possibilities of an ideal healthcare system in the digital age.

Presentation Files Dr. Granger Avery Akiko Campbell Dr. Douglas Kingsford Kathryn Seeley

12:20pm - 12:30pm Okanagan Room

Closing Remarks

12:30pm - 1:30pm On the Patio

Networking Luncheon

VIP Dinner Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

Event Partners

The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre

Ideally located on the shores of majestic Okanagan Lake, this destination resort and conference centre was recently ranked among the Top Waterfront Hotels in Canada by Canoe.ca. Nestled in the heart of Canada’s wine country, our Kelowna hotel boasts 390 guest rooms, villas and suites, offering city, lake or mountain views. Visit the nearby vineyards and wineries for exclusive tastings or, depending on the season, enjoy a day of skiing, golfing, boating or cycling with spectacular views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains.

The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort is offering a special conference rate of $239/night for conference delegates. To book a room online please go to:

Book your room at the special conference rate – 18th Annual Healthcare Summit

If booking a room by phone please quote “Reboot 18th Annual Healthcare Summit”. Please note that this room block ends June 23, 2018.

Contact Information for the Delta Grand Okanagan:

Reservations: 250-763-4500 (ask for in house reservations)
1310 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3
Canada

http://www.deltagrandokanagan.com/