21st Annual Healthcare Summit The Future of Innovation, Personalized Medicine and Genomics October 21-22, 2021, Vancouver, BC

General Information

Sustaining the Momentum for Change: Innovation to Implementation

Where we’ll embrace change, turn problems into potential, and chart the future in healthcare

Presenting the 2021 Healthcare Summit – The Hybrid is an Integrated Experience with two simultaneous components giving all virtual delegates and in-person delegates an all encompassing experience.

The 21st Annual Healthcare Summit: The Future of Innovation, Personalized Medicine and Genomics, bringing together over 50 national and international subject matter experts and leaders in digital health technology, personalized medicine, health innovation, value-based healthcare and genomics.

Educating and discussing the most relevant topics on the rapid acceleration towards digital healthcare.

  • Virtual Care – “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”
  • Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Modern Data Protection – “Most Sensitive and Valuable Data”
  • Personalized Medicine – “A New Era in Genetic Medicine”
  • Value-Based Healthcare – “A New Model Focused on Accountability
  • Consumer Based Healthcare – “Focused on the Patient”
  • Phamacogenomics – “The Right Medication for You”
  • Vaccine Passports – “Leading with Privacy”

The Digital-First Summit Virtual Experience & The Summit In-Person Experience by Invitation
Designed to offer virtual delegates and in-person participants more. With enhanced integrations allowing virtual attendees to network with in-person participants. It is a place where you will experience engaging and interactive live streaming keynotes and panel sessions, networking activities, live streaming collaboration between virtual delegates and in-person participants, along with interactive virtual social spaces and building business relationships.

(All In-Person attendance and components are subject to provincial guidelines)

Who Attends

Digital First Experience*

Early Bird
(until Aug.15th)
(after Aug.15th)
Virtual Registration $249.00 CAD (plus GST)
$299.00 CAD (plus GST)
Virtual Experience Registration Includes:
  • Signature keynotes by international subject matter experts in healthcare
  • Concurrent panel sessions + interactive live streaming Q & A
  • Access to the customized virtual platform (content available on-demand for 30 days after the summit)
  • Access to the virtual exhibition hall
  • Virtual conference bag
*If you are a post-secondary student please inquire about our special student rate.

In-person Experience**

Only 50 passes available by invitation for $375 plus GST until sold out.
To request an invitation please send an email to christine@rebootcommunications.com with your company name and title.

In-Person Experience Registration Includes:
(includes full virtual experience registration)
  • Join us live in Vancouver, B.C for our 2 day interactive in-person experience
  • Collaborate with senior executives who are changing the healthcare industry
  • Signature keynotes by international subject matter experts in healthcare
  • Concurrent panel sessions + interactive in-person Q & A
  • Unparalleled in-person networking via 1:1 meetings and small group conversations
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
**Subject to provincial guidelines (if the in-person portion needs to be canceled you will be given a virtual pass and refunded the difference).

Social Media

Stay connected and engaged in the conversation leading up to and during the summit by following along on Twitter @HLTHCARESUMM. We would appreciate you sharing your voice with our other followers.


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Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel

The in-person portion of our hybrid summit will take place at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver, BC (subject to provincial guidelines).

Refreshingly Local™ and utterly unique, Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA puts a thoroughly modern spin on the standard hotel experience.

You’ll find us in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC, just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Vancouver Convention Centre, Stanley Park, Robson Street and the excitement of the Gastown district.


Dr. Pieter Cullis

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC

Dr. Kendall Ho

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

Sue Paish

CEO, Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster
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*Invited Speaker

Thursday, October 21, 2021

8:20am - 8:30am Coal Harbour Ballroom

Call to Conference & Territorial Acknowledgements

8:30am - 8:50am Coal Harbour Ballroom

Opening Introductions

8:50am – 10:20am Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 1 - Opening Panel: Sustaining the Innovation Mindset

10:20am – 10:45am

Morning Break

10:45am – 11:25am Coal Harbour A

Session 2 – Industry Concurrent Keynote Speaker

10:45am – 11:25am Coal Harbour B

Session 2 – Industry Concurrent Keynote Speaker

11:30am – 12:45pm Coal Harbour A

Session 3 – Concurrent Panel A: Modern Data Protection Regulation in Healthcare - Health Data is the Most Sensitive and Valuable Personal Information

How do we enable the use of valuable healthcare information to uncover the hidden successes in treatment while still respecting the privacy rights of patients as well as health care professionals? The existing repositories of real world data hold valuable secrets that can change the future course of treatment for many diseases, but at the same time can potentially expose our most private information.

What protections are in place to enable the use of this data? Does the protection of privacy hinder new discoveries in healthcare? Learn how to unlock the secrets of patient records to enable research into novel treatments while protecting individual privacy.

11:30am – 12:45pm Coal Harbour B

Session 3 – Concurrent Panel B: Overcoming Resistance to Change: Facilitating Implementation

Overcoming resistance to change is the number one barrier to innovation in healthcare. Millions/billions of dollars are invested in healthcare research in Canada/Worldwide, yet we fail to implement so many of the innovations from this research, losing millions/billions of investment dollars while creating an even more stagnant and resistant system. The pandemic created the burning platform often needed for change; how do we leverage these lessons in overcoming resistance and build a platform for facilitating implementation of much needed innovation, because innovation without implementation equals frustration and waste.

12:45pm – 1:50pm

Lunch Break

1:50pm – 2:25pm Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 4 – Keynote Speaker

2:30pm – 3:45pm Coal Harbour A

Session 5 – Concurrent Panel A: Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Machine Learning

Healthcare costs have risen faster than inflation for decades. Experts estimate healthcare will account for over 20% of GDP by 2025. Doctors are working harder to treat patients and physician shortages are growing. Medical professionals have their schedules packed so tightly that much of the human element which motivated their pursuit of medicine is reduced or non-existent.

In healthcare, artificial intelligence (AI) can seem intimidating yet for most medical professionals AI will be an accelerant and enable, not a threat. Three ways that AI can add value to the future delivery of healthcare are faster, less expensive, and more accurate. The interaction of speed, cost and accuracy can do amazing things for patients. However, the promise of improved speed, cost, or accuracy alone is often insufficient to meaningfully impact patient care.

2:30pm – 3:45pm Coal Harbour B

Session 5 – Concurrent Panel B: The Future of Virtual Healthcare: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

3:45pm – 4:05pm

Afternoon Break

4:05pm – 4:35pm Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 6 - Industry Keynote Speaker

4:40pm – 5:10pm Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 7 - Industry Keynote Speaker

5:10pm – 5:15pm Coal Harbour Ballroom

Closing Remarks

Friday, October 22, 2021

8:00am – 8:10am Coal Harbour Ballroom

Administrative Announcements & Territorial Acknowledgements

8:10am – 8:30am Coal Harbour Ballroom

Opening Introductions

8:30am – 9:00am Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 8 – Industry Keynote Speaker

9:05am –10:20am Coal Harbour A

Session 9 – Concurrent Panel A: Human Capital Management: Overriding Concerns about the Mass Exodus of Healthcare Professional

9:05am –10:20am Coal Harbour B

Session 9 – Concurrent Panel B: Gene Based Therapies

Medicine is on the cusp of a major change as disruptive technologies such as gene editing move from the lab closer toward the clinic.

10:20am – 10:45am

Morning Break

10:45am – 12:00pm Coal Harbour A

Session 10 – Concurrent Panel A: Consumer Engaged Healthcare: How Empowering Consumers Can Lead to a Continuous-Learning Health Care System Supported By More Thorough Data Acquisition, Data Aggregation and Interoperability

Healthcare across the globe has seen an explosion in biomedical knowledge, dramatic innovation in therapies and medical procedures, and the improved management of many health challenging conditions. Yet, in many cases, healthcare systems are falling short of projected targets on basic dimensions of quality, outcomes, costs, and equity. Many studies have shown that health outcomes are generally better and costs of care are generally lower when consumers know more about their health and are more directly engaged and empowered for greater control over decisions and actions affecting their own health and well-being. Consumers/patients know their own bodies and know the context of their lives. Ideally, systems strive for care that is based on the best available evidence, delivers the best care every time, engages and empowers the individual to take an active role and move toward wellness rather than illness, and continuously learns and improves with each care experience. Digital technology, especially more thorough data acquisition, data aggregation and systems interoperability will be critical to success.

Engaged patients are central to an effective, efficient, and continuously learning healthcare system. They will be active participants in all elements of our health endeavors and new knowledge will be captured and learned from as an integral by-product of each and every healthcare experience.

10:45am – 12:00pm Coal Harbour B

Session 10 – Concurrent Panel B: Pharmacogenomics

12:00pm – 1:05pm

Lunch Break

1:05pm –1:40pm Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 11 - Keynote Speaker

1:45pm – 3:00pm Coal Harbour A

Session 12 – Concurrent Panel A: Value-Based Healthcare - Real World Evidence

1:45pm – 3:00pm Coal Harbour B

Session 12 – Concurrent Panel B: Digital Technology Supercluster: Investing in the Future of Healthcare

3:00pm – 3:25pm

Afternoon Break

3:25pm – 4:55pm Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 13 – Closing Panel: Riding an Innovation Wave Into a Health and Wellness Quantum Leap: Building Upon our Experiences

4:55pm – 5:00pm Coal Harbour Ballroom

Closing Remarks & Announcements

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