22nd Annual Healthcare Summit The Future of Innovation, Personalized Medicine and Genomics September 22-23, 2022, Vancouver, BC

General Information

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Implementing Innovation and Access for Patients

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

The 22nd 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.

  • Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste:  Will Innovation Transcend Healthcare’s Traditional Boundaries?
  • Digital Health Transformations for Point of Care Health Services
  • Patient Trust & Information Integrity Through Privacy & Security
  • Delivering on the Promise of Personalized Medicine
  • Human Capital Management
  • The Three P’s of Health Innovation: Patients, Practitioners and Privacy
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Have We Fully Leveraged Innovation to Solve the Primary Care Crisis?
  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR):  Is Canada Ready to Face This Silent Pandemic?
  • The Future of Digital Health:  Equity and Access
  • Innovation in Genomics Education for Healthcare Professionals
  • Can Innovation and Genomics Avoid Another Health Crisis?

Summit Rates (In-person registration)**

It is a place where you will experience engaging and interactive live keynotes and concurrent panel sessions, networking activities, interactive exhibit booths and the opportunity to build business relationships.

Early Bird
(until July 15th)
(after July 15th)
Public Sector $450.00 CAD (plus GST)
$550.00 CAD (plus GST)
Private Sector $700.00 CAD (plus GST)
$950.00 CAD (plus GST)

Registration Includes:

  • 2 day live interactive in-person experience in Vancouver, BC
  • Collaborate with senior executives who are leading and 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

If you are a post-secondary student please inquire about our special student rate.

**Subject to provincial guidelines

Who Attends

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Keynote Speakers

Rich Birhanzel

Global Health Lead, Accenture

Professor George Crooks

Chief Executive Officer, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (Scotland)

Dr. Pieter Cullis

Scientific Director and CEO, NanoMedicines Innovation Network; Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UBC

Harjeet Dhaliwal

Deployment Strategist, Palantir Technologies

Stephen Goldsmith

VP, Business Development, Petal Solutions

Dr. Indra Joshi

Health, Research & AI Strategist, Palantir Technologies

André Picard

Health Reporter and Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Hamed Shahbazi

Chairman and CEO, WELL Health


Mary Ackenhusen

Senior Healthcare Executive; Executive Advisor, Deloitte

Dianne Balon

Vice President, Government, Alberta Blue Cross

Jaime Chanagá

Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Fortinet

Lisa Chu

Dean, School of Health Sciences, BCIT
Moderator: Martin Dawes

Dr. Martin Dawes

Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder, GenXys

Allie DeLonay

Data Scientist, Data Ethics Practice, SAS

Dr. Ruslan Dorfman

Founder and CSO, Pillcheck

Dr. Fiona Duncan

Physician Lead, Vancouver Division of Family Practice; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, UBC

Dr. Chris Eagle

Board Chair, Alberta Cancer Foundation

Dr. Robert Fraser

President and CEO, Molecular You

Sarah Hamilton

Patient Advisor, Patient Voices Network

David Helliwell

Co-Founder & CEO, Thrive Health

Dr. Kendall Ho

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

Craig Ivany

Chief Provincial Diagnostics Officer, Provincial Health Services Authority

John Jacobson

Former Deputy Minister, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services

Dr. Paul Krzyzanowski

Medical Director, Precision Medicine, Janssen Canada

Lawrence Lewis

CEO & Founder, OneFeather

Dr. Holly Longstaff

Director Research Integration and Innovation, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa

Chief Scientific Officer, Genome Canada

Dr. Alan Low

Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC; Exec. Director, MedAccess BC; Primary Care Pharmacist & Pharmacy Lead, BioPro Biologics Pharmacy

Quinn Mah

Executive Director - Information Management, Alberta Health

John Matheson

Consultant , Digital Health and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde; Board Member, Doctors and Dentists Review Board

Drew McArthur

Principal, The McArthur Consulting Group

Tara McCarville

Principal Consultant, Brighton Group; Board Member, Starling Minds and WELL Health

Jeremy Mickolwin

VP, Clinic Operations, WELL Health

Dr. Yury Monczak

Scientific Director - Division of Molecular Genetics, Jewish General Hospital; Assistant Professor, McGill University

Tim Murphy

Vice President, Health, Alberta Innovates

Sue Paish

CEO, Digital Technology Supercluster

Dr. Sameeh Salama

Chief Scientific Officer, Fedora Pharmaceuticals

Joerg Schwarz

Senior Director, Strategy and Solutions, Healthcare Interoperability, Infor

Pamela Snively

VP, Chief Data & Trust Officer, TELUS

Christine Sorensen

Former President, BC Nurses’ Union

Dr. Alina Turner

Co-Founder & Co-President, HelpSeeker Technologies

Kim Wieringa

Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Health, Health Information Systems Division, Government of Alberta

Jimmy Yang

Managing Director, Canada Health Industry Lead, Accenture
Print Agenda

*Invited Speaker

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

8:15am – 8:25am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Call to Conference & Territorial Acknowledgement

8:25am – 9:10am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 1 - Keynote Address

9:10am – 10:40am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Opening Panel: Will Innovation Transcend Healthcare’s Traditional Boundaries? Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

The pandemic has revealed how vulnerable the healthcare industry is to change and its need for structural and technological transformation. In the future of health, we expect six key areas—data sharing, interoperability, equitable access, empowered consumers, behaviour change, and scientific breakthrough—to collectively transform the existing health system from treatment-based reactionary care to prevention and well-being. The traditional boundaries of the industry will dissolve and new roles will emerge in the future of health as exponential innovation propels the industry towards 2040. “Deloitte Consulting” What will it take for government, industry, academia and the consumer to move the system forward?

10:40am – 10:55am PST

Morning Break

10:55am – 11:25am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 2 – Keynote by Palantir: How Can We Effectively, Ethically, and Strategically Use Data to Save Lives?

The use of data in healthcare is at an inflection point. The past few years have taught us that to make life saving choices we need accurate and timely data. We also need to make better use of the data, to utilize it in an ethical and safe way in order to harness the benefits of artificial intelligence and realize its true life saving potential.

In this session we will explore the power of data, digital and AI transformation can have on frontline care delivery and system optimization. We will share how the UK healthcare system accelerated their digital journey, connecting the system through a common data platform and enabling cutting edge AI technologies to be implemented.

11:30am – 12:30pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 3A – Concurrent Panel: Human Capital Management: How Can Innovation and Personalized Medicine Relieve the Staffing Shortages?

Up to 75% of healthcare workers will leave the healthcare profession by 2025. For those of you doing the math, that's only three short years away.

To face this challenge, healthcare stakeholders - individuals, physicians, payers, policymakers, and health technology companies - must converge on digital platforms to connect, combine and share data, which will allow for global innovation of care that includes social and environmental determinants of health.

11:30am – 12:30pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 3B – Concurrent Panel: Pharmacogenomics: The Benefits of Testing our Entire Population

Moderator: Martin Dawes

12:30pm – 1:30pm PST

Lunch Break - Sponsored by Cerner

1:30pm – 2:00pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 4A – Concurrent Keynote by Roche: Innovation in the Laboratory Space: Implementing In-house CGP for Research and for Clinical Care

1:30pm – 2:00pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 4B – Concurrent Keynote by Microsoft

2:05pm – 3:05pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 5A – Concurrent Panel: Digital Health Transformations for Point of Care Health Services - Digital Doctor’s Bag to Help Patients Where They Are

Health services are conventionally offered at facilities that need patients to physically visit for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to: access to different health professionals in proximity, availability of specialized equipment for diagnosis and treatment, or usage of laboratory or imaging services. With the recent development and refinement of digital health technologies, offering timely and appropriate health services to patients at their own homes are increasingly abundant and sophisticated. This session explores the current state-of-the-art approaches in digital health for providing point of care services where the patients are, and what the future holds in this health service transformation enabled by digital technologies.

2:05pm – 3:05pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 5B – Concurrent Panel: “Trust but Verify”: Patient Trust & Information Integrity Through Privacy & Security

Healthcare is on the brink of many seismic shifts. Innovations, mergers, acquisitions and external factors will continue to introduce new risks. Now, more than ever, it is imperative for cybersecurity and privacy to become fully integrated, by design, in the piloting and deployment of healthcare services and solutions. How can we be sure that our healthcare information is secure amid the changing landscape? What are the new tools industry players and healthcare practitioners need to deploy to ensure our data is accurate and secure? When third party providers of data storage services are acquired, how do we know that our information is still going to be secure?

Research and innovation requires access and analysis of our data, so access is critical for continuing improvement, but can we be sure our information is secure while helping to solve healthcare issues for the next generation?

3:05pm – 3:20pm PST

Afternoon Break

3:20pm – 3:50pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 6A – Concurrent Keynote by WELL Health

3:20pm – 3:50pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 6B – Concurrent Keynote by TBD

3:55pm – 4:25pm PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 7 - Keynote Address by Accenture: The Metaverse in Healthcare and Future Trends

4:25pm – 4:30pm PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Closing Remarks

Friday , September 23, 2022

8:30am – 8:45am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Administrative Announcements & Territorial Acknowledgement

8:45am – 9:15am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 8 – Opening Fireside Chat Sponsored by Okta

9:20am –10:20am PST Coal Harbour A

Session 9A – Concurrent Panel: Delivering on the Promise of Personalized Medicine

The promise of precision medicine will be realized only with patient access to innovative diagnostics and targeted therapeutics. This panel will explore challenges and successes in bringing this vision to life - from R&D to diagnostics to analytics to treatments - and the impacts on patient outcomes and health system utilization.

9:20am –10:20am PST Coal Harbour B

Session 9B – Concurrent Panel: Patients, Practitioners, Technology and Privacy: The Need for Speed in Healthcare Delivery

The COVID 19 pandemic punched the “ON” button for rapid innovation in healthcare delivery. Remote consultations, large-scale vaccine delivery and the routine use of AI and machine learning tools to turn vast amounts of public health data into actionable information became the new normal. Our first two panelists, one speaking for patients and one for practitioners, will share their perspectives on the ongoing and urgent need for sustained innovation to deal with the remaining obstacles that bog down healthcare delivery. Our second pair of panelists will share their perspectives on how privacy-conscious technologies can provide a direct and powerful response to healthcare’s need for speed.

10:20am – 10:45am PST

Morning Break

10:45am – 11:45am PST Coal Harbour A

Session 10A – Concurrent Panel: Have We Fully Leveraged Innovation to Solve the Primary Care Crisis?

10:45am – 11:45am PST Coal Harbour A

Session 10B – Concurrent Panel: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Is Canada Ready to Face This Silent Pandemic?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared antibiotic resistance as “one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today”. It is estimated that over 1.2 million deaths were caused by antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections globally in 2019. Development of new antibiotics has also decreased in recent decades, a trend that exacerbated the growing burden of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). To address this concern, the United States, the UK, and other G7 countries are creating tools to both improve access to new antibiotics and to encourage a One Health solution that includes incentivizing research and innovation for new antibiotics. Of the 18 new antibiotics approved and launched in 14 high-income countries over the past 10 years, only two have been approved in Canada, the lowest of all countries compared. This panel will discuss the urgent need for new antibiotics and the barriers that have led to low access to such lifesaving antibiotics in Canada. The panel will also discuss possible mechanisms to reverse this trend.

11:50am – 12:20pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 11A – Concurrent Keynote by Okta

11:50am – 12:20pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 11B – Concurrent Keynote by Petal

12:20pm – 1:20pm PST

Lunch Break - Sponsored by Fedora Pharmaceuticals

1:20pm –1:50pm Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 12 – Keynote Address

1:55pm – 2:55pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 13A – Concurrent Panel: The Future of Digital Health: Equity and Access

1:55pm – 2:55pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 13B – Concurrent Panel: Innovation in Genomics Education for Healthcare Professionals

The role of genomics in precision health has become more evident since the COVID-19 pandemic. Targeted Genomics Education for Health Professionals (GEHP) plays a key role in effective and responsible implementation of genomics in health care, but is often insufficient in many jurisdictions and countries due to lack of dedicated and sustainable resources. With diverse professional and geographic backgrounds, this panel of experts will share with the audience their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm on GEHP. They will also explore innovations that can be brought in to provide high quality and equitable genomics education to health providers across professions to benefit patients.

2:55pm – 3:15pm PST

Afternoon Break

3:15pm – 4:45pm PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Closing Panel: Can Innovation and Genomics Avoid Another Health Crisis?

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Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel

If you are attending the 22nd Annual Healthcare Summit and need to make a hotel reservation we have a room block at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel with room rates starting at $229. The room block ends August 26th. To book a room within this room block please click here.

The Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel is situated right near the water, a stone’s throw from the beautiful Stanley Park as well as the bustling Gastown district and the renowned shopping on Robson Street and within easy access to an incredible array of arts and entertainment. We’re also steps from the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Each of the guest rooms at our downtown Vancouver hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows, Japanese automatic bidets (TOTO®), 55” flat screen TVs and traditional welcoming origami cranes, a symbol of hospitality. These high quality amenities are signature features of APA Hotel in Japan and unique toAPA’s Urban Style Hotel concept. Our rooms come with complimentary wireless Internet and a range of modern amenities. You’ll also have access to our top-notch fitness center, pool and hot tub—not to mention our signature Prestons Restaurant + Lounge, the perfect spot to drink, dine and dish about your Vancouver experience.

– Must cancel 48 hours prior to 4:00PM the day of arrival to avoid penalty. Cancellation fee of 1 night’s room and tax at confirmed rate.

– No-Show: Reservations where the guest has not arrived on their confirmed arrival date will be cancelled by the hotel and the party which has guaranteed the reservation will be charged an amount equalling one (1) night’s room rate and applicable taxes.

– Early Departure: An early departure fee equalling one night of the confirmed room rate and applicable taxes will be charged to the party which guaranteed the reservation for guests departing before their confirmed departure dates. Guests will be exempt from this charge if they change their departure dates prior to their arrival date or at the time of check in.