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.

  • Celebrating Innovation Post-Pandemic
  • The Digital Pharmacy of the Future
  • Point of Care Innovation:  Digital Health & Virtual Medicine
  • Protecting and Securing our Personal Health Information
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data
  • Personalized Therapeutics
  • Human Capital Management
  • Personalized Methods of Detection
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Genomic Testing & Profiling
  • Long COVID: 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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Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Vancouver, BC

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. Discover your urban sanctuary in contemporary, pet-friendly rooms with loads of natural light and free wi-fi. Additionally, you’ll find a TOTO® Washlet, a 55-inch flat-screen TV and welcoming origami cranes; these high-quality amenities are signature features of APA Hotel in Japan and unique to APA’s Urban-style Hotel concept. Sample fresh, local fare at Prestons Restaurant + Lounge, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Break a sweat in the fitness centre, embrace the Japanese art of omotenashi at Sanatio Spa, or take a dip in our seasonal outdoor pool.


Mary Ackenhusen

Senior Healthcare Executive; Executive Advisor, Deloitte
Moderator: Martin Dawes

Dr. Martin Dawes

Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder, GenXys

Sarah Hamilton

Patient Advisor, BChimps

Dr. Kendall Ho

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

John Jacobson

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

Dr. Holly Longstaff

Director, Privacy and Access, PHSA Research and New Initiatives, Provincial Health Services Authority

Dr. Alan Low

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

Drew McArthur

Principal, The McArthur Consulting Group

Tim Murphy

Vice President, Health, Alberta Innovates

Dr. Sameeh Salama

Chief Scientific Officer, Fedora Pharmaceuticals
Print Agenda

*Invited Speaker

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

8:30am – 8:40am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Call to Conference & Territorial Acknowledgement

8:40am – 9:00am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Opening Fireside Chat

9:00am – 10:30am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 1 – Opening Panel: Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste: Will Innovation Transcend Healthcare’s Traditional Boundaries?

he 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?

10:30am – 10:50am PST

Morning Break

10:50am – 11:20am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 2 – Industry Keynote (Premier)

11:25am – 12:25pm 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.

11:25am – 12:25pm PST Coal Harbour B

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

Moderator: Martin Dawes

12:25pm – 1:30pm PST

Lunch Break

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 TBD

2:05pm – 3:05pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 5A – Concurrent Panel: Point of Care Innovation: Digital Heath & Virtual Medicine

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 and external factors will continue to elevate and 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 new health care services and solutions. And industry players are beholden to responsibly embrace the drivers of change and the challenges to come, not only to deliver on the promise of the future of health, but also to enable a safe and secure tomorrow.

3:05pm – 3:20pm PST

Afternoon Break

3:20pm – 3:50pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 6A – Concurrent Keynote by TBD

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

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 – Keynote Address

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: The Three P’s of Health Innovation: Patients, Practitioners and Privacy

The COVID 19 pandemic punched the “ON” button for innovation in healthcare delivery. Remote consultations, large-scale vaccine delivery and rapid responses to disruption became the new normal. This panel brings together three key viewpoints related to health innovation. Two panelists, one speaking for patients and one for practitioners, will offer their perspectives on the ongoing and urgent need for greater innovation in the healthcare system. Our third panelist, well known in the privacy world, will offer a new perspective how we can turn privacy from an obstacle to innovation into an enabler that can make the system better for patients, practitioners and the system itself.

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 B

Session 10B – Concurrent Panel: The Future of Digital Health: Equity and Access

11:50am – 12:20pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 11A – Concurrent Industry Keynote - TBD

11:50am – 12:20pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 11B – Concurrent Industry Keynote - TBD

12:20pm – 1:20pm PST

Lunch Break

1:20pm –1:50pm Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 12 – Keynote Address: TBD

1:55pm – 2:55pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 13A – Concurrent Panel: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Is Canada Ready to Face This Silent Pandemic?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared antibiotic resistance (AMR) 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 Antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) globally in 2019. Development of new antibiotics has also decreased in recent decades, a trend that exacerbated the growing burden of 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.

1:55pm – 2:55pm PST Coal Harbour B

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

2:55pm – 3:15pm PST

Afternoon Break

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

Session 14 – Keynote Address

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

Session 15 – 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.