23rd Annual Healthcare Summit The Future of Innovation, Personalized Medicine and Genomics October 2-4, 2023, Vancouver, BC

General Information

Revolutionizing Healthcare Through Data-Driven Innovation

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

The 23rd 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.  Our goal is to facilitate a collaborative and interactive platform that can stimulate innovative thinking, develop new relationships, and help translate research into practice.

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

  • Digital Health Transformations
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Human Capital Management
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Primary Care
  • Digital Health
  • Health Innovation

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 August 15th)
(after August15th)
Public Sector $475.00 CAD (plus GST)
$675.00 CAD (plus GST)
Private Sector $775.00 CAD (plus GST)
$975.00 CAD (plus GST)

Registration Includes:

  • 3 day live interactive in-person experience in Vancouver, BC
    • October 2nd – Pre-summit educational workshops
    • October 3rd-4th – Healthcare Summit
  • 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 (please note breakfast is not provided)

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

**Subject to provincial guidelines

Who Attends

Social Media

Stay connected and engaged in the conversation leading up to and during the summit by following along on Twitter @HLTHCARESUMM. Use the event hashtags #HCS and #HCS23 in your tweets to add to the existing discussions.  Please also join our new healthcare group on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13913989.


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Stephen Lucas

Deputy Minister, Health Canada

John Nosta

Digital Health Evangelist; President, NOSTALAB


Dr. Robert Fraser

President and CEO, Molecular You

Wendy Hurlburt

President and CEO, LifeSciences BC

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

Tim Murphy

Vice President, Health, Alberta Innovates

Dr. Ian Rongve

Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Innovation Division, Ministry of Health, Province of BC

Steven Tam

Chief Data Governance Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Howard Waldner

Former President and CEO, Island Health; Adjunct Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Print Agenda

*Invited Speaker

Click on the date of the agenda you would like to view. Please note the timezone listed on the agenda.

Monday, October 2, 2023

8:00am PST

Registration Opens

9:00-10:30am PST Coal Harbour A

Concurrent Educational Workshop - TBC

10:30 - 10:45am PST Coal Harbour Foyer

Morning Break

10:45am-12:15pm PST Coal Harbour A

Concurrent Educational Workshop - TBC

12:15-1:30pm PST

Lunch Break

1:30-3:00pm PST Coal Harbour A

Concurrent Educational Workshop - TBC

3:00-3:15pm PST Coal Harbour Foyer

Afternoon Break

3:15-4:45pm PST Coal Harbour A

Concurrent Educational Workshop - TBC

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

7:15am PST

Registration Opens

8:00am - 8:10am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Call to Conference & Territorial Acknowledgement

8:10-8:25am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Opening Address

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

Session 1 - Keynote Address: Driving Innovation at Humanity’s Tipping Point

A thinker entrenched in the world of science, medicine and innovation. John is the founder of NOSTALAB—a digital health think tank recognized globally for an inspired vision of transformation. He’s currently ranked as one of the leading global influencers in medical innovation and technology and well established as one of the top global strategic and creative thinkers. He is also one the most popular speakers around the globe presenting his vibrant and insightful perspective on the future on innovation. His focus is on guiding companies, NGOs, and governments through the dynamics of exponential change and the diffusion of innovation into complex systems.

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

Opening Panel: Report Card on Where We Have Come From and Where We Go From Here?

10:40-11:00am PST Coal Harbour Foyer

Morning Coffee Break

11:00-11:30am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 2 - Keynote by Roche

11:35am-12:35pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 3A - Concurrent Panel: Personalized Medicine: How Multi-omic Approaches are Helping Patients Now

The field of genomics is advancing rapidly, and healthcare providers are now using genomic data to inform diagnoses, develop personalized treatments, and even prevent diseases. However, with this new technology comes a host of ethical, legal, and social implications that must be considered. This panel will discuss the impact of genomics on healthcare, including issues related to patient privacy, informed consent, and access to care.

By the end of the panel, attendees will have a greater appreciation for the challenges that must be addressed in order to ensure that this technology is used responsibly and effectively.

11:35am-12:35pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 3B - Concurrent Panel: Telemedicine / Hybrid Care

The use of telemedicine is on the rise as it allows healthcare providers to remotely diagnose and treat patients, reducing costs and increasing accessibility to care.

12:35-1:35pm PST Coal Harbour Foyer

Lunch Break

1:35-2:05pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 4A - Concurrent Keynote

1:35-2:05pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 4B - Concurrent Keynote

2:10-3:10pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 5A - Concurrent Panel: Artificial Intelligence “The Future of Healthcare Delivery”

This panel will explore the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of healthcare delivery. AI is rapidly transforming the way healthcare is delivered, from patient diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Panelists will discuss the latest AI technologies, their potential applications in healthcare, and the challenges that must be addressed to ensure AI is used safely and effectively.

2:10-3:10pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 5B - Concurrent Panel: Personalized Medicine: Pathogen Genomics Data Sharing and the Emergence of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs)

3:10-3:30pm PST Coal Harbour Foyer

Afternoon Refreshment Break

3:30 - 4:00pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 6A - Concurrent Keynote

3:30 - 4:00pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 6B - Concurrent Keynote

4:05-4:35pm PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 7 - Keynote Address

4:35-4:45pm PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Closing Remarks

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

7:45am PST Coal Harbour Foyer

Registration Opens

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

Administrative Announcements & Territorial Acknowledgement

8:25-8:45am PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Opening Address

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

Session 8 - Opening Keynote

9:20-10:20am PST Coal Harbour A

Session 9A: Concurrent Panel: The Future of Pharmacies: Patients are the Most Underused Resources of Healthcare; Pharmacists are the Most Underused Resources of Medicine

Despite modern society molding their profession into medical shopkeeping, pharmacists are in a better situation to devote more time to patients. The evolution of pharmacies and pharmacist’s role in the digital health era can take several pathways. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society emphasized the need for pharmacies to refocus their strategy of just supplying medicines toward providing services that attend to patient needs. With pharmacies and drug stores adapting to the digital health era pharmacy settings will have to change. A boost in medical booths with pharmaceutical offerings? Health consultancies? Pharmacies as a specialized point of care?

9:20-10:20am PST Coal Harbour B

Session 9B: Concurrent Panel: Primary Care- Ensuring Equitable Access for our Citizens

10:20-10:45am PST Coal Harbour Foyer

Morning Coffee Break

10:45-11:45am PST Coal Harbour A

Session 10A - Concurrent Panel: Strengthening Health Data Foundations Through Data Governance - Striking a Balance Between Privacy & Security and Data Sharing & Access

10:45-11:45am PST Coal Harbour B

Session 10B - Concurrent Panel: Diagnostic State of Readiness Project: Precision Medicine/Companion Diagnostics and How our Healthcare System Needs to Prepare for this Evolving Landscape

11:50am-12:20pm PST 11:50am-12:20pm PST

Session 11A - Concurrent Keynote

11:50am-12:20pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 11B - Concurrent Keynote

12:20-1:20pm PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Lunch Break

1:20-1:50pm PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Session 12 - Keynote Address

1:55-2:55pm PST Coal Harbour A

Session 13A - Concurrent Panel: Using Value-Based Healthcare Principles to Prepare Canada for the Next Generation of Innovative Therapies: Shifting From “Cost of Inputs” to “Return on Investment”

1:55-2:55pm PST Coal Harbour B

Session 13B - Concurrent Panel: Mental Health

2:55-3:15pm PST Coal Harbour Foyer

Afternoon Refreshment Break

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

Closing Panel: How Will Innovation Transcend Healthcare’s Traditional Boundaries? What is our Innovation Framework?

4:45-5:00pm PST Coal Harbour Ballroom

Closing Remarks & Announcement

Premier Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Summit Sponsors

Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel

If you are attending the 23rd 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 $189. The room block ends September 8th. 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.