Impact Health 2017.


Impact Health Summit 2017

Between April 3rd and 7th, hundreds of Healthcare investors, startups, enterprises and policymakers convened for Toronto’s first ever Health Innovation Week!

Our Opening Summit included a day full of inspiration, ideas & innovation as industry leaders & key stakeholders collided at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for exciting discussions on accelerating our ecosystem to drive innovation, company and job creation. The event brought our cluster together in our collective, ongoing efforts to drive better outcomes for patients, and create Health + Wealth in the region. 

Event Schedule

8:00 AM Welcome
Barry Smith, CEO, MTCC
Dr. Shafiq Quaadri, MPP
Paul LePage, President, Telus Health
Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District
8:30 AM Guest Keynote
John Nosta – Digital Health Thought Leader
9:20 AM Panel #1 | Success stories 2016: Latest and greatest successes from the Toronto region HHS cluster

Brian Ellacot, CEO, Laborie
Peter Van der Velden, Managing Partner, Lumira Capital
Dustin Walper, CEO, Akira
Rafi Hoffstein, CEO, MaRS Innovation
Eric Soller, Executive In Residence Versant Ventures, BlueRock Therapeutics

Morning Break
10:50 AM Panel #2 | Hurdles, Opportunities and Global best practices for building a healthcare innovation ecosystem
Jackie Oldham, Director, Health Innovation Manchester
Travis McCready, CEO, Massachussetts Life Sciences Center
Stephan Larson, CEO, Northern Biologics
Peter Pekos, CEO, Dalton Pharma
Linda Maxwell, Executive Director, BMZ, PhysicianModerator: Ross Wallace, Principal, Santis Health
Lunch Break
12:15pm Fireside Chat
Brian Bloom, Co-Founder Bloom BurtonModerator: Ella Korets-Smith
12:50pm Special Remarks: Minister of Health
The Minister of Health Dr. Eric Hoskins will be making remarks about Ontario’s evolving health innovation system.
1:00pm Panel #3 | Policy and priority setting in Healthcare + Economic Development
Bill Charnetski, Ontario Chief Innovation Strategist
Vivek Goel, VP Research and Innovation, UofT
Julia Brown, VP, Janssen Canada (JLABS)
Salim Teja, EVP Venture Services, MaRS
Greg Wootton, ADM, MEDG, Research, Science and Strategy DivisionModerator: Jamison Steeve, CEO Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity
2:15pm Keynote: Patient Perspective
Lisa Machado, CML Network
2:45pm Thank You/Summary
Elaine Campbell, Executive Team, TO Health!
3:00pm Roundtables and Tours
Digital Health Roundtable sponsored by Canada Health InfowayModerator: Glenn Lanteigne, CEO, Tetonic Advisory Services
MedTech Crawl Think Research, Synaptive, MuseHosted by Epic Capital
TOHealth! HHS Board Meeting w/special guest invitations
5:00pm THIW Welcome Reception

Register Today!

More About Toronto Health Innovation Week

The Inaugural Toronto Health Innovation Week brings the global health innovation community to Toronto to make deals, create partnerships and network with the leaders in the sector. Other feature events during the week include RESI on MaRS 2016, Canada’s largest early stage Healthcare investment showcase, Singularity University Canada Global Impact Challenge, MEDEC’s medical device annual conference as well as tours and receptions.

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St West
Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

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