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Meetings and Events

As member, attend the Centre for the Future of Health’s meetings to:

  • Stimulate your thinking in a different way and be part of a place where innovation can set the pace for the future;
  • Participate in an incubator for ideas that can be turned into actionable initiatives;
  • Build new relationships and network with peers from multiple sectors who will help you look outside yourself, your industry, and your country for ideas and solutions.

Fall 2018 Meeting

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November 21, 2018

Theme: Joint CFH and CASHC Members Meeting
Location: Sheraton Toronto Central Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2W9

Past Meeting: Spring 2018

Integrating for Outcomes: Scaling Digital Solutions Across the Health and Health Care System

March 26, 2018
MaRS Discovery District, CR3 Room, 101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario


From connecting providers and patients, to enabling the collection and analysis of big data to inform programs, policy, and practice, digital health plays a key role in the reshaping our health and health care system.

Building on the successful fall 2017 meetings on Transforming Health Care Through Digital Innovations and the Strategic Foresight Workshop on How will eHealth Impact Canadian Health and Health Care in 2035, we invite you to join sector stakeholders and thought-leaders from The Conference Board’s Centre for the Future of Health (CFH) and The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC), and invited guests, as they delve deeper into the subject of scale and spread of patient-oriented digital health solutions for integrated care and better health outcomes across the Canadian health care system.

To realize the full potential of digital health in an era of value-based health and health care, there is a need to build-on existing knowledge; learn from experiences; scale and spread best practices; actively engage patients, families, and caregivers; and support its optimization, such as through innovative funding models. Further, setting bold, aggressive goals with measurable targets and benchmarks is crucial to systemic digital health transformation—and this requires collaboration across the health ecosystem. Creating and supporting strategic partnerships across industry, government, provider, and patient networks can enable the development of innovative solutions and optimize the system-wide benefits of their scale and spread.

The overarching theme of the joint program is the enhancement of system integration for improved patient outcomes through the scale and spread of best practices and patient-oriented digital solutions, which will ultimately improve the sustainability of the health system.

The program will include dynamic presentations from the country’s top thought-leaders, interactive discussant panels, and a roundtable working session. Fittingly taking place at one of Canada’s largest innovation hubs, MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, this meeting is not to be missed!


  • Learn about the shift to value-based care, and innovative approaches to leveraging digital technologies in Canada and abroad for improved health outcomes and better system integration;
  • Engage in discussion with thought-leaders on the opportunities to getting the most out of digital technologies in health and health care and the results we expect to see from optimal scale and spread;
  • Gain insights on approaches to, and the benefits of, engaging patients and caregivers in the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovation within the health care system.

Featured Speakers


Fred Horne
Alberta Minister of Health (2011–14)
Principal, Horne Associates, and Adjunct Professor
School of Public Health, University of Alberta

William Charnetski

William Charnetski
Chief Health Innovation Strategist
Government of Ontario

Zayna Khayat

Zayna Khayat
Future Strategist, Saint Elizabeth and Senior Advisor
Health System Innovation
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Greg Hein

Greg Hein
Assistant Deputy Minister, Digital Health Secretariat
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Maria Judd

Maria Judd
Vice-President, Programs
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Jeff Ruby

Jeff Ruby
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Patti Cochrane

Patti Cochrane
Senior Vice-President, Clinical Strategy and
Chief Innovation Officer
Trillium Health Partners (2012–17)

Michael Green

Michael Green
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canada Health Infoway

Kathy Steegstra

Kathy Steegstra
Senior Provincial Executive Director, Virtual Health
Trauma Services and Mobile Medical Unit
British Columbia Provincial Health Services Authority

Julie Drury

Julie Drury
Ontario Minister’s Patient and Family Advisory Council

Puneet Seth

Dr. Puneet Seth
Chief Medical Officer

Lisa Machado

Lisa Machado
Founder and Patient Advisor
The Canadian Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Network

Joby McKenzie

Joby McKenzie
Senior Vice-President, Business Development

Sanjay Cherian

Sanjay Cherian
Vice-President, Product and Strategy
TELUS Health

Annette McKinnon

Annette McKinnon
Founding Team Member
Patient Advisors Network

Angela Morin

Angela Morin
Patient Partner
Kingston Health Sciences and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Centre for the Future of Health Co-Chairs

  • Patrick Dicerni
    Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Planning, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Neil D. Fraser
    President, Medtronic Canada

Sponsored by MaRS Discovery District
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Visit the website for weekly updates and the agenda. For more details, email Shannon Cripps

Recent Event

Healthy Canada Conference 2018: Personalized Health and Wellness

Tuesday March 27 and Wednesday March 28, 2018
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Ontario


Past Meetings and Events

November 8–9, 2017

Theme: Transforming Health Care Through Digital Innovations
Location: The Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, ON

April 25, 2017

Theme: Whole Health Innovation Collaborative Meeting: Applying Precision to Preventative Health and Personalized Medicine
Location: Old Mill Toronto, Toronto, ON

November 28–29, 2016

Theme: The Future of Home and Community Care: Innovation in Design, Delivery and Supports
Location: Downtown Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel–Adelaide Room, Toronto, ON

June 7–8, 2016

Theme: Funding Mechanisms to Promote the Development and Adoption of Innovative Health Practices and Technologies: Enhancing Health Outcomes
Location: Fairmont Château Laurier, Quebec Suite, Ottawa, ON

November 26–27, 2015

Theme: The Changing Nature of Health Care: Virtual Care, Digital Health and Telehealth
Location: MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, ON

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Centre Information

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Centre Co-Chairs

Neil Fraser
Neil Fraser
President, Medtronic Canada
and Regional Vice President, Medtronic Canada plc

Patrick Dicerni
Patrick Dicerni
Assistant Deputy Minister
Strategic Policy and Planning Division
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

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Ronson Brown

Admin & Meetings Coordinator
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Monika Slovinec D’Angelo

Director, Health
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