With the increasing impact of COVID-19 in Canada, the health and safety of our conference delegates, staff and partners comes first. We have therefore made the decision to postpone the Value-based Healthcare Conference originally scheduled for April 23 in Toronto. We are working to identify a future date for this event, and we will communicate any updates directly to all registered attendees and exhibitors.

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What if there was a way to structure health services based on quality, not quantity?

A way to put patients first, speed up innovation, and provide more value for less money?

That way is Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC).

Value-based healthcare is a movement that’s changing how Canada’s health leaders—from policy to procurement to patient care—are transforming their services.

Join us on April 23, 2020 for our second summit on VBHC. We’ve packed the day with a national and global complement of health leaders so you can better understand what value-based care looks like in Canada, how to implement it, and its implications for your organization.

Join us to:

  • Learn about our demonstration projects that model VBHC in action.
  • Voice your opinions, challenges, and issues through our interactive sessions.
  • Explore possibilities for health payment models, physician engagement, budgets, and procurement.
  • Understand policy considerations that can help you stay ahead of the curve, so you can prepare contract-winning bids and tenders based on VBHC.
  • Get into the inner circle of VBHC Canada, a Conference Board of Canada-led initiative that brings together leaders in government, health administration, patient groups, insurance, medical technology, pharmacare, and more.

Building capacity to transform our healthcare system starts with talking to the right people. That starts here. Register today.


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April 23, 2020

8:00 a.m.
Registration & continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.
8:45 a.m.

Dr. Douglas Woodhouse will draw together experiences and lessons learned from value-based healthcare efforts across several jurisdictions. This opening keynote will help you imagine VBHC’s possibilities and set the stage for the day’s sessions—a rich series of talks and panels on measurement, collaboration, and procurement—that show how a value-based system can be realized in Canada.

VBHC is possible. Get motivated to join our global network to make it happen.

9:15 a.m.

Discover what we’ve been up to. Since its launch in May 2019, the Conference Board’s VBHC Canada team has been busy working on its three strategic objectives: to lead capacity-building efforts; to develop VBHC implementation processes through demonstration projects; and to produce and synthesize evidence to guide policy decisions and systems change.

Hear from the Conference Board’s Monika Slovinec D’Angelo about our progress to date, what we’ve learned from our strategic activities, and our plans for the year ahead. This session will engage in interactive dialogue with strategic partners, including patients.



10:15 a.m.
Networking and health break
10:45 a.m.

This panel will explore several stakeholder perspectives on VBHC—what it takes to secure participation, where to start, and how we can work together to get there. Learn how the most successful VBHC implementations in systems outside our own have been done by working closely with physicians, patients, regulators, insurers, policy-makers, and leaders in health technology.



12:00 p.m.
Networking lunch
1:00 p.m.

The backbone of any value-based healthcare system comes from access to accurate, comprehensive data. Analyzing health data is the best way for decision- and policy-makers to measure how well treatments are working, identify what processes need improvement, and ultimately make value-based reimbursement models work.

During this panel session, we will explore:

  • Canada’s gaps and opportunities for data collection at national and provincial levels;
  • what real-life success looks like for the VBHC model;
  • actionable steps to measure, report, and reward value over five-plus years.



2:15 p.m.
Networking and health break
2:30 p.m.

In VBHC models, procuring for outcomes and solutions is vital. Some international jurisdictions—European countries in particular—are shifting their procurement practices away from price-based models and toward value-based ones. What can Canada learn from their examples?

In this session, you will hear a success story from Catalonia on fostering innovation through value-based public procurement. We will also explore procurement from 3 perspectives: reimbursement models, pharma products, and medtech products.

3:45 p.m.

What will it take to achieve VBHC? How do we create system-level change while allowing for local flexibility? How do we ensure that equity, diversity, and inclusion will be part of this evolution?

Take a deeper dive into what matters to you when it comes to VBHC. Our speaker will facilitate an open discussion to draw together all the knowledge and experience shared throughout the day. You’ll leave this session with a clear view of the future of VBHC in Canada, and how you can contribute.

4:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

Summit Planning Committee

Value-Based Healthcare research centre (VBHC)



Your VBHC Summit registration fee helps support the engagement of patient representatives and patient groups, in these important VBHC discussions.

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*Conference fees do not include accommodations.


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