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September 13 @ 9:00am – 4:00pm

Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street

Event Capacity 72% Full

Driven by Digital – The Evolution of Healthcare

The momentum towards a digital future is gathering speed, and the healthcare industry is in the midst of revolutionary change.  We are witnessing an unmatched era of digitally driven innovation in healthcare that will boost efficiency, slash costs, and improve clinical outcomes.

Today’s convergence of mobile, social, biometrics, genomics, AI and blockchain has proven the utility of digital health and driven revolutionary changes in healthcare delivery.  In this new era of ubiquitous connectivity and access to data, patients are transitioning from passive healthcare recipients to active value-seeking consumers.

Join us to talk about the limitless horizons of health and medicine, featuring disruptive thinkers and game changing technologies. Produced by MaRS Discovery District, Elevate Health will explore the intersection of healthcare, innovation, and the patient. We’ll demonstrate how technology is enabling the possible – from computer guided surgery to precision medicine to accelerating drug development.

Topics Include:

  • The future of health and healthcare delivery

  • Major technology and system enablers revolutionizing healthcare

  • The intersection of the health system, disruptive innovation, and the engaged patient

  • The challenges and opportunities of healthcare delivery in an urban hub

  • Driving real implementation and adoption of health innovations

Featured Speakers


9:00am Breakfast & Registration
9:30am Host Welcome
Ying Tam, MaRS Discovery District
9:40am Keynote: The Power of Why
Melinda Richter, Johnson & Johnson JLABS
10:15am Driving Blockchain Technology in Healthcare
John Bass, Hashed Health; US Health Blockchain Consortium
10:45am Innovating Health One Blockchain at a Time
Rhea Mehta, Bowhead Health
Nick Zamora & Adam Cole, HealthChain
11:05am Conversation Break
11:20am I Want My Data! Digital health, patient engagement, and the data opportunity
Lydia Lee, National Digital Health Lead, KPMG
11:50am Big Data Driving the Possible
Sarah Richard, Carrot Insights
Veronika Litinski, GeneYouIn
1:00pmHealthcare Delivery in Large Urban Centres – Now and in the Future
Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District
Trish Barbato, Revera
Ariel Garten, Interaxon
Patti Cochrane, Trillium Health Partners
1:45pm Dr. Robot Will See You Now: Trends in AI and Health
Anna Goldenberg, Scientist, SickKids Research Institute; Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
2:15pm AI: From Discovery to Diagnostics to Therapies
Naheed Kurji, Cyclica
Frederic Francis, CEO Imagia
Alexander Levy, Atomwise
2:45pm Conversation Break
3:00pm The Adoption Imperative
A fireside chat with Bill Charnetski, MOHLTC and Dave Chase, Healthcare speaker and investor
Ying Tam, MaRS Discovery District

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