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Sponsor Symposia

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Our conference sponsors share their expertise by hosting dynamic sessions with engaging guest speakers.

Symposia #1–3

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
3:15–4:00 p.m. EDT

SYMP1 Don’t let hackers steal your health information: Tips on how to improve digital resilience with cybersecurity

Hosted by Healthtech Consultants

With 782 breach reports affecting nine million Canadian accounts in 2021, it is apparent that our healthcare system continues to be under attack with no end in sight. We will focus on real issues and provide strategies for building digital resilience with a specific focus on cybersecurity and what you can do to protect yourself, your patients, and your organization.


  • Christine Grimm, VP, Strategic Advisory Services & Digital Health, Healthtech Consultants


  • Jeff Buss, Captain USN, Ret. MS, MBA, MS, CISSP, C|EH, Chief Information Officer, Healthtech Consultants
  • Dr. Laura Copeland, MD, MBA, FACEP, Chief Medical Information Officer, Healthtech Consultants

Healthtech Consultants

SYMP2 Platform to productivity: ServiceNow's enterprise strategy for healthcare

Hosted by ServiceNow

This session will cover:

  • Understanding the digital health platform and why it’s relevant
  • Case examples – expanding on the digital platform
  • Roadmap and where healthcare is headed


  • Vishakha Sant, Global Head of Healthcare Provider, ServiceNow


SYMP3 Improving the patient journey with better use of the data found in existing systems

Hosted by Petal

Healthcare leaders need data to facilitate access to primary care. But which data? And how to use it? The key lies in better aligning medical offers with patient demand. Interested in becoming a change leader yourself? Learn from health technologies experts and create collaborative opportunities by joining us for this symposium.


  • Elliot Desilets, Market Development & Partnerships Director, Petal


  • Patrice Gilbert, CEO, Petal
  • Dr. Darren Larsen, Senior Fellow, Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions & Virtual Care (WIHV)


Symposia #4–6

Thursday, June 2, 2022
12:15–1:00 p.m. EDT

SYMP4 Precision healthcare: Using AI to revolutionize breast cancer screening

Hosted by Calian

The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that every year, 1 in 8 women in Canada is diagnosed with breast cancer, and 1 in 34 will die from the disease. Early detection is key to improving health outcomes for women.

A revolutionary blood screening test can effectively detect breast cancer, even at the early stages, using a suite of proprietary biomarkers and AI-generated software.

Easy, convenient, accurate, and soon to be widely available, this blood test is now offered as a service in Canada through a CPSA-accredited laboratory in Calgary and is expanding to more countries through clinical studies around the world.

Learn how AI is driving innovation in breast cancer screening and how a new digital health platform is providing a critical foundation to administer rigorous clinical trials, ensure patient safety, and gather important real-world evidence (RWE).


  • Sue Koch, Director, Health Segment Marketing, Calian


  • Bob Shepherd, Co-founder, President & CEO, Syantra Inc.
  • Kristina Rinker, PhD, PEng, Co-founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Syantra Inc.
  • Jeff Smith, President, Allphase Clinical, a Calian Company
  • Kaytlin Sadler, VP, Alio Health Services, a Calian Company


SYMP5 Virtual care is care: How Canada can seize a once in a decade opportunity to democratize access — at scale

Hosted by Teladoc Health

We welcome Jason Gorevic, CEO of Teladoc Health – the world’s largest and most comprehensive virtual care company – to e-Health 2022. Jason will outline Teladoc Health’s vision for becoming the ‘front door’ to whole-person care and share how care online and in the community is already being integrated seamlessly to create a 21st century experience for patients and clinicians.


  • André Picard, Health Reporter & Columnist, The Globe and Mail


  • Jason Gorevic, CEO, Teladoc Health
  • Joby McKenzie, Managing Director, Canada, Teladoc Health

Teladoc Health

SYMP6 Secure, efficient, and scalable enterprise informatics solutions in a world affected by COVID

Hosted by Philips Canada

The healthcare informatics world is highly complex, with multiple stakeholders involved and often multi-year extended engagements impacting multiple departments. The post-onset COVID world has amplified the need for solutions that address staff shortages, access to care, and remote diagnosis.

In this session, you will learn how Philips views these challenges from a customer-focused lens and how data-driven actionable insights can be used to address the needs of the Canadian healthcare system.


  • Palma Petrilli, Senior Marketing Manager, Philips Canada


  • Nathan Bluvol, Business Leader, Enterprise Diagnostic Informatics, Philips Canada


Symposia #7–9

Thursday, June 2, 2022
3:30–4:15 p.m. EDT

SYMP7 Deploying scalable, repeatable researcher workspaces with simplified chargeback: Health Data Nexus

Hosted by Google Cloud

Many data environments for research and education in medicine have restrictive data access controls to ensure compliance with laws governing protected health information (PHI). The Temerty Centre for AI Research and Education in Medicine (T-CAIREM) team identified the need for a robust data environment, with a centralized data repository for accessible health data that researchers across the province (and beyond) could contribute to and benefit from. The Health Data Nexus aims to be the leading open health data and analytics platform in Canada powered by Google Cloud.

In this session, you’ll learn how SickKids and Google Cloud developed an extensive governance framework to build a secure platform that delivers transparency, enabling researchers to access data easily, securely, and with the greatest compliance measures in mind.


  • Dr. Alistair Johnson, Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Mohamed Nofal, Customer Engineer, Google Cloud Canada

Google Cloud

SYMP8 Risks and rewards of virtual services

Hosted by Beazley

While telemedicine and telehealth have existed in Canada and around the world for several decades, the COVID-19 pandemic has really pushed the industry to the forefront of peoples’ minds and discussions. The world has seen an unprecedented surge in demand, and frankly need, for services and it is expected such demand will remain and only continue to grow as time goes on.

Through this presentation, we will look to build an understanding as to the makeup of the industry and what the insurance landscape looks like today. We will then review the specific impact of COVID-19 on the digital health industry and the changing landscape, including claims considerations and specific telemedicine claims examples. The presentation will conclude with a deeper dive into the privacy concerns and considerations faced by the digital health industry.


  • Heather Pfeffer, Claims Manager, Beazley
  • Derek Dow, Focus Group Leader, International Miscellaneous Medical & Life Sciences, Beazley
  • Imran Ahmad, Partner, Head of Technology, Co-Head of Information Governance, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP


SYMP9 Tele-health or tele-headache? The new logic of collaboration and care

Hosted by Logitech

With virtual care here to stay as part of Canada’s overall hybrid care model, join Logitech as we discuss evolution towards the new logic of collaboration for healthcare workers and the evolving experience of telemedicine for patients and providers. We’ll also briefly dive in on some key findings from a global virtual care experience study conducted by Escalent.

Join us as we explore the burning questions of modern-day telehealth.


  • Temmuz Arslan, Account Executive, Logitech Canada