Waterloo Region MED TECH Bridging the Gap 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Waterloo Region MED TECH Bridging the Gap 2016 Inaugural Meeting

In the news:

[The Record, May 25, 2016]
[Grand River Hospital, May 25, 2016]
[Communitech News, May 26, 2016]
[Canadian Healthcare Technology, June 8, 2016]

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Grand River Hospital’s Freeport Campus and presented by Grand River Hospital, the Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the University of Waterloo (CBB), and Communitech.

The CBB is pleased to partner with Grand River Hospital (GRH) to hold the inaugural Waterloo Region MED TECH Conference at the GRH Freeport Campus.

This event is of interest to those involved in health care: industry, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, healthcare organizations, local municipal governments, economic development organizations and government agencies at all levels. We have attracted top speakers and the agenda is amazing. Dr. Doug Dittmer, GRH Rehabilitation Medical Director, a CBB’s Board of Directors member, is the visionary and conference chair of this event

[Welcome Slides[Brochure] [Agenda]

Keynote Speakers:
  • Opening Keynote: Mark Wilson, SR. VP and Chief Evangelist, Blackberry
  • Afternoon Keynote: William Charnetski, Chief Health Innovation Strategist, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)[Presentation Slides]
  • Qualcomm Tricorder X-Prize – Cloud DX, Finalist – The Canadian Journey for the $10 Million Prize: Dr. Sonny Kohli, Project Lead for Cloud Dx, Internal Medicine & Critical Care, Oakville Trafalgar Hospital [Presentation Slides]
Invited Speakers:
  1. Gord Agnew, PhD, PEng
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
    [Presentation Slides]

  2. Dr. Mohammed Alarkakia, MD, CCFP, eHealth Lead
    Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN)
    [Presentation Slides]

  3. Franck Hivert, President and CEO, Oculys Health Informatics and; Kenneth N. McKay, Chief Scientist, Oculys Health Informatics and, Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo
    [Presentation Slides]

  4. Iain Klugman, CEO
    Communitech, Waterloo
    [Presentation Slides]

  5. Bruce Lauckner, CEO
    Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN)
    Presented by Toni Lemon, Acting CEO
    [Presentation Slides]

  6. Kathleen Lavoie, CMIO and CPO
    Grand River Hospital, Kitchener
    [Presentation Slides]

  7. Tina Mah, PhD, VP Planning, Performance Management and Research, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener
    [Presentation Slides]

  8. Leah Matteis, Manager, Patient Access and Flow
    Chatham Kent Health Alliance
    [Presentation Slides]

  9. Tetyana Nechyporenko, Medical Informatics Education Lead Humber River Hospital, Etobicoke
    [Presentation Slides]

  10. Brendan Seaton, CISSP, CIPP/C, CRISC, President
    Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC Health)
    [Presentation Slides]

Registration Details:

$495 - Registration includes HST and Lunch
$595 - After May 6, 2016


Seating is limited.
Late registration: Additional $100.00 fee
Refunds are available up to two weeks prior to the event less a $50 administration fee.
No refunds will be given after May 11, 2016.


Contact:  Dr. Doug Dittmer, Chair, Med Tech Symposium, Medical Director, Rehab, Freeport Campus, GRH
Email: medtechconference2016@gmail.com

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