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Toronto Health Innovation Week

WHERE HEALTH MEANS BUSINESS
APRIL 9-13, 2018 | TORONTO, ON


Meet the global health community in Toronto

From April 9 – 13, join health industry investors, partners and startups at Toronto Health Innovation Week. Capitalize on opportunities to connect, secure funding and hear from experts while the best of Canadian health innovation is gathered in the heart of the city.

STARTUPS

Are you a fundraising CEO, entrepreneur or executive at a health startup? Whether you’re pitching for your next funding round or securing top talent — or both — Health Innovation Week is the ideal place to network with investors, talent and corporate leaders.

INVESTORS

Are you an investor in the health sector? Discover innovative companies in biotech, medical devices, digital health and wellness. At Health Innovation Week you’ll hear from founders who are transforming healthcare on a global scale.

PARTNERS

Are you looking to build partnerships in the health community? Health Innovation Week brings together government officials, industry leaders, researchers and decision-makers from hospitals, universities and the private sector. Connect with prospective clients and innovators all in one place.

Event Calendar

MaRS HealthKick FOCUS: Investing in AI

Monday, April 9, 2018

Join us as multinational corporations discuss their views on adoption, use and deployment of AI; entrepreneurs present what’s being developed now and what will be possible in the future; and investors explore “reality versus bubble” and the evolving AI investment landscape.

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Impact Health Summit

Monday, April 9, 2018

Join us for the opening of Toronto Health Innovation Week 2018, where industry leaders and stakeholders from Canada and the world come together. The day will include keynotes and panels from industry leaders, roundtables, workshops and the Health Partnering Forum.

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OBIO hosts: Pfizer Global Workshop and Partnering Day

Monday, April 9, 2018

Hosted by OBIO at ONRamp, representatives from Pfizer Global will be present to network and discuss Pfizer’s partnering philosophy, as well as the interests of individual research units. They will also discuss Pfizer’s unique approach to drug discovery.

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Toronto Health Innovation Week Opening Reception

Monday, April 9, 2018

Join us at Brassaii to kick off Toronto Health Innovation Week 2018. Network with startups, investors, academia, corporate partners, researchers, students and entrepreneurs.

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Health Startup Innovation Dual Panel Hosted by MedStack and MediSeen

Monday, April 9, 2018

A knowledge-sharing event focused on the role and keys to success of Ontario digital health startups in driving innovation for patients, providers and payers. The event will mix networking with two short panel discussions covering two ends of the spectrum in this ecosystem.

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Toronto Health Innovation Week Partnering Program – Day 1

Monday, April 9, 2018

A meeting place for startups and investors. Register for opportunities in client building and collaboration, financing, investment and staff recruitment.

Monday, April 9: 8am – 4:30pm, MTCC 700 Level

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IDEATHON: Innovating the Patient Experience

Monday, April 9, 2018

Join Hacking Health Toronto for this Toronto Health Innovation Week kick-off Ideathon and help reimagine the clinical experience for patients with chronic diseases. Bring your best ideas, brainstorm and pitch your solutions.

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OBIO Does Indian Street Food: Industry & Investor Networking Event

Monday, April 9, 2018

Join OBIO to experience traditional Mumbai-style street food at an exclusive OBIO Member event. Meet and network with international and local investors, and high-potential Ontario health science companies in the heart of Toronto’s Discovery District.

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Lilly Canada Innovation Speaker Series

Monday, April 9, 2018

Lilly Canada is opening their internal Innovation Speaker Series to the public. These events bring in local startups to talk about their entrepreneurship journeys and educate the audience about emerging trends and technologies. Joining them this month are VivaVax and My Lil’ Health Bot.

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RESI on MaRS

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The largest health investor event in Canada, RESI on MaRS unites hundreds of early-stage investors from across the globe with fundraising CEOs from the most cutting-edge health startups in the areas of biotech, medical devices, digital health, and consumer health and wellness.

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MaRS Innovation & MaRS Discovery District Host Pfizer Global for Venture Showcase & Partnering

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

MaRS Innovation and MaRS Discovery District will host Pfizer Global Science, Innovation and Technology teams for a Venture Showcase & Partnering event. This event is by invitation only and will focus on key ventures and companies that are in Pfizer’s current areas of interest.

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Trials and Tribulations of the Health Entrepreneur

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Building any health technology company has ups and downs. Join MaRS and JLABS @ Toronto for Trials and Tribulations of the Health Entrepreneur, an evening panel and social event. Learn from industry veterans from across the health sector on how they have built their companies while remaining agile, dedicated and resilient.

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A Breakfast Conversation with Canadian and European Bio Clusters

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hosted by the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity, this breakfast conversation features the bio cluster organizations across Canada and Europe sharing best practices on how to grow their respective bio clusters.

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healthBOT 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

healthBOT 2018 will introduce healthcare decision makers from pharma, pharmacy, insurance, hospital, government and associations to the power of chatbots to reimagine the way they engage their stakeholders in compelling conversational solutions designed to drive treatment adherence and outcomes.

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An Evening of Inspiration & Enlightenment for Women in Health Sciences

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Join Accel-Rx and CQDM for an exceptional evening of connection and inspiration with Julie Angus, the first woman to cross the Atlantic in a rowboat. Her story is a roadmap for tapping into our passions to fuel courage, curiosity and purpose. Join your female colleagues for wine, hors d’oevres and enlightenment.

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Value-Based Health Care Panel Discussion

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Join the City of Brampton for networking, a panel discussion and tour with leading experts in value-based healthcare.

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Telus Ventures Summit

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hear from high profile speakers who will bring unique insights and perspectives on emerging trends and technologies, and attend one-on-one networking sessions.

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FACIT Falcons' Fortunes Pitch Competition

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Falcons’ Fortunes (based on the popular TV series Dragons’ Den) invites Ontario-based entrepreneurs working in the oncology space to pitch innovative research ideas to a panel of friendly investors.

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Canada's MedTech Conference 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Canada’s preeminent information exchange and educational forum for the medical technology industry — tackling issues such as the adoption of innovation and opportunities to foster transformation within the healthcare system.

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Who's Who in 2018: Where Will We Go in Healthcare Investing?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

As the healthcare investment market takes shape for the year, what can we expect for the IPO and M&A markets? Skip Kelly will take a look at — and makes sense of — the past trends to provide an informed view into what’s to come in 2018.

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HealthTO: Showcasing Toronto's Healthtech Startups

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

This special edition of HealthTO will showcase Toronto startups, companies and organizations that are paving the way in healthcare through technology. Ten founders and thought leaders in the healthtech industry will be featured during five-minute, rapid-fire presentations.

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Discover Biotech: Exploring our Ecosystem. Together.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Toronto region is a fast-growing biotech hub. By sharing solutions and addressing common concerns we can strengthen our ecosystem and help us all prosper. Discover Biotech is a night for industry professionals to connect, gain new perspectives, and share knowledge and resources.

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Lumira Annual General Meeting: Insights into the Future of Healthcare

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Delivering insights into the future of healthcare with presenting companies G1 Therapeutics, Edesa Biotech, Kisoji Biotechnology, Engage Therapeutics, Antiva Biosciences and Corvia Medical, and keynote speakers Dr. Heather Ross, Dr Molly Shoichet and Dr Rick Swartz.

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Toronto Health Innovation Week Partnering Program – Day 2

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A meeting place for startups and investors. Register for opportunities in client building and collaboration, financing, investment and staff recruitment.

Wednesday, April 11: 9am – 4pm, MaRS Centre, West Atrium

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Bringing Immunotherapies to Ontario

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Join CCRM on Wednesday, April 11, to hear from an expert panel on this important issue. This will be of interest to patients, healthcare providers, clinician scientists, regulatory and reimbursement bodies, entrepreneurs and industry.

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Healthcare Human Factors: Transformation Beyond Product

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Join Healthcare Human Factors and its panel of transformation leaders as they share stories of where they started, how they’re moving beyond products, and what their next steps are to deliver transformative health experiences.

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U of T: The Future of Health Innovation

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Future of Health Innovation conference presented by the University of Toronto will highlight and showcase health and life sciences innovation from the University Toronto and the Toronto community including those from its affiliated hospital partners.

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LSO Networking Night

Thursday, April 12, 2018

LSO’s Networking Nights event series provides a forum for LSO members and non-members to build connections with the life sciences community in a social setting.

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The Healthcare Commercialization Journey

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Join us at JLABS @ Toronto to hear from a variety of panels with life science entrepreneurs who will discuss their technology, journey and successes.

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OntarioMD EMR: Every Step Conference

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The EMR: Every Step Conference is an interactive day to learn about what’s new in certified EMRs, participate in training workshops, network with your peers and visit the vendor showcase. This is Canada’s largest EMR conference series!

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Spotlight on the Trade Commissioner Service

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Trade commissioners from North America and Europe will discuss their support to Canadian companies expanding internationally, along with exporting challenges and best practises. This is an invite-only event.

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Keiretsu Forum: Central Canada Chapter Meetings (Toronto, North York)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Members are invited to join us for our Central Canada Chapter Meeting to discuss emerging investment trends.

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Toronto Health Innovation Week Partnering Program – Day 3

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A meeting place for startups and investors. Register for opportunities in client building and collaboration, financing, investment and staff recruitment.

Thursday, April 12: 9am – 4pm, MaRS Centre, West Atrium

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Journey to a Breakthrough: Providing Patients Control & Stability Over Their Hand Tremors

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hear from the co-founder and CFO of Steadiwear Inc., Emile Maamary. In this lecture, Emile will present his inspiring journey with Steadiwear that spans the fields of medicine, engineering and business, discuss rules of the road for medtech entrepreneurship, and share keys to success in the challenging process of developing nascent medical technologies.

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A New Strategy for Global Health

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Anita McGahan will present core themes from her forthcoming book called “A New Strategy for Global Health” (2018). She advocates for delivering health rather than healthcare.

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Illuminating the Dark Matter of the Cancer Genome

Friday, April 13, 2018

More than 700 scientists came together in 2015 to form the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) project. Now members of the worldwide research project are ready to share the results, which include important new discoveries about how cancer develops and what mysteries remain.

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Toronto Health Innovation Week Partnering Program – Day 4

Friday, April 13, 2018

A meeting place for startups and investors. Register for opportunities in client building and collaboration, financing, investment and staff recruitment.

Friday, April 13: 9am – 4pm, MaRS Centre, West Atrium

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Why Toronto?

Canada is a hotspot for cutting-edge health technology, with significant business and investment opportunities and seasoned entrepreneurs who are bringing life-changing solutions to market.

As Canada’s largest city, Toronto is home to key research hospitals, a diverse workforce and and a growing community of successful health startups. Underpinned by hubs like MaRS Discovery District, Toronto is the place for investors who think globally.

Come out to Health Innovation Week to meet some of the innovators in Toronto’s health community.

PRESENTED BY MaRS & TOHealth!

 


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