A Hill Times Live Event

Innovation in Seniors Care Forum

June 2, 2016 | Shaw Centre Ottawa

On June 2, join the discussion on innovative practices and policies for an aging population

The federal government’s commitment to a new Health Accord is considered to be essential to the sustainability of Canada’s health care system. As provinces and territories struggle to meet the health care needs of their ageing population, the Forum addresses opportunities to be able to deliver a health system for all Canadians.  

Seniors today account for 14 percent of Canada’s population.  It is expected to increase to more than a quarter of the population by 2036. The new Liberal government has recognized that something needs to be done.  In this year’s budget speech, Finance Minister Hon. Bill Morneau announced his intent invest in innovative practices to protect the integrity of the health care system and find ways to work with partners to identify solutions.

Hill Times Events is eager to explore this important public affairs issue and ways in which practices and government policy can be adapted to result in positive change for Seniors in Canada. Join us on June 2 as we hear from association executives, industry, academia and government to further the dialogue and bring forward suggested solutions.

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Agenda and Speakers

Forum Format


Registration Opens


Luncheon - Opening Keynote Address

Welcome note and introduction to Innovation in Seniors Care Forum where we examine how practices and policies can be adapted to reflect Canada's aging population.

Carl Meyer

• Emcee - Catherine Clark, veteran broadcaster and communication consultant

Carl Meyer

• Opening address - Chris Simpson, past president, Canadian Medical Association

• Audience Q&A moderated by Catherine Clark

Breakout Sessions

13:30 - 14:40

Session 1 - Technological Innovations

This interactive panel session delivers insights into required policy shifts needed to foster innovations in technology.

Carl Meyer

Hélène Chartier, vice-president, go-to-market, strategy & enablement, TELUS Health

Carl Meyer

Shelagh Maloney, vice president, consumer health, communications and evaluation services, Canada Health Infoway

Carl Meyer

Josephine McMurray, network investigator and project lead, AGE-WELL, and assistant professor, Wilfrid Laurier University

Carl Meyer

Jeff Jutai,
full professor,
University of Ottawa

Carl Meyer

• Moderated by Shruti Shekar, reporter, The Lobby Monitor

Session 2 - Procedural Innovations

This interactive panel will look at best practices and suggest policy shifts that can foster innovative changes in procedural innovation.

Carl Meyer

Nadine Henningsen, executive director, Canadian Home Care Association

Carl Meyer

Mary Bertone, past president, Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Carl Meyer

Christine Trauttmansdorff, vice president, government relations and Canadian partnerships, Colleges and Institutes Canada

Carl Meyer

Francine Lemire, executive director and CEO, College of Family Physicians Canada

Carl Meyer

• Moderated by Louise Plouffe, research director, International Longevity Centre

14:40 - 15:10

Networking break

15:10 - 16:00

Plenary Session - System Design: Health Systems Integration

What integrated health solutions need to be considered as part of the solution to the challenge of sustaining Canada's health care system?

Carl Meyer

Lisa Ashley, senior nurse advisor, Canadian Nurses Association

Carl Meyer

Christine Power, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Carl Meyer

Darryl Rolfson , professor and assistant chair, University of Alberta

Carl Meyer

Kiran Rabheru, past president, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry

Carl Meyer

• Moderated by Chris Simpson - past president, Canadian Medical Association

16:00 - 16:50

Policy Panel - Funding Health Innovations

Fireside chat on alternative solutions to funding health care practices

Carl Meyer

Erin Strumpf, health economist and associate professor, McGill University

Carl Meyer

Brent Mizzen, director policy development, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association

Carl Meyer

Bill Tholl,
founding president and CEO, HealthCareCAN

Carl Meyer

• Moderated by Gabriela Prada, director health policy, Conference Board of Canada


Closing Remarks and Reception - Closing remarks will be delivered by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, Kamal Khera (MP, Brampton West ON).

17:10 - 18:10

Networking Reception


Shaw Centre Ottawa

55 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2

Conference fees don't include accommodations. For hotel reservations, please contact the The Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel at 613-241-1414 and ask for The Hill Times rate. The preferred Hill Times rate is subject to availability.


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