Schedule & Speaker Bios

Below is the event schedule for Techna 2017: Policies and Mechanisms for Healthcare Innovation. Here you can view the speaker bios. Video recordings of individual speeches will be available on this page after the event. You can click on an event time or a speaker name to view the detailed information for each. The Techna 2017 Symposium will feature a live tweeting system for participants to add comments in parallel to the discussions and presentations. You will be able to view an archive of the tweets for each segment.



8:00-8:45

Breakfast and Registration

8:45-9:05

Opening Remarks
Approach to Innovation in the PMCC: Barry Rubin
Chair and Program Medical Director, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, UHN

9:05-9:45

Keynote Speaker
Ain Aaviksoo
Estonian Deputy Secretary General for E-Services & Innovation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

9:45-10:35

Session 1: Global Models of Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes Measurement
Moderated by: David Jaffray
Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation, UHN; Director, Techna Institute, UHN
Stephen Flaherty
Director of Standardization and Benchmarking, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)
Alexis Wise
Senior Manager/Capital Advisory, MaRS Centre for Impacting Investing
Jeff Terry
Managing Principal of GE Healthcare Partners, GE

10:35-10:50

Break

10:50-11:40

Session 2: Current/Future State of Outcomes Measurement & Healthcare Innovation in Ontario
Moderated by: William Charnetski
Chief Health Innovation Strategist, Ontario Government
The Culture of Innovation in Ontario Hospitals: Peter Pisters
President and CEO, UHN
Healthcare Innovation Leaders’ Summit Findings: Gail Garland
CEO, OBIO
Ontario Policy & Funding on Healthcare Innovation: Melissa Farrell
Assistant Deputy Minister, Health System Quality and Funding Division, Ministry of Health of Long Term Care

11:40-12:30

Session 3: How Would Outcomes-Based Funding Spur Innovation in Ontario?
Moderated by: Ryan Wiley
CEO, Shift Health
Rollie Cameron
General Manager, Johnson & Johnson Medical Canada
Robert Fox
Director Healthcare Transformation, Cisco Canada
Ken Spears
VP/General Manager, Boston Scientific

12:30-1:15

Lunch

1:15-2:00

Keynote Speaker
Rifat Atun
Professor of Global Health Systems, Harvard University

2:00-2:45

Debate: Medtech Companies Will Stay in Ontario if Outcomes Based Care is Adopted
Moderated by: Jonathan Irish
Provincial Head, Surgical Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario Director, Clinical Faculty, Techna Institute, Core Lead-Guided Therapeutics Program
Arun Menawat
CEO, Profound Medical Inc.
Lahav Gil
VP, Innovation, StarFish Medical

2:45-3:10

Post-Debate Commentary
Moderated by: Jonathan Irish
Provincial Head, Surgical Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario Director, Clinical Faculty, Techna Institute, Core Lead-Guided Therapeutics Program
Brian Courtney
Executive Chairman, Conavi Medical
Beau Standish
CEO, 7D Surgical
Linda Maxwell
Executive Director of the Biomedical Zone

3:10-3:15

Closing Remarks
David Jaffray
Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation, UHN; Director, Techna Institute, UHN