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.



8:00-8:40

Breakfast and Registration

8:40-8:45

Morning Greeting
David Jaffray
Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation, UHN; Director, Techna Institute, UHN

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 Social 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
Zahava Uddin
Director of Innovation and Outcomes, GE Healthcare Partners

10:35-10:50

Break

10:50-11:40

Session 2: Current & Future State of Ontario Healthcare Innovation
Moderated by: William Charnetski
Chief Health Innovation Strategist, MOHLTC
Peter Pisters
President and CEO, UHN
Gail Garland
CEO, OBIO
Fredrika Scarth
Director, HQO Liaison and Program Development Branch, Health System Quality and Funding Division, MOHLTC

11:40-12:30

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

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
Aman Thind
BASc, PhD, CTO and Co-Founder, Conavi Medical
Beau Standish
CEO, 7D Surgical
Linda Maxwell
Executive Director of the Biomedical Zone, Ryerson University

3:10-3:15

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

3:15-6:30

Networking Session: Reception Hosted and Sponsored by JLabs