Second Annual Canada 2020 Health Innovation Conference

On December 1st, Canada2020 will be hosting its Second Annual Health Innovation Conference at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.

This year we are focused on Changing the Paradigm: re-imagining the ways health policymakers and practitioners can offer care both in and outside the system.

This means showcasing the health innovations that are poised to transform our health system and help ease the overwhelming demographic pressures.

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Following up on last year’s conference where we focused on the demographic pressures facing out health system, this year is about deepening the conversation around the actions government can take to ‘nudge’ our health system into a new paradigm – one focused on personal care, new technologies and lowering the cost curve.

Confirmed speakers include:


This year’s conference will be co-chaired by Canada 2020 Advisers Shannon MacDonald (Johnson & Johnson) and Kim Furlong (AMGEN).

Featured Participants

  • Alex Munter
    President & CEO, CHEO Bio
  • Andre Dias
    VP Benchmarking, International Consortium of Health Outcomes Measurement Bio
  • Andrea Palmer
    CEO, Awake Labs Website
  • Cass Sunstein
    Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard Law School Bio
  • Colin Busby
    Associate Director, Research, CD Howe Institute Bio
  • Kim Furlong
    AMGEN Canada Bio
  • Paul Wells
    National Affairs Columnist, Toronto Star Bio
  • Shannon MacDonald
    Johnson & Johsnon (Consumer) Bio
  • Simon Kennedy
    Deputy Minister, Health Canada Bio
  • Tyler Wish
    Co-Founder, SequenceBio Bio
  • William Charnetski
    Chief Health Innovation Strategist, Government of Ontario Bio

VenueChateau Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7 CA