Welcome to Health Innovation for All!

  • We are pleased to invite you to our first national conference on June 10, 2017. The event is open to all students and professionals in various health disciplines. This Canadian student-run conference will be simultaneously hosted in Toronto and Vancouver. We will bring together 400 students and health professionals to explore how we can work together to improve health care using systems-thinking to achieve health equity.

    The day will include professional and patient keynote speeches, a panel discussion with quality improvement experts, interactive workshops that highlight innovations in healthcare, and will conclude with a storyboard reception.

    Join us in building a better future health care system!

    Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Workshop Streams

Participate in 3 interactive workshops throughout the day. Choose what works for you! Many of our workshops are also IPE Credit Approved.

Featured Speakers


President, Canadian Medical Association

for healthier patients, a healthier society, and a fulfilling profession


Citizen-Patient Leader, Patient Voices Network

for patients and families to partner with healthcare professionals in every aspect of care


Chief Innovation and Education Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

for innovative new systems designs to implement high-quality, and low-cost health care


Former Vice President of Strategy, Knowledge Management & Delivery, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

for better outcomes from cancer for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people

Program Schedule

  • 7:45


  • 8:25

    Welcome & Opening Keynote – Eli Kane of Analytics & Quality at Cancer Care Ontario

  • 9:00

    Oral Presentations

  • 10:15

    Your choice of workshop – Interprofessional Experience

  • 11:35

    Keynote Speakers – IHI’s Chief Innovation and Education Officer & Canadian Medical Association President

  • 1:00

    Lunch & Poster Presentations & IPE Debrief

  • 2:00

    Your choice of workshop – Technology & Sustainability

  • 3:25

    Closing Keynote – Lee Fairclough of Quality Improvement, Health Quality Ontario

  • 3:55

    Awards & Closing Remarks

  • 7:45

    Breakfast and Registration

  • 8:30

    Welcome & Opening Keynote – IHI’s Chief Innovation and Education Officer & Canadian Medical Association President

  • 10:15

    Your choice of workshop – A

  • 11:30

    Panel Discussion: The Innovation Pipeline – Training the Next Generation of Leaders

  • 12:30


  • 1:30

    Your choice of workshop – B

  • 3:00

    Your choice of workshop – C

  • 4:30

    Patient Keynote & Closing Remarks

  • 5:00

    Storyboard Session & Hors d’oeuvres

Meet our event photographer!

We are very excited to have Cody J. Briggs joining us. He is an Instagram Celeb (@codeu) and rising star in Vancouver. Check out his awesome photography styles here, and make sure you attend for an opportunity to be a part of his growing portfolio!