Wednesday, may 8, 2019

Hamilton Convention Centre

Health technology for doctors


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We are at the dawn of a digital health revolution. One that is fortuitously occurring at a time where our health care system requires disruptive change in order to survive. It hasn’t yet been determined what our role, as front line providers will be in this digital revolution, yet we do know one thing for certain. We have always played an integral role in helping drive and shape health care delivery and this time is no different. It is imperative that we play our part in the successful introduction and integration of digital health into health care delivery. We cannot afford to wait for the future to happen. We must aid in making the future happen in a way that improves not only our patient’s lives, but our lives too!

Welcome to the inaugural Technology & the Future of Health Care Conference, the first of it's kind designed for forward-thinking front line health care providers who recognize the requirement to integrate technology into their practice. The purpose of our conference is to; define and understand digital health as front line providers, obtain relevant information which aids in guiding our delivery of health care, and identify health care challenges that have digital solutions.

TFHC2019 has carefully curated digital health into five key categories; Telemedicine, Artificial Intelligence, Personalized Medicine, Cyber-security and Confidential Data Storage Systems, with consideration being given to the impact that the application of technologies from these five categories will have on both providers and patients. We look forward to input from our community’s front line providers. This input will be used to further refine our approach to digital health and to identify where, and how digital health can be productively utilized with the goal of improving health care outcomes, patient outcomes and provider satisfactions. We hope to see you on May 8th as we will learn what technologies can be incorporated into practice right away and what is coming next with Technology & the Future of Health Care.

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See you on May 8th!

TFHC2019 Co-chairs,

Dr. Richard Tytus and Dr. Dennis DiValentino

What is Digital Health?!




dr. darren larsen

Dr. Larsen is OntarioMD’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Larsen is a tireless champion of EMR adoption and optimization of EMRs and health informatics to empower Ontario’s physicians to enhance quality patient care and practice efficiency.


Veronika Litinski is CEO at GeneYouIn Inc., a personalized medicine company. While bringing to market its genomics-guided medication management service, Pillcheck, Veronika leverages the very best of science and entrepreneurial cultures for the new era of data-powered decision making.

dr. Sonny Kohli

Dr. Kohli is a practising Canadian Internist & Critical Care Physician, and faculty at both SingularityU Canada and McMaster University. He is the co-founder of Cloud DX, a Kitchener-based company utilizing unique sensors and raw data analytics to tackle grand challenges in health care. He is formerly a Canadian Space Agency astronaut candidate, trained Flight Surgeon and alumnus of the International Space University.


Dr Sunny Malhotra is a US trained Sports Cardiologist in New York. He is the founder of and health technology investor. He has received the Governor General Caring Canadian Award 2015, Governor General’s Sovereigns Medal for Volunteers 2016, New York Superdoctors Rising Stars 2018 & 2019. Twitter: @drsunnymalhotra

sarah hutchison, ceo

Sarah Hutchison is the Chief Executive Officer of OntarioMD and has over 25 years of progressive experience within organized medicine. Sarah is known as a leader in Ontario's Digital Health environment for her ability to translate digital health priorities into solutions that address the diverse needs of physician practices in collaboration with EMR vendors.

dr. deepak kaura

Dr. Kaura is 1QBit’s Chief Medical Officer & the Chair of the Board of Joule, a Canadian Medical Association subsidiary. Prior to these appointments, Deepak spent 5 years in Qatar with the Sidra Medical & Research Center, most recently as the Executive Chairman of the Foundational Clinical Services Management Group, where he helped to set new standards in patient care for women and children and led ground-breaking work in the application of machine learning to healthcare. 

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A native Hamiltonian, Jennifer is the Global Digital Medical Director at Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH in Germany. She led the BI Canada COPD Medical Affairs team and in 2011, she was seconded to Ingelheim, Germany as the Global Asthma Medical Affairs Team Lead. In the past few years, Jennifer and her colleagues have developed multi-channel educational programs in order for Boehringer Ingelheim to deliver timely, valuable and unique educational material to meet the digital needs of today’s health care practitioners.


Andriana Lukich is the Program Manager of the Project Management Office (PMO) at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.  During her 8 years of healthcare experience, she has held multiple roles all focused on leading change initiatives and supporting staff through transformational projects.  Andriana holds a HBSc Kinesiology and a MBA from McMaster University.


Yanick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Montreal & a practicing cardiologist-echocardiographer and critical care physician. He founded Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT) & created Reacts, a digital platform that reinvents how we interact remotely to facilitate virtual collaboration.


Dr. Brown is a founder & CEO of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), one of the largest and most active integrated telemedicine networks in the world. Dr. Brown has won numerous awards for his work in Telemedicine, including most recently, a Meritorious Service Medal for his contributions to health care in Canada. An emergency physician who is a passionate advocate for telemedicine as a tool to improve access to care, quality of care and the sustainability of health care systems.


Tara Coxon is the Chief Information Officer at St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. During her 15 years of healthcare management experience, Tara has led a number of transformational change initiatives with extensive experience in the design and implementation of digital health solutions. Tara holds a BSc from the University of Waterloo and a MBA from the DeGroote School of Business.

BRIAN vanOosten

Brian vanOosten is a Digital Health Product Specialist with the MEDIC Lab at Mohawk College in Hamilton. Brian has spent the last several years leading software development design and development projects that put clinical data into the hands of patients and families. He is really excited about the opportunities presented by digital health to both improve population health and to help clinicians better serve their patients at each encounter.

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Paul Brown

Paul Brown is the General Manager of the MEDIC Lab at Mohawk College. Paul leads a large and skilled team of architects, designers, developers, and students as they serve the needs of public-sector and private-sector healthcare partners in Canada and around the world. Paul works with many students who gain valuable, professional experience working to solve real-world problems alongside senior team members. He is very excited to work with clinical leaders to identify and solve the next generation of healthcare challenges.

Dr. Erika Bariciak CHEO

Dr. Erika Bariciak

Dr. Erika Bariciak is an academic neonatologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario & the Ottawa Hospital General Campus. Among many other roles, Dr. Bariciak is the clinician lead for the Medical Informatics Research Group (MIRG) in Ottawa. She collaborates with computer, biomedical, and electrical engineers in the development of clinical decision support systems for the NICU and investigates novel neonatal imaging modalities.


Dr. Tytus is a current OMA board director and current CMA board  director.  He was the Past Chair of OntarioMD, where he played a  crucial role in the large-scale adoption of EMR in Ontario. Dr. Richard Tytus practiced as a GP Anesthetist for five years in  Blind River, ON prior to practicing in downtown Hamilton - an area designated as Code Red. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in  the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University.


Alvin is an Emergency Medicine resident physician at McMaster University. He has collaborated with medical educators internationally to innovate knowledge dissemination and translation. His team won the 2018 MGDII Innovation Sprint with their caregiver portal solution aimed to improve caregivers’ experience and patient outcomes. Alvin is interested in the role of technology in the future of healthcare and how we can improve physician engagement in innovation.


Dr. Dennis DiValentino is the recipient of the 2017 Joule Award for Social Innovations (Canadian Medical Association) for the use of technology in the care of marginalized patients.  He is the current President of the Hamilton Academy of Medicine and was also named by Joule to the 17 in 2017 list, a list of physicians most influential in impacting health care in Canada in 2017.  Dr. DiValentino currently maintains a private practice in an area designated as a Red Zone within the urban core of Hamilton. 

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Welcome Exhibitors!


Exhibitors of TFHC 2019 will experience an interactive environment with opportunities for demonstrations and productive engagement with front line providers.

Exhibitions include:
- 10' X 10' Black Draped Exhibition Space OR Hallway Table-Top Showcase
- 1 X 6’ skirted table
- 2 chairs
- Listing on the conference website and in the conference program
- Name badges and lunch for booth staff (2 max.)

Single 10' x 10' = $2,500 Double 10' x 20' = $5,000

Exhibit space is allocated on a first paid, first served basis. Please note final exhibitor booth placement will be determined by conference organizers. Deadline for exhibit application and full payment is April 9, 2019. Payment in full is required to secure booth.

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