Healthy Canada Conference 2018: Personalized Health and Wellness

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Date(s) - 27/03/2018 - 28/03/2018
12:00 am

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel


TRP Director Joseph Ferenbok Speaks at HCC2018

The Plenary Session at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday March 27th features Joseph Ferenbok (Director, Translational Research Program in Health Science), Jerry Koh (Director of System Innovations, MaRS Discovery District), and Jack Hourigan (Principal, Sway Partners Inc.). This session will feature experts in various aspects of personalized health, the health system, and a patient advocate.

Among the issues to be discussed will be:

  • How the way we think about the future determines what we anticipate
  • Separating hype from reality – what is the real potential of personalization
  • Advances in treatment of immune disorders
  • The pitfalls of specialization
  • Addressing concerns regarding privacy
  • Ensuring patients have a voice
  • Cost considerations
  • The role of and impact on employers

Conference Overview

Applying precision across the health system, from prevention to health care to workplace wellness is the next frontier of Canadian health innovation

The concept of precision or personalized medicine is increasingly becoming a reality. Put simply, medical decisions, practices, policies, and programs, and/or products are tailored to the individual patient based on their predicted response or disease risk.

This precision approach to interventions across all pillars of health presents unique opportunities to enhance health and well-being for all Canadians while delivering value-for-money. This includes health promotion and public health, health care system design and interventions, and workplace health and wellness programming and policies.

Once-size-fits-all approaches no longer deliver results nor value

Canada has too long catered to the average. Big data analytics offers the opportunity to better understand individual- and community-level characteristics, preferences, and needs. Health care providers, health care delivery organizations, employers, governments, and the health technologies industry can all leverage this data. This will lead to better outcomes including improved devices and pharmaceuticals, and better products and programs.

Join us to discuss how Canada can become a leader in implementing a personalized approach to health and wellness 

This event will bring together experts and stakeholders from across the country to address these issues and many others, with the goal of applying innovation to health and wellness. This will help all participants in the system achieve greater impact from a population health and productivity stand-point. Don`t miss this chance to explore the top issues, network with your peers, and have your say on how we can improve Canadians’ health through personalization.

Building on success.

The Conference Board is Canada’s most respected independent research and conference development organization. Conference Board events attract the top public and private sector leaders, and provide an insightful and enlightening learning experience for conference participants.

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