Digital Health Summit - Inventures

Digital Health Innovation – Reimagining Healthcare

January 26, 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 pm MST

Our world is changing rapidly. The rising cost of healthcare, an aging population and evolving consumer expectations are driving the demand for new models of care in Alberta and beyond. Harnessing the power of digital health technologies can accelerate improvements across the system and establish the foundation for more affordable, accessible and high-quality healthcare.

Join us on January 26 to hear directly from thought-leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators on the future of healthcare.

The half-day live stream event will feature world-class leaders discussing key digital health themes:

  • Forging New Frontiers in Digital Health
  • Healthier Communities Through Digital Innovation
  • The Opportunities – and Responsibilities – of Digital Health
  • Health in Human Hands: The Personalization of Care

The Digital Health Summit is a must attend event for healthcare professionals, innovators, industry leaders and policy makers.


Digital Health Summit Speakers

Michael Houghton

Michael Houghton is a Professor at the University of Alberta and Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Applied Virology. He served as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology from 2010 to 2018. He was recently named the 2020 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine along with Harvey Alter and Charles Rice for the discovery of the hepatitis C (HCV) virus. Dr. Houghton has received numerous international prizes for his work including the 2000 Clinical Lasker Award and the Canadian CLF-CASL gold medal in 2012. His passion is the application of biomedical research to prevent disease.

Dornoosh Zonoobi

Dornoosh holds a PhD in AI in medical imaging with more than 12 years of experience in leading clinical research. She is CEO and co-founder of MEDO and a member of the Gov of Canada’s Advisory Council on AI.

Xinjie Cui

Xinjie Cui has over 25 years of experience in supporting policy decisions through data, analytics, and research. She has a deep understanding and knowledge in areas of data sharing and linkage, information privacy and governance, policy making processes, and research using health and non-health administrative data. She was instrumental in establishing the Child and Youth Data Lab that linked and analyzed data from multiple provincial ministries on over 20 health, education and social services programs. Currently as the Chief Analytics Officer of PolicyWise for Children & Families, she leads a team of scientists and data analysts to provide data analytics support to various clients from the public as well as the nonprofit sectors. Xinjie holds a Bachelor’s degree in medicine, a PhD in psychology and a MBA.

Heather Chalmers

Heather Chalmers is President and CEO of GE Canada, and President of GE Healthcare Canada. She heads partnership initiatives with business and government leaders to reposition Canada’s economy for the future with a focus on climate change, digital, AI and Additive Manufacturing. Heather holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Queens University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Business. She serves on the boards of the C.D. Howe Institute, Ontario Brain Institute and St. Elizabeth Health Foundation. Heather is also a member of the Business Council of Canada and the Rotman School of Management’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Advisory Council.

Philip Dawson

"Philip Dawson is Public Policy Lead at Element AI, a global AI solutions company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, where he leads the company’s policy work on the governance of data and AI. "

Faz Bashi

Faz Bashi, MD, has a background working in healthcare systems for underserved populations and basic science research in Microbiology, Immunology & Virology. He is lead venture investor at Portfolia FemTech Fund I & II, Chair of Angel Capital Association's Life Science sector group, and member of Life Science Angels. He invests in human and animal health and sciences.

Anne Snowdon

Dr. Anne Snowdon is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and Scientific Director of SCAN Health, an International Knowledge Translation network at the Odette School of Business.

Crystal Phillips

Thin Air Health Lead at Thin Air Labs, founder & board member at BranchOut Neurological Foundation, former national level speed skater, dog lover and MS patient advocate.