Transforming models of care
Leaps in medical science mean people enjoy longer, healthier lives and someone born today will likely live to 150 years. A premium is being placed on preventive over acute care and independence over institutional living. Health professionals, support services and policy makers are rejecting orthodoxy to reimagine and transform lifelong care networks based on genomics, social determinants, precision medicine, pharma advancements and interconnected data trusts.

Health innovation is occurring at an increasingly rapid pace in Alberta and around the world, with technology leading the way. Faced with the rising cost of acute healthcare, an aging population and changing citizen expectations, policymakers, healthcare providers and taxpayers alike are seeking new ways to deliver services and achieve better outcomes.

Better living through data
The global COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift towards supporting digital and data-enabled innovation and facilitating the testing and adoption of novel care models. New solutions are forging the creation of a more affordable, accessible and higher-quality healthcare system.

Technologies that put the person at the centre of the solution are radically transforming how healthcare is designed, delivered and received. Combining the science of data modeling, genomics, advanced algorithms and robotics, with the art of patient engagement, is revolutionizing the way we treat disease and more importantly, how we prevent it.

Zeroing in on personalized medicine
Precision or personalized medicine approaches disease treatment and prevention based on individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle. Tools such as molecular diagnostics, imaging and analytics allow physicians and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in specific groups of people, in contrast to a one-size-fits-all approach.

Genomics is driving a paradigm shift from a disease-oriented healthcare system to one that is more personalized, predictive, preventive and cost effective. The insights gleaned from genomics hold the key to unleashing innovations across the healthcare spectrum, presenting huge opportunities to improve the quality of life for people across the globe.

Revolutions in AI, RNA biology and automation are enabling a new approach to the development of medical treatments, including drugs. Everyone will face a genetic condition at some point in their lifetime. And, because RNA therapies can be programmed to precisely target genetic causes, they are the key to unlocking the ability to address most genetic conditions.

Join the innovators who are transforming the global healthcare space as they explore the latest breakthroughs in the Gamechanging Health track at Inventures 2022.



  • What is the next trend in healthcare innovation? – June 03, 10am
  • A Safe Community is a Healthy Community – June 03, 11am
  • Infectious Disease Innovation – June 01, 2pm
  • Transformational Tools for Your Creative Healing – June 03, 9am
  • Managing Mental Health in the Workplace – June 03, 10am
  • “Mind the Gap”: Exploring New Opportunities to Tackle the U.S. Maternal Health Crisis – June 02, 11am
  • Digitally Enabled Care Models – June 02, 9am
  • Smashing Worlds: Building a Community Innovation Lab & Social Accelerator in the Rural South – June 02, 10am
  • Enabling Value with Data – June 03, 11am
  • Startup Pitch Event: Gamechanging Health – June 02, 11am
  • Innovative Technologies and Solutions that Enable, Engage, and Empower Independence – June 01, 2pm
  • Digital Well-Being Tools and Queer Teen Mental Health – June 01, 3pm
  • 4 Nutrition-Related Steps to Improve Your Mental Health – June 01, 1pm
  • Innovation in Community Health – June 02, 9am