Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Samantha Nutt

MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC, C.M. Founder of War Child Canada and War Child USA

Jeffrey Simpson

Acclaimed Journalist, Former National Affairs Columnist for The Globe and Mail

Dr. Arthur Slutsky

Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

More Speakers:

David K. Lee

Chief Regulatory Officer, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada

Dr. Amza Ali

Chief Medical Officer, Avicanna Inc.

Dr. Samantha Yammine (Science Sam)

Neuroscientist and Science Communicator

Dr. Aled Edwards

CEO, Structural Genomics Consortium

Alexis Sciuk

Director, Access and Government Relations, Pfizer Canada

Dr. Jason Field

President & CEO, Life Sciences Ontario (LSO)

Dr. Claire McCann

Medical Director, Odette Cancer Center Clinical Research Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Abigail Carter-Langford

Vice President, Governance, Risk and Compliance & Chief Privacy Officer, Canada Health Infoway

Dr. David Wiljer

Executive Director, Education, Technology & Innovation, University Health Network

Selina Brudnicki

Program Lead, Digital Patient Experience Program, UHN Digital, Technology & Innovation Portfolio

Dr. Ryan Wiley

President, Shift Health

Paul MacPherson

Director, Clinical Research Services, UHN

Terry Hawrysh

Patient Advocate and Volunteer, Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Canada

Dr. Manoj Lalu

Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology and Regenerative Medicine Programs, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Anesthesiologist, Ottawa Hospital, and Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Dr. Lauren Kelly

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health and Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, and Scientist, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Dr. Mark Clemons

Clinical Investigator, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, staff medical oncologist, Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, and Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Bryan Addeman

Blockchain Market Leader, IBM

Jenn Gordon

Director of Operations, Canadian Breast Cancer Network

Michelle Quinlan

Research Family Leader Program Coordinator, CHEO

Lanre Tunji-Ajayi

President & CEO, Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario

Michelle Oana

Director of Development and Community Relations, Myeloma Canada

Bev Heim-Myers

CEO, Huntington Society of Canada

Gerald Major

CEO, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana

Mike Heinrich

Managing Director, Reframe Health Lab

Najla Guthrie

President and CEO, KGK Science

Lili Shalev-Shawn

Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, Women's College Hospital

Dr. Baldwin Mak

Manager, Clinical Trial Portfolio Group, Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Limited

Philippe Lucas

Vice President, Global Patient Research & Access, Tilray

Dr. Brenda Brouwer

Interim Dean, Smith School of Business, Queen's University

Julie Wyscocki

Interim Lead, Programs and Services, Parkinson Canada

Hannah Hoag

Deputy Editor, The Conversation Canada

Sandra Holdsworth

Patient Partner, Canadian Donation Transplant Research Program

Dr. Mark Lundie

Director of Medical Affairs, Rare Disease, Pfizer Canada

Annette McKinnon

Patient Partner

Marilyn Sapsford

Manager, National Programs, Ovarian Cancer Canada

George Memari

Clinical Trials Operations, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.

Cheryl Litchfield

Manager, Lawson Health Research Institute

Dr. Jason Busse

Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Health, Evidence and Impact, Director, National Pain Centre, and Associate Director, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research

William (Bill) Mantel

Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

Dr. John Wallenburg

Chief Scientific Officer, Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Stay tuned for more speakers!