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October 16-17, 2023 • Edmonton, Alberta
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Health and Medical Innovation
Oct 16-17, 2023 • Edmonton, Alberta
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Health and Medical Innovation
Oct 16-17, 2023 • Edmonton, Alberta
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Program

Day 1 – Monday, October 16
Day 2 – Tuesday, October 17
Day 1 – Monday, October 16
Mon, October 16, 2023 – 9:00-9:15am
Maple Leaf Room
Welcome

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Mon, October 16, 2023 – 9:15-9:20am
Maple Leaf Room
What is Deep Tech?

Join us for a concise and informative session as we unravel the world of Deep Tech. In this brief overview, we will answer the fundamental question, "What is Deep Tech?"

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Mon, October 16, 2023 – 9:20-10:00am
Maple Leaf Room
Keynote

Overview of the Canadian health and medical innovation ecosystem

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Mon, October 16, 2023 – 10:00-10:30am
Foyer
Coffee Break

Enjoy a coffee while networking

Mon, October 16, 2023 – 10:30-11:10am
Maple Leaf Room
Keynote

Exploring global opportunities: Harnessing deep tech in health for international market opportunities

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Mon, October 16, 2023 – 11:15-12:15pm
Maple Leaf Room
Panel Discussion – Promoting Health: Bridging the training divide for industry

In the realm of health, a vital question emerges: What does the industry require to foster well-being? When is it needed? And what are the prevailing training gaps that necessitate attention from post-secondary institutions, industry players, and national not-for-profit initiatives?

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Mon, October 16, 2023 – 12:15-1:15pm
Foyer/Maple Leaf Room
Lunch

Lunch will be provided along with networking opportunities

Mon, October 16, 2023 – 1:15-1:45pm
Maple Leaf Room
Keynote

Antibody Drug Conjugate: An Antibody, targeted chemotherapy, targeted therapy?

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Mon, October 16, 2023 – 1:45-2:15pm
Maple Leaf Room
Keynote

Translation, clinical trial journey and scale-up of pharmaceuticals

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Mon, October 16, 2023 – 2:15-2:45pm
Maple Leaf Room
Industry Lightning Presentations: Employment Opportunities and Skill Gaps in Deep Tech

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Mon, October 16, 2023 – 2:45-3:15pm
Foyer
Coffee Break

Enjoy a coffee while networking

Mon, October 16, 2023 – 3:15-4:00pm
Maple Leaf Room
Panel Discussion – Academic Response to Industry Presentations

This thought-provoking session will explore the critical intersection between academia and industry, addressing key questions such as: What training can universities provide to prepare the future workforce, and what are the industry's expectations of the post-secondary sector?

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Mon, October 16, 2023 – 4:00-5:00pm
Maple Leaf Room
Student lightning Presentations

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Morbi risus purus, ultrices a congue eget, porttitor vitae neque. Etiam egestas metus sed nisl pellentesque, in aliquet velit porta. Curabitur faucibus arcu sed diam mattis, eu congue velit dignissim. Praesent pulvinar faucibus orci eget vehicula. Nullam eget tincidunt lorem. Aliquam fermentum at ante a ornare. Sed et tristique magna.

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Mon, October 16, 2023 – 5:00-6:30pm
Foyer/Aurora Room
Poster Viewing Session and Networking reception

Enjoy a glass of wine, or beer while you chat with event participants and view posters

Day 2 – Tuesday, October 17
Tues, October 17, 2023 – 9:00-9:05am
Maple Leaf Room
Welcome

Session description. Mauris auctor tortor vitae mauris suscipit, vel malesuada sem egestas. Proin iaculis tristique accumsan. Maecenas felis elit, eleifend vitae eleifend quis, egestas et ipsum. Nulla elit arcu, placerat interdum faucibus nec, ornare sed lacus. In cursus id orci at vulputate. Vivamus vestibulum enim risus, eu rhoncus neque ullamcorper id. Quisque et viverra tortor. Aenean id lobortis enim. Quisque quis sagittis magna. Suspendisse vel tincidunt tellus, et fringilla lorem.

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Tues, October 17, 2023 – 9:05-9:45am
Maple Leaf Room
Keynote

Empowering tomorrow's healthcare innovators: Harnessing artificial intelligence and machine learning for accessible, equitable, and ethical health systems

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Tues, October 17, 2023 – 9:45-10:25am
Maple Leaf Room
Keynote

The Future of Care is Care Everywhere
Managing health and wellness in the future from a deep tech approach. The keynote will provide her vision of the future of healthcare and the role and adoption of technologies enabling this future.

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Tues, October 17, 2023 – 10:25-10:55am
Foyer
Coffee Break

Enjoy a coffee while networking

Tues, October 17, 2023 – 10:55-12:00pm
Maple Leaf Room
Panel Discussion – Student, Academia & Industry

This panel discussion brings together a diverse group of participants, including students, academics, and industry professionals, to explore the ever-changing landscape of the job market and share valuable insights on how to best prepare students for their transition into the workforce. The panel will delve into current trends, emerging skills, and essential strategies for students to enhance their employability. This insightful discussion aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, offering a roadmap for students to thrive in their job search and future careers.

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Tues, October 17, 2023 – 12:00-1:00pm
Foyer/Maple Leaf Room
Lunch

Lunch will be provided along with networking opportunities

Tues, October 17, 2023 – 1:00-1:45pm
Maple Leaf Room
Panel Discussion - The Maple Leaf Advantage: Canada's Competitive Edge in the ASEAN Market

Join industry experts and thought leaders as they dissect Canada's unique strengths and competitive advantages when it comes to trade and investment in the ASEAN region. Explore the strategies, partnerships, and opportunities that have positioned Canada as a prominent player in the dynamic ASEAN marketplace.

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Tues, October 17, 2023 – 1:45-2:25pm
Maple Leaf Room
Keynote

The future of health and medical innovation.

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Tues, October 17, 2023 – 2:25-3:25pm
Maple Leaf Room
Panel Discussion – Driving Change: Canadian Call to Action

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring visionary leaders in the fields of technology, healthcare, and innovation. These experts will engage in a dynamic conversation addressing the current state of deep tech in health and medical innovation and will collectively envision the future landscape a decade from now. The panelists will collaboratively formulate a call to action, highlighting the strategic investments, partnerships, and initiatives needed to propel the industry forward.

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Tues, October 17, 2023 – 3:25-3:30pm
Maple Leaf Room
Closing Remarks

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Morbi risus purus, ultrices a congue eget, porttitor vitae neque. Etiam egestas metus sed nisl pellentesque, in aliquet velit porta. Curabitur faucibus arcu sed diam mattis, eu congue velit dignissim. Praesent pulvinar faucibus orci eget vehicula. Nullam eget tincidunt lorem. Aliquam fermentum at ante a ornare. Sed et tristique magna.

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All times listed are in Mountain Time. Program and session descriptions are subject to change without notice.

Program Committee

Afsaneh Lavasanifar
Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Alberta
Danina Kapetanovic
Chief Innovation Officer
Connected Health Innovation Hub
Diana Royce
Executive Director
NanoMedicines Innovation Network
Marianna Kulka
Team Leader at NANO Research Institute
National Research Council Canada
Nuzhat Tam-Zaman
Co-Founder and VP Consumer Health
SinoVeda Canada Inc.

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