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When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Simon Fraser University - Surrey
250 - 13450 102 Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia 
Contact: Innovation Boulevard

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The Front and Back-End of Innovation:  Competing on the International Stage

For BC's health technology sector to thrive, support must extend from front-end investment in technology and people through to the back-end where evidence of effectiveness is generated locally, leading to market access and local adoption.

This event brings together leaders from industry, government and research to discuss where Canada and BC are competitive, and opportunities for the local health system to accelerate innovation and drive economic growth.

Register HERE by June 24th.

Feature speakers:

  • The Honourable Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services
  • Neil Fraser, President, Medtronic Canada
  • Dr. Gabe Kalmar, VP Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, Genome BC

Tech Demos

  • Exoskeleton for rehabilitation
  • Surgery simulation
  • Gesture control for medical images
  • And more!

Panel Session:  From Inception to Installation: Increasing Technology Innovation in the BC Health System

Moderated by Dr. Peter Payne, Incoming CEO, Health Tech Innovation Foundation and Co-Associate Director, SFU Venture Connection

  • Dr. Diane Finegood, CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
  • Dr. Alexandra Greenhill, CEO and Cofounder, myBestHelper and Former Chief Medical Officer, Medeo
  • Dr. Victoria Lee, VP Population Health and Chief Medical Officer, Fraser Health
  • Ken Spears, VP/Country Director, Boston Scientific

Click here for a PDF of the flyer.

Register HERE by June 24th.

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MEDEC is the national association representing the medical technology industry in Canada. Our members are committed to providing safe and innovative medical technologies that enhance the quality of patient care, improve patient access to health care, and help enable the sustainability of our publicly-funded health care system. We are committed to supporting the growth of a strong and vibrant medical technology industry that contributes to Canada’s innovation economy.

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