Health Innovation Summit

Each year, the Health Innovation Summit strives to spark conversation around new ideas and approaches to improving access to healthcare services and the patient care experience, in a broad range of areas, from mental health and addictions to acute services to community care.

The Health Innovation Summit will bring together leaders in direct care registered nursing with other practitioners, patients, academics, students, administrators, individuals from the business and technology communities, and others from across the province to further develop health innovation ideas.

The 2018 Summit is thrilled to have emergency room physician, bestselling author and medical watchdog, Dr. Brian Goldman, join as our keynote speaker to talk about disruptive innovation, technology and patient engagement

Notably, the 2018 Summit will offer participants the opportunity to connect with fellow healthcare stakeholders, to learn from and inspire others, or to take the next step in bringing innovative and solution-driven ideas one step closer to reality utilizing the “Med.Hack” concept first introduced to the Summit audience at the 2017 event.

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  • Keynote Speaker: Disruptive Innovation

    • Dr. Brian Goldman, ER Physician and host of CBC’s award-winning radio show “White Coat, Black Art”

  • Feature Speaker: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    • Dr. Chris Street, Paul J Hill School of Business, University of Regina

  • Innovation Showcases: “TEDTalk” inspired presentations from:

    • Aftab Ahmad, Director EMR Program, Saskatchewan Medical Association

    • Mark MacLeod, President and CEO, ISM Canada

    • Randy Johner PhD, Associate Professor, Social Work, University of Regina & Emily Bear, Program Manager, Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan Inc.

  • Perspective Panel: Empowering Patients Through Engagement

    • J. Tyler Moss, Patient Advisor

    • Susanne Nicolay, RN

    • Ben Grebinski, Patient/Family Member

  • Conversation Panel: Driving Health Innovation in Saskatchewan

    • Hon. Jim Reiter, Minister of Health

    • Hon. Tina Beaudry-Mellor, Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan

Don’t forget about the Hackathon! The final call for idea submissions will close on September 15. 
Do you have an innovative idea that will positively change healthcare you’d like to get off the ground? An idea that harnesses technology to improve how care is accessed or delivered? This year’s Med.Hack(+) Hackathon could be the chance you’ve been waiting for to connect your brilliant ideas with the right people to turn them into a reality. Learn more about what a hackathon is and submit your lightbulb ideas today: