Events

Events


Events are invaluable to moving global health forward. They are opportunities to exchange insight, test out new ideas, and make connections.

All Dahdaleh Institute events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.


Calendar

Mar
5
Tue
2019
Seminar with Dr. Diego Bassani | Presentation & Discussion
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Seminar with Dr. Diego Bassani | Presentation & Discussion @ DIGHR Boardroom, Suite 2150, Dahdaleh Building

Dr. Diego Bassani visits the DIGHR to lead a seminar about his work as Epidemiologist and Scientist at the Sick Kids Hospital Centre for Global Child Health.

Dr. Bassani is a scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Bassani received an M.Sc and a PhD in epidemiology from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil. He has conducted important research on the causes and distribution of child deaths in India, identification of risk factors for child mortality and impact of policy changes on child health, survival and development.

Bassani currently works on international projects in maternal and child health epidemiology in collaboration with the Centre for Epidemiological Research in Pelotas, Brazil, with the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University and with Saving Newborn Lives in South Africa and Uganda. He is also part of the Child Health and Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG), chaired by Dr. Robert Black, responsible for the global estimates of neonatal and child deaths.

This event is part of the Seminars & Lectures series. To receive a reminder of this event, click here.

Mar
15
Fri
2019
Beyond Borders | Film Viewing
Mar 15 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Beyond Borders | Film Viewing @ Boardroom, DIGHR Offices

127min | Dir. Martin Campbell | 2003

Watch Angelina Jolie save the children, save her man and harness her Girl Power™ in a film that might have asked interesting ethical questions but does a whole lot of other things instead.

This event is part of Projections: the good, the bad and the weird of global health films. To receive a reminder of this event, click here.

Watch the trailer

Mar
27
Wed
2019
Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid-response Simulation | External Event
Mar 27 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid-response Simulation | External Event @ Kaneff Tower # 304, Third floor

Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid-response Simulation (ADERSIM), based at York University, holds a seminar on March 27th, 2019, for circulating the result of its research between experts and practitioners in the field of Emergency Management and related technologies. This month speakers are Professor Slobodan P. Simonovic from the University of Western Ontario, and Dr. Lin Ju from IBM Canada.

This is an open event for all who are interested. Please register and secure your spot for this seminar.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/adersim-march-2019-semiar-tickets-58598645125

Note: this is not a DIGHR event.

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Information Design for the Common Good | Lunch & Learn
Aug 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Information Design for the Common Good | Lunch & Learn @ Boardroom, Dahdaleh Institute Offices

Designers are increasingly involved in the world of social good. Traditionally installed in commercial sectors, they are now collaborating with scientists, researchers and others non-designers with their own knowledge-base and processes. These interdisciplinary encounters are often new, exciting and challenging.

Drawing on her experiences of this phenomenon, and on the research behind her upcoming book Information Design for the Common Good, Courtney Marchese will lead a Lunch & Learn on interdisciplinary design collaboration in global health.

Courtney Marchese is a professional designer with over a decade of experience specializing in data visualizations, information graphics, UX design, and usability studies. She is also an Associate Professor of Graphic + Interactive Design, teaching a wide range of design theory, research, and technical skills at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Feb
26
Wed
2020
James Orbinski Special Presentation at the 5th Annual Health Innovation Summit
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
James Orbinski Special Presentation at the 5th Annual Health Innovation Summit @ Canada 2020 Studio

Policymakers across all political stripes and jurisdictions are being confronted with the realities of a health system under immense pressure - the sustainability of which is being challenged by a growing and aging population.

Charting that path to sustainability has been the core concern of the Canada 2020 Health Innovation Summit. Now in its fifth year, the Summit will look at how advancements in technology and investments in innovation help improve health outcomes and reduce costs.

This year, we will also be analyzing the ways in which these advancements interact with the implementation of a Pharmacare plan.

Bringing together key representatives from across the health system (federal and provincial policymakers, hospital executives, patient advocates, industry leaders and researchers), the Canada 2020 Health Innovation Summit will be structured around keynotes, presentations, panel discussions and networking.

Registration is now open. Early bird prices available until January 31st, 2020


Program Agenda

Note: exact timing subject to change

9:00 Registration & Welcome from Canada 2020

 

9:15 Welcoming Presentation

Dr. Sandy Buchman, President, Canadian Medical Association

 

9:30 Presentation: Health Care Costs, Demographic Pressures & Emerging Challenges

Mostafa Askari, Chief Economist, IFSD, uOttawa

 

10:00 Panel Discussion: Growing the Health Innovation Ecosystem

Matthew Collingridge, General Manager, Digital, GE Healthcare

Kathryn Hughes, TELUS Health

Janet Daglish, National Director, Bayshore

Moderated by Bill Charnetski, EVP Point-and-Click Care

 

11:00 Presentation: Stepping into the Future of Treatment & Care in Canada

Elizabeth Toller, Executive Director, Regulatory Innovation, Health Canada

David Lee, Chief Regulatory Officer, Health Canada

 

12:00 Networking Lunch & Conversation

The Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

 

13:15 In Conversation: Adopting Innovation on the Front Lines

Alex Munter, President & CEO, CHEO

Jodi Butts, Independent Board Member

 

14:00 Special Presentation: Global Context, Global Risks

Dr. James Orbinski, Dahdeleh Centre for Global Health Research, York University

 

15:00 The 3 P’s of Health Politics in 2020 - Pharmacare, Provinces & Pandemic

Tim Powers, Summa Strategies

Anne McGrath, National Director, NDP

Peter Cleary, Santis Health

 

16:00 Conclusion of forum