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Each year, Rotman hosts over 100 public talks by bestselling authors, management executives and other thought leaders, many from the health sector and life sciences. The insights shared by these speakers have an extraordinary impact.

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Events

Rotman Life Sciences Link and Learn Series

Foundations Module (open to current Rotman students only)

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - Foundation Module 1: Commercial Life Sciences 101 - An introduction to trends and in Life Sciences in Canada and Globally presented by Prof Will Mitchell

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Foundation Module 2: Canada’s Health System 101 - An Introduction to Canada’s Health System presented by Prof Brian Golden

Procurement and Innovation Module

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Timing: 4:30 to 4:59pm check-in; 5:00 to 6:00pm presentation and audience Q&A; 6:00 to 6:30pm networking

Topic: "Transforming the healthcare supply chain: Unpacking Ontario’s first provincial value-based cardiac procurement"

Panelists:

  • David Yundt, CEO, Plexxus
  • Andrea Englert-Rygus, Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President, Customer Relationship Management, Plexxus
  • Dr. Andrew C. T. Ha, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Graham Woodward, Senior Vice President, CorHealth Ontario
  • Dov Klein, Senior Director, Consulting and Deals, PwC Canada
  • Kaveh Katebian, Partner, Beaconsfield Group

Host: Will Mitchell, Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization, Professor of Strategic Management, and Co-Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Global Health Module

Session 1 - "The Global Sanitation Challenge - Opportunities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship"

  • Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Timing: 4:00-4:29pm registration check-in; 4:30 to 5:30pm presentation and audience Q&A; 5:30-6:00pm networking 
  • Speaker: Yu-Ling Cheng, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto

Session 2 - "Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health: Innovation, Scale, and Sustainability"

  • Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Timing: 5:00-5:29pm registration check-in; 5:30 to 6:30pm presentation and audience Q&A; 6:30-7:00pm networking 
  • Speakers: Prof. Anita McGahan, Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management and Prof. Will Mitchell, Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization; Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management

Health IT Module

All of the sessions in the Health IT Module are hosted by Will Falk, Executive in Residence, ThinkResearch.

Session 1 - "IT for Ontario Health Teams (OHTs)"

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Timing: 4:00 to 4:29pm registration check-in; 4:30 to 5:30pm discussion and audience Q&A; 5:30 to 6:00pm reception

Panelists:

  • Dr. Darren Larsen, Chief Medical Officer, Ontario MD
  • Ms. Karen Fisher, Director, Community Partnerships, Bayshore Healthcare
  • Dr. Mira Back-Shannon, Family Physician and Vice-President, Clinical, Health System Integration and Strategy, Mississauga Halton LHIN
  • Aaron Berk, Partner, KPMG

Session 2 - "Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare - Are we there yet?"

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2019

Timing: 4:00 to 4:29pm registration check-in; 4:30 to 5:30pm discussion and audience Q&A; 5:30 to 6:00pm reception

Panelists:

  • Dr. Trevor Jamieson, Medical Director of IT Implementation and Innovation at St. Michael`s Hospital and Lead, Virtual Care, at WIHV, Dept of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Chris O`Connor, President, Think Research
  • Dr. Heather Ross, Loretta A. Rogers Chair in Heart Function, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, UHN
  • Joby McKenzie, Managing Director (Canada), Babylon

Session 3 - "How Canada's Digital Entrepreneurs Are Creatively Destroying and Modernizing Healthcare"

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Timing: 4:00 to 4:29pm registration check-in; 4:30 to 5:30pm discussion and audience Q&A; 5:30 to 6:00pm reception

Panelists:

  • Paul LePage, CEO, Intelerad Medical Systems
  • Dr. Karen Cross, Co-Founder and CEO, MIMOSA Diagnostics
  • Dr. Alexandra Greenhill, Founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Careteam Technologies Inc.
  • Maggie Bergeron, Co-founder, CEO, Embodia Inc.
  • James Bateman, CEO and Co-Founder, Medchart

Session 4 - "The Aging Population and Digital Solutions"

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Timing: 4:00 to 4:29pm registration check-in; 4:30 to 5:30pm discussion and audience Q&A; 5:30 to 6:00pm reception

Panelists:

  • Dr. Michael Guerriere, President and Chief Executive Officer, Extendicare Inc.
  • Dr. Karen Cross, Co-Founder and CEO, MIMOSA Diagnostics
  • Azi Boloorchi, Director of Innovation & Project Management, Revera
  • More Panelists TBA

Medtech Module

Date: Monday, February 10, 2020

Timing: 6:00 to 6:30pm registration check-in; 6:30 to 8:00pm presentation, discussion and Q&A

Topic: "Key Trends in Medtech Strategy"

Speaker: Will Mitchell, Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization; Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management

Guest Speaker: Scott MacNair, President, Stryker Canada

Registration

All current Rotman students, staff and faculty are eligible to register for the above sessions free of charge. To sign up, login to RWorld and visit the event calendar.

If you are from outside of Rotman and interested in attending any of the above sessions, there is a registration fee. For full details and to register please visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca/events.

Rotman Link and Learn Series Certificate

The certificate is available to all Rotman students, as well as anyone from the broader public. If you attend four sessions in-person you are eligible for the certificate. A person may take up to two years to complete the necessary sessions.

If you think you qualify for a Rotman Link and Learn Series Certificate please contact Rosemary Hannam, Senior Research Associate - Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy, at rosemary.hannam@rotman.utoronto.ca. Please include your full name as you would like it to appear on the certificate, the sessions you attended, and whether you would prefer a hard copy (if so please provide your mailing address) and/or a digital version.

Past Events

Centre Health Sector Strategy Speaker Series Events

Nudging Better Choices and Decisions in Healthcare Webinar: April 10, 2019

Patrick Rooney, BEAR Research Associate, Rotman School of Management

Improving Healthcare for All Canadians: Dr. Danielle Martin

Dr. Danielle Martin, VP, Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions and Family Physician, Women’s College Hospital

High Quality Low Cost Medications: Allan Oberman

Allan Oberman is president & CEO of Teva Americas Generics, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Innovative Healthcare Delivery: Dr. Darren Larsen

Innovative Entrants to Healthcare Delivery: How they are Changing the Way We Think About Delivering Care

Innovative Healthcare Delivery: Dr. Michael Guerriere

Innovative Entrants to Healthcare Delivery: How they are Changing the Way We Think About Delivering Care

Innovative Healthcare Delivery: Dr. Thom Tyson

Innovative Entrants to Healthcare Delivery: How they are Changing the Way We Think About Delivering Care

Lessons from Cancer Care Ontario: Michael Sherar

TOPIC: Yes, We can Achieve Health System Integration: Lessons from Cancer Care Ontario Rotman

Stryker's Strategy for Leadership in MedTech: CEO Kevin Lobo (MBA '95)

In Discussion with: Will Mitchell, Anthony Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization, Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management

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