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1st Bi-Annual Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy Conference

May 24, 2019

How do we as healthcare workers best adapt our system to accommodate this new world of AI? How will it affect the role of clinicians, and the role of industry and vendors, as they will be key drivers in the adoption of AI technology and machine learning in healthcare?

What an incredible day of learning! Our first conference was a huge success – over 200 attendees, five keynote talks, candid discussions, and many new insights. Please see below for links to the recordings as well as the decks from the keynote talks.

Conference Sponsor: Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences


Agenda


8:00 am

Check-in and breakfast


8:30 am sharp

Welcome and opening remarks

Brian Golden, Vice-Dean, MBA Programs, Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy and Professor of Strategic Management


8:45 am

Keynote - "Digital Health and the Transformation of the Care Delivery Team"

Dr. Alistair Erskine, Chief Digital Health Officer, Partners Healthcare

Dr. Erskine explores the ways in which the nature of healthcare delivery is changing, both at the system level and the individual level, given the advances in digital health and AI. He will also discuss what this means for patient engagement and the care experience, and provide practical advice, based on his experiences at Partners, to take full advantage of the new tools and technology.

Watch a video of the keynote presentation
Presentation slides →


9:25 am

Fireside Chat

Led by Brian Golden, Vice-Dean, MBA Programs, Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy and Professor of Strategic Management


9:45 am

Coffee break


10:00 am

Keynote - "Prediction Machines in Healthcare"

Avi Goldfarb, Ellison Professor of Marketing, Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

Recent advances in artificial intelligence can be recast as a drop in the cost of prediction. This has transformative potential for healthcare. Nevertheless, healthcare has lagged many other industries in the adoption and practical use of AI.

Watch a video of the keynote presentation
Presentation slides →


10:40 am

Fireside Chat

Led by Mara Lederman, Associate Professor of Strategic Management


11:00 am

Keynote - "Ethical AI for Health: What's Really at Stake?"

Jennifer Gibson, Director, Joint Centre for Bioethics, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Ethics is critical for AI in health. What does this mean in practice? To answer this, we must get clearer about what's at stake and for whom. How should we think of data ownership, sharing and privacy? Is enhanced predictive ability always a good thing?

Watch a video of the keynote presentation
Presentation slides →


11:40 am

Fireside chat

Led by Dr. Brian Hodges, Executive Vice-President of Education and Chief Medical Officer, University Health Network


12:00 pm

Lunch

In the Fleck Atrium


1:00 pm

Keynote - "Learning "Healthy" Models for Healthcare"

Marzyeh Ghassemi, Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Medicine, University of Toronto; Canadian CIFAR AI Chair, Vector Institute

Improving health requires targeting and evidence. Professor Marzyeh Ghassemi tackles part of this puzzle with machine learning. This talk covers some of the novel technical opportunities that are created by challenges in machine learning for health, and the important progress to be made with careful application to domain.

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Presentation slides


1:40 pm

Fireside chat

Led by Mara Lederman, Associate Professor of Strategic Management


2:00 pm

Keynote - "AI in Health: The Future is Not What it Used to Be"

Tom Lawry, Director, Worldwide Health, Microsoft

Fueled by Artificial Intelligence and the Cloud, we are in the early stages of the next big computer platform shift in healthcare. The move away from static digital repositories to Systems of Intelligence will transform health services across all care settings producing winners and losers in the market. Critical to success will be the role leaders play in shaping the use of new technologies to be less "artificial" and more "intelligent" in supporting improved processes to deliver care and keep people healthy and productive. This session defines key technical, process, people and ethical issues and provides clinical and business leaders a framework for successfully managing change.

Watch a video of the keynote presentation
Presentation slides →


2:40 pm

Fireside chat

Led by Lydia Lee, Partner, National CIO Advisory and Digital Health Lead, KPMG Canada


3:00 pm

Coffee break


3:15 pm

Panel discussion with keynote speakers

Moderated by Brian Golden & Will Mitchell

Watch a video of the panel discussion


3:55 pm

Closing remarks


4:00 pm

Reception

Fleck Atrium


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