Programming

From patient empowerment to population health to placing equity and prevention at the centre of CVD care, all of the Biome CVD Summit’s programming is designed to engage participants with big questions and diverse perspectives to create transformational change. With virtual community sessions in Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal, you can tune in and take part in a nationwide movement to improve the lives of Canadians.

September 14, 2021
Opening Words
Opening of The Biome CVD Summit

Opening of The Biome CVD Summit

Edmonton is the first stop of the multi-city Biome CVD Summit, and this is the beginning of your Summit journey, a full day of ideation and co-creation designed to accelerate life-changing advances in cardiovascular healthcare through high-level, cross-sector collaboration.

With:

Honourable Tyler Shandro

Government of Alberta – Minister of Health

Ben Massingham

Vice-President, Transformation & Innovation – Novartis

Panel
Health is Everyone’s Business: Shifting From Last-Mile to First-Mile Health

Health is Everyone’s Business: Shifting From Last-Mile to First-Mile Health

With a first-mile mindset, good health can begin well before someone walks into a doctor’s office, yet so many resources are dedicated to the last mile — caring for patients who are already sick. First Mile Health is a progressive initiative proposed by IDEO to create systems-level change across healthcare. It brings individuals, businesses, healthcare professionals and policymakers together under one collaborative umbrella to drive the well-being of communities. Rather than focusing efforts on care when people are already sick, the emphasis is on prevention much further “upstream,” when people are healthy, in order to have a compounding effect.

With:

Dr. Denise Campbell-Scherer

Professor in the Department of Family Medicine – University of Alberta

Ashesh Desai

Executive Vice President, Pharmacy & Healthcare – Shoppers Drug Mart

Tim Murphy

Vice-President, Health – Alberta Innovates

Jodi L.Abbott, PhD

President & CEO – University Hospital Foundation

Masterclass
Reimagining Healthcare Through a Consumer-Centric Lens

Reimagining Healthcare Through a Consumer-Centric Lens

Knowledge is power, and questioning the foundations of one’s knowledge while being open to different ideas builds the intellectual muscle needed to stay curious and propel change. What can be learned from the deep knowledge and diverse perspectives of your peers across industries, as well as the collaborative energy of the Biome, to tackle long-standing cardiovascular healthcare challenges in new ways?

With:

Dan Slater

Worldwide Head, Culture of Innovation – Amazon Web

Vienna Blum

Collaborative Experience Designer and Facilitator – Management Savvy

Panel
Closing The Equity Gap: Placing Equal Access at The Heart of CVD Management

Closing The Equity Gap: Placing Equal Access at The Heart of CVD Management

While regional disparities in access to healthcare have long been a problem, the pandemic has laid bare just how wide these gaps are. This panel will reveal the tangible and intangible costs associated with health system inequalities and ways that the public and private sectors can collaborate to ensure equal care for all, no matter where they live.

With:

Dr. Shelley Zieroth

Cardiologist – St. Boniface Hospital

Durhane Wong-Rieger

Chair – Canadian Heart Patient Alliance

Dr. Ann Aerts

Head – Novartis Foundation

Marty Landrie

Executive Director – Indigenous Wellness Core, Alberta Health Services

Innovation Challenge
The Biome CVD Summit Innovation Challenge

The Biome CVD Summit Innovation Challenge

The Summit’s highly anticipated Innovation Challenge sees eight specially selected startups from the healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology industries vying for a top spot in this solution-driven competition. Each startup will tackle one of four CVD burning questions (E.g., How can we bring access to CV care to remote and disadvantaged communities?) and a jury will choose the three most innovative answers. Summit attendees will also have a chance to participate by selecting one startup for the Community Choice Award. The three winning startups will be mentored by the Novartis Team before going on to present their solutions at the hybrid in-person/virtual Summit in Montreal.

With:

Minister Nate Glubish

Minster of Service Alberta

Vienna Blum

Collaborative Experience Designer and Facilitator – Management Savvy

Noel Brown

Managing Director, Head of US Biotechnology Investment Banking

Ben Massingham

Vice-President, Transformation & Innovation – Novartis

Yin He

Startup Business Development, Health Care & Life Sciences – AWS

François Bergeron

Vice President, Partnerships – MEDTEQ

Closing words
Biome CVD Summit Closing Words

Biome CVD Summit Closing Words

Recap the highlights and bold solutions produced by the Summit’s many engaging, in-depth conversations, and begin to explore the key takeaways that emerged. As the first stop in the multi-city Biome CVD Summit, the Edmonton Summit laid the foundation for innovative CVD solutions. Now the conversation moves to Toronto and Montreal on the way to the creation of a transformational blueprint for change.

With:

Andrea Marazzi

Country Parma Organization Head – Novartis Pharma Canada Inc.

Minister Doug Schweitzer

Minister – Jobs, Economy and Innovation

Join the movement.

Ready to reimagine Canadian CVD care? Take part in the Biome CVD Summit and be at the heart of change.