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2018 Access to Innovation

January 17, 2018 - January 18, 2018


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BDC Capital joins as co-presenter this year, following on the success of the first-ever Canadian Corporate Innovation Summit (www.ccisummit.ca).

Speaker Bios: 

2018 Access to Innovation Speakers – Day 1

2018 Access to Innovation Speakers – Day 2

Deloitte Conference Materials:

Deloitte-uk-life-sciences-health-care-predictions-2022 Western Canada Edition

Confirmed Speakers:
 Ohad Arazi: Vice President & General Manager, TELUS Health Living Labs
Dr. Cedric Bisson: Partner, Teralys Capital
 Ela Borenstein, Program Director, BDC Capital
Vern Brownell: CEO, D-Wave Systems
 Dr. Pieter Cullis, Director, NanoMedicines Research Group; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 Dr. Elai Davicioni: President & Chief Scientific Officer, GenomeDX Biosciences
 Karimah Es Sabar: CEO & Partner, Quark Venture Inc and the Director of the Global Health Sciences Fund
 Pamela Fralick: President, Innovative Medicines Canada
 Dr. Mark Gelfer: Chairman, GenXys Health Care Systems Inc.
   Dr. Tom Hawes: Managing Director, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Fund
  Peter Jones: Industry Lead – Healthcare, Microsoft Canada
 Dr. Steven Jones, Associate Director and Head, Bioinformatics, Genome Sciences Centre, Vancouver
  Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
 Erik Kiss: CEO, Imaging Reality
 Dion Madsen, Senior Managing Partner, Healthcare Fund, BDC Venture Capital
 Dr. Steve Mathias: Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
 David McGovern: Associate Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
 Dr. Joby McKenzie: Senior Vice President Business Development, LifeLabs
  Dr. Peter McWilliams: Managing Director, Sanderling Ventures
  Fazil Mihlar: Deputy Minister, Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology, Government of British Columbia
 Dr. Gail Murphy, Vice-President Research & Innovation, UBC
   Sue Paish: Healthcare Leader
   Dr. Jeff Pike: Clinical Transformation Lead, Providence Health Care
 Dr. Simon Pimstone: President & CEO, Xenon Pharmaceuticals, Founder, SAVE BC
  Dr. Mohammed Qadir: President & Chief Scientific Officer, Fusion Genomics Corporation
  Dr. Alan Rabinowitz: Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer & a Director PHEMI Health Systems
  Dr. Rachael Ritchie: Vice President, Strategy and Partnerships, The Centre for Drug Research & Development
 Robert Scully: Director, Manulife Capital Ventures
 Mike Standing, Leader Life Sciences and Health Care EMEA Region, Deloitte
 Dr. Lesley Stolz: Head, JLABS California
 Bill Tam: Interim Co-Chair, Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster
  Karen Wichuk: Executive Lead, Health City Edmonton

 Dr. Peter Zandstra, Director, School of Biomedical Engineering, UBC, Director, Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC

  Dr. Steven Xanthoudakis: Chief Business Development Officer, CQDM Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery

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January 17, 2018
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