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Access to Innovation 2020 Conference

February 5, 2020

Save the date now for the 5th annual ACCESS TO INNOVATION Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

Theme: “Innovation adoption – accelerating patient outcomes”

Stakeholders include: Academia, Health Institutions, Government, Centres of Innovation, SMEs, Multi-national Corporations, Investors and Payers.

Access to Innovation AGENDA

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Ali Ardakani, Vice Chair – LifeSciences BC Board of Directors, Founder & Managing Partner – Novateur Ventures Inc. 
  • Dr. Stirling Bryan, President – BC Academic Health Science Network 
  • Dr. Bethany Edmunds, Associate Dean – Northeastern University Vancouver Campus 
  • Dr. Fabio Feldman, Director, Clinical Quality & Patient Safety – Fraser Health Authority 
  • Dr. Alexandra T. Greenhill, CEO & Chief Medical Officer – Careteam Technologies Inc. 
  • Dr. Ehsan Karim, Scientist & Biostatistician – CHÉOS 
  • Colleen Kennedy, Executive Director, Health System Improvement & Engagement – BC Patient Safety & Quality Council 
  • Handol Kim, Co-Founder & CEO – Variational AI, Vice Chair – AInBC 
  • Dr. Darryl Knight, VP, Research & Academic Affairs – Providence Health Care 
  • Margaret Lau, Senior Manager and Leader, Health Care and Life Sciences, British Columbia – Deloitte 
  • Dr. Howard Lim, Medical Oncologist – BC Cancer, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine – UBC 
  • Vince Lozada, Managing Director, Biotechnology Investment Banking – RBC Capital Markets, San Francisco 
  • Dr. Elicia Maine, Professor, Technology and Operations Management – Simon Fraser University 
  • Dr. Malcolm Moore, Past President – BC Cancer Agency 
  • W. Neil Palmer, Senior Strategic Advisor & President Emeritus – PDCI Market Access Inc. 
  • Scott Phillips, President & CEO – StarFish Medical, Chair – LifeSciences BC Board of Directors 
  • Dr. David Poon, VP Business Development and Alliance Management – Zymeworks 
  • Dr. Rachael Ritchie, Director of Innovation – Vancouver Coastal Health 
  • Dr. Maryam Sadeghi, CEO – MetaOptima 
  • Dr. Don Sin, Professor – UBC Department of Medicine 
  • Michelle Theroux, Leader, Health Strategy & Innovation and National Leader, Smart Health Communities – Deloitte 
  • Dr. Brad Thomas, Diagnostic Liaison – Oncology, Western Canada – AstraZeneca 
  • Dr. Lisa Toltl, Director, Medical Affairs Oncology & Cell Therapy – Kite, a Gilead Company 
  • Dick Vollet, President & CEO – St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation 
  • Dr. Alan Winter, Past BC Innovation Commissioner and Former President – Genome BC 
  • Dr. Stephen Yip, Interim Medical Director – BC Cancer Agency

Confirmed Moderators:


More information to follow soon!


Event details:

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Time: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Location: Room 301, Vancouver Convention Centre West

1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Tickets: LSBC members $199 and LSBC non members: $299


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Thank you to our sponsors!

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For more information, please contact:

Ryan Butt, Senior Manager, Events & Outreach

Phone: 604 669-9909 ext. 104

Email: rbutt@lifesciencesbc.ca


February 5, 2020
Event Category:


Life Sciences BC