Please note that the topics under discussion are intended for mature audiences. Recommended for participants ages 15 and up.
What is the future of medicine? In 2019, you can use artificial intelligence to diagnose illness and prevent physical burnout, 3D printers to design customized stents, and pharmacogenomics to personalize your medications. Wherever you look, the medical profession is innovating at an incredible pace.
As part of our “Medical Innovation” theme, join a lively discussion exploring leading innovations in medicine, and what it means for individuals and Canadian society. The session will end with a panel discussion and a question-and-answer period.
Join the conversation! Share your thoughts using the hashtag #CuriosityOnStage.
Please note that event parking will be offered free of charge.
If you require translation, please consider helping the environment by bringing your own Internet-compatible device (phone or tablet) and headphones.
- 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Light refreshments and networking opportunities
- 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Presentations and panel discussion
- 8:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Light refreshments and networking opportunities
- Frank J. Rybicki, MD, PhD (University of Cincinnati College of Medicine & Imagia) – Vice Chair, Operations and Quality & Medical Director
- Eric Ward (Policy Horizons Canada) – Senior director of Foresight
Frank K. Rybicki, Vice Chair, Operations and Quality & Medical Director
Frank J. Rybicki, MD, PhD is Vice Chair, Operations and Quality at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Medical Director of Imagia, a leading company in artificial intelligence research based in Montreal. He is the past Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Ottawa and past Head of Medical Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Rybicki has pioneered work in medical artificial intelligence.
In May 2019, The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced an investment in a joint collaboration between Imagia and the Terry Fox Research Institute of up to $49M from the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) as part of the Stream 4 - Health and Biosciences competition. This award supports a Digital Health and Discovery Platform (DHDP), a cutting-edge Canada-wide health data platform which is patient-centric and upholds the highest standards for data, privacy, security and safety. The DHPD will connect almost 100 partners across Canada, including health care institutions; small, medium-sized and large companies; universities and research foundations; and all four major artificial intelligence research labs. It will combine Canadian expertise in artificial intelligence and precision medicine to improve healthcare for Canadians.
Eric Ward, Senior director of Foresight
Eric is the Senior Director responsible for foresight. Before joining Horizons, he worked at the Department of Justice Canada, the Privy Council Office, the Supreme Court of Canada, and the Senate of Canada. He holds degrees in civil and common law from McGill University, and practiced in the areas of privacy and information law.
Policy Horizons Canada, also referred to as Horizons, is an organization within the federal public service that conducts strategic foresight on cross-cutting issues that informs public servants today about the possible public policy implications over the next 10-15 years.