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e-Health 2018 Conference: Celebrate, Grow & Inspire Bold Action in Canada’s Digital Health Community

As Canada’s largest national digital health event, the e-Health Conference and Tradeshow brings together passionate individuals from across the country to learn from leading digital health professionals and innovators from Canada and around the world.

The conference offers top-quality learning and opportunities to network with organizations and people that value quality health information and effective integrated system solutions. Now in its 18th year, there is no shortage of activities to partake in and you can look forward to special events such as the Showcase, and Hackathon, and network with old and new colleagues.

This year’s event will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia at the brand new JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, from May 27 to May 30. 


Conference Program Highlights

With more than 250 presenters, e-Health 2018 offers an abundance of education and learning opportunities.

Here is a selection of some of the planned sessions — created from the hundreds of abstracts submitted from across Canada and internationally.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Patient Engagement: Taking it to the Next Level is the theme of this year’s e-Health Sunday Symposium. This discussion with patients and health leaders will cover best practices to inform your engagement efforts with patients, pitfalls to avoid and ways to accelerate progress.

You can register for the Symposium as part of the entire conference, or as a stand-alone event.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Penny Rae  Josh Blair

Opening Keynote Address on Grand Debate: Systemic Transformation versus Incremental Change – Canadian Digital Health for the Future


  • Penny Rae, Chief Information Officer, Alberta Health Services
  • Josh Blair, Executive Vice-President, TELUS Health and TELUS Business Solutions West and Chair, TELUS International

This session will examine strategies, approach, challenges and lessons learned on the journey to connected care. It will also look at public/private sector relationships and how to foster innovation in a public-sector market and debate large scale province-wide implementations vs small scale implementations in a provocative and informative debate style format.

Tuesday, May 28, 2018

Morning Plenary on Big Ideas: Building from the Ground Up

This panel will spotlight healthcare start-ups new to the digital health industry. Key topics to be discussed include: How they came up with the idea; how the fundraising process worked, who supported them, and the challenges they encountered; how they entered the market and impediments they faced; what SOLUTIONS they think are feasible in the short and medium term; and how they can partner with others to succeed.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Nova Browning Rutherford

Lunch Closing Keynote Address on Workplace Wellness For A Better Bottom Line

Speaker: Nova Browning Rutherford

Nova will share the 5 main workplace complaints along with the solutions for helping manage wellness. Learn how to proactively identify red flags at work and use various techniques to create boundaries & prioritize self-care. Nova’s actionable takeaways will help audience members get more out of their personal and professional relationships, while organizations will learn new ways to encourage wellness at work.

Visit the e-Health Conference and Tradeshow website to explore the full conference program.


Hacking Health at e-Health 2018 – Patients Included in Connected Care

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, three out of five Canadians aged 20 and older have a chronic disease. That is why this year, Hacking Health is partnering with the eHealth Conference on a #patientsincluded hackathon set to tackle the pressing healthcare issue of chronic disease management.

Participants will work hand-in-hand with patients and clinician experts, building innovative software solutions focused on prevention, home care, and community care.

Registration is now open on the e-Health Conference website – sign up today.


Patients Included

For the first time, this year’s conference is an accredited Patients Included event.

This means that the e-Health Conference is committed to incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their conditions while ensuring they are neither excluded nor exploited.


Meet the Attendees

Attendees at the e-Health Conference vary- from CIOs, clinicians, health authorities, emerging professionals, students –and many more!  Here is what past attendees have to say about the conference:

The e-Health conference is truly the epicenter for everything e-Health related in Canada. For me, it was the first conference I attended that got me interested in the field. It is where I have made some of my strongest connections in the industry and secured valuable partnerships for my organization. It encompasses many aspects of the industry allowing for the brightest minds to come together, learn from one another, and advance the eHealth agenda for the benefit of the entire Canadian healthcare system.


Social Events and Wellness Programs

In addition to learning, e-Health offers many opportunities to mix and mingle with peers – in both formal social settings, as well as activity-based programs.

The social events include the Welcome Reception, the eHealth Happy Hour, the Pre-Gala reception and Canadian Health Informatics Award (CHIA) Gala.

For those interested in physical activity, there will be Morning Yoga and Kickboxing sessions. The full social and wellness program information is available on the e-Health Conference website.


Experience e-Health! Register now

Register before April 19th, 2018 to take advantage of reduced rates.

Registration Types Regular Registration Final Call/Onsite Registration
Full Registration $1,200.00 $1,400.00
Student* $325.00 $475.00
One Day Registration $595.00 $745.00
Tradeshow Only $360.00 $360.00
Sunday Pre-Conference Session (Includes Lunch) $95.00 $95.00

More information can be found in the Registration section of the e-Health website.


A New Venue Location


JW Marriott Parq Vancouver is located in the city’s exciting urban entertainment and resort complex, Parq Vancouver. The JW  Marriott Parq Vancouver is rising against a backdrop of majestic coastal mountains on Canada’s pristine pacific coast, and will deliver understated luxury and quiet sophistication.


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