Upcoming Speakers


Each Longwoods Breakfast Series is a year of healthcare learning briefings. Each season we provide monthly educational sessions that provide invited leaders in healthcare the opportunity to share new ideas, policies and/or best practices with colleagues. Our speakers are C-level executives, notable researchers, cabinet ministers, deputies, or leaders from the academic community. Currently these online briefings are 45 minutes long, concise and to the point. A full web version may be made available on Longwoods.com after the live presentation.

The live sessions are freely available to HealthcareBoard members.. Please click here to learn more about becoming a member.

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To Register:

  • Individual members must sign-in to their Longwoods’ account and then register.
  • Institutional and commercial members must make sure they are signed out of their institutional account and signed in as an individual and then register. When registering they will see their institution listed in the drop down menu.
  • Non-members can still register for a small fee. If you are a public healthcare administrator, health service provider, researcher, and a policy administrator you may create a longwoods.com online account and while registering for the event you will be prompted to pay the non-member rate.




Thursday, October 14, 2021 , Virtual

10:00am - 10:45am ET

Geoff Martha, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic and Neil Fraser, President, Medtronic Canada & Regional Vice-President - Canada, Medtronic PLC

Topic: Silver Linings: A Year of Lessons in Innovating through Inclusion & Collaboration

The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone –  from governments, scientists, health systems, and the private sector – to work differently, almost overnight. The result was process and technology innovation deployment at unprecedented speeds. It was a stark contrast to the slow, often temporary, adoption of innovation. None of that would have been possible without the exceptional collaboration that occurred among stakeholders across sectors, both private and public.   This presentation will use examples from around the world and locally to discuss how we can continue to collaborate to engineer technological innovations and be bolder in adopting solutions to solve the next set of challenges facing the healthcare system, including strained health human resources, mounting wait lists, and structural and social barriers to care. 

Location: From the comfort of your own space., Virtual, Canada

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Speakers coming in the 2021/2022 season include: 

  • Vivek Goel, Chair, Expert Advisory Group on the Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy
  • Leslee Thompson, CEO, Accreditation Canada & Health Standards Organization
  • Brian Hodges, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, UHN 

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Click here to see videos of past speakers

The Longwoods Breakfast Series is made possible by our supporters:


Abbott                 BD logo     bridgeable logo    Everbridge logo       HEC logo    cihi  
   Deloitte        GE    Healthpro logo     HIROC      
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Medtronic     Microsoft       nrc      
Roche   TELUS Health    logo

Longwoods™ Publishing, in collaboration with its partners, regularly produce learning events for its HealthcareBoard members. The Longwoods™ HealthcareBoard is made up of partners and subscribers who are leaders in policy, research, practice and management.

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