• Digital Health - Innovations and Inspirations in BC

    TELUS Garden Innovation Centre

    We are very excited to announce HTF’s event sponsored by TELUS Ventures, Inc. on October 4th (Tuesday) in Vancouver, BC. This panel will highlight healthcare innovations in BC including players and catalysts. We will examine how the community collaborate locally and globally. Discussion will center around the opportunities, resources, barriers, and partnerships. Venue: Telus Garden Innovation Center, 510 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0M3 Agenda: 6PM-7:00PM- Networking/Snack 7PM-8:15PM- Discussion 8:15PM-8.30PM- Q & A Sponsor: TELUS Ventures. Speakers: Rich Osborn, Managing Partner, TELUS Ventures. https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-osborn/ Jason Robertson, Vice President, Investments, Nimbus Synergies Inc. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonrobertson/ Martin Dawes, CSO and Co-founder of GenXys Healthcare Systems and Professor at UBC https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-dawes-37bb22a5/ Moderator: Pronoy Saha, CEO and Founder, HTF. https://www.linkedin.com/in/pronoy-saha-43038/ We are planning on organizing more events in Vancouver and seeking for our leadership team members who are passionate about digital health and could help with organizing events. We are also looking for suggestions on speakers and topics you are interested in. Hope to see you soon!

  • HTF Annual Expo & Mingle

    Offices of Fasken Martineau

    The Health Technology Forum is hosting its Annual Expo and Mingle event at the Offices of Fasken Martineau. Come network with people from all areas of the healthcare ecosystem, from major healthcare providers to small start-ups, investors to technologists, and people passionate about improving healthcare. Local companies as well as HTF will be speaking about their work. Agenda: 7:00-7:30 Expo reception with food and drinks 7:30-8:15 Announcements from participating companies and sponsor 8:15-8:30 Continue with expo and networking Platinum Sponsor Fasken Martineau An international business law firm with more than 770 lawyers and offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, London and Johannesburg. Demo Companies: Curatio A mobile health company. Their proprietary patient matchmaking algorithms and private mobile social platform provide a unique solution to the $564B/year medication adherence problem. Fortify Computer software company that focuses on creating reliable communication platforms and development methodologies to bring crash free, reliable and secure mobile encryption systems to the market. Health Technology Forum We’ll share more about our company and the events we organize, as well as opportunities for attendees to get more involved. We are also in the process of bringing in more speakers, we'll keep everyone updated as time goes on. Want to showcase your company? There’s still time to sign up! Please contact Emily Jerger at [masked] . Don’t forget to bring your business cards! See you all there!

  • Canadian Health Innovation Ecosystem- Good, Bad, Ugly

    Offices of Fasken Martineau

    Please join fellow HTF:Vancouver members for a panel discussion on current trends in digital health innovation in Vancouver including startups, funding, success stories and market conditions. Speakers from various healthcare fields will give you an overview of current activities and future opportunities. Pronoy Saha, CEO and Founder of Health Technology Forum will be visiting Vancouver from San Francisco and will be moderating the panel. Agenda- 6:00 - 6:45 Networking and Reception with snack and drinks 6:45 - 7:00 Announcements and Introduction 7:00 - 8:00 Panel discussion 8:00 - 8:30 Networking with the speakers Speakers- Pronoy Saha, CEO and Founder of Health Technology Forum (http://www.healthtechnologyforum.com/) Rich Osborn, Managing Partner, TELUS Ventures (http://ventures.telus.com/) Allison Ford, Vice President of Partnerships, Curatio (https://curatio.me/) Victoria Maxwell, Mental Health Patient Advocate, Crazy For Life Company (http://www.victoriamaxwell.com/) Erin Michalak, Interim Director And Assoc. Professor, UBC, Faculty of Medicine (http://psychiatry.ubc.ca/person/erin-michalak/) Thanks to our Sponsors-Fasken Martineau (http://www.fasken.com/) and Curatio (https://curatio.me/)

  • 4th Annual HTF Innovation Conference: Common Good

    Location visible to members

    2015 HTF Innovation Conference: Common Good May: 27 - 28th (1.5 days) Embassy Suites Hotel SFO Waterfront, Burlingame, CA The 4th Annual HTF Innovation Conference titled 'Common Good' hopes to take a deeper look into health and wellness enhancements for the masses made possible through technology and the framing and implementation of key health policies. Discussions at the conference will revolve around next generation technology, the importance of compassion and innovation in care, best practices in public health, and community resilience. Important use-cases demonstrating barriers that impede effective healthcare delivery will be examined. The day and a half long conference will feature keynote sessions, ​panels, live demos, workshops, networking receptions, and an all-day exhibit. Get ready to hear from some of the best minds in healthcare! More details and registration information can be found at: HTF Innovation Conference 2015 (http://healthtechnologyforum.com/2015-htf-innovation-conference/). ​If you would like to nominate someone as a speaker, recommend a session track, or would like to partner with us, please fill out the following form: HTF Conference Contact Form (http://goo.gl/forms/pl05fIitT1) Register Now: HTF Innovation Conference 2015 (http://healthtechnologyforum.com/2015-htf-innovation-conference/)

  • HTF Innovation Conference: Pathways To Sustainable Health

    Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel

    We are inviting you to the HTF 3rd Annual Conference: When: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (8AM-7:30PM) Where: Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel, San Francisco Register at: HealthTechnologyForum.com (http://healthtechnologyforum.com/) Be at the forefront of innovations that are transforming healthcare. Pathways to Sustainable Health (http://healthtechnologyforum.com/) will feature a day full of compelling keynotes, panels, discussions, product demonstrations and an expo. Registration includes full conference access, breakfast, lunch, and a networking cocktail reception. More info: HealthTechnologyForum.com (http://healthtechnologyforum.com/)

  • Funding Dreams -- how to put capital to work for your healthcare business

    We are very excited to be bringing you our next event in collaboration with HxD Vancouver - a meetup focused on user interaction design and health technology! The topic of discussion for our next meetup surrounds funding in health tech. What are the some challenges faced by health entrepreneurs? What are the peculiarities about growing in this space? Bring your ideas, questions and curiosity for an evening of sharing and learning. • 6:30 - 6:50pm: Food/Drink purchasing, networking • 6:50 - 7:00pm: Welcome and intro by HxD and HTF • 7:00 - 7:15pm: Tanis Steward, CEO, Sosido Networks • 7:15- 7:25pm: Rich Osborn, Managing Partner, Recaphealth Ventures • 7:25 - 8:00pm: Q&A + Discussions • 8:00 - 8:30pm: Networking Speaker Bios Tanis Steward Tanis Steward is an experienced leader in the healthcare industry, committed to sparking and sustaining conversations which will lead to breakthroughs in healthcare delivery and outcomes. In 2009 she co-founded Sosido Networks, a professional knowledge aggregation and collaboration platform for healthcare associations and their members. In May 2013 Sosido was bought by LX Ventures, a publicly traded company that acquires and accelerates high growth technology companies. Prior to founding Sosido, Tanis was CEO of association management company Malachite Management, where she worked with dozens of national and international healthcare associations. Tanis has BComm and LLB degrees from the University of British Columbia, and started her career as a lawyer with Vancouver firm Davis & Company. Richard Osborn Richard is the Managing Partner of RecapHealth Ventures. Prior to founding RecapHealth, Richard was a partner with Second City Capital Partners, a mid market private equity fund focused on multi-sector opportunities, Managing Partner of Greenstone Venture Partners, an institutionally backed venture capital fund he co-founded and Investment Manager for two venture capital funds affiliated with the Business Development Back of Canada. Richard has led seed and early stage investments in companies across Canada, the Western U.S. and Europe. Richard is a frequent speaker on private equity and finance and has been named as one of Vancouver's Top 40 under 40. He is also a founder of BC Technology Social Venture Partners (www.bctsvp.com (http://www.bctsvp.com/)), a group comprised of leaders from the B.C. business community that make investments into local non profits. Richard holds business degrees from University of British Columbia and Queen's University. Please reach out if you have any further questions! - HTF Vancouver Team

  • HTF: Vancouver Downtown Launch!!

    HiVE Vancouver

    Patient empowerment through enhanced, accessible and personalized healthcare services, networks and data We are very excited to be bring HTF: Vancouver to the heart of Downtown! Come join the conversation about innovation and health tech! AGENDA • 6:15 - 6:45pm: Networking • 6:50 - 7:00pm: Welcome and intro by Shervin Majd, Senior mHealth partner at Vodafone Ventures and Innovation Centre, San Francisco Bay Area, CA. • 7:00 - 7:20pm: Marc Faktor, VP Physician Services, Medeo, Vancouver, Canada. • 7:20 - 7:40pm: Lynda Brown, CEO, Curatio, Vancouver Canada. • 7:40 - 8:00pm: Q&A • 8:00 - 8:30pm: Networking LOCATION: HiVE Vancouver 128 West Hastings, Suite 210, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8, BC Speaker Bios: Shervin Majd, Senior mHealth Partner, Vodafone xone Shervin Majd joined Vodafone in 2011 as a senior mHealth partner and is in charge of the incubation and investment of mobile health solutions at Group-R&D. Before joining Vodafone, he held several appointments in the healthcare field relating to the design, development, and validation of a diverse range of solutions including respiratory, cardiovascular and orthopedic devices. Shervin gained this experience working for multinational healthcare companies such as Johnson & Johnson as well as supporting the development of innovative solutions in start-ups. Shervin also analyzed and reviewed life science and healthcare patent applications submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a number of years, where he acquired extensive insight into the evolution of healthcare technologies and the current state-of-the-art mobile health and patient home monitoring technologies. Shervin holds a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and completed his post-doctorate research and training at the University of Maryland. Marc Faktor, VP Physician Services, Medeo Marc has a specialized HBSc in Kinesiology and Health Sci. from York University and has an MSc. from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in health promotion, health knowledge, & health literacy. He brings over a decade of experience in preventative health and interdisciplinary medicine to Medeo. He has been a driving force behind BC’s primary tele-health physical activity counselling service and works with the Ministry of Health’s Healthy Families BC team to help British Columbians adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors. Marc also owns and operates a Vancouver-based health consulting firm, MDF Wellness Inc., and has helped clients like the BC Cancer Society, BC Center for Disease Control, The Provincial Health Services Authority, The Victorian Order of Nurses and the City of Richmond sit less and move more. Lynda Brown, CEO, Curatio A touch of Geek, a dose of Strategy and a whole bunch of Connector, Lynda has been using technology to connect people since Grade 4. Lynda ignited Curatio to build something that mattered – helping people to help each other get better. She has been repeatedly recognized as one of Canada’s digital media leaders, known for her entrepreneurial mind and innovative spirit, and has served many private and public organizations. Lynda started her first business at age 14 and Curatio is her third startup. Feel free to ask us any questions. See you soon! -HTF Vancouver Organizing Team

  • Health Technology Forum: Vancouver Chapter's Opening Kick-off

    UBC Henry Angus Building Room 254

    Improving patient engagement and adherence through gamification and social platforms Come join us for our inaugural meetup of the Vancouver Chapter of the Health Technology Forum. Let's start talking about innovation and health tech! AGENDA 6:15 - 6:45pm: Light refreshments, Networking 6:50 - 7:00pm: Welcome and intro by Shervin Majd, Senior mHealth partner at Vodafone Ventures and Innovation Centre, San Francisco Bay Area, CA. 7:00 - 7:20pm: Mavis Dixon, Manager Health Projects and Engagements, Ayogo Health, Vancouver, Canada. 7:20 - 7:40pm: Manuel Zahariev, CTO, Tyze Personal Networks, Vancouver Canada. 7:40 - 8:00pm: Q&A 8:00 - 8:30pm: Networking SPEAKER BIOS Mavis has worked with start ups and non profits for 25 years and has run her own consulting business where she earned her stripes in executive leadership, governance, stakeholder engagement, fundraising, sponsorship, marketing, and project management. In addition to being a certified project manager (UBC), her educational background is in behavioral psychology where she gained a solid grounding in statistics, research design, and theory. As a social media and business development strategist she has developed and implemented engagement plans for campaigns that have increased the health, well-being and environmental engagement of millions of Canadians. Manuel is a senior technology executive with 20+ years experience working in the software industry. He has held executive level roles with a number of technology companies, including most recently serving as the CTO for Vision Critical, a world-renowned global provider of best-of-breed marketing research tools. Manuel holds an M.Sc. in Software Engineering as well as a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University (SFU). Manuel is passionate about people and about shaping the technology vision for Tyze. LOCATION Room 254, Henry Angus Building, UBC. 2053 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC Commute friendly http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/index_detail.php?locat1=023 Feel free to ask us any questions. See you soon! -HTF Vancouver Organizing Team