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What’s Next in Canada: Aging and Brain Health Innovation

Building on the Silicon Valley What’s Next Boomer Summit, now in its 15th year, the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation, together in partnership with Mary Furlong & Associates bring to you the inaugural What’s Next Canada that will feature the nation’s leading companies, experts, and innovation thought leaders in the aging and brain health sector.  This day will provide opportunities to learn from and network with leading researchers, companies, seniors care providers and investors who are successfully building and scaling innovations that will transform the future of aging and brain health in Canada and around the globe.

For more information, please visit CABHI's Innovation Day overview.


Note: Schedule subject to change

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

7:30 a.m. Conference registration and breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions

Dr. Allison Sekuler
Managing Director, Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation and Rotman Research Institute
Vice-President, Research & Sandra Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience

8:15 a.m. Keynote - Bridging The Digital Divide

Dr. Marc Rothman, Director, Thrive Center, KY

8:45 a.m. Digital Transformation, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Moderator: Carrie Shaw, CEO & Founder, Embodied Labs


Mandy Salomon, CEO & Co-founder, Mentia
• Chris Brickler, CEO / Co-founder, MyndVR
• Cindy Plunkett, Manager of eLearning & Educational Technologies, Baycrest Health Sciences

9:30 a.m. Investor Panel - Growth enabling Partnerships and Investment in Aging & Brain Health

Moderator: Mel Barsky, Director, Business Development, CABHI


• Dr. Dana Plude, Deputy Director of Division of Behavioral and Social Research, National Institute on Aging
• John Hopper, Chief Investment Officer, Ziegler LinkAge Longevity Fund
• Alexandra Stewart, Executive Director, Weston Brain Institute

10:15 a.m. Refreshment break in the Exhibition Space
10:30 a.m. Technology Panel - Intersection of Healthcare & Technology

Moderator: Ginna Baik, Strategic Business Development Manager for Senior Care, CDW Healthcare


• Dr. Ted Chang, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Quanta Computer Inc.
• Jeh Kazimi, Founder & CEO, Breezie

11:00 a.m. Pitch Competition for 2019 CABHI Innovation Award

Moderator: Richard Lui, News Anchor,  MSNBC, NBC News


Bruce Croxon, Co-founder of Round13 Capital, Co-host of The Disruptors (BNN & CTV),  ex-Dragon from CBC’s Dragons’ Den
• John Hopper, Chief Investment Officer, Ziegler LinkAge Longevity Fund
Ginna Baik, Senior Care Practice Leader, CDW Healthcare
• Dr. Marc Rothman, Director, Thrive Centre
• Alexandra Stewart, Executive Director, Weston Brain Institute

    Technology companies participating in pitch competition

1. Linked Senior
2. Motitech
3. Careteam Technologies
4. Darmiyan Inc.
5. Catalyst Healthcare
6. Memotext
7. Intuition Robotics
8. InteraXon
9. Retispec

12:30 a.m. Lunch Break in the Exhibit Space
1:30 p.m. Research Panel - Intersection of Health Research & Innovation

Moderator: Dr. Rosanne Aleong, Director, Research, Innovation & Translation at Baycrest


• Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Healthtech Connex Inc.
• Patrick Odnokon, CEO, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
• Christina Weise, CEO, Research Manitoba

2:15 p.m. Innovation Panel - Innovation to Commercialization, Distribution, Scale-Up, and Global Operations

Moderator: Bianca Stern, Executive Director, Health Innovation, Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation


• Brian Shulman, Director of Business Development, Intuition Robotics
• Graeme Moffat, Chief Scientist & VP Regulatory, Interaxon Inc.
• Ane Solesvik Oppedal, CEO, Ably Medical Inc.

3:00 p.m. Refreshment break in the Exhibition Space
3:30 p.m. Plenary Session - Blueprint for the Longevity sector

Moderator: Mary Furlong, President & CEO, Mary Furlong & Associates


• David Lindeman, Director, CITRIS Health
• Michael Chandler, Managing Editor, MemoryWell

4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks and CABHI 2019 Innovation Award Winner announcement