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October 24-25, 2019

for the

Canadian Diagnostic Executive Forum

in conjunction with The Dark Report hosted by 

In-Common Laboratories

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Canadian Diagnostic Executive Forum – October 24/25, 2019 – Westin Harbour Castle Hotel

Lab leaders and senior diagnostic executives must attend the Canadian Diagnostic Executive Forum if you are specifically looking for experiences, ideas, and solutions to take back and apply in your hospitals. You will be able to network with your peers and vendors, and attendees will share an interest in creating positive change to lab operations. This 2-day event is packed with exciting and thought provoking sessions that will stimulate discussion like the use of drones in sample transport, Artificial Intelligence, digital pathology and other great sessions. The cross-country check up will feature leaders and innovators across Canada sharing their innovations, challenges and success stories.  The program will culminate with Jim Estill, CM OOnt, a Canadian technology entrepreneur, executive and philanthropist who will share his journey of innovation and success in business and in life.

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Thursday morning – October 24


7.30 – 8.30

Registration   & breakfast


8.30 - 8.40


Isaac Gould

CEO In-Common Laboratories


8.40 – 9:15

Hot topics for labs today

Robert Michel

CEO Dark Intelligence Group


Managing in changing times


9.15 – 9.45

Positioning the lab as a strategic   pillar

Khosrow Shotorbani, 

Founder, CEO

Lab 2.0 Strategic Services, LLC

President, CEO

Project Santa Fe Foundation. 

Salt Lake City, UT


9.45 – 10.15

Managing Utilization – lowering costs   and increasing value to the patient

Dr. Michelle Scholzberg 

St Michael’s Hospital


10.15 – 10.30



10.30 – 11.00

One lab’s experience managing   personnel through multiple changes: outsourcing microbiology, test   utilization, POCT, maintaining morale and no jobs lost.

Tanya Solberg

Director,   Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services

Yukon Hospitals


11.00 – 11.30

Do you have the right people doing the right jobs in your   lab? Do you know what skills you will need in 5 years time and where to find   them? 

Kelli-Ann Lemieux, 

Health Science North



11.30 – 12.00

Panel discussion

4 speakers


12.00– 1.00



1.00 – 1.20

Next   generation technology

Norma Page

V-P, Clinical Operations, DynaLIFE   Medical Labs


1.20 – 1.50

LabCANDx   an initiative to explore the value of laboratory diagnostics within the   health system. Providing leadership and creating awareness of the importance and relevance of laboratory medicine in a   sustainable healthcare system

Dr David Kinniburgh

Director, Alberta Centre for Toxicology

Founding member LabCANDx


1.50 – 5.15

Cross Country check up

Updates from across Canada on the   latest innovations, challenges and new technologies being implemented in   laboratories.



Nova Scotia

Shauna Thompson

Senior Director

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

NS Health Authority 



New Brunswick

Heather Kyle

Administrative Director Laboratory   Medicine

Horizon Health Network, NB




Ralph Dadoun

Ministry of Health, QC




Laurie Turner



3.10 – 3.25





Lenore Howey

Executive Director of Laboratory   Services

Saskatchewan Health Authority




Tammy Hofer

Chief Operating Officer

Alberta Public Laboratories 




Tanya Solberg

Director,   Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services

Yukon Hospitals



British Columbia

Joanne Isber

Director, Laboratory Operations,   Interior

Health, BC


4.45 – 5.15


all speakers


5.15 – 5.30


Robert Michel


5.30 – 7.00








Friday morning – October 25


7.30 – 8.30



8.30 – 8.45

Thoughts from Day 1

Robert Michel


Looking to the future


8.45 – 9.15

How Drones, sensors and new   technologies are poised to increase the quality and accuracy of specimen   transport and logistics

Andreas   Raptopolous US 


9.15 – 9.45

Next generation POCT – currently on   the international space station, coming to you soon! Provides results faster   and cheaper, using lensless microscopy technology

Dr. Alan Fine

CEO Alentic Microscience 


9.45 – 10.15

Do you wonder what happens to your   samples in transit? A new and innovative approach to sample tracking during   transport can answer that question. A study of hospital pneumatic tube   systems led to changes 

Dr. Franziska Broell 

CEO Motryx


10.15 – 10.30



10.30 – 11.00

A discussion of the ethical, scientific and   clinical challenges for the appropriate care of patient populations with   diverse gender identities along the path of the laboratory process.

Dr. Miranda Wozniak 

Deputy Ontario Medical   Director, LifeLabs


11.00 – 11.20

Panel for questions

4 speakers


11.30 – 12.15

Next generation technology, moving technology and tests   from innovation into the mainstream.

Jason Pincock

CEO DynaLIFE   Diagnostics


12.15 – 1.15



Friday afternoon

Lab   medicine 2.0


1.15 – 1.45

Precision   medicine - A research program firmly entrenched in cancer genomics to   understand the mutational landscape of cancer. A significant part of the   research program is to determine within specific cancers how the specific   oncogenic profile with a individual cancer might be innovatively exploited. 

Dr Steven Jones

Head of Bioinformatics   and Co-Director, Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer


1.45 – 2.15

How Blockchain can transform managing   data in the lab.

Toufi Saliba 

CEO Privacy Shell

Adam Cole

Vice President of IT 

Canadian Clinical Trial   Network


2.15 – 2.45

Digital Pathology – a case study of   the implementation of digital pathology in a large teaching hospital

Dr Bich Nguyen

Chief of Pathology

CHUM (University of   Montreal Health Centre)

[TRIBVN Healthcare ]


2.45 – 3.15

Panel for questions

3 speakers


3.15 – 3.30



3.30 – 4.15

An inspirational innovation journey

Jim Estill, CM, OOnt

CEO Danby Appliances & CEO   ShipperBee


4.15 – 4.30

Wrap up

Robert & ICL

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