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Michael Green

President & Chief Executive Officer, Canada Health Infoway

Michael Green is a strong leader and a creative, strategic thinker who has an international reputation and a proven track record of transforming health care through the use of digital health. He has leveraged international research and innovation to advance the digital health agenda, create jobs and stimulate economic growth in Canada. Michael has been President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway since August 2014.


Shelagh Maloney

EVP, Engagement & Marketing

Shelagh Maloney is responsible for managing key stakeholder relationships at Infoway, including those with patients, clinicians and the federal government, as well as the standards community. She is also responsible for performance analytics, and coordinating and executing communication and marketing efforts in support of Infoway products and services. She has held a number of board positions at the international, national and local levels, including Vice Chair of SNOMED International and Board Chair of Digital Health Canada. In 2017, Shelagh received the inaugural Women Leaders in Digital Health Award.


About the Conference

Infoway is excited to once again hold this year’s conference during Digital Health Week (November 16-22, 2020), our annual celebration of digital health in Canada.

At the 2020 Infoway Partnership Conference, participants will engage in a conversation about collaborating to achieve our shared goals of improving health outcomes for Canadians and creating a more sustainable health system for future generations. This will include discussions about: virtual care; mental health and addictions; better care for Indigenous Peoples; long-term care, including palliative care; and safer access to medications. Participants will also share best practices about privacy, interoperability standards and more. You do not want to miss the opportunity to share successes and lessons learned, and to connect with Canada's digital health leaders and international experts!

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Registration open: March 2020
  • Early-bird registration deadline: October 9, 2020
  • Hotel reservation deadline: October 16, 2020
  • Last minute registration rate: November 10, 2020
  • 2020 Infoway Partnership Conference: November 17-18, 2020
  • Digital Health Week 2020: November 16-22, 2020

Conference objectives

  • Showcase digital health care leading practices and their success;
  • Address the challenges facing policy-makers and health leaders in transforming digital health service delivery; and
  • Showcase innovation and new technologies that can help to transform digital health.

Expected outcomes

Conference participants will:

  • Come away with practical ideas to bring to their work settings;
  • Build strong networks and engage in challenging conversations;
  • Be better equipped to address system transformation challenges; and
  • Learn about Infoway’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the leadership role we play in digital health in Canada.

Conference format

This year’s format delivers a leadership day to set the foundation for a second day offering deeper engagement in the areas such as safer medication practices, clinical interoperability, consumer health, and more. National and international health care thought leaders, influencers and digital health experts will share learnings, address challenges and discuss opportunities for transforming health care delivery in Canada. Check out the Program at a Glance. The full program will be available in the summer.

Activities you won’t want to miss

  • Join colleagues for the Evening Reception & Industry Showcase on November 17th;
  • Become a sponsor so you can showcase your organization and build brand awareness at Partnership and during Digital Health Week;
  • Enjoy everything Vancouver has to offer during your stay.

Stay connected for news about the conference program by following us @Infoway and #ThinkDigitalHealth.


Jeff Turnbull

Medical Director, Ottawa Inner City Health

Dr. Turnbull has pursued an interest in poverty and its effect on health nationally and internationally. He is one of the founders and is currently the Medical Director of Ottawa Inner City Health Inc., which works to improve the health of people who are chronically homeless. He is the recipient of several national and international grants and awards, including the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and an Honorary Degree in Law from Carleton University.

Patients Included

patients included

We are proud that the 2020 Infoway Partnership Conference will be Patients Included.

This means that we are “committed to incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their condition while ensuring that they are neither excluded nor exploited.” For more information on the Patients Included charter, please visit the website.

Patients Included status recognizes that the event has satisfied all five criteria as identified in the Patients Included charter.

  1. Patients or caregivers with experience relevant to the conference’s central theme actively participate in the design and planning of the event, including the selection of themes, topics and speakers.

    We have partnered with a group of patient advisors, who will be working with us from the earliest stages of planning the Partnership Conference to shape the program themes, select speakers, advise on the patient scholarship program, and ensure the best possible experience for patient/caregiver attendees. They will also be present during the entirety of the conference, as well as partake in feedback sessions post-conference to ensure strengths and opportunities have been captured and will be reflected in future events.

  2. Patients or caregivers with experience of the issues addressed by the event participate in its delivery, and appear in its physical audience.

    Patients will be speaking at a number of sessions during the conference. Patient speakers, conference patient advisors, and scholarship recipients are invited to stay for the duration of the conference and attend any session(s) they choose.

  3. Travel and accommodation expenses for patients or caregivers participating in the advertised program are paid in full, in advance. Scholarships are provided by the conference organizers to allow patients or caregivers affected by the relevant issues to attend as delegates.

    Patients invited to speak, the conference’s patient advisors, and the recipients of patient scholarships will have registration, travel and accommodation expenses paid in full, in advance. We will also help coordinate such expenses as needed.

    All patients, caregivers and family members are eligible to apply for a patient scholarship. Scholarship information will be announced here in Spring 2020.

  4. The disability requirements of participants are accommodated. All applicable sessions, breakouts, ancillary meetings, and other program elements are open to patient delegates.

    The 2020 Partnership Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver in Vancouver, BC, which states that it meets all local and provincial accessibility requirements. For more details visit the following link.

    All conference sessions are open to all participants.

  5. Access for virtual participants is facilitated, with free streaming video provided online wherever possible.

    The 2020 Partnership Conference will be live-streamed with a virtual conversation component for the Opening Keynotes on November 17 & 18, 2020.

    Select videos from the Partnership Conference plenary presentations will be uploaded to Canada Health Infoway’s YouTube channel following the event, made aware through Infoway’s website and conference details.

    The Twitter hashtag #ThinkDigitalHealth will be actively promoted prior to and during the events so that participants, as well as those unable to attend the events, can join the conversation and discussion presentations, key learnings, etc.

    The conference will request presentation slides from all speakers, and host all that are made available on our website for free viewing and downloading.

If you have any questions about Patients Included at Partnership, please contact:


Carly Weeks

National Health Reporter at the Globe and Mail

Carly Weeks has been a national health reporter with the Globe and Mail for 12 years and has established a reputation as a fearless journalist who routinely shines a spotlight on important issues. She has broken a number of major national news stories, being the first to report on anti-vaccine billboards being placed in the Greater Toronto Area and a campaign led by a firearm lobby group to discredit a trauma surgeon calling for stricter gun laws in Canada. Weeks has won several awards for her coverage.

Patient Scholarships for the 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference

As part of our commitment to amplifying the patient voice, we are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to patients, caregivers, and family members to attend the 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference in Ottawa on November 12-13, 2019.

The presence and participation of patients will enrich the experience of all conference attendees, as well as empower and engage the patient attendees to be advocates in their communities.

Any patient, caregiver, or family member was eligible to apply using the online form before June 12. Applications could be completed in English or French. All scholarships have now been awarded.

After being screened against the selection criteria, the applications are scored by the conference's patient advisors, who collaborate to form a final set of applicants that includes a mix of experiences and backgrounds. Successful applicants demonstrate a knowledge of digital health and a history of patient engagement, community outreach and/or advocacy. They also demonstrate a strong desire and ability to make an impact at the conference itself, and in their communities with the knowledge and skills they gain.

Scholarship Details

Each patient scholarship includes:

  • Registration for the 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference;
  • Transportation to and from the Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel from the participant’s location within Canada;
  • Hotel accommodation at the Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel (if required); and
  • Daily meals and incidentals allowance.


Puneet Seth

Chief Medical Officer, InputHealth Systems

Dr. Puneet Seth is a practising physician, technologist and entrepreneur who is passionate about redesigning health care. An alumnus of McMaster's medical school, he has been engaged in the digital health industry for nearly a decade, having worked on health care podcasts and a social media health educational tool. Presently he is Chief Medical Officer at InputHealth Systems, an award-winning digital health company that is shifting the paradigm of health records and helping patients connect with their care teams.

Infoway Partnership Conference Program

Check out the Program at a Glance


7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast & Registration
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome
9:00 - 9:25 Opening Remarks
9:25 - 9:50 Break
10:30 - 10:35 Session change
11:25 - 11:30 Session change
11:30 - 11:45 PROTALK
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch
1:40 - 1:45 Session change
2:35 - 2:40 Session change
2:40 - 2:55 PROTALK
2:55 - 3:15 Break
4:00 - 4:05 Session change
4:50 - 5:00 REFLECTIONS
Infoway’s Networking Reception: Canada’s Backyard
Come experience the West Coast and all of its elements at the Infoway’s Networking Reception: Canada’s Backyard. Get immersed in the sights and sounds of Vancouver and British Columbia - rugged nature, mountain peaks, lush wineries, and coastal city walks – while talking to Industry Showcase sponsors and exhibitors.
7:00 - 7:30 Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 BREAKFAST
8:30 - 8:45 Break
8:45 - 9:00 WELCOME
9:00 - 9:50 OPENING KEY NOTE
9:50 - 10:00 - flow between sessions -
10:00 - 10:30 CONCURRENT
10:30 - 10:40 - flow between sessions -
10:40 - 11:10 CONCURRENT
11:10 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:00 CONCURRENT
12:00 - 12:15 - flow between sessions -
12:15 - 1:05 CLOSING KEYNOTE
1:15 Lunch


Mario Voltolina

EVP Product Engineering and Operations & Chief Technology Officer

Mario has more than 30 years of experience in the information technology industry, mainly in health care and financial services, with some interesting detours into manufacturing and geographic information systems. Prior to joining Infoway, he developed his experience with large technology companies such as Sun Microsystems and Oracle, as well as start-ups and medium sized technology firms in the fields of performance measurement and management, process control, life insurance, trading platforms and exchange systems. Mario holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto.


Joni Brennan

President, Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada

Building on more than 15 years of hands-on experience in identity access management innovation, adoption and industry standards development, Joni helps the DIACC fulfill its vision to deliver the resources needed to establish a digital identity ecosystem that accelerates the digital economy, grows Canada's GDP and benefits all Canadians. Joni builds diplomatic and impactful collaborative relationships and formalizes strategic partnerships.

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