UOHS 2017 Keynote Speakers
UOHS 2017 saw great success! We featured three renowned keynote speakers amongst many others. Check them out below!
DR. MICHAEL APKON
CEO OF SICK KIDS HOSPITAL
MBA, MD, PhD
Dr. Apkon is a paediatric specialist and physician executive. He has served as President and CEO of SickKids since January 2014. Prior to coming to SickKids, Dr. Apkon was Chief Medical Officer for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Executive Director leading Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is currently a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and has held faculty positions at University of Pennsylvania, Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Management. As a health-care executive, Dr. Apkon has led systems development and improvement to drive high quality and safe care, improve clinical operations, and promote an integrated approach to health care across a continuum of services.
DR. CHRIS SIMPSON
PAST PRESIDENT OF THE CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
MD, FRCPC, FACC, FHRS
Dr. Simpson is Professor and Head, Division of Cardiology at Queen's University and Medical Director of the Cardiac Programs at Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston. His clinical expertise is in cardiac electrophysiology; specifically, arrhythmias, catheter ablation, pacemakers, defibrillators, sudden death in the young, and cardiac resynchronization therapy. As chair of the Wait Time Alliance, a federation of 18 national medical specialty societies and the CMA, Dr. Simpson has worked to keep access to care on the front burners of the political agendas in every province and territory in the country. He is committed to health care transformation and to the development of a national seniors strategy in particular. An active student and resident leader while doing his own training, Dr. Simpson is inspired by the current generation of future physicians. He has tremendous faith that they will change the face of medicine.
DR. BRAD BASS
Dr. Bass is a researcher at the University of Toronto and Environment Canada. In 2007 he co-received the Nobel Prize for his work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Dr. Bass involves both high school and university students in designing new ecological technologies, new simulations for research and on several science-based environmental initiatives. Dr. Bass is well-known in the green roof and wall industry for his work on simulating building energy consumption, biodiversity on green roofs and workshops for elementary school students. He has also worked as a government in-house Green Roof expert and is often called upon to advise on green roof installations. Dr. Bass' research interests include effects of urbanization on environment, green infrastructure, modelling with fuzzy cognitive maps, ecological and socio-economic simulation with emergent computing, and community energy systems planning. Dr. Bass plans to speak about emerging health issues related to phosphorous climate change, and hazardous cyanobacteria.