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Okanagan Technology Symposium

Okanagan Technology Symposium 2003
The Convergence of Healthcare Delivery and Life Sciences Research
June 3, 2004

The Grand Okanagan Hotel/Resort, Kelowna, B.C.


Thursday, June 3, 2004
7:30 a.m. Registration and Trade Show open
8:00 a.m. -
8:10 a.m.
Welcome: Dr. John Weisbeck, MLA
8:10 a.m. -
8:30 a.m.
Opening remarks: Hon. Joyce Murray, Minister of Management Services, B.C.
8:30 a.m. -
9:50 a.m.
Life Sciences Research and Education Overview
  • Dr. Michael Hayden, Director, Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics, UBC, and Founder, Xenon Genetics
  • Dr. Aubrey Tingle, President & CEO, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
  • Dr. Alan Winter, President and CEO, Genome B.C.
  • Dr. George Eisler, CEO, BC Academic Health Council
9:50 a.m. -
10:05 a.m.
Coffee Break - sponsored by Microsoft Canada Co.
10:05 a.m. -
11:10 a.m.
NetWork BC - The need for a common province wide enterprise network to serve the needs of the health care system. opportunities and benefits for the Health Regions to deliver E-Health and Tele-Health solutions
  • Joseph Mendez, CIO of the Northern Health Authority
  • Dave Nikolejsin, ADM of NetWork BC
  • Don Henkelman, Chief Information Officer, Provincial Health Services Authority
11:10 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
CIO Perspectives: Challenges in the Health Regions
  • Neil Currie, Chief Information Officer, Fraser Health Authority
  • Pat Ryan, Chief Information Officer, Interior Health Authority
  • Greg Feltmate, Chief Information Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
12:00 p.m. -
1:00 p.m.
Lunch - sponsored by Sierra Systems
  • Dr. Martha Piper, President, UBC
1:00 p.m. -
2:30 p.m.
Industry Perspectives:
  • IBM: Jeff Betts, Business Development Manager - Life Sciences
  • Cardiome Pharma Corp.: Bob Rieder: President and CEO
  • Computer Associates: Dr. Ron Denis, General Manager, Surgery Department, Hôpital du Sacr�-Coeur de Montr�al
  • Clinidata: Jim Murphy, Director of Business Development
  • TELUS: Kalev Ruberg, Vice President, Health Sector
  • Image One MRI Clinic: Kris Stewart, President
    "Private Solutions in a Medicare World"
2:30 p.m. -
2:45 p.m.
Coffee Break - sponsored by MAXIMUS, Inc. and Bell & Emergis
2:45 p.m. -
3:15 p.m.
Keynote Address:
  • Dr. David Mowat, Director General, Centre for Surveillance Coordination, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada
3:15 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
What does the UBC announcement mean for the Okanagan Valley?
  • Murray Ramsden*, CEO, Interior Health Authority
  • Dr. Barry McBride, Sr. VP Academic, UBC
  • Robert Fine, Executive Director, Economic Development Commission, Central Okanagan
  • Mike Hrybyk, BCNet (ORAN)
4:00 p.m. -
4:15 p.m.
Summary & Closing Remarks: Dr. John Weisbeck, Conference Chairman
4:15 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.
Trade Show area remains open - sponsored by MAXIMUS, Inc. and Bell & Emergis
4:15 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.
Reception in trade show area
5:00 p.m. -
7:00 p.m.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities,
please call Greg Spievak at 1-866-388-6060 or send an email to [email protected]

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and logistics information
(604) 530-0872
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