What’s next in healthcare innovation?
February 19, 2020
TORONTO – On March 11th, the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) will bring together prominent thought leaders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, healthcare providers and companies from around the world for What’s Next Canada – Canada’s premier aging and brain health conference.
What’s Next Canada was born out of CABHI’s vision for a world where people can age in their setting of choice, maintaining their cognitive, emotional and physical well-being, as well as their independence, for as long as possible. Now in its second year, What’s Next Canada presents a growing opportunity for innovators in the longevity sector to network with industry leaders, share knowledge, and gain insight for developing innovative and scalable solutions for older adults, people living with dementia, and their caregivers.
Last year, What’s Next Canada saw over 35 world-class speakers and an audience of 300 come together to discuss the future of innovation in the longevity sector.
This year the conference promises to bring together industry professionals and innovators who are passionate about elevating the quality of senior care in Canada and around the world.
This year’s conference will focus on Aging, Medtech & Mental Health.
Keynote speaker, Dr. Jean Accius, senior vice president of global thought leadership at AARP, will headline the conference and highlight the importance of creating a robust innovation ecosystem in the realm of senior care.
Audience members will get the opportunity to vote for their favourite up-and-coming brain health and aging solution at the Pitch Competition, where nine startups will vie for the 2020 CABHI Innovation and People’s Choice Awards. Competitors include Belgium start-up Cubigo, Canadian based NeuroCatch, MySense.ai from the UK, and Rendever from Boston. SOMPO Digital Labs based out of Japan will be bringing 50,000 YEN in prize money!
Conference attendees can expect to gain valuable insight into trending topics such as commercialization, global partnerships and healthcare technology from trailblazers in the longevity sector. Innovators seeking to solve real-world problems relating to aging and brain health will hear directly from older adults and caregivers impacted by dementia, featuring members of CABHI’s Seniors Advisory Panel.
The conference will also focus on addressing the mental health of caregivers for people living with dementia and other cognitive impairments.
What’s Next Canada is co-produced with Mary Furlong and Associates and will follow Baycrest’s 30th annual Rotman Research Institute Conference taking place March 9-10, 2020.
For more information about What’s Next Canada, or to register, please visit the event page at cabhi.com/WNC.