Québec International is pleased to invite you to the 10th Québec City Healthcare Industry Forum to be held November 29 and 30, 2016, at the Québec City Convention Center during Healthcare Innovation Week.
Over the years, the Québec City Health Industry Forum has consistently ranked innovation as a central concern. This varied and unifying theme has enabled stakeholders to explore various aspects, ranging from R&D and marketing to validation and integration. Anyone who takes up the question of innovation will recognize that there are a myriad of relevant definitions. Although it is difficult to select one that receives unanimous approval, one aspect has sparked a consensus: value creation. In effect, this principle gets back to basics: in short, innovation involves creating value.
For this 10th anniversary edition, the Forum proposes a back-to-basics program of activities focusing on the theme of Health innovations: creating value for patients, clinicians, the network and the economy. Throughout this two-day event, these four pillars will serve to support the deliberations. The following assumption should be kept in mind: creators with access to technological or clinical innovations demonstrating potential value in these four areas have everything they need to achieve successful integration. A winning hand in the area of health innovation, you could say!
Once again this year, the participants will be well served with a high-level program of activities. Plenary sessions, strategy sessions, case studies, expert seminars, workshops and some friendly competition will mark this 10th edition. Some 350 participants will share insights within a revamped dynamic formula designed to foster substantive discussions showcasing the benefits of high-tech health innovations.
The Forum's plenary sessions will be held on November 29 and 30 in the morning and will be followed by four afternoon workshops of the participants' choice. The workshops are organized in association with our event partners: Norton Rose Fulbright, BioQuebec, Genome Quebec, Alliance santé Québec and Innovative Medicines Canada.
Our friendly competition, HEALTH INNOVATION-QUEBEC OPEN, will pit four health industry technologies against each other (biopharmaceuticals, health IT, medical technologies, clinical innovation). The participants will be asked to vote for the technology with the greatest value creation potential for patients, clinicians, the network and the economy.