HIMSS Eastern Canada-Est Chapter

First Line in Health Conference - May 2-3, 2024

Eastern Canada Chapter is excited to participate in the Première ligne en santé/First Line in Health Conference on May 2-3, 2024 in Montreal. The conference is being held in both French and English. 
As a beacon of innovation and collaboration in digital health transformation, HIMSS Eastern Canada Chapter's participation in First Line in Health represents an extraordinary opportunity to engage with leading minds, forge meaningful connections and collectively push the boundaries of healthcare excellence. Join us on this journey!

For more information and to register, visit:

If you want to learn more about the HIMSS Eastern Canada Chapter or become a member, click here:


SAVE THE DATE: Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2024

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held June 27, 2024 in Montreal. While the AGM, education, and networking event will be held in Montreal, we plan to provide a virtual option for members who cannot make it in person. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!


HIMSS Eastern Canada-Est Chapter: Digital Health Innovation Conference 2023 

Thank you to all our members, delegates, speakers, and sponsors for making this year's 2023 conference a success!  The conference sold out. 

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Thank you to our sponsors:

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** Check back soon for our 2024 Conference date **


2023 AGM and Board

Thank you to our members and speakers for making our 2023 Annual General Meeting a success. For the 2023 President's Welcome by our President, Bobby Gheorghiu, please click here.

As we start a new year, a sincere thank-you for all their work and dedication to our two departing Board members: Dr. Darren Larsen and Merv D'souza.

We also welcome new Board members:

  • Mireille Luc (President Elect and Quebec Representative)
  • Andrew Nemirovsky (ex-officio Member-at-Large and Atlantic Provinces Representative)
  • Joe Mayer (Member-at-Large)
  • Jennifer Backler (Member-at-Large)

For the full 2023 Board click here. Our committees are listed here. Each committee has a different lead or leads. For volunteer opportunities please email us at:


HIMSS Ontario Thought Leadership - Newsletter 2!

The HIMSS Eastern Canada-Est Chapter launched the Content Programming and Thought Leadership Committee in early 2023. Our goal is to share themes, success stories and resources each month to positively transform healthcare in provinces from Ontario east to the Maritimes, including Newfoundland and Laborador. The committee selects monthly themes based on industry themes and members' interest and feedback. Content will be shared via the HIMSS Eastern Canada-Est website, LinkedIn and other official marketing channels.

If you are interested in submitting content to the HIMSS Eastern Canada-Est Chapter, please contact us at:

  • Newsletter 2 - Multiple perspectives on the use of digital health data
    • we explored the importance of data in digital health from a variety of perspectives. We explore three different viewpoints: Equity and the Social Determinants of Health, Data Bias, and Natural Language Processing (NLP)/Clinical Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read these articles to learn how your peers in Canada and globally are addressing various aspects of data in digital health and what the future holds for these important building blocks, technologies, and initiatives. 


ELF-HIMSS Eastern Canada-Est Mentorship Program

ELF    The annual Emerging Leaders Forum (ELF) mentor-mentee program, in partnership with the HIMSS Eastern Canada-Est Chapter, had their official kick-off February 5th, 2024! This program spans 6 months, with the hope of a program wrap-up around June 2024.  Mentees had an opportunity to learn more about HIMSS from Bobby Georghiu, President of the HIMSS Eastern Canada-Est Chapter, along with an opportunity to meet others within the cohort, and received valuable advice on how to maximize their mentorship experience from Helen Edwards.






HIMSS Eastern Canada-Est Membership

If you have colleagues who are thinking to join our Chapter, please let them know there are two level of individual memberships – full HIMSS with choice of chapter or chapter-only at a much-reduced cost with limited benefits. More details are listed on the HIMSS Membership page.


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