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HIMSS Eastern Canada-Est Chapter: Digital Health Innovation Conference - November 8, 2023 - Registration now open! Call for Abstracts closes September 29! Early Bird rate ends October 4!

This year's 2023 conference will be held at the Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto. The conference is in-person and we are looking into virtual attendance. Please check back soon.

Registration is now open. For more details and to register click here

Call for Abstracts is now open and closes Friday, September 29 at 11:59 pm ET. For more details and to submit an abstract click here. Suggested topics include:

  • Clinical transformation
  • Improved patient and provider safety
  • The role of technology in delivering equitable and culturally sensitive care
  • Integrated care delivery
  • Health human resource capacity building
  • Data analytics and governance
  • Healthcare’s digital front door
  • Emerging healthcare technologies
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Trends driving change
  • Clinical interoperability and health information exchange
  • Integrating virtual care into clinical practice
  • Improving digital health literacy
  • AI and machine learning to improve clinical outcomes
  • Using virtual care to address system staffing and capacity issues

For information about the conference or about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at: 

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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

Thank you to all who attended our HealthConnect and social on May 3, 2023, for making the event a success!

The annual Emerging Leaders Forum (ELF) mentor-mentee program, in partnership with the HIMSS Eastern Canada-Est Chapter, will be opening its call for applications for both mentee and mentors in the near future. The program typically is a six month commitment from January to June and supports 20 pairings.


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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