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Adalsteinn D. Brown +Adalsteinn (Steini) D. Brown was appointed Adalsteinn (Steini) D. Brown was appointed as the Assistant Deputy Minister, [ Health System Strategy Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care] in March 2006 with the goal to establish overall strategic directions and provincial priorities for the health system. He is currently an Assistant Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Research and Innovation in Ontario. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of [ Health Policy, Management and Evaluation], Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto. He received his D.Phil from the [ University of Oxford] and was a [ Rhodes Scholar]. He was named one of [ Canada's Top 40 Under 40] in 2003. Canada's Top 40 Under 40] in 2003.
Ameet Mehta +Ameet Mehta is an entrepreneur and advisor Ameet Mehta is an entrepreneur and advisor with over 20 years of experience in technology, media and healthcare innovation in North America, Asia and Europe. Currently he is co-founder of My Healthcare innovation. Previously Ameet has worked for companies such as 43 South Molton (creative hub), antfactory (venture capital), Sun Microsystems, Bain & Company, Accenture, Microsoft and IBM. He is also a founder of a health clinic in London, UK called [ Rejuv]. His passion is to bring together ideas and people to creatively generate original thought and collaborative ideas – and to facilitate the extraction and articulation of their vision into a transformative yet tangible roadmap. He holds an MBA from the [ Harvard Business School] and a BASc in Computer Engineering from the [ University of Waterloo]. University of Waterloo].
Amol Deshpande +Amol Deshpande is a practicing physician i Amol Deshpande is a practicing physician in Toronto, dividing his efforts between clinical medicine in chronic non-cancer pain and innovative ventures to change healthcare. 
Amol practiced clinical medicine for several years, in a variety of settings, before obtaining his MBA. Since then, he has participated in numerous projects involving eHealth, evidence-based decision-making and telehealth. He is the primary author of systematic reviews in real-time telehealth, asynchronous telehealth and telestroke as well as one of the first articles on Web 2.0 in healthcare published in a peer-review medical journal. 
His business interests have led him to the position of Chief Medical Officer for Wellocities, an online social computing site designed for diabetics and a consultant to a number of web based start-ups in the health space. He is co-founder of HelixHealth, a clinic focused on employee well-being through early genetic detection and disease management. 
Amol obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto and his MBA from the [ Rotman] School of Management. a/index.html Rotman] School of Management.
Andrew Brown +[ Andrew Brown] i [ Andrew Brown] is an isuma Fellow at the Health Strategy Innovation Cell. Andrew is a second year medical student at the [ University of Toronto]. He entered the medical profession to improve the lives of Canadians. “I care about patients. That is what motivates me to find solutions to the tremendous challenges faced by our health care system,” Andrew said. 
Andrew believes education is an important tool in preparing his generation of physicians to meet the need of Canadians in the 21st Century. As [ Senior Vice President of Education], Andrew advocates for educational experiences that empower his peers with skills and knowledge to be great clinicians but also socially conscious. To further this goal, Andrew is part of a team working to create a leadership program to help medical students develop skills in advanced academic leadership. He hopes this program will lay the groundwork for an MD/MBA program at the University of Toronto. Graduates of the program will undoubtedly be prepared to face the pressing health care issues of our time. 
While Andrew is committed to health innovation at home he also appreciates that we are all part of the same global community. Andrew is conducting research at the [ Silverman Centre for International Health]. Andrew is creating an innovative new curriculum for the [ International Pediatric Emergency Medicine Elective (IPEME)] which is a summer elective that brings together Canadian, Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian medical students using medicine as a vehicle to build understanding, trust, and peace. to build understanding, trust, and peace.
Ankita Jauhari +Ankita holds an Honours Bachelor of Scienc Ankita holds an Honours Bachelor of Science and a Masters in International Relations & Medical Anthropology from the University of Toronto. Her research interests include pediatric health, global heath, gender studies and politics. She conducted her graduate thesis research in Malawi, Africa where she focused on socio-cultural factors impacting pediatric anti-retroviral adherence (ART). Committed to a global approach to learning, Ankita has also traveled to South Africa to participate in an intensive training course on promoting rational medicine use in the community, conducted by the World Health Organization, Royal Tropical Institute and the Universities of Amsterdam and Western Cape. From 2005-2008 Ankita was involved with Dignitas International, a research-oriented “academic NGO” that is developing a community-based approach to treatment, care and support for people living with HIV in the developing world. She started first as a volunteer, and then went on to co-found Dignitas Youth, a growing international network of young leaders striving strengthen and improve the international response to HIV/AIDS. Ankita was responsible for chapters across Canada, US and the UK and organized major fundraising and advocacy initiatives. During her time at Dignitas she was also the International AIDS Conference project manager for 2006 and in her last year was the Executive Assistant to Dr. James Orbinski, Former International President of Doctors without Borders/MSF & Dignitas International, and Professor of Political Science and Medicine, University of Toronto. Ankita is passionate about creating a safe and enriching environment for children. She has been a program instructor at local community centres and libraries in York Region, Ontario where she developed program curricula for children on the topics of leadership, self-esteem, public speaking, and recreational activities such as traditional and contemporary South Asian dance. She has also volunteered with various organizations including The Hospital for Sick Children and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. She is a former Junior Fellow of Massey College. a former Junior Fellow of Massey College.


Carlos Rizo +Carlos is the former Chief Imagineer (Idea Carlos is the former Chief Imagineer (Ideas Officer) at the Cell and now co-founder of My healthcare Innovation. Carlos has 23 years of experience in healthcare, half of which have been dedicated entirely to healthcare innovation. Carlos is a medical doctor, trained in Colombia and a researcher focused on the impact of the Internet in healthcare. He is a former fellow on eHealth, consumer health informatics and healthcare innovation from the University Health Network's Centre for Global eHealth Innovation where he co-evolved one of the first Internet clinics for cancer patients. Carlos is an inventor, has published in medical and health policy peer-reviewed journals, and blogs and micro-blogs about healthcare innovation on Twitter and Facebook. He belongs to the first generation of 'e-patients' and is a member of the Journal of Participatory Medicine's editorial board. Carlos is also the organizer of the Healthcamp Toronto unconference (citizen participation in healthcare reform) and Quantified Self Toronto Meetup (self tracking for behavioural modification).He is a patient by accident, a physician by training and a life-long learner currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at the [ Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation], University of Toronto, examining success' and 'failure of Health Information Systems.Carlos is a former fellow on [ eHealth] and [ Innovation] at the University Health Network's [ Centre for Global eHealth Innovation], and on Consumer Health Informatics at the [ Patient Education Network], Princess Margaret Hospital. Carlos has written on medical [$=activity peer-reviewed journals], blogs on [ disruptive innovations] and [ patient advocacy] and micro-blogs about healthcare innovation, randomness, and life on [ Twitter] and [ Facebook]. om/people/Carlos-Rizo/517687983 Facebook].
Colleen Young +Colleen Young is a community and social me Colleen Young is a community and social media conduit, patient advocate and plain language health writer who listens, connects, informs and constantly learns. She writes clear, easy-to-understand information for patients and caregivers. Distilling complex information into plain language is her contribution to enabling engaged patients leverage the Internet and social media; add and tap into the knowledge of the community collective; and become the driving force that will build confidence in participatory medicine. As a health community manager, she strives to support and encourage people to become engaged patients and caregivers, and to recognize that they are valued members of their healthcare team. More often than not, she learns from the people she mentors. Colleen founded #hcsmca (Health Care Social Media Canada), a community of people sharing via social media to help improve quality, access, value and effectiveness of health care. s, value and effectiveness of health care.
Core Team +Wendell Adjetey is a part-time Research As Wendell Adjetey is a part-time Research Associate, working with Neil Seeman on developing novel policies to spur commercial innovation in chronic illness and global well-being. Wendell was born in Ghana, West Africa. He is passionate about inner-city politics and the well-being of inner-city youth. He is also involved in human rights issues, particularly the plight of child soldiers, and democracy and the rule of law in sub-Saharan Africa. Wendell was educated at the University of Toronto, earning a BA in International Relations and History and an MA in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies and Political Science. d Pluralism Studies and Political Science.


David Mason +David H. Mason helped start [http://en.wik David H. Mason helped start [ Canada's first consumer Internet Service Provider] in 1993. He participated as Lead Developer of the [ world's first online consultation on foreign policy], and in a rigorous, people focused hospital environment developed a prototypical [ Virtual Clinic], which provided online access to lab results, analysis, peer and patient-provider communications. David studied Community Economic Development and now works in science, innovation and human rights projects, with a particular focus on structured open knowledge transfer using wikis. David is Executive Director of [ Visible Government]. Visible Government].


Fulisha Mobeen +Fulisha champions the well-being of people Fulisha champions the well-being of people in her community, especially children. She is a program administrator and business planner for an [ award-winning not-for-profit after-school program] in Mississauga, Ont. where she tutors and mentors at-risk youth. She also has an interest in the spirit of people across the globe, participating on a build for [ Habitat for Humanity in Kenya], where she worked with a team to build homes for underprivileged families. Travelling to experience other cultures and new ways of life is one of her passions, as she has visited many countries across North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Africa. Fulisha is a recent graduate from [ Ryerson University], earning a Bachelor of Commerce with a focus on Enterprise Development and Management, and International Business. Fulisha believes in the importance of taking risk in the pursuit of innovation. taking risk in the pursuit of innovation.


Gilles Frydman +ACOR Founder, Participatory Medicine Champion, e-Patient Advocate & Twitter Scientific Bots.


Hans Boerma +Hans has developed, led and operationalize Hans has developed, led and operationalized next-generation, technology-enabled business solutions. 25 year track record in executive management, turnarounds and start-ups and a healthcare innovator with expertise in the provider and insurance markets. Managing a very active M&A practice, with strategy consulting and business development expertise. ulting and business development expertise.


Ira Halpern +Ira Halpern is an Adjunct Research Fellow Ira Halpern is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Innovation Cell. He is a Grade 11 student at Northern Secondary School in Toronto. He has served on various school committees and is also heavily involved with extracurricular drama and music. His writing has appeared in school publications as well as in external ones. He is interested in the social sciences and in the new era of communications, both online and offline. He likes to tackle problems with a cross-disciplinary approach. oblems with a cross-disciplinary approach.


Jaime Saibil +Jaime Saibil, a psychotherapist and cognit Jaime Saibil, a psychotherapist and cognitive-behavioural therapist, has nearly a decade of experience providing strategy, organizational consulting, and counselling in the healthcare and weight loss industry. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling & Organizational Psychology from The Adler School for Professional Psychology, as well as an Honours degree in Psychology from York University. She has worked with Accenture’s Talent & Organizational workgroup as an analyst to Fortune 500 companies, and was responsible for the design of a permanent health consultant role for Accenture services; accepted and implemented in the spring of 2009. Jaime began her career working in the field of weight loss in 2002, and joined Aspen Education Group, an international organization focused on tackling the epidemic of obesity. In her role as clinical director, she was responsible for completing diagnostic assessments, designing and managing parent initiatives, managing and training the clinical team, and providing mental health treatment at the individual and group level. She is a member, in good standing, of the Ontario Society for Psychotherapists (OSP) and the Canadian Obesity Network. She is certified in a scientifically based approach towards weight loss and lifestyle change by the Centre for Behavioural Medicine & Sport Psychology at Northwestern University. She is a published author in the Journal of Individual Psychology. r in the Journal of Individual Psychology.
Jake Pringle +Jake Pringle is a part-time Doctoral Stude Jake Pringle is a part-time Doctoral Student (DBA), an M.B.A. graduate, Clinician, Instructor, and past Program Manager for Ryerson’s School of Health Services Management. Current research interests include health strategy, health care innovation, the use of simulations and gaming in higher education, branding and brand management at higher education institutions. Dissertation: Faculty perception of branding at Ontario Universities: a qualitative multi-case study. Clinically, Jake is a registered Chiropractor in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. He is a Certified Health Executive (Canada) and is a member of Academy Health and the Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research. Since 2000, he has consulted on and provided independent expert chiropractic assessments for motor vehicle accident claims and since 1992 has maintained a clinical practice within a multidisciplinary medical clinic in Toronto providing chiropractic treatment and services to patients of all conditions including but not limited to motor vehicle accident and work related injuries. ehicle accident and work related injuries.
Jane La Mantia de Pencier +Jane La Mantia de Pencier is a Fellow-at-l Jane La Mantia de Pencier is a Fellow-at-large with the Health Strategy Innovation Cell. As Vice President of Arts & Communications Counselors, Jane encouraged corporations to invest to earn the public trust. As a playwright working in New York, Jane offered existentialist one-acts for the company Colleagues in Art which promoted her work in Australia for the Melbourne troupe Interplay. Adopted as protégé singer by Impresario Jascha Rushkin, she studied the vocal techniques and musical values of soprano [ Kirsten Flagstad], and the conductors Frederik Stök and [ Arturo Toscanini], with each of whom Rushkin had collaborated. She has travelled extensively including: paddling Lake Superior’s treacherous Pukasawa, fending off Belizean vipers, contending with antiquities bandits in Kusadesi, and riding the Russian rails across Siberia during the calamitous rouble crisis of 1993. Jane has just finished a novel, The Omniscient Toad. ust finished a novel, The Omniscient Toad.
Jen McCabe +Jen McCabe is our kisaut Fellow at the Hea Jen McCabe is our kisaut Fellow at the Health Strategy Innovation Cell. Jen works internationally to co-advocate for mutual decision-making (patient+provider) in healthcare planning, delivery, and evaluation. As founder of Contagion Health, an early-stage California-based startup, she catalyzes individuals and organizations committed to ubiquitous healthcare. Contagion builds a variety of mHealth tools that support 'microchoice' in healthcare, including iPhone and Android applications and games for patient education. Ms. McCabe's trajectory, while decidedly untraditional, includes a polymath approach to learning and a commitment to rapid-response continuous education. When not researching the intersections of the semantic web, bioinformatics, health data as a personal asset, healthcare reform, and social media, Jen is dreaming up concrete whiteboard schemas for innovation implementation that during daylight hours become reality via hyperactive 'connecting.' Jen's output helps others track and manage small, day-to-day decisions (#ODLs or 'observations of daily living') that bring cumulative 'microrelevance' to bear on decision-making for long-term, n=1, personal health. Rather than working from within a single 'walled garden' organization, Jen often holds multiple positions simultaneously. Her output cross-pollinates the strategic planning diagrams, marketing/communication strategies, infoviz designs (and tweetstreams) of protean Health 2.0 startups, participatory medicine researchers, and wide-eyed idealists around the globe. Ms. McCabe has designed metrics and analytics to utilize social media for patient/provider collaboration and managed cradle-grave implementation of projects for Health 2.0 LLC, OrganizedWisdom Health, and various other Health 2.0 organizations. She is a frequent speaker at HealthCamps, and a presenter at Eli Lilly, Ignite Boulder, Health 2.0, Medicine 2.0, Mayo Clinic's Transform, Digital Pharma, BIO, and BIL:PIL. To Jen, being "healthy" means "living without hesitation." She believes our current system of sick-care "encourages submission" and is devoted to building a health ecosystem that empowers patients who choose to be partners in care. Jen is hashtag literate, hungry, and committed to patient advocacy by whatever means necessary. ient advocacy by whatever means necessary.
Jeremy Alberga +Jeremy Alberga is the Executive Director a Jeremy Alberga is the Executive Director at Global Viral Forecasting. He is an accomplished senior manager and administrator with 15 years in international health projects, health care financing and health policy. He has been responsible for budgeting and managing multi-million dollar private, federal and foundation-sponsored health programs. He has been an advisor to senior-level decision-makers in government and business. Prior to joining GVFI, Mr. Alberga has worked for Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington in Central and Southern Africa overseeing public health, training and health research programs. Mr. Alberga has a Masters in international health policy from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has lived and worked in Canada, the United States, Japan, Cameroon, and Botswana and is conversational in several languages. nd is conversational in several languages.


Karen Born +Karen Born is an isuma Fellow at the Healt Karen Born is an isuma Fellow at the Health Strategy Innovation Cell. Karen has an MSc in [ International Health Policy from the London School of Economics] and is a PhD student the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation ([ HPME]) at the University of Toronto. Karen is a doctoral trainee with the [ Health System Performance Research Network] and focuses her research on the patient experience, health system performance and transitions of care. A community volunteer, Karen is President of the HPME Graduate Student Union. She founded the [ Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School] chapter at the [ University of Toronto] which brings together a multidisciplinary group of students interested in health care quality improvement. Karen has experience working with government in developing system-wide performance measures, tools, and quality improvement projects. She also was a member of the [ Quality by Design team] that conducted global case studies of high performing health care systems around the world to better understand what enables health systems to be capable of quality improvement. Karen currently works as a Health Associate with [ MassLBP], a company focused on citizen engagement and democratic innovation. Karen has been fortunate to have fantastic mentors, and hopes to give back through mentoring high school students with the [ Pathways to Education program] as well as the [ CIHR Synapse Actua Mentoring program]. Karen can be found on Twitter at [ bornk]. itter at [ bornk].
Kenneth Lam +Kenneth Lam is currently a first year medi Kenneth Lam is currently a first year medical student at the University of Western Ontario, but is armed to the teeth with disjointed experiences. He graduated from Stanford University in 2009 with B.S. with Distinction in Chemical Engineering, conducting research in molecular self-assembly for organic semiconductors and with coursework in social dance, improv theater, entrepreneurship and dramatic theory. He's been involved in theater since the age of 5 and was the chair of the Asian American Theater Project, which functioned as a vehicle to express and present (duh) Asian American issues. For several summers, he has worked in a health policy environment, with brief employment with the University of Toronto, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, where he learned about effective governance and performance measurement. His future goals? Uncertain, though he'd like to finish a family history/memoir, and in doing so, cathartically re-examine where he comes from. hartically re-examine where he comes from.


Laura O'Grady +I am currently an assistant professor in t I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, with a cross-appointment to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. I have an affiliation with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research as a Scientific Associate. I am also a mentor in the Health care, Technology and Place program located at the University of Toronto. My research focuses on three main areas: knowledge translation, cancer health services research and networks to support these activities. Some of these efforts include the use of collaborative learning theories and Web 2.0 applications such as wikis and other social networking tools. Other areas of expertise involve means of depicting credibility in web-based health content. I specialize in a variety of techniques designed to improve quality and performance of knowledge translation networks including both quantitative and qualitative measures as well as usability testing. ive measures as well as usability testing.
Laura Wilson +Laura Wilson is a Futures Fellow at the In Laura Wilson is a Futures Fellow at the Innovation Cell. Laura was born in London, UK and raised in Toronto, ON. She attended Alabama A&M University, in Huntsville, Alabama on a volleyball scholarship, where she earned a BSc in Physics with a concentration in Electrical Engineering. In 2010, Laura earned an MSc in Medical Biophysics at The University of Western Ontario, and her thesis focused on the development of measurement techniques used to evaluate lung tumours. Laura is passionate about contributing to the positive learning experiences of others; she volunteers as a science tutor for adult learners pursuing their high school equivalency diploma, in one of Toronto’s at-risk neighbourhoods. Laura also volunteers with Black Pearls Community Services, Inc., a not-for-profit organization committed to the advancement, development and education of young women particularly in, but not restricted to, the Black, West Indian and African community, and the community at large in the Greater Toronto Area. nity at large in the Greater Toronto Area.
Lodewijk Bos +After a short career in the arts, he recei After a short career in the arts, he received an M.A., and a short period as database application programmer, Dr. Lodewijk Bos entered the conference business in 1987 as assistant to the ESPRIT Conference organisor at the EC. With his own company, MC-Consultancy he organized since 1989 a large number of IT related events all over Europe. In 2003 he started the International Congress on Medical and Care Compunetics. In 2004 he was founder of the International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics, ICMCC. Since 2006 Dr Lodewijk Bos is member of the Administrative Council of the WABT-ICET-UNESCO, charged with Strategic Planning and Programs. Lodewijk Bos has his own blog on the ICMCC website. Drs Lodewijk Bos is member of: * IFMBE Ethics Committee * the advisory board of the Dutch diabetes web portal Mijn DVN; * the IFMBE working Group on “Medical and Biological Engineering Contributions to the Safety and Security of Individuals and Society”; * the NEN normcommissie “Informatievoorziening in de zorg”; * the advisory board of the European Privacy Institute. * He is co-editor of the series on Medical and Care Compunetics (IOSPress); * He is series editor of “Communications in Medical and Care Compunetics” (Springer-Verlag). * 2004-2009 Member of the editorial board of the Journal on Information Technology in Healthcare. On May 19-20 he will be the Moderator of session on Best Practices to Improve Patient Experience and Empowerment at WHCC Europe 2010 in Brussels, Belgium. at WHCC Europe 2010 in Brussels, Belgium.


Myles Druckman +Myles Druckman, M.D. is Vice President, Me Myles Druckman, M.D. is Vice President, Medical Services for International SOS, directing the Medical Consulting Services division in the Americas. In this role, Dr. Druckman leads the development of customized corporate health solutions for multinational organizations, as well as the implementation and evaluation of the programs to ensure they meet the clients’ needs. Considered a leading pandemic expert and thought leader in international corporate health, Dr. Druckman has served as a resource for international and national media such as CNN, CNBC and Consumer Reports on topics such as the global management of emerging diseases, pandemic preparedness, and medical crisis management. In addition, Dr. Druckman lectures widely and publishes articles on international healthcare issues. Previously, Dr. Druckman held the position of Vice President, Medical Assistance for International SOS in the Americas region, overseeing day-to-day medical assistance activities while also supporting global health projects for clients. Prior to this role, Dr. Druckman was Regional Medical Director for International SOS in North Asia. Based in Beijing, China for five years, he developed and managed four International SOS Global Clinics, three International SOS Alarm Centers and 26 remote site operations. Prior to joining International SOS, Dr. Druckman spent 5 years in Moscow, where he founded the first Western medical facilities in the former Soviet Union, in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. Originally from Canada, Dr. Druckman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and a Medical Degree from McMaster University Medical School. In 2000, Dr. Druckman was selected as a "Global Leader of Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum, an annual award that recognizes the world’s top 100 young leaders. ognizes the world’s top 100 young leaders.


Patrick Luciani +Patrick Luciani, a public policy writer an Patrick Luciani, a public policy writer and economist, is co-director of the Salon Speakers Series, Senior Resident at Massey College, University of Toronto and Senior Fellow on Urban Affairs at the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. Patrick is also the former Executive Director of the Donner Canadian Foundation. He has authored two books on economic policy issues, and contributes to a wide number of publications. tributes to a wide number of publications.
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