Hosted by Brian Stever and Jeremie Saunders of Sickboy Podcast, in celebrating Heart Month, this February 4, 2020, we host our annual public forum at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Ontario.
Learn about the latest advances in arrhythmia research and care from virtual care for pacemakers and implantable cardiac devices to drone-delivered defibrillators, and how a patient’s voice, through technology, can be heard in healthcare.
Brought to you by the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet®), our event offers you the opportunity to meet other patients, caregivers, and physicians, to exchange knowledge about arrhythmia care in Canada.
With our prominent guest speakers and the addition of the CANet® Shift competition, our goal is to bring together over 500 people in what would be our largest public forum to date.
$200,000 Heart Rhythm Innovation Competition
Our Public Forum evening will also include our inaugural CANet® Shift competition.
Canadian health technology startups will go head-to-head, showcasing their technology at the CANet® Shift – $200,000 Heart Rhythm Innovation Competition.
Three startups will be chosen as finalists to present their technology and ground-breaking solutions to a group of renowned researchers, industry leaders, venture capitalists, and a patient-filled audience.
The pitch winner will receive an astounding CANet-funded grant totaling $200,000!
Brian Stever and Jeremie Saunders are two of the hosts of the wildly popular Sickboy Podcast.
Hilarious, ridiculously insightful and determined to break down the stigmas associated with illness and disease. Sickboy Podcast began because they recognized that when faced with difficult situations, illnesses and diseases, people tighten up, get awkward, and simply don’t know what to say. Taking the lead from Jeremie’s life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, they help people understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh. Through the therapy of laughter, we can begin to understand that whether sick or healthy, we’re all human, and we’re all dying, so let’s talk about it.
It started in a public library recording room, moved into their own recording studio, was funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign and within weeks they were among the top rated podcasts in the country. Their talks are engaging, forward-thinking and hilarious. Let them inspire your audience and blow the conversation wide open today!
Dr. Ratika Parkash
CANet® Investigator, RPM-CIED
Delivering efficient remote virtual care for pacemaker and implantable cardiac devices
Author, Bird’s Eye View
A patient’s view: Innovation in health care using technology
Dr. Sheldon Cheskes
CANet® Investigator, AED Drone Delivery
Providing cutting-edge technologies with potential to be transformative advances in cardiac arrest response
CANet® Patient Partner, Panelist
Tim will be joining our speakers above in our Armchair Panel Discussion