November 2018

Kevin Smith, President & CEO, University Health Network to address the EC

11:30am-1:30pm | Eaton Chelsea Hotel - 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto

The Economics of Science & Medicine

Canada is home to numerous world firsts in research including the first clinical use of insulin for diabetes, the identification of blood forming stem cells, the first successful lung transplant and more. In addition to the benefits to our health, well-being and quality of life, innovations realized through research results in productivity growth and profound economic benefit. Join the Economic Club of Canada for a special keynote address by Dr. Kevin Smith, President & CEO of University Health Network – Canada’s largest research hospital. Dr. Smith will explore the economic benefits of investment in research and innovation as a key driver of the new economy.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- For information about accessibility, please email lapointe@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to lapointe@economicclub.ca by Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

*The views expressed on the Economic Club platform are not that of the Economic Club or its affiliates but of the speakers alone and the organizations they represent*

Kevin Smith

President & CEO
University Health Network

Kevin Smith

Dr. Kevin Smith is President & CEO of University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research hospital. Kevin has spent his career at the interface of the University and Academic Hospital and is passionately committed to the mission of education, research and exemplary clinical care. Kevin is a pioneer in advancing integrated care models. His work and leadership have resulted in the expanded introduction of quality-based procedures and bundled funding initiatives by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Educated in Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain, Kevin began his career in medical education, followed by leadership roles in university administration, academic hospitals and health systems. He is professionally certified in Corporate Governance by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Harvard Program in Effective Governance.

Kevin currently serves as Chair, Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario and has been privileged to serve as Chair, The Canada Foundation for Innovation for the past 8 years.

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