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Agenda

Benefits Together

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
  • Islington Golf Club, 45 Riverbank Drive, Toronto, ON

Agenda

Benefits Together

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
  • Islington Golf Club, 45 Riverbank Drive, Toronto, ON

Time

Session

8:00 a.m. ET
REGISTRATION OPEN
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. ET
BREAKFAST
8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. ET
WELCOME REMARKS

David Adams

Senior Vice President, Insurance Business

Medavie Blue Cross

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ET
INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP PANEL

Artificial Intelligence: Transforming Health Care & Health Benefits

The use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools is gaining momentum in the health care space, supporting diagnostics and treatment, system navigation, access to care as well as the member and patient experience. Our panel of industry experts explores the important considerations and exciting opportunities for AI to transform both health care and health benefits — from improving member health outcomes to controlling plan costs. Join our panelists for a thought-provoking discussion on AI and what it means for the future of health care and benefit plan management.


Angela Johnson

CEO

sanoLiving


Bo Shi

Vice President

Blue Venture Fund


Tammy Conistis

Vice President Digital Transformation Office and Digital Direct

Medavie


Paolo Korre

Director, Design and Innovation, Digital Transformation Office

Medavie

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ET
WELLNESS BREAK
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. ET
EXPERT FIRESIDE CHAT

The new ABCs of Zzzzs: Impact of Sleep on the Workplace

Sleep deprivation is a common problem, taking a serious toll on employees’ daytime energy, productivity and emotional balance. According to the 2023 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey, 4 out of 10 plan members say improving their sleep quality is a top priority. This insightful conversation will explore the eye-opening connections between sleep, the wellbeing and productivity of today’s workforce, and benefit plan spending. Learn the main causes of poor sleep and the important actions employers can take to ensure their employees are consistently getting the Zzzzs they need to come to work feeling rested and restored.


Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

Expert on Resiliency and Workplace Wellness


Alaina MacKenzie

Regional Vice President, Business Development

Medavie Blue Cross

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
CEO Update:

details to be confirmed

Bernard Lord

Chief Executive Officer

Medavie

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
NETWORKING & LUNCH BREAK
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
EXPERT KEYNOTE

The Resilient Employee: Preventing Stress and Burnout in Today’s Workplace

With work and life stresses at all-time highs, we need new ways of supporting the physical and mental health of employees and reversing the rising trend of burnout. This session will equip employers with evidence-based strategies to help employees recognize, prevent and recover from burnout. Learn the simple, yet key steps to empower employees to take charge of their health, manage stress-inducing personality traits, and build resilience. By helping employees fortify their minds and bodies, employers can better tackle the business challenges before them with an engaged and productive workforce.


Dr. Susan Biali Haas

Expert in Burnout Prevention, Stress Management, and Resilience

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. ET
CLOSING REMARKS

Bernard Lord

Chief Executive Officer

Medavie

*Agenda is subject to change