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Welcome to the Halifax Benefits Together Conference

In person:

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AT
  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, NS

Welcome to the Halifax Benefits Together Conference

In person:

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AT
  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, NS

Conference Overview

Benefits Together is back again and in-person, bringing together leading experts in workplace wellness to help you look ahead and create a healthy future for your organization.

This year’s agenda will shine a spotlight on the urgent questions and transformational trends impacting the health and productivity of today’s working Canadians.

Artificial Intelligence:

Transforming Health Care & Health Benefits

How are AI innovations supporting diagnostics, treatment, access to care and more?

The new ABCs of Zzzzs:

Impact of Sleep on the Workplace

How does getting a good night’s rest affect the performance, health and quality of life of many working Canadians?

The Resilient Employee:

Preventing Stress and Burnout in Today’s Workplace

What are the latest strategies for recognizing, preventing, and treating burnout at work.

SPEAKERS

We are thrilled to welcome a roster of knowledgeable experts on workplace wellness to share actionable insights into building healthy, inclusive and productive work environments.

Dr. Susan Biali Haas

Expert in Burnout Prevention, Stress Management, and Resilience

An award-winning medical doctor, Dr. Susan Biali Haas’ life passion is to equip people with the knowledge, skills, and tools that will help them to enjoy optimal mental health, avoid burnout, and increase their resilience. Today, she inspires a broad range of clients — from senior executives to healthcare professionals — to take control of their health and start living more impactful, meaningful lives.

Steve Cameron

Regional Vice President, Business Development, Medavie Blue Cross

Angela Johnson

CEO, sanoLiving

Dedicated to revolutionizing women’s health, Angela pioneered sanoLiving, Canada’s first comprehensive virtual health platform for women. She successfully scaled and exited Medical Confidence and has made significant contributions to healthcare navigation and mental health solutions.

Bo Shi

Vice President, Blue Venture Fund

Bo is a Vice President of the Blue Venture Fund (BVF) where he helps lead healthcare technology and data analytics investments. Bo has also held leadership and strategy positions with Waud Capital, Primus Capital and L.E.K. Consulting, focusing on private equity investments in technology and healthcare.

Bernard Lord

Chief Executive Officer, Medavie

Bernard Lord provides strategic leadership to Medavie. He is currently the Chair of the International Federation of Health Plans, President of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans and the current past Chair of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association.

Eric Laberge

President, Medavie Blue Cross

Eric Laberge has led Medavie Blue Cross through significant business growth and innovation for nearly a decade. He holds a bachelor's degree in actuarial science from Université Laval, and is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

David Adams

Senior Vice President, Insurance Business, Medavie Blue Cross

David leads the overall group and individual business strategy at Medavie Blue Cross, including sales and marketing strategy, product development, and underwriting. As a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Dave brings strong financial and business acumen to the role.

Steve Cameron

Regional Vice President, Business Development, Medavie Blue Cross

Steve’s background with Medavie Blue Cross spans operations and business development, from negotiating pharmacy and drug manufacturer agreements, to managing some of Atlantic Canada’s largest corporate clients. Currently, Steve is responsible for all Atlantic region group insurance business.

Tammy Conistis

Vice President Digital Transformation Office and Digital Direct Medavie


Paolo Korre

Director, Design and Innovation, Digital Transformation Office, Medavie

Paolo leads Medavie’s Innovation Incubator, a centre focused on reimagining Medavie’s services, products, strategies and experiences through human-centred design and collaboration. Through his expertise and creativity, Paolo is helping to drive Medavie’s culture of innovation.