Saskatchewan Virtual Care Symposium

June 28, 2022

Virtual care has the potential to revolutionize health care delivery in Saskatchewan to become more clinically efficient, increase capacity, reduce costs, enhance the patient/provider experience, and improve the health of its population. The Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation has tasked our research team, under the leadership of Dr. Ivar Mendez, to articulate an evidence-based framework for the delivery of virtual care in our province of Saskatchewan. The research will focus on four primary objectives including appropriateness, equity, evaluation, and implementation.

To launch this research initiative, we are hosting the Saskatchewan Virtual Care Symposium on June 28, 2022, at the University of Saskatchewan. This will bring together some of the most prominent experts in virtual care from across Canada, who will be presenting virtually on the four primary objectives.




Dr. Ewan Affleck

Senior Medical Advisor, Health Informatics, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta

Dr. Sacha Bhatia

Population Health and Value Based Care Executive for Ontario Health

Dr. Jay Shaw

Research Director of Artificial Intelligence, Ethics & Health (University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics) and Adjunct Scientist for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care.


Sandra Cascadden

Former Deputy Minister, Health and Wellness, Nova Scotia

Dr. Alika Lafontaine

President Elect of the Canadian Medical Association

Dr. Kirsten Mattison

Director General, Rural and Program Policy, Planning and Reporting, Infrastructure Canada


Dr. Jonathan Choy

Provincial Medical Director – Virtual Health (Alberta Health Sciences)

Dr. Janette Brual

WHIV, Canadian Network for Digital Health Evaluation

Christine Meyer

Provincial Director, Equitable Access Development, Population Health and Value-Based Health Systems (Ontario Health)


Carol Rose GoldenEagle

Opening Blessing

Novelist, Poet, Essayist, Playwright, Visual artist & Musician

Sally Sewap

Closing Blessing

Knowledge Keeper and Ceremonialist

Event Details

The Saskatchewan Virtual Care symposium will be a hybrid event. Members of the research team (Delivery of Virtual Care in Saskatchewan: A Strategic Framework and Roadmap for Implementation) will be gathering at the University of Saskatchewan, Marquis Hall in the Montcalm Stewart Room from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST (Saskatchewan). Invited speakers will be attending and presenting virtually.

Address: Marquis Hall, 97 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 4L3

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