Health eMatters Conference

Elevating Online Voices

February 24-26, 2022 — Toronto, Ontario

At this pioneering event brought to you by Myeloma Canada, we’ll focus on building a stronger network of myeloma and other cancer advocates and empower you to connect with even more people affected by cancer. Through hands-on workshops and inspiring keynote speaker presentations, this conference will be an opportunity to improve your digital skills, broaden your reach, and strengthen your online voice.

This in-person* event will be held in Toronto, this winter, to foster real life connections between online oncology advocates.

Health eMatters Conference here we come!

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3 days of ideas, skill building, and creative connections

An unforgettable gathering of minds determined to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer in Canada.

The conference will unfold as follows:

Feb. 24

Afternoon registration & welcome cocktail. Dinner reception with guest speakers.

Feb. 25

Three sessions of talks, plus breakout sessions to choose from. In the evening, we’ll gather for dinner, great conversations and entertainment.

Feb. 26

Two sessions of talks, and even more breakout sessions to choose from. Closing of the conference with inspiring keynote speakers.

This Year’s Topics

Here are some of the great topics we will be covering during this year’s Health eMatters conference:

  • Digital Storytelling: Crafting Meaning & Cultivating Understanding
  • When to Push the Pause Button: Self Care
  • Patient Advocacy from the Pharmaceutical Perspective
  • Racial Disparities and Cancer: Why Advocacy is Needed
  • Secrets for Getting Across your Message
  • Building Trust with your Following
  • Gaining the Attention of Mainstream Media
  • Effectively Engaging your Audiences on Twitter
Formal and informal networking opportunities

From attending collaborative workshops to building new friendships over the weekend – there are many ways to connect around new ideas. Relationships can be easily fostered over a 3-day period together.

Inspiring learning sessions

Five presentations, two panel discussions, plus four breakout sessions, and more. Grow connections and develop creativity. Master digital platforms and become the most effective storyteller.

Free to attend

Participants don’t have to worry about the cost of meals, transportation, or accommodations to attend the Health eMatters conference in Toronto. Enjoy your time in Canada’s biggest city!

Featured Speakers

Neil Parmar

Neil Parmar

Nonprofit marketer

Former journalist, nonprofit marketer, and SickKids Foundation brand strategy and communications team member.

Francesca Saraco

Francesca Saraco

Social media strategist

Social media strategist and content creator at both, private and networked ad agencies. Advocate for Myeloma Canada and The Heart + Stroke Foundation. Currently works in technology at Shopify.

Sheila McGlown

Sheila McGlown

Veteran, advocate, survivor

US Air Force veteran, co-host of Our MBC Life podcast, advocate for awareness about racial disparities faced by black women and cancer care, and board member of Breast Cancer Recovery.

Speakers & Panelists

Peter Bovolaneas-Mirra

Peter Bovolaneas-Mirra

Public speaker, Instagrammer, and testicular cancer advocate

Alyssa Dickey

Alyssa Dickey

Blogger & myeloma advocate

Nancy Milton

Nancy Milton

Facilitator & leadership Coach

Rob Hawke

Rob Hawke

Comedian, public speaker & advocate

Jennifer Montgomery-Lay

Jennifer Montgomery-Lay

Brain cancer advocate, caregiver, blogger & social media influencer

Mike Lang

Mike Lang

Young adult cancer advocate, documentary filmmaker, digital storytelling specialist, and health researcher

Claire Edmonds

Claire Edmonds

Registered psychotherapist and Wellspring Professional Leader

Kathy Barnard

Kathy Barnard

Skin cancer advocate and Founder of Save Your Skin Foundation

Lisa Machado

Lisa Machado

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia advocate and Executive Producer at Healthing.ca

Joanna Wilson

Joanna Wilson

Executive Vice-President for Health at Edelman

Michele Austin

Michele Austin

Head of Public Policy and Government @TwitterCanada

Dave Kelly & Jim Button

Dave Kelly & Jim Button

Friends, television and live event host and renal cell carcinoma advocate, blogger, entrepreneur and philanthropist

Apply now to attend this thought-provoking 3-day event that will fill your mind with new ways to engage with your audience, new content strategies and techniques to transmit your message better, and a whole new outlook on the way we are discussing issues related to cancer in Canada.

Complete your application by November 1st, 2021!

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