An integral part of our business activities is supporting and attending the various worldwide healthcare conferences and events held each year. At these international events, we encounter new people and new ideas which helps us to enrich our knowledge and strengthen our expertise. By keeping our finger on the pulse of our industry, we can better help our clients to deliver their product and services.

It is at these events that Tectonic brings people, organisations, needs & solutions together.   Tectonic represents and supports the following sub-sectors:

  • Medical devices
  • Pharma & biotech
  • Digital health

This Tectonic Activity engenders relationships for the leveraging of opportunities to adopt innovative technology in healthcare.  At Tectonic, our advisors facilitate multi-stakeholder connections, to create and strengthen partnerships committed to driving sustainable change in the quality and efficiency of health and social care within the public and private sectors.

Some of the events below may be of interest. For more information on how Tectonic can help you and your organisation make the most such events, please contact us at info@tectoniconline.com






From former First Lady Michelle Obama to singer, songwriter, overall creator Akon. From Bill Morneau, current Finance Minister of Canada to Garrick Tiplady, Managing Director of Facebook. The Elevate event features dynamic individuals who are leading today’s world in innovation and creation. Elevate’s mission is to “unite the world’s innovators to solve society’s biggest challenges” on their home turf, providing an interface between Canada’s innovators and those in the wider world. With world-class speakers, interactive experiences, and networking events, this self-proclaimed festival is certainly one not to miss.

This event will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from September 20 to 26, 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://elevate.ca/


Medicine X | CHANGE is Stanford University’s platform for exploring the future of health care at the intersection of emerging technology and medicine, attracting the very people who are involved in health care innovation, technology and digital health. Focusing on the most pertinent and challenging issues facing health care today, the event asks practical questions and explores real-world solutions. It is an exciting environment where ideas, imaginations and details are exchanged, promoting new relationships and future collaborations that have the potential to further drive these areas forward.

This event will be held in Stanford, California, USA on September 20 to 22, 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://medicinex.stanford.edu/change-19/





Now in its fourth year, the Mental Health for All (MH4A) Conference focuses on mental health in Canada. It aims to provide a space of convergence, where service providers, front-line workers, researchers, funders, policy makers and individuals with direct experience of mental health problems and illnesses come together to focus on one theme, this year’s being Connection Interrupted: Restoring Mental Health in a Fractured World. Participants actively contribute to the future of mental health responses in Canada by, as the organizers say, looking back and thinking ahead.

This event will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 23 to 25, 2019

For more information, please visit: https://conference.cmha.ca/




The MedTech Conference attracts more than 3,000 of the world’s top medtech executives. Attendees gather to take in over 100 sessions, many featuring world‑class plenary speakers discussing cybersecurity, EU MDR, M&A, precision medicine, AI, value based care and other cutting edge topics. There is also an exhibition hall, a CEOs Unplugged Stage, Innovation Pavilion, Patient Pavilion and a MedTech Innovator competition. If all of these elements were not enough to keep attendees engaged and entertained, the networking events serve as a platform for new connections and relationship building. This is a popular conference for investors, medtech companies, start-ups, academics and all other industry stakeholders.

This event will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on September 23 to 25, 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://themedtechconference.com/






The HIMSS Ontario Chapter is hosting a full day, Ontario focused HIT conference intended to bring together the province’s health IT professionals and other stakeholders. Expert speakers will explore topics as diverse as block chain, AI, digital health and virtual care among others. The concurrent exhibition showcases the innovations and products of various industry leaders and soon-to-be leaders. Attendance at the conference contributes to up to 5.25 continuing education (CE) hours towards CPHIMS and CAHIMS.

This event will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on October 3, 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://healthitconference.com/





Last year, the Banff Venture Forum hosted in excess of 40 venture capital firms, 50 presenting companies and 350 delegates all of whom came together for one of Canada’s premier company financing events, designed to showcase the hottest high-tech companies found in Information Technology, Sustainable Technology, and Health Technology from across North America. This year’s event promises to continue the forum’s aim to offer insight into key industry issues, provide a premium networking opportunity and give companies a chance to learn from world-class professionals in the investment community. Those looking for the next lucrative investment or aiming to secure financing should not miss the Banff Venture Forum.

This event will be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada from October 3 to 4, 2019.

For more information please visit: https://www.w21c.org/event/banff-venture-forum-2019/




Organised by HIMSS APAC and supported by the Ministry of Public Health Thailand, this year’s conference will focus on the theme Empowering Value Creation with an aim to fully establish the value IT can create within the healthcare sector. The conference will explore global best practice, implementation and creation of quantifiable and sustainable value-based care for patients and consumers.

This event will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, October 7 to 10, 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://www.himssasiapacconference.org





BCHIMPS 2019 Annual Fall Education Symposium will focus on “Unleashing Innovation; Beyond Traditional Models of Care” by featuring keynote speaker Dr. Denise Hines and speaker Adam Jagelewski. The annual event seeks to explore a real-time, real-world topic that affects its members and will leave them with ideas on how to better their applied practices within their places of work. This event is eligible for CPHIMS-CA CE, CHE/Fellow MOC Category II, and CPE credits and includes a complimentary networking social.

This event will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada on October 25, 2019.

For more information please visit: https://www.bchimps.org/event-3507770




SNOMED International is a not-for-profit organization that believes the safe, accurate and effective exchange of health information is an essential part of improving healthcare around the world. To that end, it maintains SNOMED CT, a common global language for health terms that enables the comprehensive and accurate recording of patient data whilst being an analytical tool that can be used to provide better patient care and health management.

The annual SNOMED CT Expo offers clinical terminology SMEs such as government officials, health IT professionals, health practitioners, researchers and academics the opportunity to network and showcase the latest in digital health. Lectures and tutorial sessions enable participants to learn about the global language of healthcare and its recent developments.

This event will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 31 to November 1, 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://www.snomed.org/news-and-events/events/snomedct-expo





This conference focuses not only on current issues and solutions facing digital healthcare, it also includes a look at the future of health IT and why it is integral to the continuation and development of patient outcomes and care. Fascinating presentations range from Umang Patel, Clinical Director Babylon Health speaking about the Future of Healthcare with AI to Paul Cosford, Director for Health Protection and Medical Director, Public Health England discussing The Role of Digital in Improving and Protecting the Public’s Health – A Developing Story. Additionally, networking events provide participants the opportunity to connect with others within the industry.

This event will be held in London, England from October 31 to November 1, 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://digitalhealthcareworldcongress.com/






Each year, different initiatives and events celebrate the positive impact of digital health in the lives of Canadians during Digital Health Week (this year, from November 11 to 17, 2019). Canada Health Infoway does its part by hosting the 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference where participants can explore the provision of safer medication practices, empowering Canadians with access to personal health information and digital health services, clinical interoperability, privacy, change management and more. Seminars, Leadership Sessions, ProTalks and networking opportunities give participants a well-rounded experience that can help enrich their organisation’s understanding and approach to digital health delivered at its best.

This event will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from November 12 to 13, 2019.

For more information visit: https://www.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/what-we-do/partnership-conference




Each year AMIA (the American Medical Informatics Association) holds its Annual Symposium.  The organisation is a community of professionals who are committed to a world where informatics transforms people’s care. Thus, AMIA’s yearly event brings together informatics professionals from diverse backgrounds who are striving towards this goal.  Whether they be a leading expert in the field or a student learning about the field, the event provides an opportunity to learn, network, and engage with new people, technologies and ideas.

This year’s theme of “Informatics: From Data to Knowledge to Action” will include topics across the spectrum from deciphering the underpinning phenomena of disease, to managing information and communications for improving patient care, to tracking the health of populations.

This event will be held in Washington, DC, USA from November 16 to 20, 2019.

For more information please visit: https://www.amia.org/amia2019





The MEDICA World Forum for Medicine is an International Trade Fair combined with Forums and Conferences. Well over 100,000 delegates from over 130 different countries routinely attend this expansive, inclusive conference that explores medicine and the industry connected to it.

The exhibition hall allows attendees to view an impressive amount of innovative technologies developed by teams committed to finding unique and powerful technological answers to pressing healthcare problems.

Supporting this theme are the separate Forums organised around different topics. For example the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM, sees more than 130 speakers discuss digital topics that are sure to be on the future health agenda. Additionally, around 100 selected start-ups present their solutions in the MEDICA DISRUPT pitches.

In the MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM, the top experts bring participants the latest developments in the field of digital health solutions, providing a comprehensive and tangible picture of the future of IT-based medicine. Each day of the forum will take on a different topic, starting with

“Patient-centric Care & Digital Therapeutics”, through to “Big Data & AI” and “Digitisation in Health without Borders”, ending with “Socio-political Determinants & Healthcare Trends”.

Along side these forums, attendees can also engage with the MEDICA LABMED FORUM, the MEDICA ECON FORUM, and the MEDICA TECH FORUM.

This event will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany from November 18 to 21, 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://www.medica-tradefair.com/




The theme of this year’s HIMSS Australia Digital Health Summit 2019 is Interoperability and Connected Care which is approached through three key area: Data, Innovation and Empowering the Patient.

With new national interoperability standards being rolled out in the country, delegates will be interested in how the changes can be implemented and impactful. By having the opportunity to explore the future with industry peers, valuable take-aways can be sought and found, resulting in practical applications for individual organisations.

This event will be held in Sydney, Australia on November 20 to 21, 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://www.himssaustralia.org/sydney/2019





RSNA 2019

The 105th Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting of the Radiology Society of North America will take place as usual at McCormick Place in Chicago. This gathering is the world’s premier radiology forum and draws approximately 55,000 attendees annually. It offers participants hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing and virtual reality while diving into the latest research, and offering over 400 educational courses.

In addition, this year the RSNA is curating the Egypt Presents and India Presents programs intended to highlight the work being done in these countries. Attendees can attend sessions led by their leaders in radiology, learn about the Egyptian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (ESRNM) and the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA), and explore innovations from Egyptian and Indian companies in the Technical Exhibit Halls.

This event will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA from December 1 to 6, 2019.

For more information visit: http://www.rsna.org/Annual-Meeting/




HIMSS Health 2.0 Japan, organised in partnership with MedPeer, Inc, aims to bring together thought leaders and innovators through conversation, connection and demonstration of the latest technologies in healthcare.

Set against the reality of an aging Japanese population, the conference hopes to offer participants a platform on which to share data and technology strategies that can improve the healthcare landscape in Japan and beyond.

This event will be held in Tokyo, Japan from December 9 to 10, 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://www.himssasiapac.org/events/himss-health-20-japan-2019





The Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit (DHIS) is an annual gathering of the leading innovators, investors, providers and policymakers involved in driving the digital health revolution. The conference aims to have the conversations that matter in today’s healthcare industry as it becomes increasingly digitalized. Cutting edge conversations combined with world-class speakers, industry innovators and worthwhile networking opportunities make this a highly rated conference.

This event will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on December 10, 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://dhis.net/







The Health 2.0 VentureConnect Startup Showcase is intended to bring cutting-edge digital health start-ups to an invent that could win them the support and capital they need to take their idea to the next level.

Organisers choose 15 start-ups to give two minutes presentations, followed by a brief Q&A, to industry experts and investors. For those who don’t make the cut, notable contenders are still invited  to be introduced to attendees whilst the chosen innovators and investors have the opportunity to meet during an arranged networking reception after the presentations.

This event will be held in San Francisco, California, USA on January 13, 2020.

For more information, please visit: https://pages.healthcareitnews.com/LP-Health-20-VentureConnect-JPMorganWeek-2019-01-07_LP-Health-20-VentureConnect-JPMorganWeek-2020.html





PMWC is the original annual conference dedicated to precision medicine. It brings together leaders, researchers, medical professionals and innovators across healthcare and biotechnology to help close the knowledge gap between different sectors, in order to accelerate the development and adoption of precision medicine.

Session facilitators are experts in their chosen field and this is a unique opportunity to learn about their latest research and technology which can transform the lives of patients and the face of healthcare.

With the Luminary and Pioneer Awards part of the event, PMWC recognizes individuals who have played a significant role in transforming health care by advancing precision medicine in the clinic.

This event will be held in Santa Clara, California, USA from January 21 to 24, 2020.

For more information, please visit: https://www.pmwcintl.com/2020sv/







The aim of Health Datapalooza is to turn information into innovation by supporting the exchange of ideas between different stakeholders. The conference is co-located with the National Health Policy Conference and attendees are able to engage in discussions with participants “across the hall” at the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) as well as attend sessions from both events.

This event will be held in Washington, DC, USA from February 10 to 11, 2020.

For more information, please visit: https://www.pmwcintl.com/2020sv/






HIMSS20 brings together nearly 45,000 health IT, medical and other industry professionals from over 90 countries for a three-day conference intended to positively impact healthcare around the world.

Over 300 educational sessions, over 1,300 industry vendors, and hundreds of other offerings make this an invaluable conference for involved stakeholders. The HIMSS conference is also renown for its endless networking events which ensure lasting and worthwhile connections are made.

This event will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA from March 9 to 13, 2020.

For more information, please visit: https://www.himssconference.org/





Health Innovation Week, is Canada’s largest gathering of health startups, investors and the stakeholders. Now in its 7th year, the gathering is hosted by MaRS and held across the Toronto region. It allows participants to network, secure funding and learn from industry experts. The conference’s many events focus on three key themes: Innovation, Investment and Adoption and its aim is to help revolutionise the healthcare industry by putting resources into innovators hands so their ideas can become a reality that changes not only a wider system but individual patient’s lives.

This event will be held in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada from March 30 to April 3, 2020.

For more information, please visit: https://healthinnovationweek.ca/




MIE 2020

The European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI) is holding its 30th Medical Informatics Europe conference (MIE) at the Geneva International Conference Center (CICG). Organized in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the State of Geneva (Geneva), the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), the conference returns to Geneva after 15 years. Since its first time in that city, it has seen a huge change in the role of technology in healthcare. Although the conversation will have changed, the aim of MIE2020 is no different from the aim of MIE 2005 – to bring experts from all over the world to discuss these past changes and possible future ones.

The MIE conference attracts senior researchers and established experts, but it is also a place where young scientists come to present their works, meet peers, network, and seek job and career opportunities.

This event will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on April 28 to May 1, 2020.

For more information please visit: http://mie2020.org/en/





ATA 2020

The American Telemedicine Association’s annual conference and expo attracts healthcare providers, hospitals, physicians, associations, regulators, fast-growing start-ups, technology companies and industry thought leaders with the opportunity to learn, innovate, network, and gain actionable insights, long-lasting connections, and an enhanced appreciation of how telehealth can transform healthcare delivery.

By offering learning labs, spotlight sessions, and educational courses that deliver impactful takeaways, participants can return to their organisations ready to implement new technologies immediately.

This event will be held in Phoenix, Arizona from May 3 to 5, 2020.

For more information, please visit: http://www.ata2020.org/






The most influential digital health conference in Europe will welcome over 3,000 healthcare leaders and more than 200 speakers combining HIMSS expertise and thought leadership with the Health 2.0 network of entrepreneurs and investors. Together, in addition to engaging with each other, hearing about real best practices and learning new skills, delegates will get a unique chance to see some of the technologies that are making a positive difference to patients today.

This event will be held in Helsinki, Finland from May 26 to 28, 2020.

For more information, please visit: https://www.himsseuropeconference.eu/





e-Health brings together the top minds and talent from the Canadian digital health community as keynote presenters, panelists, patient representatives, and leading-edge vendors. The conference regularly sees over 1500 health professionals convene to share ideas, expertise, successes and challenges with their colleagues from across Canada and beyond.

Now in its 20th year, e-Health remains an important forum for furthering the digital health conversation through interactive panels, networking opportunities and social events.

This event will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 31 to June 3, 2020.

For more information please visit: https://healthinnovationweek.ca/




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