Keynote Speakers

Dr. Robert Woollard


Dr. Robert Woollard

Wednesday October 30th | 8:00 AM
Go global with Dr. Robert Woollard on Wednesday! Dr. Woollard’s international experience in medical education will help shape your current thinking, open possibilities and offer helpful insight into social accountability and primary care. As a professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Woollard is an expert in the development of ecosystem approaches to health care. His work has taken him all over the world to places such as Vietnam, Nepal and East Africa. Leave inspired and ready for global advancement in the medical sphere!


Timothy Caulfield


Timothy Caulfield

Thursday October 31st | 8:00 AM
Separate real science from fake news on Thursday with Timothy Caulfield, author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? Caulfield will debunk myths and expose conspiracy theories and bad science plaguing public health. Timothy Caulfield is a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and a research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. He has published over 350 articles on topics such as stem cells, genetics, research ethics, and the public representations of science. He is also host of A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, a hit documentary streaming on Netflix.


Dr Evan Adams


Dr. Evan Adams

Friday November 1st | 8:00 AM
Family physician, talented actor, and chief medical officer, Dr. Evan Adams will present different aspects of health and physician leadership on Friday. Representing the First Nations Health Authority in British Columbia, Dr. Adams will share his experiences and keen perspective on First Nations’ health and wellness. As well as, how the arts have cemented the possible narrative of physician as leader and healer!


Dr. Christy Sutherland

Dr. Christy Sutherland

Saturday November 2nd | 8:00 AM

A top physician working at the front lines of the opioid overdose crisis, addiction, and harm reduction, Dr. Christy Sutherland will enhance your learning when it comes to implementing harm reduction interventions and treating opioid use disorder. She will share real life experiences of the overdose crisis with a special guest from Moms Stop the Harm, as well as a person in recovery. Join us on Saturday morning with Dr. Sutherland, diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, Medical Director of the Portland Hotel Society, and British Columbia’s 2018 Family Physician of the Year.