Post-Election Event: What’s Next for the Health Sector?

Hill+Knowlton Strategies invites you to a virtual panel discussion to explore what’s next for the health sector after the 44th federal election.

Our panel of experts will discuss health system capacity and planning, the interplay between the provinces and the federal government, mental health, bio-innovation and bio-manufacturing, public health and more. We’ll examine how the pandemic impacted policies in the party platforms, what we can expect next given the commitments that were made, how this election campaign differed from past campaigns, and what it all means for you and your business.

Register below to attend our virtual panel discussion with special guests Dr. Isaac Bogoch, MD (Infectious Disease Consultant and General Internist, Toronto General Hospital) and Dr. Bob Bell, MDCM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSE (Hon) (Former Ontario Deputy Minister of Health and Long-term Care) as they discuss what the federal election results mean for Canadian health care alongside H+K’s National Health + Wellness Sector Lead, Michelle McLean and H+K’s National Public Affairs + Advocacy Lead, Will Stewart.

Date: Monday, September 27, 2021

Time Zones: 

Toronto + Montreal EDT: 1pm to 2pm
Regina CST + Calgary MDT: 11am to 12pm
Vancouver PDT: 10am to 11am

Register below to receive the login details + a calendar hold.

Dr. Isaac Bogoch is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medicine and an Infectious Diseases specialist and General Internist at the Toronto General Hospital with a focus on tropical diseases, HIV, and general infectious diseases.

Dr. Bogoch works at the intersection of clinical medicine, epidemiology, public health, and policy. He divides his clinical and research time between Toronto and several countries in Africa and Asia. Dr. Bogoch collaborates with a team that models the spread of emerging infectious diseases and studies innovative and simple diagnostic solutions to improve the quality of medical care in low-resource settings.

Dr. Isaac Bogoch

Dr. Robert Bell served as Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Health from 2014 to 2018. Prior to this role, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of University Health Network for nine years. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Princess Margaret Hospital and Chair of Cancer Care Ontario’s Clinical Council and the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario.

Dr. Bell is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Surgeons and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. As an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, health system executive, clinician-scientist, and educator, Dr. Bell has more than 40 years of health care experience. Today he provides advice to a number of private and public organizations.

Dr. Robert Bell

An experienced lawyer, public affairs and communications professional in both the corporate and non-profit sectors, Michelle provides strategic counsel and support to a wide array of communications and public affairs clients. She takes a leading role in developing corporate communications, stakeholder engagement and government relations strategies and campaigns.

As National Sector Lead, Michelle has led and managed hundreds of national and regional campaigns for industry leaders in the health + wellness industry. She has twice been named as a Top 100 Lobbyist in Ottawa.

Michelle McLean

Will Stewart is a senior strategic advisor with over 20 years’ experience in public affairs who has driven project teams on complex files in a broad array of sectors for corporations, not-for-profits, start-ups and member driven associations. He provides strategic planning, research and communications advice to many of the leading firms, associations, and companies in Canada where public policy, public opinion, and governments converge. 

Will was named by the Hill Times as one of the Top 100 Lobbyists in the country for seven consecutive years. Will has spent hundreds of hours in front of TV camera, radio microphones, and featured in written publications as a strategist and commentator.

Will Stewart_


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Contact Information: 

Will Stewart, Senior Vice-President and National Lead, Public Affairs + Advocacy

Michelle McLean, Senior Vice-President and National Sector Lead, Health + Wellness