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September 4 – 6, 2024

2024 CADTH Symposium


Join Canadian and international health care and health technology assessment (HTA) experts from Wednesday, September 4, 2024, to Friday, September 6, 2024, for the 2024 CADTH Symposium, a 3-day hybrid event offering in-person and virtual attendance options. The in-person program will take place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

The theme is From Disruption to Opportunity: Embracing Change in Health Care. 

Call for Abstract Reviewers
Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2024

Are you interested in helping develop a stellar program for the 2024 CADTH Symposium? CADTH is looking for volunteers to review abstracts that are submitted for presentation at this annual event. More information is available here: Abstract Review Details

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The objectives of the 2024 CADTH Symposium are to:

  • provide a forum for productive discussion between parties committed to the use of evidence-informed advice and recommendations to support policy, influence practice, and improve health
  • provide education and training that builds capacity to produce and use HTA to harness the total value of technology across its complete life cycle to achieve transformative change
  • foster a better understanding about the perspectives of different health care system sectors and the challenges they face, and jointly look for solutions and new approaches that will enhance the quality and sustainability of health care in Canada.

About the CADTH Symposium

The CADTH Symposium has a well-earned reputation as a “must attend” event for anyone with an interest in the assessment, adoption, and management of drugs and medical devices.

The CADTH Symposium is an outstanding forum for attendees to share new ideas, learn best practices, and network with acknowledged experts.

Highlights from 2023 Symposium

2023 CADTH Symposium – Official Opening

2023 CADTH Symposium – Official Opening
Opening remarks at the 2023 CADTH Symposium from Suzanne McGurn, President and Chief Executive Officer of CADTH, and speaker Dr. Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister, Health Canada.

2023 CADTH Symposium — Opening Plenary

The COVID-19 pandemic made the need for collaboration very clear. New relationships were forged, existing relationships renewed, and collaboration increased during the pandemic. In this session, the senior leaders of pan-Canadian health organizations will discuss the individual and collaborative efforts they are undertaking to support sustainable, world-class health care today and in the future.

2023 CADTH Symposium — Keynote Speech by Shani Gwin

Shani Gwin, the visionary founder of pipikwan pêhtâkwan, presents the keynote speech at the 2023 CADTH Symposium.

2023 CADTH Symposium — Big Ideas for Future-Proofing Health Systems and Closing Remarks

An expert panel was asked to consider the following question, “Giving particular thought to the use of technology and the role of health technology assessment, what is the best idea you have for building resilience into health systems in Canada to ensure uninterrupted care even in the face of unforeseen challenges?”