The countdown is on to HealthAchieve 2016, the most major, massive, momentous healthcare conference in Ontario (no alliterating with H’s as a certain presidential candidate has really ruined the word “huge”). Set your clocks for Monday, November 7th for the festivities to begin.

What’s Happening?

You can see the whole schedule of events here, including special guest speakers like Amy Cuddy, The Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins and Howie Mandel (for real). Though we at Talkin’ Trash with UHN have a totally unbiased favourite session in mind…



I’m looking forward to emceeing this truly innovative session featuring Raymond Wang. Raymond is an amazingly accomplished person already. He’s one of Canada’s top 20 under 20, winner of countless awards and prestigious science fair prizes, and star of TED talks. Best of all, he founded the Sustainable Youth Canada, a federally registered non-profit that empowers youth across Canada in energy and environmental sustainability.


Here’s a look at what he’ll talk about …

Power in the Collective – How the Next Generation is Changing Sustainability

In the world of climate change, energy crisis, and natural resource shortages, the up-and-coming generation of youth is not one to sit passively. As the founder of Sustainable Youth Canada (SYC), a Canadian non-profit with chapters from coast to coast run 100% by youth in high school and university, Raymond shares SYC’s founding story and aim of creating a national identity for youth to unite for sustainability, and highlights some of the initiatives, events, and actions that young people are taking to create a more sustainable future.

After the session, please take a stroll in the Healthy Green Promenade. From the HealthAchieve website…

Healthy Green Promenade

This year the green initiatives on the show floor will be held in the Healthy Green Promenade focusing on displaying a Healing Garden and a Green Product Showcase Area.

Healing Garden (Booth 2015)

Come and see what is growing in the future of health care. It’s about green space, peace of mind, easy growing, smart solutions and local food contributing to a healthy lifestyle, demonstrating a best practice combination at HealthAchieve. Take in some “green” and come visit the Healing Garden while participating in scheduled “talk to the expert” sessions.

Muse – the brain sensing headband
Muse will provide feedback on how your brain is responding when visiting the healing garden. Will the green space healing garden provide you peace of mind?   A post event graph of brain wave activity will be sent out to interested participants. How will your brain power contribute to the data?

Growing Connection
The Growing Connection connects food to a healthy lifestyle. Experience the smell of basil and other herbs in the Healing Garden.  Gain knowledge on how we and our place of work has the option to engage in growing fresh food. Easy growing comes with the joys and rewards of bringing fresh food into your life.

Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing
Tremco provides the framework to the Healing Garden, and is a company with the know how to connect people to nature in an urban setting.  Walk the Healing Garden and feel the garden experience, and appreciate the Tremco smart solutions for sustainable facility construction.

UHN OpenLab
Experience a virtual reality garden in the UHN OpenLab, a design and innovation shop dedicated to finding creative solutions that transform the way health care is delivered and experienced. Be part of the data collection.

Green Product Showcase (Booth 2120)

Ask the Expert Schedule

Monday, November 7
12:40PM – 1:00PM: Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing
Speaker: Mr. Michael Cohen, President & CEO at Industrial SkyWorks-Specialist in Drone Data Analytics
Topic Focus: SkyBEAM (Building Envelope Asset Mapping)
Description: SkyBEAM™  a groundbreaking program that uses unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with high-definition and thermographic cameras to locate buildings’ energy leaks, rooftop damage, deteriorating façades, safety issues and other potential problems.

1:05PM – 1:25PM: The Growing Connection
Speaker: Robert Patterson, Managing Director
Title Focus: Connecting health to food
Description: “Health & Taste – the ease, joys and rewards of growing and bringing fresh vegetables into your life – wherever you happen to be!”

Tuesday, November 8
12:10PM – 12:30PM: Tremco Vegetated Roof Program
Speaker: Yi Zhou, MLA, OALA Associate Vegetated Roof Consultant
Topic Focus: Vegetated Roofs and Recovery
Description: Learn how to transform your neglected and underused roof space into a vegetative oasis that soothes, heals, and invigorates. Explore how you can extend and enhance your mission on health and wellness by connecting people to nature.

12:35PM – 12:55PM: The Growing Connection
Speaker: Robert Patteron, Managing Director
Topic Focus: Connecting health to food
Description: “Health & Taste – the ease, joys and rewards of growing and bringing fresh vegetables into your life – wherever you happen to be!”

See you at the conference!