Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Health Care: Researchers Meet with Parliamentarians to Explore an Innovative Future

The Parliamentary Health Research Caucus (PHRC) and Research Canada are proud to host Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Researching and Innovative Future for Human Health and Health care. This invitation-only event, sponsored by York University and Innovative Medicines Canada, will feature twelve of the best and brightest Canadian health researchers and innovators who will share their health research and innovations that use artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies. This kiosk-style buffet luncheon will give Parliamentarians and special guests the opportunity to meet with each researcher to better understand AI’s potential to transform health care.

Thank you to all the generous Sponsors of this Parliamentary Health Research Caucus luncheon, including Johnson & Johnson, the University of Waterloo, the University Health Network and Carleton University.

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Where: Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario
Social media: #HealthResearchCaucus


Theme 1: New Modalities for Drug Development and Improving the Fairness of AI Models

Handol Kim, Variational AI
Laleh Seyyed-Kalantari, PhD, York University

Theme 2: AI in Computer Vision and Surgery

James Green, PhD, P.Eng, Carleton University
Rita Noumeir, PhD, École de technologie supérieure
An Tang, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Université de Montréal | Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Theme 3: How AI and Neuroscience Drive Each Other Forwards

Maged Goubran, PhD, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | University of Toronto
April Khademi, PhD, P.Eng, Toronto Metropolitan University
Bryan Tripp, PhD, University of Waterloo

Theme 4: The Use of AI in Electronic Medical Records and Large Medical Datasets

Jon Sensinger, PhD, P.Eng, University of New Brunswick
Abhinav Sharma, PhD, McGill University Health Centre
Peter Tanuseputro, PhD, Bruyère Research Institute
Bo Wang, PhD, University Health Network | University of Toronto

Parliamentary Health Research Caucus
Chair: Brendan Hanley, MP (Yukon)
Vice-Chairs: Stephen Ellis, MP (Cumberland—Colchester), Carol Hughes, MP (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing)
Senate Representative: The Honourable Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia, Senator (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Research Canada
Tarik Möröy, PhD, FCAHS, Vice-Chair
Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety, President and CEO

About Research Canada
Research Canada is a national alliance dedicated to increasing investments in health research through collaborative advocacy and engaging government, academia, industry and non-profit sectors to build support for long-term health research funding. For more information, visit

Since 2009, Parliamentary Health Research Caucus events on Parliament Hill have helped to educate politicians on the social and economic benefits of Canadian health research and innovation, as well as introduce them to the multi-sector partnerships among academic, private sector and health charity stakeholders essential to a robust health research enterprise and innovation system.

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Christie Tomkins
Manager of Policy and Public Affairs