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Webinar - Wired for Success: Crafting & Cultivating Your Professional Network

  • September 19, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Open to all

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Learn from experienced real-world professionals at Digital Health Canada's annual professional development webinar, focusing this year on crafting and cultivating your professional network. This inspiring panel of digital health leaders will share personal experiences and lessons learned while building their own professional networks. Join us to learn, connect, ask questions, and start your professional development journey.

This webinar is open to Digital Health Canada members and non-members. 


Anne Forsyth has 15 years of experience in the Digital Health field across government, hospital and community organizations. Her expertise is in the areas of data standards, information privacy and program development.   Anne is currently the Manager of Data Standards at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), where she is responsible for establishing and operationalizing a corporate centre of excellence for data standards within the organization. Anne is a Digital Health Canada Board member, and has held Board positions, at a community mental health centre that provides services anchored in an anti-racist, anti-Black racism and anti-oppression framework. Anne holds CPHIMS-CA and CIPP/C certifications and has a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Health Studies and Management Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Health Science in Health Administration from the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Ted Scott is the Vice President of Innovation at Hamilton Health Sciences and leads a diverse group of experts working to use technology, care model innovation, and the patient voice to improve health care outcomes. He is the founder of the Innovation function leveraging collaborations and partnerships with research, quality, and industry to create sustaining models of care, tools, and products that will shape the future of health care and education.  

Alisa Simon brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare access and non-profit management to her role as Executive Vice President, E-mental Health Transformation and Chief Youth Officer at Kids Help Phone. In this role, Alisa oversees Kids Help Phone’s national clinical service programs, providing strategy, leadership and guidance to more than 150 clinical staff and thousands of volunteer crisis responders across Canada. Through her focus on building innovative digital systems that break down barriers to care by changing the way care is delivered, measured and received, Alisa is driving the transformation of Canada’s youth mental health landscape and creating equitable access to support for youth across the country. Under Alisa’s leadership, Kids Help Phone has evolved from a phone-based helpline to a comprehensive solution that fully integrates a growing number of access points, programs and resources, achieving over 13 million interactions since 2020.  Alisa also oversees knowledge translation, quality assurance and equity programs, ensuring the organization is delivering the best possible services to young people, particularly youth from equity-seeking communities.  

Moderated by: Seema Nayani, Senior Manager at Canada Health Infoway, a national not for profit organization that works with Health Canada to implement digital health initiatives across Canada.  Seema provides clinical expertise and support on a number of Infoway’s initiatives, including PrescribeIT Canada’s national e-prescribing service.  Seema is also a practicing community pharmacist, and continuously looks for opportunities to improve the patient and clinician experience in the health care system.


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