Meet our MC!
CANNT is excited to announce Mark Matthews will be the CANNT MC!
Mark Matthews stepped on stage to compete in the Funniest Person in Hamilton Contest in 1987. Out of 15 comics, he placed dead last. The next year he returned to win the contest and performed in New York City at Catch a Rising Star and The Comic Strip – two of Manhattan’s premier comedy clubs.
Performing for and hosting to support charities too numerous to list over 33 years, Mark has directly raised funds for: The Canadian Kidney Foundation, Autism Ontario, the ALS society, MS Society, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and many more. A former dialysis patient and kidney transplant recipient, Mark is the co-founder and producer of the annual Komedy for Kidneys Gala which has raised over $85,000.00 to date for Dialysis Patient Care in Niagara.
Mark will keep us on track throughout the CANNT Conference, and will close the conference with “Koping with Komedy” – a touching and humorous reflection on two modalities (PD and Hemo) and the transplant experience from the patient’s point of view.
Preliminary Program Schedule
|THURSDAY OCTOBER 27|
|0700-0800||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
Zayna Khayat , Ph.D. VP, Client Success & Growth, Teledoc Health (Canada)
Zayna is VP of Growth & Client Success at Teladoc Health in Canada. Zayna previously led the Futures team with national home healthcare and aging non-proift, SE Health, as their Future Strategist. Zayna is Faculty of Singularity University’ Exponential Medicine stream, and is adjunct faculty in the Health Sector Strategy stream at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Dr. Khayat was previously the lead of health system innovation at MaRS Discovery District, a health innovation hub in Toronto, Canada. In 2017 she was seconded to the REshape Innovation Centre at Radboud university medical centre in the Netherlands. Zayna completed her Ph.D. in diabetes research from the University of Toronto (2001), followed by a career in strategy consulting, including as a Principal in the healthcare practice of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). She currently resides in Toronto with her husband and three children and is proficient in French and Arabic languages.
|1300-1400||Plenary Session: Infectious Diseases – Dr. Chagla|
|1400-1445||Concurrent Sessions 1A – 1D|
|1500-1545||Concurrent Sessions 2A – 2D|
|1600-1645||Concurrent Sessions 3A – 3D|
|1645-1845||Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall|
|1845||Evening Activity: Ghost Walk of Downtown Hamilton!
Ghost stories and dark history of the core. Stops at landmarks like the Royal Connaught, Right House, Hamilton Place, St. Paul’s Church and the Gothic Pigott Building. Experience the haunted city in a unique way!
|FRIDAY OCTOBER 28|
|0630-0730||Rise and Shine! Morning Wellness Yoga with Shripal Parikh|
|0730-0830||Breakfast in Exhibit Hall|
|0830-0900||Sponsor Recognition and Award Presentations|
|0900-1000||Plenary Session: Ethics – Jamie Robertson|
|1000-1100||Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall|
|1100-1145||Concurrent Sessions 4A – 4D|
|1145-1245||Lunch in Exhibit Hall|
|1245-1330||Concurrent Sessions 5A – 5D|
|1330-1400||Refreshment Break and Exhibit Hall Draw Prizes|
|1400-1445||Concurrent Sessions 6A – 6D|
|1445-1600||Plenary Session: Future of Transplant – Dr. Christine Ribic|
|1800-2300||Evening of Entertainment – Murder Mystery Dinner|
|SATURDAY OCTOBER 29|
|0630-0730||Rise and Shine! Morning Wellness Activity Yoga with Shripal Parikh|
|0730-0900||Breakfast and CANNT Annual General Meeting|
|0900-1000||Plenary Session: Patient Empowerment Panel|
|1015-1100||Concurrent Sessions 7A – 7D|
|1115-1200||Concurrent Sessions 8A – 8D|
|1245-1330||Concurrent Sessions 9A – 9D|
|1330-1430||Closing Keynote: Komedy for Kidneys|
|1430-1500||Closing Ceremonies and Passing of Banner to CANNT 2023|