Join us for the 4th Emergency Preparedness for the Health Care Industry conference, in Toronto, on Thursday, May 14, 2020. The conference brings together professionals working mainly in hospitals, but also in pre-hospital emergency services, public health and other organizations involved in the health care sector. Attend, network with peers, and improve your organization’s ability to manage emergencies.

  • Lessons Learned from Mass Casualty Incidents: the Orlando Regional Medical Center (Orlando Night Club Shooting) and Las Vegas University Medical Center: Lions Burn Center (Las Vegas Shootings)
  • Code Orange at  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto Van Attack), St. Michael’s Hospital (Danforth Shooting), Montreal Children’s Hospital (carbon monoxide leak at an elementary school)
  • Active Shooter: Lessons Learned from Northumberland Hills Hospital
  • Code Silver at Kingston Health Sciences Centre
  • Evacuating a Hospital: Hamilton Health Sciences and Northern Lights Regional Health Centre (Fort McMurray, Alberta)
  • Climate Change and the Impact on Emergency Preparedness
  • Code Black at Credit Valley Hospital
  • Preparations for incidents involving Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE): Lessons from NHS England – London Region
  • Sessions on Incident Management Systems (IMS)
  • The Cyber Threat Landscape in Canadian Health Care

Annual Conference

Delegates attend each year

Percent health care focused


What our past delegates have said.

Excellent, well-balanced agenda with current incident examples. Speakers were engaging and the hosts were excellent!
Janet MaHospital for Sick Children
Excellent sharing of experiences by like-minded professionals!
T.J. McDonaldHealth Sciences North
Spark Conferences are always engaging and informative. I always walk away with new strategies to implement at my organization.
Linda de Luca Ornge
Like most conferences, this conference provided a great opportunity to learn from current disasters and partnering organizations. But what I benefited the most was finally being able to spend quality time with staff from my organization and learn from each other and network as a team outside of the work environment where we would normally be plagued with interruptions, meetings and deadlines.
Rosemary ThussRoyal Roads University
I loved the opportunity to network with others in the field of emergency preparedness, comparing notes and bouncing questions off others is something I need and lack the ability in my area. The professionals in this field are very few, making the drive worth it.
Dave GadouryChatham-Kent Health Alliance
These conferences are a wealth of international information and expertise that I am consistently amazed to receive in one day. Well organized, informative and extremely relevant for any healthcare setting – I’m already anticipating the next one!
Rania ShuggiCentre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Excellent topics covered with a great scope of areas covered for a diverse crowd.
Fiona StewartThe Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Relevant conference in a well run and equipped venue. Thank you!

Conference Ticket Giveaway 2020

Enter anytime. Winners are selected at the end of January, February, and March 2020 from all entries received throughout the year.
January 2019 winner: Rachel Manson, Emergency Management Specialist, Trillium Health Partners
February 2019 winner: Kendra RainfordEnvironmental Services Supervisor, West Park Healthcare Centre
March 2019 winner: Laura KentiePatient Safety, and Emergency Disaster Management Specialist, Joseph Brant Hospital

See our full terms and conditions for more details.

Super Early Bird Prices

Save 50% on the ticket price! You’ll get two tickets for the price of one when you bring a colleague, who has not attended the event in 2019. This promotion is available for a limited number of tickets and is available while quantities last. 

General - Two for One
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks throughout the day
  • Reception
  • Access to all conference presentations in electronic format
Students - Two for One
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Two coffee breaks
  • Reception
  • All presentations in electronic format

Super Early Bird Prices

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks throughout the day
  • Reception
  • Access to all conference presentations in electronic format
Nurses and Paramedics
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Two coffee breaks
  • Reception
  • All presentations in electronic format
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Two coffee breaks
  • Reception
  • All presentations in electronic format

General Tickets are applicable to physicians, health care administrators (professionals holding titles such as Manager, Director, Vice President, Chief, President), government employees.

Nurses and Paramedics Tickets are applicable to Registered Nurses (RN), Paramedics, Nurse Practitioners (NP), and other allied professionals excluding those in administration roles (Managers, Directors, Vice Presidents, Chiefs, Presidents).

Student Tickets are applicable to students who are involved in full-time studies at the time of the conference. Please email a copy of your student id to info@sparkconferences.com upon completion of your registration.

2019 Speakers

Jessica Harris

Manager of Emergency Preparedness
Unity Health Toronto

    Linda Brothwell

    Facility Administrator – Acute Care
    Nipawin Hospital, Saskatchewan Health Authority

    Peter Boorman

    Regional Lead for Emergency Preparedness Resilience & Response
    NHS England – London Region

    Kassondra Stockman

    Emergency Preparedness Advisor
    Halton Healthcare

    Kenrick Bagnall

    Cybercrime Investigator
    Toronto Police Service

    Dr. Elene Khalil

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    McGill University
    Pediatric Emergency Specialist, Division of Emergency Medicine
    Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH)
    Director of Education
    McGill University Health Center (MUHC)

    Claudia Cocco

    Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    Emergency Preparedness Hospital Lead
    Toronto Central LHIN

    Rocky Prosser

    Director Protection Services
    (Emergency Management, Security, & Life Safety)
    Kingston Health Sciences Center
    Providence Care Hospital

    Simon Bridgland

    Manager - Enterprise Risk and Emergency Preparedness
    Trillium Health Partners

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    2019 Location

    The UHN BMO Education & Conference Centre is housed on the Toronto Western Hospital Campus (part of UHN), and it is on the first floor or the world-class research centre: the Krembil Discovery Tower.  Hosting the event at the BMO Education & Conference Centre allows us to give back, as revenues that are generated by the BMO Education & Conference Centre are reinvested back into the hospital to support both Education and Clinical Care.

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