Health: the power of engineering at work


24 March 2022
From 8:30 AM to 5 PM

Certificate of 7 hours of continuing education

Content produced in collaboration with the APIBQ, Medtech Canada, Montréal InVivo and Montréal International.

In engineering, health is a very broad sector that brings together many specialties. In addition to biomedical and biotechnology engineering, it also includes mechanical, electrical, chemical, software and many other fields.

To improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, medicine relies heavily on engineering and its ability to innovate and master complex and varied technologies.

Medical technologies in Quebec represent about a quarter of the Canadian value, or a little over $2 billion per year. It is one of the most active sectors in terms of business and job creation in Quebec. However, the contribution of engineering is too often underestimated in the health sector…

Cardiac or intracranial implants, biomaterials, artificial joints, exoskeletons, regenerative medicine, virtual reality, medical imaging and deep learning, assisted surgery...

There is still so much to create and invent! The objective of the Engineering Encounters is to bring together opportunities and inspire to propel Quebec medical engineering.


Louis-Philippe Amiot

General Manager, OrthoSoft Zimmer-Biomet

Louis-Philippe Amiot holds the position of Managing Director, VP global development of robotics technologies at OrthoSoft, a subsidiary of Zimmer-Biomet. He is also a spine surgeon at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital for cancer patients. Drawing on his 2 backgrounds in both engineering and medicine, Louis-Philippe founded OrthoSoft in 1995, then became Chairman & CEO when the company went public in 2004. In addition to his responsibilities at Zimmer-Biomet, Louis-Philippe is part of the musculoskeletal oncology team at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont where he continues to operate a few days a month on patients with spinal metastases.
Stéphane Moreau

Director of Engineering, Marketed Products, Medtronic

With a degree in Engineering Physics and a Masters in Applied Sciences in Biomedical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Stéphane also obtained an MBA from HEC Montréal, specializing in business management concepts and team management. Stéphane has held various management positions in both the pharmaceutical and medical instrumentation industries. He is also a lecturer at the University of Montreal (Department of Pharmacy) where he teaches Project Management in Drug Development as well as Regulatory and Technical Aspects of Medical Instrumentations.
Eyal Zimlichman
Sheba Medical Center, Israël
Prof. Eyal Zimlichman serves as Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center, Israel's largest hospital. Previously, he held the position of Lead Researcher at Partners HealthCare's Clinical Affairs Department in Boston and was heavily involved in the efforts to implement a strategic care redesign initiative there. Prof. Zimlichman has served on several advisory committees commissioned by the Office of the National Coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is chairing as well as participating in several committees at Israel's Ministry of Health. He is also a founding member of the International Academy for Quality and Patient Safety. Prof. Zimlichman is the founder and director of Sheba's ARC innovation program, which aims to redesign healthcare through digital health solutions by 2030. He is board certified in internal medicine, completed a degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and has earned his MD at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
Alexandre Le Bouthillier
After putting his 20 years of IT experience in the service of hospitals, space agencies and urban storage infrastructures, Alexandre Le Bouthillier transformed his understanding of large-scale systems in order to improve diagnosis and treatment. in the healthcare sector. Today, Alexandre works with world-renowned physicians and artificial intelligence experts to revolutionize the speed and accuracy of treatment, and ultimately clinical outcomes in patients. He sits on the boards of directors of Mila, IVADO, MEDTEQ and Montreal InVivo. Holder of a doctorate in parallel computing and optimization from the University of Montreal, Le Bouthillier co-founded Imagia whose mission is to exploit the full potential of the data of all medical organizations, with which his team collaborates in view to achieve medical breakthroughs.
Kathy Malas
Kathy Malas is passionate about innovation and knowledge management as a vector of transformation of the healthcare system. Associate to the President and Chief Executive Officer and responsible of the Pole of innovation and artificial intelligence in Health at the Hospital Center of the University of Montreal CHUM, Kathy is a dedicated manager in fostering the integration of care, teaching, research, innovation in partnership with patients and employees. She also encourages open innovation with partners of all horizons to better respond to the health needs of patients and their families. Having obtained a graduate certificate at McGill University in Health Management and obtained her Master degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Université de Montréal, Kathy implements a strategy of innovation and IA, is a professional research in health innovation management research projects and facilitates community practices in this field. She deploys concrete mechanisms to foster a culture, an organization and open ecosystem of innovation to create value: improving health and well-being for all!

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