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Pop-Up Ecosystem “Canada and Europe Tackle COVID-19 and Isolation”

2nd July 2020 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

As countries are affected by COVID-19 older people are being targeted to self isolate and prevent the spread of the virus in Europe and Canada  (SARS-CoV-2).

However, it is well known that social isolation among older adults is a serious public health concern with its impact on physical and mental health well documented.

This Pop Up will look at ways that Canada and Europe can connect in areas they have collaborated previously such as healthy ageing and look for common lessons and solutions. 

In addition, it will also see the launch of the Montreal Digital Health Ecosystem and news of future Pop Ups.

Confirmed speakers


by Andy Bleaden, Director for Ecosystems and Membership at ECHAlliance – UK

by Pascal Beauchesne, Advisor, Strategic alliances at TechnoMontréal innovation ecosystems – Canada

Social Isolation and Technology in the times of COVID-19

Mélanie Couture, Ph.D., Institutional researcher at Centre for research and expertise in social gerontology (CREGÉS) – Canada

Social Isolation and Loneliness, Elemental and COVID

Leeann Monk, Co Founder and Co CEO at Elemental – UK

Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, Co Founder and CEO at Hexoskin – Canada

Maintaining functional capacity during isolation

Marianne Dannbom, CEO and founder at Sanoste Oy – Finland

Mental Health in UK post COVID19

Clint Schick, Chief Executive at Strata Health – UK

Opening up access through deployment in Canada

Dr. Sylvain Roy, Ph.D., C.Psych. Director Strategic Initiatives at Strata Health – Canada