2023 Exploring Healthcare Quality Improvement (EHQI) Conference

Celebrating 10 Years of I-EQUIP

March 25th, 2023  –  13:00 to 17:00

We are excited to announce the 2023 Exploring Healthcare Quality Improvement Conference. This year’s theme for the conference is the 10 year I-EQUIP Anniversary Celebration. This conference provides a one-time opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, see where former I-EQUIP students have landed, and learn about new advances in health system performance from research. We are excited for attendees to build their knowledge of quality improvement, knowledge translation, and gain experience on how QI projects impact the healthcare system. Guest speakers will be industry leading Brock Alumni who will share their experiences and research related to health system improvement. 

This conference is targeted towards undergraduate and graduate students, together with our I-EQUIP Alumni and community health system partners. This conference will be taking place at Sean O’Sullivan Theatre at Brock University. We will start the afternoon off with a keynote speaker followed by a poster presentation session and time for networking. To finish the day we will have a guest panel discussion to highlight advances in health systems quality and final remarks by Dr. Madelyn Law. A short reception will follow with light refreshments.

Registration Form

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Meet the Speakers for the 2023 EHQI Conference!

 Dr. Saumik Biswas – Keynote Speaker

Dr. Saumik Biswas is currently the CEO, President and founder of Tenomix, a medical technology company that focuses on developing novel medical technologies that improve inefficiencies in the pathology workflow, optimize cancer care, and reduce healthcare costs. He is a former Brock Badger (class of 2015), where he completed a BSc in Medical Sciences (with Honours), and participated in the I-EQUIP program. Based on his personal experiences with medical innovation, Dr. Biswas plans to be actively involved in translational research, where he too can improve the quality of lives of others through medical innovation.


Lidia Mateus – Panelist

Lidia Mateus is a Brock University graduate, having completed her BSc in Medical Sciences (‘20) and MSc in Applied Health Sciences (‘22). Lidia currently works in the field of health sciences with an emphasis on program re-design and implementation. Lidia was a student in Cycle 7.0 of I-EQUIP (2018-2020).

Lidia Mateus

Taylor Incze – Panelist

Taylor completed her undergraduate degree in Public Health at Brock University and was an I-EQUIP student (Cycle 6.0). She went on to complete her Master’s of Science in Health Services Research at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Currently, she is in the MD/Phd program at McMaster University pursuing her PhD in Health Research Methodology with Dr. Laura Anderson. Her research focuses on population and public health and chronic disease prevention.

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Dr. Karl Stobbe – Panelist

Dr. Karl Stobbe is the medical director of REACH Niagara (Regional Essential Access to Connected Healthcare), providing healthcare for people who are marginalized, including people who are unhoused, migrant agricultural workers, indigenous people, immigrants and refugees. Dr. Stobbe’s current role at McMaster is Niagara Postgraduate Family Medicine Site Director. In his capacity as Regional Assistant Dean Dr. Stobbe encouraged collaboration between Brock and McMaster Universities; these early collaborations led to the formation of I-EQUIP.


Lucas Reid – Panelist

Lucas graduated from Brock University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Public Health and was a part of the second cycle of I-EQUIP. In 2019, he graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor Science in Nursing. Currently, he works in infectious disease at Niagara Region Public Health in case & outbreak management.


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Conference Agenda

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Frequently Asked Questions

Attendees can park in zone 1, parking is free. More information about parking will be sent via email to all attendees.

Business casual is encouraged.

Yes, we will be providing food during the conference. Please be sure to include in the registration form if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

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