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Heart of Life Sciences

Connect Your Conference to Ottawa’s Life Sciences Sector
and a globally-recognized center for health and wellness solutions

The potent combination of industry, academic research, and world leading hospitals – all situated on the doorstep of the federal organizations responsible for health regulation, protection, promotion and research funding – makes Ottawa the place to connect to Life Sciences.

The city is a leader in many areas of health research, the work of world-class calibre scientists and clinicians hosted by 5 research hospitals, two universities, and the National Research Council.

35 Canada Research Chairs in health are held by researchers and educators at Ottawa’s universities and the city is home to more than 140 life sciences companies including Abbott, Clearwater Clinical, DNA Genotek, Dynacare, Montfort, Nordion, Spartan, Thermo Fisher and Turnstone Biologics.

A Welcoming Destination

Twenty-five major conferences devoted to life sciences will be held in Ottawa between 2019 and 2022 including those of the following:

  • Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
  • Society for the Study of Reproduction
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Congress
  • International Society of Pediatric Oncology Congress
  • International Association of Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Societies
  • International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE)
  • Canadian Cardiovascular Congress

Connect to Aging Well

Heart of Life Sciences

Ottawa’s Sensors and Analytics for Monitoring Mobility and Memory hub is a joint initiative of Ottawa’s Carleton University, the Bruyère Research Institute and AGE-WELL, a pan-Canadian network of public, private and academic groups working to harness artificial intelligence and big data, and eHealth, mobile and smart home technologies to help older Canadians maintain their independence, health and quality of life.


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