We facilitate high impact programs in healthcare innovation for graduate students, public health leaders, and business executives. 

the HITLAB organization teaches graduate and executive education courses that communicate the history, development, and opportunity of innovation and technology in healthcare, facilitating both innovative thinking and practice.


Learning from scholars and experts has never been more straightforward. Our condensed educational sessions take the form of interactive presentations, lectures, and discussions with key healthcare opinion leaders and are targeted to impact business executives and students.


We know the value of networking. Healthcare industry leaders including physicians, policy makers, researchers, CEOs, and venture capitalists provide key insights, sharing ideas with our future leaders. The social events we organize provide an ideal networking playground.  


The HITLAB organization's innovation courses and workshops are an integral part of the educational sessions. These meetings are complemented by site visits to pharmaceutical companies, healthcare organizations, and government bodies such as the United Nations, so students can hear from leaders directly.

SEMINAR SERIES                                             HITLAB Innovators Summit

Recent Courses and Classes

US Healthcare Discovery Tour - 2014

Executive MBA students from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia attended presentations by experts in various areas of healthcare, including the following:

  • Introduction to U.S.Healthcare System by Stan Kachnowski

  • Economic Value in U.S. Healthcare by Dr. David Gruber

  • Pharmaceutical Patents in the U.S. by James Major

  • Statistical Pitfalls in Healthcare Research by Olga Crowley

  • Hospital Operations Post-Affordable Care Act by Dr. Robert Kelly, President of New York-Presbyterian Hospital

  • Social Determinants in Health in U.S. by Dr. Abdulrahman M El-Sayed

  • Hustling From Idea to Tech Startup "West Coast" Style by Adam Siegel

  • Social Media and Healthcare by Tim Gilchrist

  • Obesity in the U.S. by Judy Korner

  • Effects of Healthcare Reform on Nursing and Informatics by Michelle Odlum

  • Personal Innovation and Mindfulness by Steve Newman

  • AdhereTech Smart Pill Bottles by Josh Stein

United Nations

The students furthered their understanding of global healthcare issues by touring United Nations Headquarters and learning about its health campaigns. In addition, the group participated in a discussion with a representative of the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations. 


Several representatives at Pfizer shared their own perspectives from the pharmaceutical side on a multitude of healthcare issues.