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We are excited to see all of you in Toronto, Canada on October 7-8th for the IMI Canada National Conference 2023. Online registration is now open! The Conference will be held at the Novotel Toronto Vaughan Hotel, Located at 200 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan, ON L4K 0B9. The Novotel is less than a kilometer away from Vaughan Mills Mall, and is surrounded by many restaurants and shops. This conference includes many special events, including a Special Gala Dinner and a Toronto Boat Cruise, with dinner and live entertainment.

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Conference Highlights

✅ Engaging sessions with world class physicians

✅ Learn from the best healthcare & bio-tech professionals

✅ Network with renowned medical leaders and thinkers

✅ Toronto Sightseeing Cruise

✅ Delicious Dinner

The opportunity of a lifetime for just $200

Don’t miss out on this incredible deal to elevate your expertise and network within the healthcare industry.

Student & IMG Discount Available

A special discount is available for students and international medical graduates. Students must present a Student ID (with photo) at the event.


Saturday October 7th

8:00 AM

  • Registration and light breakfast

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Morning Session: Managing lifestyle, physical and emotional health - Dr. Naushad Noorani (MD, FRCPC)
  • Obesity: Emerging concepts and Management - Dr Naheed Ali
  • Preventative Cardiac Health: Hypertension, Lipidemia and Physical Activity - Dr. Mohamed Panju
  • An Approach To Common Mental Health Challenges In Muslim Adolescents: A Clinical Approach - Dr. Syeda Abbas (MD, FRCPC)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Keynote Address 1: Sustainable Development Goals for Child Health in the Islamic World: Status, Challenges and Opportunities - Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta (PhD, MBBS, FRCPCH, FAAP)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Prayer Break

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Keynote Address 2: The Future of Medicine- Human vs Artificial Intelligence - Dr Naweed Syed (PHD)

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Afternoon Session
  • Session Chair: Role of IMI Canada: Past, Present & Future - Dr Syed Yasir Haider (MD, FRCSC, FRCS-Orthopaedics)
  • Helping Hospitals Improve Standards and Nursing Education Abroad Shairoz Somji (RN)

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Break

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

  • End of Life Care: A Muslim Bioethical Approach - Dr. Shabbir Alibhai (MD, MSc, FRCPC) & Dr Akber Mithani (MD, MCFP, COE)

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

  • IMI Canada National Conference Gala Dinner

Sunday October 8th

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • AGM: Discussion in Strategy for the Next 3 Years to Improve Membership

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Inauguration of Western Canada Chapter, Women Wing

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Break

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Farewell Speech by the ex-President
  • Announcement of the New President & Board
  • Inaugural Speech by the New President

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

  • IMG Career Pathway Seminar

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Lunch

1:15 PM

  • Prayer Break

3:30 PM

  • Buses Leave for the Dinner Cruise

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Toronto Cruise

Full Program Schedule


CME Program

CME Program

Imamia Medics International Canada (IMI) is holding its Canadian National Conference as an in-person meeting on Saturday October 7-8th, in Toronto at the Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre. The conference will cover all aspects of medicine that affect our community including Global health and Child mortality, End of life care, Mental health in our youth, Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and many others. We have many amazing speakers, including internationally renowned keynote speakers Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta and Dr Naweed Syed. This event will attract attendees from Medical Doctors, Allied Health Professionals, Researchers, Students and Industry leaders from within, and outside Canada. The conference has been designed to engage all; we encourage you to attend with your family. IMI Canada’s CME program team has worked extensively to create a program that will engage all specialties, and create value for all who attend.

Program Slides

CME Program Topics

Managing Lifestyle, Physical and Emotional Health
Keynote Address - Child Mortality: How it affects Developing Nations
Keynote Address - The Future of Medicine: Human vs Artificial Intelligence

IMG Program

IMG Poster

Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85719376950

Meeting ID: 857 1937 6950

IMG slides and video will be uploaded on Facebook

Toronto Cruise

Toronto Cruise (image from Viator)

Join us on October 8th, 2023, for an exciting Toronto Cruise. Experience some of Toronto’s greatest views, enjoy some delicious food, watch live entertainment and have an opportunity to relax and socialize with your families, and other members of the community.

Date: October 8th, 2023

Time: 6PM - 10PM

Directions: Google Maps

Map & Directions

All of our vessels are docked at 207 Queens Quay West (at the foot of York St).

By TTC: By TTC - the better way - a short walk south from Union Station along York Street or take the 509 Harbourfront or 510 Spadina Streetcar from Union to Harbourfront Centre (second stop). We are located on the water right by the Harbourfront stop.
By Automobile:
East Bound (coming from the west): From the Gardiner Expressway, take the York, Bay, Yonge (YBY) exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right (south) onto Simcoe. From Lakeshore Blvd, turn right on York Street, and right onto Queens Quay West. There are 2 Paid Parking lots with varying daily rates:
  1. Standard Parking, 200 Queens Quay
  2. Harbourfront Parking
West Bound (coming from the east): From Lakeshore Blvd, turn left (south) on to York St. At Queens Quay, turn right (west) onto Queens Quay.
  1. Standard Parking, 200 Queens Quay
  2. Harbourfront Parking

From Downtown: The most efficient route to parking at the waterfront is south bound along Simcoe, York, Bay or Yonge until you reach 207 Queens Quay West. Parking is at a premium in the waterfront area.

Printable Map & Directions


Novotel Hotel Vaughan (image from TripAdvisor)

Discounted Room Rates are available for IMI Canada Conference attendees as follows:

How to book

Please call the hotel directly to book your rooms

Hotel Information

Points of Interest


List of Halal Restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area

Closest Restaurants to Novotel Vaughan Centre



Our Sponsors

IMI invites you to become a sponsor, or share an advertisement/tribute within the conference publication for a unique opportunity to connect with hundreds within our broad network. For details please click to view our Sponsorship Opportunities here.

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Platinum Sponsors

Child Aid International

Child Aid International Fund Society actively seeks projects to help develop the children into healthy, caring, and confident individuals. In Iraq, the projects include: school admissions, uniform, school supplies, and clothing support; annual food distribution to about 2000 to 3000 widows and needy families; Eid and Christmas gifts for orphan children; and, when funds are available, medical bill payment assistance and general house repairing assistance.
CAIFS also distributes 3000 to 4000 food baskets to impoverished farmers in Pakistan and needy families living in slums of India. Future projects include building a medical clinic in a slum neighborhood in Hyderabad, India.


Pharmasave Wellness Point Pharmacy

Pharmasave is one of Canada’s leading independent pharmacy and drugstore retailers. Since being founded in 1981, Pharmasave has focused on building a national platform of community based retail outlets designed to provide customers with exceptional service, products and advice.
Each Pharmasave store operates independently to serve its individual community, which ensures both programs and services tailored to the needs of customers and a commitment to helping all customers. Live Well With Pharmasave, Canada’s community pharmacy.

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Toronto 360 TV

Watch Toronto 360 TV Live Online Free • Toronto 360 TV Live Streaming • Watch Best TV Channels at No Charge! • Free TV Broadcasting • Free Online TVs - Watch Toronto 360 TV Online for Free Toronto 360 TV, a 24/7 Live Digital TV Channel. Your one stop for news, entertainment, talk shows, and much more.

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Yaya Foods

We are a privately owned Canadian business with over 30 years experience in beverage and liquid manufacturing. From humble beginnings as a small, privately owned juice company to the versatile beverage and liquid foods manufacturer and co-packer we are today, we have never lost our roots or sacrificed our quality.

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Gold Sponsors

American University of Barbados

The American University of Barbados, School of Medicine with its campus located in Wildey, Barbados is a popular choice when reviewing options to study medicine in the Caribbean. AUB offers a comprehensive medical curriculum and quality education to its students. The medical school is accredited by CAAM-HP and the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC). It is also listed by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) in the World Directory of Medical Schools. Thus, AUB graduate degrees are recognized throughout the world.

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Development Relief Foundation & Canadian Aid & Relief Foundation

CARF is a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering hope, education, healthcare, and support services to those in need. Our mission is to bring healing and hope to broken hearts, promising them a brighter future. We achieve this by providing quality education to children, empowering widows through income-generating training, addressing food insecurity by distributing nourishing food to underserved families, sponsoring orphans and less fortunate children, offering essential support to refugees, extending interest-free micro and student loans, and operating Imam al-Hujjah Hospital to improve healthcare access. With a commitment to lasting and transformative change, CARF invites individuals, organizations, and partners to join us in making a positive impact and creating a brighter future for all.

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Habib Canadian Bank

Habib Canadian Bank (HCB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Habib Bank AG Zurich, began its operations from Mississauga on March 22, 2001. HCB is a member of the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation. Habib Canadian Bank places a high emphasis on personal service. The Bank provides a comprehensive range of commercial and personal banking services and products designed to cover the needs of all its customers from small saver to the larger international corporations.

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We take care of your clinic so you can care for your patients! Hygeia is a provider of end-to-end Information Technology, Digital Marketing, Web Development, accounting, finance and strategic consulting services for healthcare practitioners and business owners. Our clients include dentists, doctors, pharmacists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, health, and wellness clinics as well as small to medium size organizations like pharmaceutical companies and hospitals. Our ability to provide seamless healthcare-focused services is unmatched in the Canadian healthcare industry. Whether you require a simple website or digital marketing services or if you need business Financing, Consulting or Accounting and Tax planning services, we can help you. With over 50 years of collective expertise, we invite you to partner with us and we will help you exceed your goals. Your financial health is our business.

Contact Us
Tel: (416)268-3086
Email: info@hygeiagroupinc.com

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RBC - Wealth Management

Musharaf (Moe) Anwar is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Wealth Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities. He leads a team of professionals at Anwar Wealth Partners and has been advising successful medical professionals and business owners since 2005. His team specialize in Tax & Estate Planning, Succesion Planning and Portfolio Management. More details can be found below.

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Toronto Muslim Cemetery

The First All-Muslim Cemetery in the GTA
Beautifully landscaped cemetery located in Richmond Hill. Established to provide comfort and convenience to GTA's Muslim Community. Offering burial services 7 days a week.

Plan Ahead. To pre-arrange is an act of kindness to those you love.

  • Address: 13706 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, ON LAE 1A2
  • Phone: (416) 829-8622
  • Email: info@torontomuslimcemetery.ca
  • Facebook: facebook.com/tmcccemetery/

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Young Winfield Inc

Young-Winfield Inc., is a proudly Canadian Wholesale manufacturer, blender, and packager of spices and herbs in the Greater Toronto Area. The company was founded in the year 1908 and has grown to be a large player in the Canadian Spice Industry. From their humble roots in Hamilton they have grown into a spice powerhouse supplying both retail stores and large corporations. Through sourcing the highest quality spices, Young-Winfield has been able to grow by creating value in the marketplace.

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Zahra Trust

A charity inspired by the tenets of our faith, working to provide food aid, clean and safe drinking water, poverty relief, educational support and more to those in need, particularly orphans and vulnerable children and women.
While striving to nourish our beneficiaries physically by providing basic humanitarian needs in a transparent manner, we also work to raise awareness of development, humanitarian and spiritual issues.

What we do

  • Provide seasonal aid throughout key periods such as Ramadhan, Eid ul-Adha and Muharram
  • Provide food aid to families that experience a chronic lack of access to nutritional food items
  • Support the institution of the family through the provision of welfare, easing the burden of breadwinners to provide
  • Facilitate access to formal and spiritual education and training to enhance community development
  • Support spiritual development programs domestically and abroad to advance religion
  • Help fulfil the Islamic duties of our supporters through fulfillment of Sadaqa, Zakat and Khums

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Silver Sponsors

Cardio Health and CanMed Endoscopy

At Cardio Health, we are dedicated to optimizing your cardiovascular well-being and helping you achieve a healthier, happier life. Our team of experienced medical professionals and wellness experts are committed to providing exceptional care, personalized attention, and cutting-edge treatments to support your cardiovascular health journey.
With a passion for preventive cardiology and a holistic approach, we believe in addressing the root causes of cardiovascular issues, not just treating the symptoms. Our comprehensive range of services and state-of-the-art facilities ensure that you receive the highest quality care tailored to your unique needs.

CanMed Endoscopy invites patient referrals relating to all gastrointestinal system concerns including nutrition. Our clinic in northwest Toronto offers comfortable, private surroundings, the most up-to-date technology and appropriate sedation or anesthesia for pain-free procedures.
We provide consultation, endoscopic diagnosis and treatment for conditions including gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD), ulcers, colon cancer, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as preventative colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer (CRC). Colonoscopy, gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, hemorrhoid treatment and general surgical consultations are available on a referral basis only.

A consultation including detailed medical history is usually needed before booking a procedure at the centre.

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HOPE Foundation

Help Orphans and Promote Education (H.O.P.E.) Foundation is a federally registered Canadian charity. Our project is primarily focused on various regions in Pakistan, where we aim to provide education through sponsorship of orphans and children in need. H.O.P.E. also strives to provide emergency relief to the people affected by natural disasters, both locally and internationally.
We strongly believe in complete transparency and take great measures to ensure that all donations are used in the most effective manner. All funds go towards ensuring students become self-sufficient and lead a respectable life. This, we believe, will bring hope and enlightenment by giving these children an opportunity to play an active and productive role in society.

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Montessori Teachers College

Montessori Teachers College is a leading provider of diploma, certificate and professional development programs in Canada and around the globe. Since 2005, Montessori Teachers College aims to ignite the flame of a quality Montessori education in each of our Montessori teachers which respectfully and intelligently nurtures, guides and follows the child in a beautifully prepared Montessori environment. We offer MACTE accredited, Internationally Recognized Montessori Diplomas. Diploma Programs are 10 months in duration and are offering in January, May and September. We also provide Online certificates and Professional Development Workshops offered on-demand or with scheduled start and end dates.

    Programs offered:
  • Infant Toddler Montessori Diploma Program (0 – 3 years of age)
  • Early Childhood Montessori Diploma Program (3 – 6 years of age)
  • Lower Elementary Montessori Diploma Program (6 – 9 years of age)
  • Upper Elementary Montessori Diploma Program (9 – 12 years of age)
    Certificates offered:
  • Infant Toddler Montessori Assistant Certificate (0 – 3 years of age)
  • Early Childhood Montessori Assistant Certificate (3– 6 years of age)
  • Starting a Home Based Montessori School Certificate
  • Montessori Dementia Certificate

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NASIMCO was established in 1980 as a Shia Ithna-Asheri umbrella organization to unify North American Jamaats and provide the following services. NASIMCO’s vision is to provide a common structure and framework to meet the religious, cultural and social needs of the Shia within its area of operations. NASIMCO’s mission is to harness talents and resources available in our Member Communities (or “jamaats”) for the greater good. NASIMCO’s vision for the future is based on the active engagement of the local North American community and the Shia diaspora globally.


Selm Academy

Established in 2020, Selm Academy is a Canadian Islamic primary school exclusively catering to students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8. Our core mission is centered on the holistic development of children and youth, aligning with the teachings of the Qur’an, Prophet, and the Ahl al-Bayt. In addition to adhering to the Ontario curriculum, our robust curriculum encompasses Islamic Studies, Quranic Arabic, and students’ native languages. As a full-time educational institution, our school operates from Monday to Friday, with a structured schedule spanning from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

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Women’s Wing Sponsor

Rashida Dhalla

Since day one, RE/MAX Realtron Rashida Dhalla Realty Brokerage has been a company focused on being exceptional. That strict focus translates into the best technology, the best service, the best service and most importantly, the best results for you and your family.
Whether you’re buying, selling or investing in real estate anywhere in the world, RE/MAX Realtron Rashida Dhalla Realty encourages you to Elevate Your Expectations and give us a call. We will ensure you make the most out of your real estate opportunities.
Remember, it’s not who you know, It’s the one who knows! Let our expertise work for you.

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Contact us If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by emailing sponsorships@imicanada.org or call IMI Canada: 1-800-549-1007


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