Ontario Advanced Research Computing Congress
Compute Ontario brings industry leaders and innovators together to drive advanced research computing forward through the Ontario Advanced Research Computing Congress. Join Canadian advanced research computing experts and decision makers in Toronto, Ontario, May 15-17, 2018. The event is a gathering of researchers and graduate students, innovators and industry, and highly qualified personnel across sectors, including health and AI, from across the province and beyond.
University of Toronto researcher Lewis Kay wins the 2018 Herzberg Gold Medal, which comes with $1M
Lewis Kay, a Toronto researcher who developed a technique to watch microscopic proteins reposition themselves and change their shapes within cells, has won the $1 million Herzberg Gold Medal, Canada’s top science prize.
NEW TRENDS IN CLINICAL TRIALS: How Data Capabilities Will Transform Clinical Trials
Please join us for a session that will focus on how evolving data mining capabilities and advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence and genomics, will impact clinical trials and healthcare innovation. This high-profile event highlights opportunities for the industry to innovate clinical trials through these technologies and to promote Ontario and Quebec’s joint capabilities for conducting clinical trials. Dr. Molly Shoichet PhD, O.C., O. Ont., NAEOntario’s first Chief Scientist and a world-leading expert in the study of polymers for drug delivery and in tissue regeneration, with a focus on spinal cord injuries, strokes and blindness. Rémi Quirion, OC, PhD, CQ, FRSCQuébec’s first Chief Scientist and chair on the boards of directors for the three Fonds de recherche du Québec andadvises the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation on research and scientific development issues. Michael Duong, PhDDirector for Evidence Generation in Medical Affairs for Hoffmann-La Roche Limited, managing a team r...
Province greenlights new Ryerson University campus in downtown Brampton
Thursday, Apr 19 2018 BRAMPTON, ON – Political and business leaders from Brampton and around the GTHA gathered at a Brampton Board of Trade event today to celebrate the announcement of a significant education infrastructure project that will transform the city. The Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, along with Harinder Malhi, MPP Brampton-Springdale and Minister of the Status of Women, announced the establishment of a new Ryerson University campus, with Sheridan College as an academic partner, in downtown Brampton. Slated to open for classes in the Fall of 2022, the new campus will focus on providing students data-driven science and business programming paired with experiential learning. Plans include the new campus, a partnership for a National Centre for Cybersecurity, and a centre for innovation – a joint-use facility which will include public and academic libraries and an innovation zone. The new campus will be built adjacent to the downtown GO Station. The...
'We're really close': U of T expert on Toronto becoming a leading health innovation hub
Toronto is nearing the “tipping point” in its quest to become a leading hub for health innovation – a development that promises to help modernize an aging Canadian health-care system while giving the broader economy a shot in the arm.
News | Baylis Medical
Government of Ontario Investing in New Baylis Medical Innovation Centre TORONTO, APRIL 11, 2018 - Baylis Medical Company is partnering with the Government of Ontario to open a state-of-the-art Baylis...
Changing the scope of clinical trials in Canada - Biotechnology Focus
It would be too easy to say that last week’s CTO 2018 Clinical Trials Conference was an immense success – but it was. A sold-out event with 400 people speaks for itself. It was held in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Hotel over two days chalked full of intrinsic speakers and panels discussing clinical research, clinical trials, and patient engagement.
MaRS EXCITE Program Updates
Calling all health technology innovators! Trying to sell your health technology innovation within the Ontario health system is complicated. Not only do you have to prove that your technology is safe and does what it should, you also have to demonstrate how it compares to current practice and how it can generate value for the system. We can help. The MaRS EXCITE program is a collaborative approach that fosters the adoption of innovative health technologies in Ontario and leverages those successes into global markets. Getting the data is one thing but realistically putting the technology into practice is another. Using a collaborative approach, EXCITE helps mitigate barriers to adoption by facilitating conversations with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and other key stakeholders. By identifying particular market access hurdles your innovation could face, EXCITE will work with you to create a roadmap for how best to navigate the health system. By engaging the health system early on, the EXC...
AcuteNet and Sharing Economy
The idea of the sharing economy model is not new to us. We have seen it pop up in several different technology applications. Airbnb; an application where people offer affordable short-term boarding for travellers. Another example of sharing economy is the application called LetGo; a space where people can buy and sell their gently used items. Still unsure what this is all about? Investopedia explains, “The sharing economy is an economic model often defined as a peer-to-peer (P2P) based activity of acquiring, providing or sharing access to goods and services that are facilitated by a community based online platform.” AcuteNet CEO Fariba Anderson, has made it her mission to evolve the healthcare industry by applying this model.