Sunnybrook Research Institute
Events for June 2015
Bayview Main Campus
McLaughlin Auditorium, EG 61, Bayview Campus
E Wing Ground Floor, 2075 Bayview Avenue
Theme of the day: Medical Devices Innovation Review
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and York University present the 3rd Schulich Innovation Research Day.
The morning session will provide discussions on various aspects of the current medical device design landscape in Canada, which will be followed by an interactive medtech industry gaps session where Canada’s top serial medical technology entrepreneurs and social innovators will share their experiences.
The afternoon session will allow selected teams to participate in a clinical needs finding competition. The clinical needs finding competition will allow multidisciplinary teams, (each consisting of a clinical fellow, an MBA & an engineer) to shadow physicians at Sunnybrook and identify real clinical challenges & problems that impose a significant medical burden.
The clinical needs finding competition will allow multidisciplinary teams - each consisting of a clinical fellow, an MBA & an engineer - to shadow physicians at Sunnybrook and identify real clinical challenges & problems that impose a significant medical burden.
MBA (preferably HIMP) students/graduates from the Schulich School of Business and engineering students from Lassonde School of Engineering are encouraged to participate in the competition.
Preparing for the competition at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will provide MBAs and engineers with a renowned medtech entrepreneurship experience. They will learn the ins and outs of medtech innovation, from exploring needs in a hospital setting, to selecting the right one to work on!
MBAs, engineers and clinical fellows will receive mentorship and guidance from leading medtech entrepreneurs at Sunnybrook. Participants will network with local and global medtech industry experts.
A nominal cash prize and a certification of completion will be issued to each team for their final presentation.
Teams will work approximately 40 hours to prepare for their final presentation.
N.B. Flexible schedules will be provided to accommodate students’ school commitments.
Candidates should demonstrate leadership potential and creativity, strong interest in medical technology, knowledge of medicine and public health, aptitude for entrepreneurship and the ability to work as part of a team.
MBAs and engineers who are interested should send their resume with a one-page cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keynote Address #1:
Jimmy Yang – Professor, Schulich School of Business, CEO and Managing Director, Garrison Health
Keynote Address #2:
Cameron Piron – President, Synaptive Medical
Keynote Address #3:
Adnan Siddiqui – Professor of Neurosurgery, Gates Vascular Institute
Keynote Address #4:
Chaim Lotan – Head of The Heart Institute of the Hadassah University Medical Center
Keynote Address #5:
Fumi Ikeno – Director, Global PDP Liaison, Stanford Biodesign Program
View program outline (PDF).
The event is open to industry, clinicians, scientists, and students interested in medical devices innovation and commercialization.
Attendance is free but space is limited. Registration is required.
(Meals served are Kosher)
Any questions can be directed to Jean Rookwood at email@example.com, tel: 416-480-5653