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Through seminars and experiential activities, students are given the opportunity to learn about industry challenges and explore innovative solutions.
Through seminars and experiential activities, students are given the opportunity to learn about industry challenges and explore innovative solutions.

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Why Founding a MedTech Start-up Should be Your Next Career Move

Speaker: Chad Munro
Business Founder | Halifax Biomedical Inc.




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Management of Medical Equipment - Related Incidents

Speaker: Matthew F. Baretich
Business Director | Vancouver Coastal Health




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Event Highlights

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Explore MedTech Seminar:

Why Founding a MedTech Start-up Should be Your Next Career Move

Speaker: Chad Munro

Founder | Halifax Biomedical Inc.


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Management of Medical Equipment - Related Incidents


Speaker: Matthew F. Baretich

Business Director | Vancouver Coastal Health


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Transitioning from Ph.D. Research to a Business Career in Medical Technology

Speaker: Doreen Miao

Business Director | Ananda Devices


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Experience MedTech Information Session:


Speaker: Adnan Syed

Director, MedTech Talent Accelerator | Administrative Lead | Ex-officio



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Seminar:

Trainee Seminar: Reflecting on MedTech Industry Internships

Speakers:

Brenda Guzman Juarez, Chemistry PhD Candidate, McGill University

Justin DiGregorio, MASc in Biomedical Engineering, Ryerson University

Monalisha Nayak, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering PhD Candidate, McGill University

Filip Bodera, Biomedical Physics PhD Candidate, Ryerson University


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Seminar:

From Engineer to Entrepreneur - Learning the Business of Med Tech


Speaker: Jeff Leadbetter

Co-Founder & Managing Director } Daxsonics Ultrasound Inc.







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Seminar:

Tackling Neurovascular Diseases using Advanced Imaging, Computation, Robotics, and AI

Speakers:
Dr. Vitor Mendes Pereira
Surgeon | St.Michael's Hospital
Professor | University of Toronto

Nicole Cancelliere
Health Professional Researcher | St.Michael's Hospital

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Seminar:

Becoming 21st Century-Ready: The Digital Transformation of The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada

Speaker: Carine Trazo

Managing Director | GOC





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HackMedTech 2021

Challenge Presented by Myant Inc.

Challenge: Reducing computational and energy burdens to improve the accuracy and efficiency of wearable sensors for continuous health monitoring.





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Seminar:

The Evolving Technology of Cells as Treatments, then Products, then Commodities

Speaker: Lee Buckler

CEO | RepliCel Life Science

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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Application of Radiology in Pain Management

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Rod

Family Physician
Director, Toronto Poly Clinic Multi-disciplinary pain management clinics. 
Lecturer and Clinical Teacher, University of Toronto DFCM
Medical Investigator, Peer and Facility Assessor, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario




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Seminar:

Technology and Challenges in Global & Rural Healthcare

Speakers:
Dr. Harvey Hawes
Trauma Surgeon | Humanitarian | Entrepreneur

Dr. Matthew Weins
Epidemiologist | Public Health Researcher | Public Health Researcher | Public Health Researcher

Dr. Ryan Falk
Family Physician

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Technologies in my Practice

Speaker: Dr. Claudia dos Santos

Scientist, Keenan Research Centre
Clinician Scientist, Research, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, Medicine University of Toronto
Lead for Device Development and Entrepreneurship
Member, Collaborative Graduate Program in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Toronto

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Virtual Clinical Immersion Training Information Session

Speaker: Adnan Syed

Director, MedTech Talent Accelerator | Administrative Lead | Ex-officio





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Technologies in my Practice

Speaker: Dr. Joao B. Rezende Neto

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, St.Michael's Hospital
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Associate Scientist, Keenan Research Centre
Lead for Device Development and Entrepreneurship

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Experience MedTech Information Session

Speaker: Adnan Syed

Director, MedTech Talent Accelerator | Administrative Lead | Ex-officio




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Transforming Human Connectedness Through Textile Computing

Speaker: Dr.Bastien Moineau

Rehabillitation and Physiotherapy Specialist | Myant Inc.



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Experience MedTech Information Session

Speaker: Adnan Syed

Director, MedTech Talent Accelerator | Administrative Lead | Ex-officio



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Combating Covid-19 Panel Discussion

Speakers: 
Prof. Caroline Wagner, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering | McGill University

Prof. David Juncker, Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering | McGill University

Prof. Donald Sheppard, Professor and Chair of Microbiology and Immunology | McGill University

Marc Saab, Founder and Managing Director | BML Technology

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Seminar:

Bioprinted Therapeutics: Next Generation Cell Therapy

Speaker: Tamer Mohamed

Founder and CEO | Aspect Biosystems








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From Scoliosis Treatment 
Stimulators to the 
TransMedTech Institute 
Transdisciplinary Innovation 
Ecosystem

Speaker: Carl-Eric Aubin

Professor & Chief Executive and Scientific Director, Montreal TransMedTech Institute, Canada Research Chair in Orthopedic Engineering, NSERC/Medtronic Industrial Research Chair in Spine Biomechanics.



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Experience MedTech 
Information Session:

Speaker: Adnan Syed

Director, MedTech Talent Accelerator | Administrative Lead | Ex-officio










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Addressing Systemic Gaps in community health with Digital Technology Solutions

Speaker: Courtney Cole
Founder, CEO | ForaHealthyMe Inc.

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Key Steps in Regulatory Affairs & Quality Management for a MedTech Startup

Speaker: Clarisse Bascans
Co-founder, CEO | Avisio Qualité Inc

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Drug and medical device development from bench to patient access

Speaker: Katia Betito

President | ATGen Canada

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From Academia to Industry;
An Exciting Journey

Speaker: Dr. Richard Jonkers

Principal Clinical Research Specialist | Medtronic Canda

HackMedTech 2020

4 week virtual hack-a-thon

"Omitting the need for carbohydrate counting for people with Type 1 diabetes



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Career Panel Discussion

Speakers: Maryam Tabrizian (Prof. of Biomedical Engineering, McGill), Adam Hendricks (Associate Prof. of Bioengineering, McGill), Martin Garon (President of Biomomentum Inc.), Andre Tremblay, (CTO of Agile MV) Kate Turner (CTO of Sensoreal)

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Intellectual Property Concepts & Strategies for the MedTech industry

Speaker: Jean-Nicolas Delage

Partner, Co-leader of the Tech, Media and Teleco group | Lawyer at Fasken

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Information Session:

Experience MedTech Information Session

Speakers: 
Mary Susan Thomson | Ryerson University
Jesse Ehrlick | McGill University
Adnan Syed | Ryerson University

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Differentiating from Fitting the Health needs to the Science vs Fitting the Science to the Health Needs - Knowledge for Success in Go-to-Market

Speaker: Professor Paul Santere

University of Toronto, Co-director of Health Innovation Hub, Co-founder and CSO of Interface Biologics


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Seminar:

Stem Cell-Derived 
Encapsulated Liver Tissue: 
Preclinical development of an 
Allogeneic Cell Therapy to Treat Liver Failure

Speaker: Professor Massimiliano Paganelli

Gastroenterologist/ Hepatologist, University of Montreal, Co-founder and CEO of Morphocell Technologies

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Regulatory Overview and 
Pathways for Medical Devices


Speaker: Dr. Kazemzadeh-Narbat 

Lead Scientific Reviewer at US FDA, Office of Product Evaluation and Quality (OPEQ)


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Medical Device Innovation: 
Career Trajectory of a 
MedTech Industry Profession

Speaker: Stuart Kozlick, Eng., MASc. 

Medical Technology Executive, Clinical Innovation Leader, & Healthcare Systems Strategist, Puzzle Medical Devices Inc.


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Seminar:

Medical Device Innovation:
What's Your One Question?

Speaker: Fazila Seker 

President & CEO, MOLLI Surgical


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ODS Medical - Intraoperative
Probe System for Infiltrative 
Brain Cancer Detection

Speaker: Dr. Christopher Kent 

President &  CEO, ODS Medical Inc.

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International Expansion
of Innovative MedTech

Speaker: Mina Mekhail, PhD 

Vice President & Scientific Affairs Lead | Impactful Health Companies

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Post-prototype: 
When a Product Meets the Real World

Speaker: Andrew Heinmiller

Product Manager | VisualSonics


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Challenges & Opportunities facing a Medical Technology Startup

Speaker: Henrietta “Mimi” Galiana 

Co-founder and CSO | Saccade Analytics

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From Benchtop to 
Commercialization of Medical Devices

Speaker: Desmond Hirson

President | Ventripoint