You're invited! 2023 Health Research conference

An event to showcase, connect, and strengthen health research excellence.

Join us! As we bring together experts and innovators to discuss, collaborate, and inspire.

4 November

Conference Day

Gallery Pictures from this year!

Why you should attend This is a unique & best of its kind conference

Unlocking opportunities for professional growth and networking


from renowned experts in the field, stay up to date with the latest advancement, and enhance your career by gaining valuable insights and knowledge through the plenary and concurrent session


with fellow professionals and potential collaborators during our poster session, lunch, and network mixer!


your health research and share it with the community

2023 Program Breakthrough starts here

Discover our carefully curated program, designed to provide maximum opportunity to learn, network, present, and address key issues and advancements in health research.

Rapid-Fire Session

An opportunity reserved for students and trainees to present current or completed research projects.

Poster Presentations

An opportunity to visually showcase important research and is open to all participants.

Streaming Services

Concurrent Sessions

Presentations reserved for research leads to showcase and discuss important ongoing or completed research.

Plenary session

Presentation reserved for research leads to showcase and discuss ongoing and completed research.

Consumer Devices

Our 2023 Speakers

our distinguished lineup of speakers includes thought leaders, researchers, and innovators from
various fields in health research.

Plenary session

Dr. Phillip D. Levy


Edward S. Thomas Endowed Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Vice President for Translational Science and Clinical Research Innovation, Wayne State University, Chief Innovation Officer, Wayne Health

Dr. Angel Arnaout

Oncologist, General Surgery Ottawa Hospital Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa

Dr. Silvia Penuela

Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Dr. Amanda McIntyre

PhD RN Assistant Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University Registered Nurse, Emergency Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Rong Zheng

Professor, PhD, P.Eng. Canada Research Chair in Mobile Computing (Tier 1) Dept. of Computing and Software McMaster University

Moderated By:

Dr. Trevor Shepherd

Associate Professor,
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Panel Session

Dr. Juliet Daniel

Researcher with patient-oriented research

Dr. Edward Cruz

Researcher with lived-experience oriented research

Jasmine Kobrosli

Participant with Lived-Experience

John Riley

Assistant Director, Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Clementa Stans

Participant with Lived-Experience

Moderated By:

Dr. Paula van Wyk

Associate Professor,
Department of Kinesiology
at the University of Windsor

Meet top researchers.

Connect with accomplished researchers and professionals, fostering potential collaborations and expanding your network.

Learn even more.

Immerse yourself in informative sessions and speaker series, deepening your knowledge of the latest research advancements.

Our 2023 sponsors Conference partners

We are grateful to our sponsors for their support and commitment to advancing health research. Their contributions help make the WE-SPARK Health Conference an amazing event for all attendees.

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Newsroom Get a taste of the WE-SPARK Health Research Conference Experience

We provide regular content on conference-related updates and previous conference.


WE-Spark Health Institute attracted more than 300 attendees to its


The Windsor-Essex health research community will come together over two

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