The Windsor-Essex health research community will come together over two days in November to learn from experts and to present, share, and discuss health research projects.
WE-Spark Health Institute’s first in-person conference will feature presentations from local, regional, and international experts, and a rapid-fire session where students and trainees will present their current and completed research projects.
The conference will include keynotes from three experts in the healthcare field:
- Steven A Narod is a clinician and scientist at Women’s College Hospital where he has led the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit for the past 25 years.
- Molly Shoichet is Michael E. Charles Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto. She served as Ontario’s first chief scientist in 2018, co-founded four companies, and has won numerous awards including the top prize in science in Canada, the Herzberg Gold Medal, and the Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize.
- Mary Ann Barber began her nursing career in 1996 and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1997. After 21 years of service, Barber retired from military service and since then, has worked in clinics around the country. She currently works in remote nursing stations in Nunavut, in the Baffin Island region at the Urgent Primary Care Centre, and remains a passionate advocate for veterans and for PTSD awareness.
The event will be held Nov. 11 and 12 at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Drive West. All health researchers, clinicians, students, and trainees are welcome to attend.
WE-Spark Health Institute is a partnership supported by the University of Windsor, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, and Windsor Regional Hospital designed to take health care to the next level through research.