QuIPS 2016 – Healthcare Technology: Innovation and Barriers to Implementation

Are you in the healthcare field or looking for a way to get involved? Wondering how to network with other healthcare professionals or showcase your work to the leaders of the industry? How about learning more about the cutting edge technologies that are currently transforming healthcare? If so, the QuIPS conference is the place for you! This year, the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (QuIPS) 2016 is about Healthcare Technology: Innovation and Barriers to Implementation. Hundreds of students and professionals will gather to discuss and solve the problems currently facing healthcare. Now is your chance to participate in exciting workshops, panel discussions, poster competitions and to seize extensive networking opportunities. Buy your tickets and submit abstracts now and visit us on facebook.


EWH Symposium Schedule

The speakers and talks for the EWH Symposium are finalized! For more information about the Symposium, click here.

Symposium Schedule

Time Event Title
08.45 Registration & Coffee
09.15 Opening remarks by EWH UofT exec. board
09.30 Dr. Shaun Morris
Clinician-Scientist, Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital for Sick Children, and Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Reducing Newborn Mortality in Rural Low Income Countries Using an Integrated Newborn Survival Kit
10.00 Dr. Jillian Kohler
Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector
Getting at Corruption in the Global Health Sector – Challenges and Opportunities
10.30 Dr. Amy Bilton
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Design of Energy and Water Systems for Remote Communities
11.00 Panel Discussion
11.30 EWH Innovation Team
Ideathon Remarks
11.40 Lunch & Networking Session
12.00 Lunch & Networking Session Poster judging session 1
12.30 Lunch & Networking Session Poster judging session 2
13.00 Olivia Knight
Administrative Director, Ghana Medical Help
Challenges and Solutions to Providing Medical Aid in a Developing Country
13.30 Dr. Kiruba Krishnaswamy (supervisor: Dr. Levente Diosady)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
Food Fortification: An Effective Approach to Improve Global Health
14.00 Christine Gabardo (Supervisor: Dr. Leyla Soleymani)
Ph.D. Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University
Engineering Integrated DNA Biosensors for Resource-Limited Settings
14.30 Coffee break
15.00 Justin Boutilier (Supervisor: Dr. Timothy Chan)
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
Ambulance Emergency Response Optimization in Dhaka, Bangladesh
15.30 Dr. Matt Ratto
Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, and Director, Semaphore Research Cluster, University of Toronto
Engineering Socio-Technical Systems: 3D Prosthetics in the Developing World
16.00 Hillary Ganek (Supervisor: Dr. Alice Eriks-Brophy)
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
Hearing Loss Intervention in Vietnam: Investigating Language Socialization Practices
16.30 Panel Discussion
17.00 Closing Remarks & Poster Prizes
17.30 End of Symposium

EWH Ideathon 2016

We are pleased to announce the first ever EWH UofT Ideathon!

This complementary event to the EWH symposium is an opportunity for students to work in interdisciplinary teams, apply their knowledge gained from the symposium, and generate innovative ideas geared at solving global health issues. This is not a hackathon, rather this is a gathering of brilliant minds ready to spark positive change. Participants are not required to attend the symposium beforehand, however, the talks and panel discussions at the symposium will certainly help provide important insights and guidance for this competition.

For more information about the EWH Ideathon, please visit the EWH Ideathon page!

EWH Symposium 2016 – Register Now!

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The annual EWH symposium is organized entirely by graduate and undergraduate students for the University of Toronto community. This symposium aims to expose the community to current global health initiatives with a focus on engineering solutions to these challenges.

The symposium spans a full day of lectures, panel discussions, networking opportunities and a poster session. Participants will have the chance to learn more about exciting global health topics and network closely with leaders in the field. We are very excited about this conference as it will bring together a diverse group of passionate scientists, government and industry representatives to promote world health to the next generation.

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Water for the World – Seeking Volunteers for Workshops in March

In the next 25 years, a third of the population will face severe water scarcity. With 20 percent of the world’s total freshwater resources and the longest marine coastline of any country in the world, Canada plays a pivotal role in managing global water resources. The next generation of Canadians must be well equipped to tackle the world’s water challenges. EWB aims to ignite a sense of pragmatism to develop systemic change leaders. The Engineers Without Borders’ Water for the World (WFTW) team is an innovative program that educates young students (grades 5-9) about issues surrounding global access to clean water (website).

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