Michael Hillmer

Michael Hillmer is Assistant Deputy Minister of the Capacity Planning and Analytics Division of the Ministry of Health and has been part of the Ontario Public Service since 2007. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring the data and analytic needs of the health system are met; ultimately,...

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Robert Swenson

Dr. Swenson is a psychiatrist working at The Ottawa Hospital, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, former Chief of Psychiatry of the Ottawa Hospital, and a Full Professor of Psychiatry of the University of Ottawa Department of Psychiatry. He trained in internal medicine and psychiatry at the University of Ottawa and...

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Leanne Casaubon

Dr. Casaubon completed her medical training at Dalhousie University in 1999 and went on to Neurology Residency training (1999-2004) followed by a Stroke Fellowship (2004-2007) at the University of Toronto. She also completed a Master of Science degree (2005-2007) with a focus in Clinical Epidemiology. Dr. Casaubon is an...

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Marko Simunovic

Dr. Marko Simunovic is a Surgical Oncologist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre and an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University. He is also affiliated with the McMaster Departments of Oncology, and, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. His clinical area is colorectal cancer while his research focuses...

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Neil D. Fraser

Through innovation and collaboration, Medtronic helps to improve the lives and health of millions of people each year. Neil Fraser is the President of Medtronic Canada and Regional Vice-President - Canada, Medtronic plc. He is also the Chair of MEDEC and a Board Member of Baycrest Health Sciences. In...

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Ilse Treurnicht

Ilse Treurnicht is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a leading innovation hub in Toronto. MaRS supports entrepreneurs building young high growth firms in the health, cleantech, work & learning, as well as finance & commerce sectors, and works with partners to catalyze, scale and adopt innovation. Ilse joined...

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Lakshmikumar Venkat Raghavan

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS AWARD Lakshmikumar Venkat Raghavan University Health NetworkIn our project we have a shown that the precise targeting of CO2 in combination with BOLD-MRI can be used as a non-invasive “brain stress test” to identify patients at risk for stroke. This technique can be adopted as a routine clinical...

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Lisa Mielniczuk

CARDIOVASCULAR, EMERGENCY, AND CRITICAL CARE AWARD Lisa Mielniczuk University of Ottawa Heart InstituteInteractive voice recognition (IVR) technology uses speech recognition to deliver phone calls every 2 weeks to assess HF symptoms, offer additional educational material, offer medication information, receive self-care information from the system and track readmission and satisfaction...

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Nick Daneman

EVIDENCE - AND PATIENT-CENTRED CARE AWARD Nicholas Daneman Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreThe BALANCE RCT will define a treatment duration paradigm for patients with bacteremia. If shorter course treatment (7 days) is non-inferior to longer course (14 days) this intervention will be simple to implement (no new technology) and sustainable (cheaper...

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Robert Graton

SYSTEM COORDINATION, GUIDELINES, and EDUCATION AWARD Robert Gratton AMOSO (a city wide association of London Health Science Centre, St Joseph’s Healthcare, London, Western University and the Clinical Teachers Association at Western)Obstetrical triage units faced with overcrowding, prolonged wait times, and limited resources will be able to use this new...

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