TR Talks - 2018 Fall Series

Oct 9, 2018

As part of the graduate seminar, MSC 1000: Fundamentals of Translational Research, the discussion series is hosted by Faculty of Medicine’s Translational Research Program (TRP) and the five collaborating Departments participating in the development of the Toronto Translational HUB (Department of Psychiatry, Medicine, Imaging, Surgery and Paediatrics).

Geared to an inter-professional community of clinicians, researchers, and trainees, the series is intended to provoke discussion and community building. The Talks, are intended to provide an overview of the health innovation landscape while introducing the ‘tools and competencies’ needed to systematically ‘translate’ science more effectively.


Each seminar in the series is two hours. During the first hour, TRP first-year students will facilitate a discussion among all the panel discussants and audience about Translational challenges and opportunities. During the second hour, each of the discussants will meet in smaller groups with attendees to continue the conversation and network.

Event Dates and Speakers:

Oct 16, 2018: Tools for Translation: Patenting and IP

Ms. Klara Vichnevetski, Director, Industry Partnerships and Technology Transfer, CAMH

Dr. Melanie Szweras, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Genetics), LL.B., Bereskin & Parr LLP

Ms. Jenny Wang, Senior Project Manager; Translational Commercialization and Industry Projects, Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Uri Tabori, MD; Staff Haematologist/Oncologist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Location: Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto.


Oct 30, 2018: Pathways to Market: Post clinical trials

Dr. Fredrika Scarth, Director, HQO Liaison and Program Development, MOHLTC

Sandy Schwenger CEO, m-Health Solutions & Patientcare Solutions

Mr. Jovan Matic, Director, Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist for Ontario

Location: Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto.


Nov 13, 2018: Funding Translation

Mr. Brian Bloom, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bloom Burton & CO

Ms. Christine MacDonald, Director, Business Development & Team Lead – Ontario

Dr. Sam Sandassie, Education and Training Program Manager, AGE-WELL

Mr. Brad Brenton, Business Development Manager

Dr. Garth Smith, Director, Industry Relations

Location: Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto.


Nov 27, 2018: Implementing & Evidence: Strategy of writing papers in Translational medicine

Dr. Anna Gagliardi, Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)

Dr. Jennifer Stinson, Mary Jo Haddad Nursing Chair in Child Health

Dr. Norm Rosenblum, TR HUB Advisor, Clinician-Scientist, SickKids

Location: Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto.


Dec 11, 2018: Translational Stories – Hosted by the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UofT

Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Surgeon-in-Chief, Sprott Department of Surgery, UHN

Dr. Cindi Morshead, Chair, Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery

Dr. Marc Jeschke, Director Ross Tilley Burn Centre – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Michael Tymianski, Head, Division of Neurosurgery, UHN

Location: Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto.


This event is free. RSVP here.

For more information visit TR Talks - 2019 Fall Series