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Surgical Robots: Innovation, Opportunities, Challenges

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, the GYBO Robotics Network will be hosting a symposium “Surgical Robots: Innovation, Opportunities, Challenges”.

Day & Time: Wednesday October 17th, 2018
2:00 p.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m.

Organizers: GYBO Robotics Network, IEEE Toronto Women in Engineering, IEEE Toronto Instrumentation & Measurement – Robotics & Automation Chapter, Autodesk, Synaptive

Location: Autodesk Toronto
661 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1M1

RVSP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/surgical-robots-innovation-opportunities-challenges-registration-50073521250?discount=IEEEWIE

Description: Canada is home to numerous initiatives in surgical robotics technologies including the commercialized work of Synaptive Medical, the research on KidsArm at Sick Kids and investment in innovation centres such as the CSTAR research group.

With its world-leading hubs in health research and innovation, Canada has a unique opportunity to combine key assets for innovation leadership; a highly concentrated health innovation cluster, engineering and technical talent to create the solutions of the future, and a single-payer system to support their larger scale adoption.

The symposium will explore home-grown Canadian innovations, invite technology users and adopters to highlight what opportunities exist for these technologies, and host a discussion on the challenges in bringing these technologies to market, including their validation, adoption, policy innovation and how they will transform the healthcare system and practice.

Agenda:

2:00 pm Networking

2:15 pm Surgical Robotic Technology Innovation in Canada – Technical Talks
– Leila Kheradpir​, M.Sc., P.Eng, Director, Hardware Engineering, Synaptive Medical
– Tim Fielding, Medical Product Development Manager, MDA
– Thomas Looi, Program Director, Centre for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention, Hospital for Sick Children
– Rajni Patel, Director of Engineering, Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics and Canada Research Chair in Advanced Robotics and Control, Western University

3:20 pm Surgical Robots: Needs, Opportunities and Gaps – User Talks
– Dr. Taymaa May, Gynaecologist, Oncologist, and Surgical Scientist, UHN Princess Margaret Hospital, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

3:50 pm Networking

4:10 pm Panel Discussion
– Cameron Piron, CoFounder and Member of the Board, Synaptive Medical
– Tim Reedman, Director, Commercial Systems, MDA Robotics
– Rajni Patel, Director of Engineering, Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics and Canada Research Chair in Advanced Robotics and Control, Western University
– Leila Kheradpir​, M.Sc., P.Eng, Director, Hardware Engineering, Synaptive Medical

4:50 pm Closing Remarks

5:00 pm Networking

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