London Health Research Day is the largest research day of its kind in Ontario. Discover your research community and join your peers at the 2021 London Health Research Day on May 11.

Agenda:

Welcome
10:00 – 10:15 a.m

Dr. John Yoo, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Dr. Thomas Drysdale, Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Workshops
10:15 – 11:45 p.m.
 
Science to Business Network Presents – Insights into Industry: Exploring Careers for Grad Students
 
Reforming Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Academic and Professional Health Settings: Fundamentals, Gaps and Accountability
 

Break
11:45 – 12:00 noon

The Lucille & Norton Wolf Health Research Lecture Series – featuring Andrew Au

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 

Workshops
1:30 – 3:30 p.m
 
Knowledge Mobilization via The Conversation Canada
 
 
Interview Skills/Strategies for Academic and Non-academic Positions

This workshop consists of two concurrent sessions. 

London Health Research Day is presented in partnership by Lawson Health Research Institute and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. 

Sessions




AM Workshop Option 1: Outside the Academic Box: Exploring Careers for Graduate Students

Science to  Business Network (S2BN)
Hosted by S2BN, this workshop features an esteemed group of industry professionals across sectors including pharmaceuticals, consulting, govenment and technology. Learn about their unique journeys from graduate school to industry, the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their positions and steps graduate students can take to enter these industries and succeed.

This 90-min session will consist of a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Bruce Seet, Director of Medical Affairs at Sanofi Pasteur and President of S2BN. The panel discussion will be followed by an opportunity to network and interact with the panelists.
 
Panelists Include: 

Ms. Leila Bocksch - Senior Policy Advisor at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Dr. Katherine Lee - Life Science Consultant at L.E.K Consulting
Dr. Hassaan Ahmed - Founder & CEO of Phelix.ai
Dr. Paula Piraino - Global Medical Operations at Mundipharma


AM Workshop Option 2: Reforming EDI in Academic and Professional Health Settings: Fundamentals Gaps

Schulich Council on Reforming Equity, Diversity,  and Inclusion for Trainees (CREDIT)
In this 90-minute interactive workshop, we will hear directly from advisors, experts, and trainees on how to adopt equity, diversity and inclusion practices in academic and health research settings.

Experts:

Dr. Nicole Kaniki, Special Advisor on Anti-racism to the President of Western University
Dr. Javeed Sukhera,  Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dr. Greta Bauer, Professor in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair  
Dr. Melanie Anne Atkins, Acting Associate Director, Graduate Education, Center for Teaching and Learning


Moderators:
Olivia Ghosh-Swaby, Chair, Schulich CREDIT
Divya Santhanam, Co-Vice-President EDI, Hippocratic Council



The Lucille & Norton Wolf Health Research Lecture Series

Andrew  Au
Andrew Au, a modern business leader who helps global blue-chip brands respond to the new culture and nature of work, will present a keynote lecture as part of The Lucille & Norton Wolf Health Research Lecture SeriesAndrew will share how digital transformation is providing new opportunities for innovation across the health care and health research sectors and how is it revolutionizing the ways we interact with each other, our teams, patients and the broader community.

 


PM Workshop Option 1: Interview Skills/Strategies for Non-academic Positions

Postdoctoral Association of Western (PAW)
This workshop will focus on gaining knowledge about interview and skills/strategies needed for non-academic job positions. During the workshop, a panel of speakers who have vast proficiency in the recruitment process will share their experiences with attendees.

Panel Members include:
Mr. Andrew Millar- Founder & Managing Partner, Iris Scientific
Dr. Yara K. Hosein- Director of Operations, Additive Design in Surgical Solutions (ADEISS) Centre
Ms. Swaroop Bhagwat - Technical Sale Consultant, Miltenyi Biotech


PM Workshop Option 2: Interview Skills/Strategies for Academic Positions

Postdoctoral Association of Western (PAW)
This workshop will focus on gaining knowledge about interview and skills/strategies needed for academic job positions. During the workshop, a panel of speakers who have vast proficiency in the recruitment process will share their experiences with attendees.

Panel Members include:
Dr. Alison Allan - Chair, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Dr. Greg Gloor - Chair, Biochemistry
Dr. Jefferson Frisbee - Chair, Medical Biophysics
Dr. Frank Beier - Chair, Physiology and Pharmacology
Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti - Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Saverio Stranges - Chair, Epidemiology and Biostatistics 


PM Workshop Option 3: Knowledge Mobilization via The Conversation Canada

Western's  Bone and Joint Institute
The Conversation Canada is a daily independent online publication, delivering analysis and explanatory journalism from the academic and research community directly to the public. CEO/Editor in Chief, Scott White and Editor, Health and Medicine, Patricia Nicholson will explain the mission of The Conversation Canada, offer some background on how it helps academics with knowledge mobilization and tips on how to pitch a really great story idea. This is an interactive workshop where participants are encouraged to bring story ideas to discuss.


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