TR Talks

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.

Description

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).

Format:
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.

Pathways to Market: Post clinical trials

October 30, 2018
5-7pm
Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto

Your intervention is starting clinical trials, but now what?  What should translators consider if clinical trials are successful?  What are the pathways to “Market”? Moreover, when should you start thinking about where to go next?  Join the conversation about what to do, when to do it, and how others have done it.

Discussants:

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

Funding Translation

November 13, 2018
5-7pm
Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto

Funding is an essential aspect of every stage of science and medicine, but perhaps no more so than when it comes to funding the translation of new interventions into products and services that impact human health.  From clinical trials to patents, from incorporation to scaling, funding plays a hugely important factor on the road to commercialization.  Join us for a discussion of the state of funding in translational research and challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

Discussants:

Mr. Mathew Johnson Vice President, Business Development; Bloom Burton 

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

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

Mr. Brad Brinton, Business Development Manager, OCE

 

Implementing & Evidence: Strategy of writing papers in Translational medicine

November 27, 2018
5-7pm
Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto

Sharing knowledge for implementation and impact is critical to scientific translation. Publishing is still the gold standard of knowledge dissemination and arguably plays an equally important role in securing funding and academic promotion.  Join us for a conversation about the role of publishing in translation and the strategies and insights that every translator must know about writing and publishing translational papers.

Discussants:

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

Translational Stories – Hosted by the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UofT

December 11, 2018
5-7pm
Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto

Translating ideas and observations into innovations that impact human health is a long and arduous journey with many speedbumps, potholes and hidden intersections.  From the lab to the operating room, these road-warriors have been there and done that.  Join the conversation to hear about their experiences and insights; what went right and what went very wrong. Learn what every translator should know.

Discussants:

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

The Politics of Funding Research

January 15, 2019
5-7pm
Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto

Discussants:

Carol Slama; Director, Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Molly Shoichet; Professor, University of Toronto 

Translating to Humans

January 29, 2019
5 -7 pm
Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto

Discussants:

Dr. Sean Rouke; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Dr. Gary Levy; University of Toronto Transplant Institute, UHN 

Dr. Offringa; Neonatologist and Clinical Epidemiologist, SickKids

Dr. Etienne L. Sibille; Deputy Director and Senior Scientist, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, CAMH

Clinical Trials

February 12, 2019
5 -7 pm
Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto

Discussants:

Ms. Pat Furlong; Founding President and CEO, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD)

 

Regulatory Jurisdictions in Medical Devices

February 26, 2019
5-7 pm
Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto

Discussants:

 Dr. Brian Courtney; Clinician Scientist at Sunnybrook and Executive Chairman at Conavi Medical

 Dr. Bradley Strauss; Dr. Strauss is chief of the Schulich Heart Program and head of cardiology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center.


Mr. Lahav Gil. CEO; Relay Medical Corp. 

 

 

Knowledge Translation

March 12, 2019
Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto

Discussants:

Prof. Vivek Goel; Professor University of Toronto 

Melanie Barwick; Psychologist and Health Systems Research Scientist, Child and Youth Mental Health Research Unit, SickKids

Implementing Implementation Science

March 26, 2019
5 -7 pm
Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto

Discussants:

Prof. Norman Rosenblum; Professor of Paediatrics, Physiology, and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto

Frontiers in Translation

April 9, 2019
5 -7 pm
Auditorium, Old Administration Building, 263 McCaul, Toronto

Discussants:

Dr. Felix Ratjen; Division Chief, Respiratory Medicine, SickKids

Dr. Ulrich Krull; Professor, University of Toronto