Pillars of Health
Pillars of Health is a biannual health networking event that seeks to bring together health and research professionals from across disciplines to break down the silos of health care and discuss challenges, gaps, and innovation.
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What is Pillars of Health?
Pillars of Health is an interdisciplinary networking event with the mission to provide a platform for members of the health community to interact discuss ideas and share information freely with like-minded individuals.
Hosted in partnership with the Health Innovation Hub (H2i) and JLABS, with support from The University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE), it is a unique opportunity to establish significant connections with likeminded individuals across traditional silos.
Why is this important?
Healthcare innovation cannot be done in silos. It requires the interplay of various actors with different expertise: researchers entrepreneurs clinicians healthcare administrators government officials and industry executives. These are the people that make up the pillars of health and represent the sectors that have played integral roles in the development and maintenance of human health. In order to truly drive meaningful healthcare innovation, its stakeholders must work together.
If you are a current or aspiring member of the health community with a passion for advancing Canadian innovation in health and life sciences stay tuned for our next fall 2019 Pillars of Health Networking Event.
Media and Blog Posts
Pillars of Health: Innovating for a Better Future
U of T health accelerator H2i breaks down ‘walls’ with innovation-focused networking event
TRP student Craig Madho and Jonathan Chio share their Pillars of Health Experience with the Science Community: IMS Magazine
Pillars of Health: Connecting Innovators
Pillars of Health is more than a networking event, it’s a community. Pillars of Health is managed by an executive committee of TRP students who are passionate about health innovation and recognize the need for interdisciplinary teams to bring research to application. We aim to bring together researchers, innovators, and front-line workers who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to meet and discuss challenges in healthcare. Between events, we want these conversations to continue and sustain new collaborations.
I met interesting people and many of the connections could become important for my venture.Amol Rao
Our Last Event: Learning from Failure in Health Innovation
Monday, March 25th, 2019