Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Life Sciences Ontario - Knowledge and Networking Breakfast Forum

Speakers & Topic:
Improving Health, Life and the Economy in Niagara through Innovation and International Collaboration

  • Dr. Valerie Jaeger, Medical Officer of Health, Public Health, Niagara Region
  • Pat Whalen, COO at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • Dr. Yousef Haj-Ahmad, President and CEO, Norgen Biotek Corp
  • Pat Clifford, Director, Research and Innovation, Southlake Regional Health Centre

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Niagara's Healthcare Ecosystem Event

  • Date: May 28, 2015 (Directly following the Life Sciences Ontario Knowledge and Networking Breakfast Forum)
  • Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Where: Brock University, Pond Inlet (Mackenzie Chown Complex J Block)

Join the Goodman School of Business BioLinc to discover Niagara's Healthcare Ecosystem and hear from speakers and panel discussions about the innovations in the healthcare ecosystem, support programs available and a special presentation about the launch of the Healthcare Ecosphere in the Niagara Region!

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(Please note that this event will directly follow the Life Sciences Ontario Knowledge and Networking Breakfast Forum)

10:30am – Registration/Networking
10:45am – Introductions
11:00am – Presentation & Panel on Medical and Healthcare Applications for Additive Manufacturing

            Panel Includes:

  • Dr. Julielynn Wong, CEO of 3D4MD and Preventive Medicine & Public Health Physician
  • Dr. Paul Duhamel, President of Perceptmx.com
  • Dr. Gord Campbell, Senior Research Officer, Medical Devices, Simulation and Digital Health, National Research Council Canada
  • Chris Ostrovski, President & CEO, Stemmed Implant Technology Inc.

12:10pm – Presentation & Panel on Programs Available to Support Health & Medical Innovations

            Panel Includes:

  • Ontario Centres of Excellence, AdvancingHealth Program
  • MaRS, EXCITE Program
  • The Health Technology Exchange, REACH Program
  • Mammoth Healthcare

1:00pm – Lunch and Special Presentation and Ceremony on the Healthcare Ecosphere

The Healthcare Ecosphere Initiative was founded in 2012 in York Region with Southlake Hospital, ventureLAB and Innovation York as key partners. The Healthcare Ecosphere introduces entrepreneurs and their innovations to partnering hospitals. The Healthcare Ecosphere’s mission is to match identified healthcare needs with entrepreneurial innovations to ensure improved medical outcomes while reducing healthcare operating costs.

Where: Pond Inlet, Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave, St. Catharines ON,
Mackenzie Chown Complex, J Block – Pond Inlet


When: May 28th 2015
Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm

Bio for Speakers:

  • Dr. Julielynn Wong, Director of 3D4MD and Preventive Medicine & Public Health Physician

Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH, is a Harvard-educated, award-winning physician, innovator, and communicator.

Dr. Wong combines knowledge and real-world expertise in technology and innovation for healthcare. She founded the Center for Innovative Technologies and Public Health, whose mission is to educate leaders on applying technologies to address the greatest challenges in healthcare. She founded 3D4MD (www.3d4md.com) which creates 3D printable medical supplies to deliver healthcare in the most challenging places to those who need it the most.  Miss Wong also specializes in medical communications, having reported for ABC World News, Forbes and the Huffington Post, and made numerous television appearances, including an Emmy-nominated series on Discovery Channel. 


  • Dr. Gord Campbell, Senior Research Officer, Medical Devices, Simulation and Digital Health, National Research Council Canada

Dr. Campbell is a Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Scientist and Materials Scientist, specializing in tissue-mimicking phantoms, biomaterials manufacturing, implants (hip, knee, heart valve, intervertebral disc) and additive manufacturing (3D printing). He received his B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) both from the University of Waterloo, and Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics (Faculty of Medicine) from the University of Western Ontario. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and is also a Certified Clinical Engineer. His current position as Senior Research Officer with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is to establish new research for soft synthetic tissues at the Industrial Materials Institute in London Ontario. Previously, he held senior management positions (Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Services, and Technology Development) at the London Health Sciences Centre/University Hospital and the medical device industry (Director of Production, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Matters for Life Imaging Systems; General Manger/Vice President for QUIVSOL International). He holds an Adjunct Research Professor appointments in the Faculty of Medicine (Medical Biophysics) at the University of Western Ontario; as well as Associate Scientist (Imaging Research) with the J.P. Robarts Research Institute. In 1993 he was awarded the "Outstanding Canadian Biomedical Engineer" by the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society. He has developed more than 300 medical devices.


Additional Bios to come.