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Research Day Adds Industry Twist

This year, London Health Research Day is offering four interactive workshops featuring industry and academic leaders. Each workshop will run for one hour, presenting a panel of experts who will discuss key topics in research and academia and answer audience questions.No sign-up is necessary for the workshops, which will run on a first-come-first-seated basis. Panellists are still being added to each session. Click here to keep up-to-date with all the information.

Here is the line-up confirmed to-date:

Are you interested in finding out about industry-academic relationships and ways to bridge the divide? Then, you will want to check out Bridging the Industry-Academic Gap. Panellists in this workshop include Joon Kim, CEO, Appalonia Health Inc.; Kevin Canning, Director, Preclinical Research, GSK; and Bogumil Karas, Scientist, J. Craig Venter Institute.

Does a career outside of the world of academia interest you? Then be sure to drop into the Career Options Outside Academia workshop for a better idea of the skills industry will look for in successful job candidates. Panellists include Richard Derksen, Scientist, Pfizer USA, and Johnathan Deeks, Business Development WorldDiscoveries Inc.

Check out the Pathways to Commercialization workshop if you’re interested in commercializing your technological invention. Find out the steps to take from discovery to regulatory to market, and find out more about non-traditional avenues of funding and clinical trials. Panellists include David Canton, Lawyer, Harrison Pensa LLP, and Michael Waterson, Business Development Director, CiMTeC.

Discover more about medicine and dentistry in London, and its place in the world in the London Medicine and Dentistry on the Global Stage workshop. Panellists include Melanie Katsivo, Director, Global Health, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and Dr. Les Kalman, Assistant Professor, Dentistry, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.