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London Health Research Day showcases research talent, leadership and inclusivity

Hundreds of trainees came together for London Health Research Day on May 10, showcasing research talent and leadership.

More than 750 participants, judges and guests attended this year's event, spanning all areas of health — cancer, aging, imaging, children’s health, surgical innovation, mental health and more.

Trainees and postdoctoral scholars presented poster and platform presentations, with a portion selected for judging. Congratulations to this year's award winners.

During lunch, attendees had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Janet Smylie, the The Lucille & Norton Wolf Health Research Lecture Series keynote speaker, who gave a talk entitled, "Our Health Counts: Community Partnered Approaches to Indigenous Health Assessment and Response”.

Dr. Alastair Buchan, DSc'18 (honoris causa), also delivered a special presentation on “Precision Stroke Medicine and the Role of Translational Clinical Research”.

The day was capped off by an awards reception to celebrate the achievements of all participants.

This year, London Health Research Day was preceded by Exchange, a forum on diversity and inclusivity in the careers of health researchers. The event included presentations and case-based learning on how the health research community can work together to foster diversity and inclusivity. Watch the Facebook Live interview with Drs. Janet Smylie and Savita Dhanvantari.

Thank you to everyone who made these events a success. Please enjoy an online photo slide show featuring highlights from Exchange and LHRD. Can’t see the slideshow below? Click here.