Thinking Outside the Box: Leadership and Innovation Insights to Build a Better Health System

Toronto, ON – The Obesity Canada – Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Students and New Professionals (SNP) chapters collaborated to host a knowledge dissemination and networking event on October 8th, 2019. With the focus on pushing the boundaries of current practice, the audience was treated to learning about novel areas of research and emerging innovations within the healthcare ecosphere. Talks covered topics such as low carbohydrate and high fat diets, advancements in medical surgeries, the health impact of heavy metals, a smartphone application for nutrition education in children, and the need to bridge public health and clinical perspectives to provide evidence-informed dietetics advice. Internal medicine physician, educator, and innovator, Dr. Vipan Nikore, delivered the keynote address, which highlighted the potential of technology to improve healthcare access and quality across the continuum of care. The role of big data in predicting and preventing the spread of disease, using artificial intelligence to support early detection of Alzheimer’s, and utilizing 3D printing for transplants were just a few ways in which technological developments may change the face of health care. As the evening progressed, guests were inspired and encouraged to also think outside the box.

2019-10-23T11:19:23+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Local Chapters|Tags: , , |