Toronto (Oct. 14, 2019) - "Science in the 6ix: Spotlight on UHN Research" is a TED Talk-style event designed to educate and engage the public about the advanced research happening at UHN and its far-reaching impact.

Join us on Wednesday, October 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm ET, for a unique opportunity to meet and hear from UHN's trailblazing scientists, who are working on ground-breaking discoveries that will help Canadians live longer, healthier lives.

CBC's Mary Ito will be the emcee and veteran journalist André Picard will give the keynote speech on why science needs to be a priority on the political agenda.

Highlights include:

  • Stem cells as a biological alternative to cardiac pacemakers
  • Smart clothing that helps stroke patients with mobility
  • Combining cancer treatments to improve patient outcomes
  • A device implanted in the brain that can stop seizures
  • Computer simulations to evaluate the impact of infectious disease outbreaks
  • Augmented reality tools that assist with surgical precision
  • How transforming medical education can revolutionize patient care

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Our goal at UHN is to find new treatments and cures for the diseases that affect us all. Combining basic science and clinical research is how we will make these discoveries together.

"Science achieves little if it stays in the lab" and that is our mission – to make science and research more accessible and engaging to everyone, for the benefit of everyone.

Location: BMO Education & Conference Centre
60 Leonard Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2R1
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