Wednesday, May 16 – 10:30 a.m.
Led by Dr. Mikkelsen of the Ontario Brain Institute, this panel explores brain research through a lens of innovations and intersections between disciplines and discovery, and available technology.
Moderator: Tom Mikkelsen
Dr. Tom Mikkelsen is the President & Scientific Director at the Ontario Brain Institute. He received his MD from the University of Calgary and completed clinical training in neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Following this, he did post-doctoral training in tumour and molecular biology at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Montreal and then in La Jolla, California. Since 1992, he has led the brain tumour program at Henry Ford Hospital and was responsible for building the clinical trials program and laboratory of tumour biology.
Susan E. Bronskill
Senior Scientist and Lead Health System Planning; Evaluation Program, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Dr. Susan Bronskill is a health services researcher with interests in measuring quality of care, access and health outcomes in older adults in community and long-term care settings. From 2009-2014, Dr. Bronskill held a CIHR New Investigator Award in the area of aging. Dr. Bronskill has a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University and holds cross-appointments at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and associate scientist in Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Sunnybrook Research Institute.
President, Indoc Research
Dr. Ken Evans, is President of Indoc Research, a not-for-profit company that helps medical researchers manage, share and analyze complex clinical, molecular and imaging data. Having spent over 15 years in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, Dr. Evans has been spearheaded several major collaborative (industry/academia) research initiatives, including projects aimed at improving clinical assessments in Parkinson’s, Huntington’s disease, Major Depressive Disorder and at predicting drug/placebo response.
Cofounder and CEO of WinterLight Labs
Liam is the cofounder and CEO of WinterLight Labs, which uses speech and machine learning to detect Alzheimer’s disease. Liam has conducted research in cognitive neurology focusing on mapping motor areas with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and analyzing pre-surgical fMRI brain mapping data. Liam completed a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in medical science, researching eye movement for detection of Alzheimer’s disease. He has years of experience writing software and leading teams of software developers in a professional environment. Liam has authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications in neuroscience, cognitive neurology and human-computer interaction. In 2012 Liam launched Understoodit, a classroom polling app that was acquired in 2013 by EventMobi.