woman logging on to MedHealth MixerAn online event Thursday promises to bring together the cross-border ecosystem in healthcare innovation.

UWindsor prof to address cross-border medical mixer

A virtual meeting Oct. 8 will bring together healthcare organizations, innovators, research institutions and investors from across Southeast Michigan and Southwestern Ontario in an effort to inspire partnerships supporting healthcare innovation.

Biomedical sciences professor Lisa Porter, executive director of the WE-Spark Health Institute, is one of the featured speakers. She will discuss the institute’s work to foster co-operation among the University of Windsor, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, Windsor Regional Hospital, and St. Clair College.

“The MedHealth Matchmaking Mixer is a unique opportunity for our community to learn from each other, connect across borders and raise the bar for innovation, training and healthcare delivery,” Dr. Porter says. “The pandemic has brought to the forefront the importance of global strategies in meeting the needs of our local communities — connecting across disciplines, institutions, industries and countries is critical to our health.”

The day-long event promises educational programming and one-on-one matchmaking meetings for digital health and medical device companies. Find more information, including a full agenda and online registration, on the event website.