Think TankThe Oct. 14 Think Tank will begin with provide an overview of three projects looking for creative input.

October think tank session to spark health research collaboration

Do you like to discuss new ideas? Solve problems? Make new connections? Then WE-Spark Think Tanks may be for you.

The Oct. 14 event will begin with an update on local health research activities and new funding opportunities, followed by an overview of three projects looking for creative input, and breakout sessions:

  • Building the Windsor-Essex Ontario Health Team Community Outreach Mobile Clinic Strategy
    Neelu Sehgal, director of community outreach, Erie Shores Healthcare
    This mobile outreach clinic is in the initial launch phase and this group is looking to build an informed collaborative, regional strategy. Some of the experts they would like at the table: health science researcher, epidemiologist, hospital partners, ambulance and emergency medical partners, health unit partners, someone with a program valuation background, decision support and data experts, primary care practitioners, nursing researchers, mental health and addictions, partners in community outreach.
  • Neonatal CoNS (Coagulase negative Staphylococcus) - reducing vancomycin usage in late onset sepsis. A quality improvement project in the NICU
    Judy Seesahai, pediatrician, Windsor Regional Hospital
    All are welcome to move this project forward.
  • Transistor-Based Biosensors: New Opportunities for Point of Care Applications
    Simon Rondeau-Gagné, chemistry professor, University of Windsor
    This project is looking to identify opportunities for clinical and health care applications of these devices. The discussion would benefit from having clinicians and molecular biology experts as well as anyone who likes to think outside the box.

All disciplines and expertise are welcome to participate in WE-Spark Think Tanks, including students.

WE-Spark Health Institute hosts bi-monthly sessions. Click here to register for the October event, which will run 1 to 3 p.m.

WE-Spark Health Institute is a partnership of the University of Windsor, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, St. Clair College, and Windsor Regional Hospital designed to take health outcomes to the next level through research.

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