Keynote & Panelists
Dr. Dafna Sussman is an assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Physics at Toronto Metropolitan University, an adjunct professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto, and an affiliate scientist at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Sciences at St. Michael's Hospital. She is also the Director of the Maternal-Fetal Imaging (MFI) lab at the iBEST institute, St. Michael's Hospital. Dr. Sussman’s research focuses on the development and clinical applications of novel techniques that facilitate maternal, fetal, and placental diagnostic imaging.
Dr. Dafna Sussman
Assistant Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University in Biomedical Engineering
Medical device startup Co-Founder with an engineering background and clinical research experience.
Co-Founder at Quantum Bolt
Vic Shao-Chih Chiang 蔣紹志 is a Taiwan-born New Zealander. He founded the Open Mind Discussion Forum to debate diverse controversial issues from opposing views. This enabled him to experience countless “Socratic maieutikè”, which fostered deeper cultural awareness within him. He aims to cultivate epistemological diversity, especially through the lens of marginalized communities. With this goal in mind and his mental health struggles, he is the co-founder of the award-winning, Toronto-based social impact venture, Savyn Tech. By the same token and because of his LGBTQ2S+ identity, his research focuses on the neuroscience of sexual diversity. He brings with him a plethora of research experiences from across the globe such as at Harvard Medical School, University College London, Tsinghua University (Beijing) etc, whilst recognising injustices exacerbated by elite institutions.
Vic Shao-Chih Chiang
Co-Founder at Savyn Tech
Dr. Taymaa May
Associate Professor and Surgeon Scientist at University Health Network
Aziz is a passionate and enthusiastic biomedical engineering graduate from Toronto Met. After completing his final year, Aziz was employed as a software development engineer at a medical software company called ViTAA Medical. At his current job, he works with doctors and scientists to create algorithms to help diagnose and treat aortic aneurysms.
Software Development Engineer at
ViTAA Medical Solutions
Dean of Science. Nanomedicine for COVID applications.
Dr. David Cramb
Dean of Science at Toronto Metropolitan University
Dr. April Khademi is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University and Principle Investigator of the Image Analysis in Medicine Lab (IAMLAB), which specializes in the design of AI algorithms for pathology and radiology images. She is also an Affiliate Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital and Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science & Technology (iBEST) and Investigator for the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration and Aging. April had previous roles in research at University of Guelph, GE Healthcare/Omnyx, Pathcore Inc., Sunnybrook Research Institute and Toronto Rehab Institute. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario and IEEE Senior Member. More information: www.torontomu.ca/akhademi
Dr. April Khademi
Associate Professor of ECBE at Toronto Metropolitan University
Talent Acquisition Professional working with Novocol Pharma (A Septodont Company).
Talent Acquisition Specialist at
Regulatory Affairs Consultant, specializing in medical device quality systems. Offering pro bono consulting services to TMU startups. PhD in Biomedical engineering from Toronto Metropolitan University.
Dr. Daniella Marx
Regulatory Affairs Associate at
Elodie Lugez received her M.Sc. degree from Telecom Saint-Etienne, Jean Monnet University, France in 2011. She received her Ph.D. from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada in 2016. She has balanced industrial, academic and clinical experiences. Since 2010, her research has been focused on intra-operative tools and organs tracking for radiotherapy.
Dr. Elodie Lugez
Assistant Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University
Charlotte has more than 12 years of experience in development and deployment of technical solutions. With a strong background in computer science engineering, she has dealt with the entire project chain, starting from pre-sales and requirements, going over software testing to deployment of complex systems. With 8+ years of experience in the financial sector, she worked on the implementation of the unified clearing house at the São Paulo Stock Exchange in Brazil. She's since worked in Operations for the past 6 years through entrepreneurial projects in startups for financial education and social impact, and now works at Alira Health for its clinical research and patient support program projects.
Customer Excellence & Operations Director at Alira Health
Dr. Roberto Botelho is a Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University since 2008 and a Tier II Canada Research Chair holder in Organelle Adaptation and Function. He has published more than 60 scholarly works to date that help reveal the molecular underpinnings of the endo-lysosomal system and phagosome maturation in phagocytic cells. He was a recipient of the Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario, the Maud Menten New Investigator Award, and holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair.
Dr. Roberto Botelho
Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University in Chemistry and Biology
Dr. Yu is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at Toronto Metropolitan University. Her research focuses on the computational neuroscience and biomedical hyperspectral image.