Schedule & Speaker Bios

Below is the event schedule for Techna 2014: Robotics for Healthcare. Here you can view the speaker bios. Video recordings of individual speeches will be available on this page after the event. You can click on an event time or a speaker name to view the detailed information for each. The Techna 2014 Symposium will feature a live tweeting system for participants to add comments in parallel to the discussions and presentations. You will be able to view an archive of the tweets for each segment.


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8:00-8:40

Breakfast and Registration

8:40-8:45

Welcome Message
Dr. David Jaffray
Director, Techna Institute, UHN

8:45-9:00

Opening Remarks
Mary Gospodarowicz
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

9:00-10:00

Session 1: Sensing and Mechatronics
Moderated by: Paul Santerre
Techna/University of Toronto
Milos Popovic
University of Toronto
Rick Mangat
Novadaq
Gernot Kronreif
ACMIT
Session I: Questions & Answers

10:00-11:00

Session 2: Control
Moderated by: Timothy Chan
University of Toronto
Tom Purdie
Techna/University Health Network
Tim Fielding
MDA Robotics
Gabor Fichtinger
Queen’s University
Session II: Questions & Answers

11:00-11:15

Break

11:15-12:00

Keynote Speaker
Garnette Sutherland
University of Calgary

12:00-13:00

Lunch and Expo

13:00-14:00

Session 3: Intervention
Moderated by: Gabor Fichtinger
Queen’s University
Sylvain Martel
Polytechnique Montréal
Geoff Fernie / Alex Mihailidis
University of Toronto
Simon DiMaio
Intuitive Surgical
Session III: Questions & Answers

14:00-14:10

Break

14:10-14:55

Debate: Will robotics save medicine?
Moderated by: James Drake
The Hospital for Sick Children
Russell Taylor
Johns Hopkins University
Gary Rodin
University Health Network
Post-Debate: Questions & Answers

14:55-15:25

Post-debate commentary
Robert Bell
Ontario Deputy Health Minister
Catharine Craven
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

15:25-15:30

Closing Remarks
Dr. David Jaffray
Director, Techna Institute, UHN

15:30-16:30

Networking Session