Pizza with the Profs: March 2017

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Grand River Hospital

Freeport Campus

Sun Life Town Hall, 1st Floor

Kitchener, Ontario N2A2W1

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Assessing Balance in Clinical Settings

New technology to achieve an old objective


Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

12 pm – 1 pm
Sun Life Town Hall
First Floor
Grand River Hospital Freeport Campus

Guest Speakers

Bill McIlroy
Department of Kinesiology
University of Waterloo

Donald Cowan
Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo

Abstract

“Pizza with the Profs” this month will focus on a new “Tool Kit for Assessing Human Balance and Mobility”. Profs. Bill McIlroy and Donald Cowan will discuss their work on developing a tool kit that is useable for health care professionals, including family physicians and physiotherapists. Assessing balance more accurately will lead to a better understanding of conditions that may lead to falls. Their collaborative research project between UW and GRH has recently received funding from the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation through its Spark program.


“Pizza with the Profs” sessions are held the second Wednesday of the month to promote the exchange of information between the clinical and academic communities. UW researchers are eager to learn about clinical problems from the Grand River Hospital community. Clinical staff at Grand River Hospital have the opportunity to provide input on academic research to address their clinical needs. The sessions include a short presentation by a University of Waterloo researcher, an informal Q & A and discussion and of course… PIZZA!

More Information? See cbb.uwaterloo.ca/events

Questions? Please contact Chekema Prince (cprince@uwaterloo.ca) at UW or Sarah Laferriere (sarah.laferriere@grhosp.on.ca) at Grand River Hospital.

This event is sponsored by Grand River Hospital and the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the University of Waterloo.

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