The first Science in the 6ix event was held at the Krembil Research Institute and featured health journalist Andre Picard with a keynote about the importance of supporting science, and the importance of communicating science well. Seven UHN researchers then talked about their work in short, easy-to-understand, TED-like presentations. Our own Jimmy Qiu talked about the “Surgility” program and using augmented reality to help surgeons better treat patients.
For another example of a project where Jimmy helped to bring engineering expertise to a health care problem, you can read about creating the patient tele-monitoring system.
We were live-tweeting through the event — see our tweets and others under the hashtag #Scienceinthe6ix.
If you missed attending it live, you can watch the recording online:
Communicating what we do and why we do it is important. Our featured technologies and Techna stories are one way we help do that. If you have any questions about what we do we’d love to help answer them.