Better in Toronto: Neuroscience Focus

Wednesday, 5 December 2018 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

240-209, Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1T8, Canada

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Wednesday, 5 December 2018 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 240-209, Toronto, ON, M5B 1T8, Canada.



TOHealth!, in partnership with the Ontario Brain Institute and presenting Sponsor Biogen, is pleased to host leading speakers in the field and invite you to hear from scientists, clinicians, entrepreneurs and companies working in the field of Neuroscience, who are bringing their world-class work to patients around the world.


5:30pm:       Registration and Cocktails

6:00pm:       Welcome by TOHealth!

Introduction of Keynote by Marina Vasiliou, Vice President, Managing Director, Biogen Canada

6:15pm:       Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anirvan Ghosh, Senior Vice President, Head of Research and Early Development, Biogen

                        This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Biogen, a global biotechnology company focused exclusively on neuroscience. Dr. Ghosh will discuss the Past and Future of neurological disease treatment.

6:40pm:        Panel Discussion:  EVEN Better in Toronto:  What is the Neuroscience opportunity for the Toronto Region?


How have things have changed and evolved in neuroscience over the past four decades?  How has the role of patients evolved and what has been the impact on them and their families?  What are the trends that will shape neuroscience research and treatment in the future and what role will partnerships within this ecosystem between research, clinical, commercialization and patients play. Finally, what can we do here, to create the right ecosystem and environment for the emergence of our own global neuroscience biotech?

Moderator: Dr Tom Mikkelsen, President and Scientific Director, Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)

Dr. Xavier Montalban, Clinician Scientist, St. Michael's Hospital
Dr. Mario Maseillis, Clinician Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences
Dr. Karen Lee, VP of Research, MS Society
Rocco Rossi, CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Eliav Shaked, M.Sc, Founder and CEO, RetiSpec

7:30pm:        Closing remarks and cocktails


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