Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Room 106
  • May 30, 2016 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The Translational Research Program and the Health Innovation Hub present as part of their 2016 Speaker Series, Translational Research for Social Innovation: In conversation with Dr. Alex Jadad.

Dr. Jadad is a Colombian Canadian physician, innovator, researcher, entrepreneur and public advocate whose mission is to enable people to live healthy and happy lives, full of love and with no regrets, until the last breath. He obtained his medical degree in 1986, specializing in anesthesiology. In 1990 he joined the University of Oxford, where he became one of the first physicians in the world with a doctorate in health knowledge synthesis. After playing a leading role at McMaster University, Alex led the creation of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation in Toronto. From 2000 to 2010, he was the inaugural holder of the Rose family Chair in Supportive Care, and from 2002 to 2015, he held the Canada Research Chair in eHealth Innovation. Dr. Jadad is the Director of the Institute of Global Health Equity & Innovation, and Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Faculty of Medicine, UofT. His research and innovation work seeks to create and spread health across traditional boundaries, and to trigger a pandemic of health, while eliminating unnecessary suffering. His initiatives aim at improving the capacity of humans to imagine, create and promote new and better approaches to living, healing, working and learning as part of a sustainable planet. He has been called a “human internet”, as his research and innovation work seeks to identify and connect the best minds, the best knowledge and the best tools across traditional boundaries. His projects follow a radical ‘glocal’ innovation approach designed to enable people and organizations to achieve maximum levels of health, happiness and tranquility through the judicious use of state-of-the-art approaches to scenario planning, design, thinking, salutogenesis and crisis management.