Published by admin at March 4, 2016

Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter Health Research Showcase

Imagine a world…

  • Where a virus is used to cure cancer

  • Where stem cells are used to cure blindness

  • Where medicine is delivered directly into the brain  

These breakthroughs are already underway. Researchers across Ontario’s 24 research hospitals are making discoveries that will truly change and improve millions of lives. They’re driving the future of healthcare, improving patient outcomes and increasing system efficiency, all while cultivating our knowledge-based economy. Collectively, CAHO hospitals help make Ontario healthier, wealthier, and smarter.

A Live-Tweet Look at Some of Ontario’s Latest Health Research Discoveries

To demonstrate the breadth, depth, and impact of the health research being done across CAHO hospitals, we hosted a showcase at Queen’s Park on March 2, 2016. In the room and on social media, people were buzzing with excitement about the world-class health research on display. Some 20 Members of Provincial Parliament and many of their staff got an inside look at 25 research projects from across Ontario—and so did the #onHWS community on Twitter. Thanks to the 200+ people who joined the conversation during our live-tweet, #onHWS was trending at #4 in Canada!

We were honoured to have Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Research and Innovation, Daiene Vernile, speak about the value of Ontario’s health research enterprise. “Scientific advancement fuels our knowledge economy,” said Ms. Vernile. Our health research showcase demonstrated that fact first hand, and we’ve included just a few highlights here. Want the full impact? We captured the entire showcase on Storify, and encourage you to read through to get a glimpse of the incredible health research happening across Ontario.

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Stay tuned to #onHWS for more research and patient stories from across Ontario, and CAHO member hospitals. To learn more about why health research matters for Ontario and how you can support it, download the Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter Policy Platform and check out our other blog posts and videos.