Think Tank - June 21st, 2024

Date / Time:
June 21st 2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Windsor, ON, CA
Free: Free

Parent bias during pregnancy: The impact of dysregulated imprinting on maternal-fetus health

Brian DeVeale, PhD

Faculty of Science, University of Windsor

Dr. DeVeale is looking for partners to research parental bias during pregnancy, specifically focusing on the impact of imprinting. He would love the opportunity to work with local perinatologists and related specialists, especially those with interest and access to full-term placentas.

Boosting Public Health by Adding a Mobile Lab: Collaborating on a Customized Solution for Windsor-Essex

Jackie Fong, MSc

INSPIRE Program Manager, University of Windsor

Amanda Willms

Director, Community Outreach, Erie Shores HealthCare

Funding has been secured for a mobile lab to add to the successful model of mobile health clinics in our region. We are looking to discuss how this supports the current mobile teams, how to customize the lab for optimal use and who needs to be part of the team to implement the solution. Looking for leaders in public health, leaders in researchlocal hospitals/clinics and medical labs to join the conversation.

Exergaming for Older Adults' Physical and Cognitive Health

Renee Biss, PhD

Department of Psychology, University of Windsor

An existing collaborative project on the designing and testing of an exergame (technology-based exercise game) for older adults in long-term care, with the study run mostly in Toronto. Dr. Biss is looking to move this project into the next phase, with data collection in Windsor. This discussion is looking to hear from people who work with older adults in the community, long-term care, retirement homes, rehabilitation, or other settings, as well as anyone interested in research to help older adults maintain their physical, cognitive, and social activity using technology. 

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