Kingston, September 19, 2023: The collaboration between Kingston and Syracuse saw a day of innovative exploration as representatives from the Kingston-Syracuse Pathway project toured various healthcare and research facilities in Kingston. The visit, aimed to foster understanding and mutual growth between the two cities, renowned for their advancements in healthcare and research.
The day commenced with a warm welcome at the WJ Henderson Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (WJHC. This was followed by extensive tours of WJHC, KHSC Molecular Genetics Lab, and COVID Testing Lab, showcasing the forefront of molecular research and pandemic response.
At the Centre of Health Innovation (CHI), guests were introduced to cutting-edge healthcare solutions, followed by an enlightening presentation at the Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC).
The delegation explored the Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Unit (GIDRU), the Centre for Neuroscience Studies in Botterell Hall, and the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute (QCRI). Each tour opened a window into the varied and profound realms of medical research occurring in Kingston.
A meeting with the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) unfolded discussions about ongoing trials and research methodologies. Subsequently, the Queen’s Cardiopulmonary Unit Tour (QCPU) in the Biosciences Building offered insights into cardiopulmonary research and advancements.
The day concluded with a final discussion focusing on the next steps of this collaboration, setting the stage for potential joint ventures and research initiatives.
This visit was a testament to the enduring spirit of collaboration and the shared pursuit of knowledge between Kingston and Syracuse. The exchanged insights and expanded horizons promise to propel advancements in medical science and healthcare, benefiting communities and paving the way for future collaborative endeavours.
The Kingston-Syracuse Pathway project has laid a foundation for enhanced collaboration and mutual growth, reiterating the importance of shared knowledge and collaborative innovation in the ever-evolving fields of healthcare and research.