Uniting Industry Leaders, Researchers and Innovators

Kingston, Ontario – March 26, 2024 – World-class physicians, doctors, researchers and scientists are set to join at the 3rd Annual Kingston-Syracuse Pathway Cross-Border Conference on Health Innovation. The conference scheduled for April 9 in Kingston, Ontario, will showcase the evolving landscape of healthcare and life sciences industries through cutting-edge research, emerging innovators and insights from experienced industry leaders from the Upstate New York and Kingston, Ontario.

“This conference brings together the brightest minds in health innovation and life sciences to explore the future of innovation and collaboration,” said Donna Gillespie, CEO of Kingston Economic Development. “We are excited to provide a platform for industry leaders, researchers and innovators to share insights and drive advancements in healthcare.”

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Elizabeth Eisenhauer, MD, FRCP, Professor Emerita at the Department of Oncology and Department of Medicine at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Eisenhauer, recipient of the prestigious Canada Gairdner Wightman Award in 2021, will share her expertise on harnessing innovation to solve 21st-century challenges in acute care hospitals.

“The exchange between Kingston and Syracuse is one of the most enduring, fruitful partnerships we have ever built.  It has helped businesses and health care researchers on both sides of the border. We are looking forward to the April 9th meeting which will gather health care leaders together from both cities for an important exchange on health care research, services and new growing MedTech businesses,” says David Mankiewicz, Senior Advisor, CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity.

The conference will feature a full day of discussions, including topics such as the future of the healthcare workforce, technology’s role in medicine, big data and computing applications, and the next frontiers in health and life sciences. Additionally, a pitch competition will showcase early-stage health and life sciences start-up teams from Syracuse and Kingston.

The pitch competition will award a $5,000 prize to the winning team, providing them with valuable recognition and support to further their innovations. Five teams will be selected from applications received, with eligibility criteria including early-stage status and limited funding received.

“Innovation thrives on collaboration, and this conference is a testament to the powerful outcomes that can arise when industry leaders, researchers, and innovators unite across borders. Together, we are paving the way for ground breaking advancements in healthcare and life sciences,” says Ben McIlquham, Investment Manager – Health Innovation, Kingston Economic Development.

Registration for the conference is now open, and participants can expect a full day of engaging discussions, networking opportunities, and insights from industry experts. Lunch and light snacks will be provided, ensuring a productive and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

For more information and to register for the conference and pitch competition, visit investkingston.ca/KSP

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Nour Mazloum
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Kingston Economic Development Corporation