Date:Thu Apr 11th 2019

Start time:05:00 PM

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Mark your calendars and join us in celebration of our scientists, staff and partners at the sixth annual Lawson Impact Awards!

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: Reception 5:00 p.m., Dinner & Awards 6:00 p.m.
Location: London Convention Centre
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2019-lawson-impact-awards-tickets-55976425997

Every day, hospital-based research in London changes the lives of people around the world. Through close proximity to patients, Lawson scientists working in the hospitals can identify challenges and develop solutions effectively, and then deliver them to care faster than anywhere else.

The Lawson Impact Awards honours research making a difference and acknowledges the unique accomplishments of our scientists, staff, trainees and partners.

This event brings together the members of our health research community and celebrates the year’s award recipeints. Learn more. 

This year, guests will enjoy a keynote address from by Dr. Dorin Comaniciu on “Artificial Intelligence for Health Care: The Road Ahead.”

Dr. Comaniciu serves as Vice President for Artificial Intelligence at Siemens Healthineers Technology Center in Princeton, New Jersey. His scientific contributions to medical imaging and machine intelligence translated into multiple clinical products focused on improving the quality of care, specifically in the fields of diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, and personalized medicine.

A Top Innovator of Siemens, Dr. Comaniciu is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society, and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He is recipient of multiple honors, including the IEEE Longuet-Higgins Prize for fundamental contributions to computer vision and an honorary doctorate.

Dr. Comaniciu is listed on Wikipedia’s list of prolific inventors with 275 patents. He co-authored 350 peer-reviewed publications, which received 40,000 citations in the areas of machine intelligence, medical imaging and computer vision.

Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!

  • Dr. Guido Filler - Scientist of the Year Award

  • Dr. Don Richardson - Innovation Award

  • Dr. Sarah Morrow - Dr. Joseph Gilbert Research Contribution of the Year Award

  • Saagar Walia - Staff Award of Excellence

  • Laura Craven - Leadership Award for Fellows & Students

  • Lawrence Yip - Leadership Award for Fellows & Students

  • GE Healthcare Canada - Industry Partner of the Year Award

  • Legate Personal Injury Lawyers - Community Partner of the Year Award

  • 3M Canada - Community Partner of the Year Award

  • Breast Cancer Society of Canada - Community Partner of the Year Award

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