Celebrating the 39th Student Research Conference (ToBE)

photo credit:
Qin Dai

Words from ToBE organizers:

The 2023 Toronto Biomedical Engineering Conference, held at Hart House, took attendees on an exhilarating journey into the realm of artificial intelligence in biomedical engineering. This year’s conference attracted an impressive gathering of over 300 students, reflecting the growing fascination with the intersection of AI and healthcare.

Renowned speakers Dr. Sonya MacParland, Dr. Shuichi Takayama, and Dr. Yasser Iturria-Medina captivated audiences with their insightful keynote speeches, shedding light on the latest advancements and future prospects in biomedical engineering. The scientific rigor and innovative problem-solving skills displayed by the poster and oral presenters left judges impressed across various streams, including clinical, molecular, and tissue engineering.

In addition to the captivating scientific presentations, this year’s workshops focused on ethics in artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as developing career paths. Participants were given insights and advice from various experts in the AI space as well as UofT BME alumni. Invited panelists included Dr. Yalda Mohsenzadeh, Dr. Muhammad Mamdani, Dr. Milos Popovic, Dr. Babak Taati, Dr. Elham Dolatabadi, Dr. Bastien Moineau, and Bryan Piper.

The conference concluded with a memorable dinner at the renowned Royal Ontario Museum, where the much-anticipated announcement of award winners took place. The winners from the conference are:

Oral Presentation Clinical:

Bonnie Chao & Daniel Tovbis

Oral Presentation Cell and Tissue Engineering:

Kate MacQuarrie

Oral Presentation Molecular:

Meghan Rothenbroker

Poster Presentation Clinical:

Shaghayegh Chavoshian

Poster Presentation Cell and Tissue Engineering:

Liyang Zhong

Poster Presentation Molecular:

Ryan Lee Chan

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