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Dr. Jean OwellettMontreal – The 5th McGill Clinical Innovation Competition and Awards Ceremony took place virtually in May. Inspired by Dr. Raymond Hakim, the Magill Clinical Innovation Competition (CLIC) encourages members of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences community to devise and develop promising ideas that have a direct and positive impact on healthcare in Canada and around the world. Is aimed at.

The top teams this year are:

Received the Hakim Family Innovation Award
SeeSpine is a telemedicine application that leverages 3D imaging and artificial intelligence for scoliosis. SeeSpine allows patients and physicians to screen for scoliosis and monitor its progress remotely. SeeSpine reconstructs a torso model from a simple 15-second video taken with a smartphone to quantify asymmetry and predict curve progression. SeeSpine’s radiation-free technology enables frequent observations to reduce the progression of scoliosis and the associated risk of breast cancer.
Evan Dimentberg (left photo), MD / MSc candidate, School of Medicine, Université Laval
Jean Ouellet (pictured right), MD, Pediatric Spine Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, McGill University

Received the 1st Marika Zelenkaloy Innovation Award
AFX Medical
AFX Medical was co-founded by Simon Dusham, Maryland, with the goal of leveraging AI to develop products that improve clinical care for brain disorders. AFX Medical develops algorithms to automatically detect and track brain metastases on brain MRI using an innovative deep learning-based method using a unique dataset from a tertiary care hospital. The results show that the false positive rate is low and the accuracy is high. This product is intended to improve clinical care at low cost.
AFX Medical, Chief Technology Officer, Gabriel Chartrand
Simon Dusham, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Douglas Mental Health University Institute and Montreal Neurological Institute
Ramon Emiliani, R & D Developer, AFX Medical
AFX Medical, CEO, Jérémi Lavoie
Sophie Pawlowski, Partnership Officer, AFX Medical
Edwardson, R & D Developer, AFX Medical

Received the 2nd Marika Zelenka Roy Simnovation Award
Holo-Ray is an integrated cloud-based platform that leverages mixed reality technology and is used to educate, diagnose, and plan treatments for minimally invasive intervention procedures. Holo-Ray enables mixed reality-based education, diagnosis, and treatment of patients who require minimally invasive intervention procedures.
Renzo Cecere, MD, McGill University Surgery
Dr. Amir Fuscher, Department of Surgery, McGill University
Amir Sayadi, Master, Surgery, McGill University

Received the 1st place MI4 Innovation Award
SALIVERA, led by Professor Mahshid’s laboratory, targets molecular diagnostics for respiratory infections such as COVID-19 and influenza A / B by colorimetrically detecting RNA in a patient’s saliva using a multiplex and automated method. It is said that. SALIVERA integrates automated sample collection, preparation, and detection modules into a single device to reduce cost, time (Tamer Abdelwahab, PhD Candidate, Department of Biological Engineering, McGill University
Sara Mahshid, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, McGill University
Roozbeh Siavash Moakhar, PhD, Department of Biological Engineering, McGill University

Received the 2nd place MI4 Innovation Award
ApsenBio has developed a food allergen detector (FADD) designed for public use. This device is a long-needed tool for individuals worried about food allergies (for themselves or their loved ones) to overcome their daily challenge of avoiding allergic foods. Provide.
AspenBio, Director of Business Innovation, Robert Hanna
Reza Rasouli, PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, McGill University
Mariam Sard, Ph.D. Candidate for Natural Resources Science, McGill University
Emre Yurdusev, PhD Candidate, Microbiology, INRS, Center Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie

Received the Bereskin & Parr Innovation Award
Precare is a digital platform that creates fair patient education content, improves patient involvement and health, and uses AI to optimize care pathways.
Precare, CEO and Founder, Raphael Gotlieb
Precare, Chief Technology Officer, Ali Mehrkish, MD
Gabriel Schnitman, Ph.D., Precare Chief Scientific Officer
Sena Turkdogan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Precare

Congratulations to the finalist team.
AnkaSmart! Is a new Internet of Things (IoT) solution for young women and people of diverse genders around the world. Democratize access to clinical services linked to personalized sexual reproduction, reproduction, and menstrual health (SRHR MH) care while providing evidence-based information on taboo SRHRMH topics. Use a cloud-connected wearable device to collect data about the vitals needed to customize care. Finally, it aims to enable young people to make wise decisions and become advocates of their health and health.
Roni Deli-Hussein, Research Assistant, MD Candidate, McGill University School of Medicine
Nitika Pant Pai, MD, MPH, PhD, Principal Investigator, McGill University School of Medicine
Olivia Vaikla, Lab Coordinator and Part-time Project Manager, McGill University Health Center Laboratory
Elizabeth (Liz) Woolhouse, Research Assistant, Nursing Student, McGill University Health Center Institute

Ponder Therapeutics
Ponder Therapeutics is a prescribing digital treatment company for psychiatric disorders related to anxiety, chronic illness, and medical procedures. Software as a medical device (SaMD) application is developed by clinical psychologists and converted to audiovisual media to provide therapeutic content that maximizes engagement through goal setting, progress tracking, and data visualization. Ponder Therapeutics attaches great importance to evidence, quality, privacy, and security.
Luisa Kameri, Clinical Psychologist, Faculty of Psychology, McGill University
Jesse Ehrlick, Officer, Program of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

TrustCare provides AI-driven solutions that drive real-time information flow through the senior care process. With innovative technology and video input, TrustCare’s system reveals real-time information about the elderly’s daily conditions and emergencies, enabling care staff and families in care facilities to provide prompt and quality care. increase.
Ruofeng Li, McGill University Electrical and Computer Engineering
McGill University Computer Science, Shilei Lin
Manoosh Samiei, McGill University Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lulan Shen, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) and McGill University Faculty of Communication Science and Disability (RA)
Abdulrahman Takiddeen, McGill University Electrical and Computer Engineering
Shicheng Xu, Biomedical Engineering, McGill University
Yitian Zhang, McGill University Electrical and Computer Engineering

The competition has been successful for four years now. McGill CLIC is very grateful to the sponsors for providing the following awards at this year’s 5th Annual Convention.

  • The Hakim Family Innovation Award recognizes healthcare ideas, new processes, or devices that may have a specific and meaningful impact on the patients entrusted with our care.
  • Marika Zelenkaloy Innovation Prize was launched in partnership with the Montreal General Hospital Foundation. There are two award categories for this award. The first award recognizes the best solution to unmet clinical needs for patient care and the most likely successful translation. The second award recognizes innovations that improve patient safety / quality or address unmet clinical needs through simulation.
  • Organized by the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infectionand Immunity, the MI4 Innovation Prize aims to support innovative solutions focused on infectious and immune threats to human health. Two winners will be selected for this award.
  • The Bereskin & Parr Innovation Prize recognizes clinical innovation with the greatest potential for commercial value proposition.

Proposals are submitted by teams or individuals with the goal of improving health outcomes, access to patient health, or the efficiency and effectiveness of medical care.

The proposed improvements come in many forms, including:

  • Product Innovation-Devices, Diagnostics, Technology Platforms
  • Clinical “Part 1” – New Programs and Procedures
  • Process Innovation – New Delivery Model

Proposals submitted to McGill CLIC will be reviewed and finalists will be selected by an independent jury and invited to propose ideas.


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