NOVEMBER 23 - 25, 2009, TORONTO, ONTARIO
- 227 Participants
- 12 Sessions
- 37 Speakers from Canada, the United States and the U.K.
"Excellent field of speakers across a broad swath of the healthcare spectrum. It has stimulated thought around a sub-discipline of health management & design. I suggest Richard Ogle as a speaker."
"I found this conference fascinating,exciting, thought provoking. It made me think of lots of potential collaborations. I liked the mix of participants coming from different ways of thinking. This experience certainly created an impetus to move forward. I wouldn't change anything."
“I have to say I was incredibly inspired with everything I experienced and all the people I was exposed to at the summit. I have to thank you, Sara and everyone involved in putting together such an event. I think it’s incredible how you are bringing Design into these areas – and Healthcare is a big area which we need to embrace more then we realize. I’m looking forward to more!”
“Congratulations on the first of a very important conference that I hope continues annually."
“Attended Integrating Art, Science and
Health and DESIGNing Health 2.0. Enjoyed learning what local innovators
are doing. A+ quality.”
Cultural Knowledge and the Healthy Society: A Research & Innovation Summit was born of the belief that adding the knowledge and insights from design, cultural industries and creative/artistic research to health research will lead to a more effective system of health care and prevention as well as foster technological innovation.
Can design actually help us better understand mental health? Consider how design thinking can direct health research towards better outcomes in rehabilitation research, or how design research can play an important role in successfully utilizing health technology. Think about how artists and designers can chart patterns of psychosis, for instance — and the collaborative possibilities in medical visualization.
This summit brought together over 200 leading thinkers in Canada and internationally in the areas of design, art/creative research, cultural industries, health, humanities, social science, science and engineering to explore the possibilities of this interdisciplinary collaboration. Participants included:
- Senior members of health and health research institutions
- Senior federal, provincial and regional government officials
- Industry leaders
- Senior leadership from research funding agencies and research support agencies
- Researchers in health, humanities, social sciences, art and design
Health Summit and CIHR's Café Scientifique
3 Cafés Scientifiques as part of the Health Summit. CIHR's Cafés
Scientifiques are about providing insight into health-related issues of
popular interest to the general public, provoking questions and
providing answers. They involve interaction between the public and
experts in a given field.
This summit is part of OCAD's Digital Futures Initiative