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Mamoru ‘Mo’ Watanabe Lectureship – Digital Health Today and Tomorrow

Mamoru ‘Mo’ Watanabe Lectureship – Digital Health Today and Tomorrow

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Social Innovation
  • January 23, 2024
  • 12:30 pm
    4:00 pm
  • Foothills Medicial Centre, Health Sciences Centre, Theatre 4

Join us in Theatre 4, Health Sciences Centre, within the Foothills Medical Centre on January 23, 2024, from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. for an event that explores digital health in Alberta today and moving forward. ​Hosted by the W21C Research and Innovation Centre, this event honours Dr. Mamoru ‘Mo’ Watanabe, and his contributions in digital health and rural telemedicine, along with his promotion of health equity. Joining the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine (now named Cumming School of Medicine) to serve as professor and head of internal medicine in 1974, Dr. Watanabe served as dean of the Faculty of Medicine from July 1982 until June 1992, and is believed to be the first Japanese Canadian dean of a Canadian medical school. He passed away July 5, 2023, at the age of 90. ​During this event, we will formally introduce and showcase “Health Everywhere“, a new eHealth and mHealth hub created from a $6.3M Major Innovation Fund award from the Government of Alberta. This will include a panel discussion and Q&A with the six theme leads of the Health Everywhere initiative. Here they will discuss their priorities and goals for moving forward and the partnerships with industry, non-profit organizations, and community groups that they have already fostered. In addition, the keynote address will be provided by Dr. James A. Makokis, with a lecture on the integration of mobile health to optimize recovery presented by Dr. Christy Cauley.

Join us in Theatre 4, Health Sciences Centre, within the Foothills Medical Centre on January 23, 2024, from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. for an event that explores digital health in Alberta today and moving forward.

​Hosted by the W21C Research and Innovation Centre, this event honours Dr. Mamoru ‘Mo’ Watanabe, and his contributions in digital health and rural telemedicine, along with his promotion of health equity. Joining the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine (now named Cumming School of Medicine) to serve as professor and head of internal medicine in 1974, Dr. Watanabe served as dean of the Faculty of Medicine from July 1982 until June 1992, and is believed to be the first Japanese Canadian dean of a Canadian medical school. He passed away July 5, 2023, at the age of 90.

​During this event, we will formally introduce and showcase “Health Everywhere“, a new eHealth and mHealth hub created from a $6.3M Major Innovation Fund award from the Government of Alberta. This will include a panel discussion and Q&A with the six theme leads of the Health Everywhere initiative. Here they will discuss their priorities and goals for moving forward and the partnerships with industry, non-profit organizations, and community groups that they have already fostered.  

In addition, the keynote address will be provided by Dr. James A. Makokis, with a lecture on the integration of mobile health to optimize recovery presented by Dr. Christy Cauley.

Event Address:

3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1

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