Café Scientifique brings science to the community

May 22, 2014

What do yogurt, smart phones, and magnetic fields have in common? Thanks to innovative health research, they’re improving health in London, across Canada, and around the world. Lawson Health Research Institute hosted a Café Scientifique event, “Innovations in Health Research” May 21 at The Mercato @ Brescia.

Café Scientifique is an informal opportunity to get involved with science. Through an open-forum discussion in a casual setting, these events address health-related issues of popular interest to the general public. A panel of three expert Lawson scientists shared their innovative approaches for preventing and managing disease. Guests can ask questions, participate in discussion, and gain insights from a panel of expert researchers.

Speakers and their topics included:

  • Dr. Gregor Reid - “Using Probiotic Yogurt for Health”
  • Dr. Julien Modolo - “Talking to the Brain with Electromagnetic Fields”
  • Dr. Rob Petrella - “Managing Diabetes using Smartphone Apps/Mobile Technology”

Dr. Bill Avison acted as moderator for the speakers and 50 guests. The next Café Scientifique event, “Made to Measure Medicine,” will be held in the fall. The Café Scientifique is generously supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Photos from the event can be seen on Lawson’s Facebook page.

Speakers Dr. Julien Modolo, Dr. Rob Petrella, Dr. Bill Avison (moderator) and Dr. Gregor Reid participate in Café Scientifique.
Speakers Dr. Julien Modolo, Dr. Rob Petrella, Dr. Bill Avison (moderator) and Dr. Gregor Reid participate in Café Scientifique.

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