Each week Taproot brings together the latest on the research, technology, companies and people changing health and healthcare for the better in Edmonton. If you have a suggestion for a future edition of the roundup, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Here are some highlights from this week’s Health Innovation Roundup: News The Glenrose Rehabilitation Centre showcased a virtual reality simulator designed to treat PTSD in members of the military, veterans, public safety professionals and families. The simulator is part of a research study undertaken by the Heroes in Mind, Advocacy and Research Consortium (HiMARC), founded by the University of Alberta and partners for health innovation and wellness research. Federal Sport and Science Minister Kirsty Duncan was at the University of Calgary last week to tout the diversity of the 2018 recipients of the Canada Research Chair positions. Alberta got $12.5 million in funding, including $8 million for the CRCs at the University of Alberta. Nanostics Inc., the Alberta-based company that develops non-invasive diagnostics tests, is looking for a software programmer. Alberta Innovates put out a request for proposal for a Health Innovation Roadmap. The opportunity closes at the end of the month. An Edmonton podcast, Surgery ABC’s, is offering up kid-friendly answers to health questions. Mayor Don Iveson toured the Senior Association of Greater Edmonton’s new one-stop health care facility. “So impressed by @sageyeg’s social innovation to better support seniors health here in #YEG!” he tweeted. A nurse turned entrepreneur is hoping to fund a private after-hours clinic for casts and limb preservation. Kathleen Cesarin entered the ATB BoostR competition in hopes of funding the clinic. The deadline to support the campaign is Feb. 28. Alberta Health Services’ supply chain management strategy was featured in the journal Healthcare Quarterly. Stollery Children’s Hospital Distinguished Researcher Todd Alexander got the Research Spotlight treatment in a video highlighting the research he is doing on childhood kidney disease. Events TEC Valhalla Angels will host an investment seminar for entrepreneurs in the health and life sciences sector at TEC Edmonton in the fourth floor atrium at 10230 Jasper Avenue starting at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 23. The event is sponsored by HealthCity. Health City’s next breakfast talk will take place on March 5 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Matrix Hotel. Guest speaker Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, CEO of Cluster Navigations will give a presentation on cluster-based economic development. The Healthy Community Symposium by the Communities ChooseWell and the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund will host the “Connecting Changemakers” symposium at the Santa Maria Goretti Centre at 11050 90 Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 7 and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 8. The 2019 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health Symposium will be held in Edmonton from April 14 to 16. The T4M Start-up World trade show for medical technology innovators will be held in Stuttgart, Germany on May 7 to 9. Abstract submissions for eHealth 2019 have closed, but there is room at the conference for delegates. The conference runs from May 26 to 29 at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto, ON. The Health Innovation Roundup, sponsored by Health City, is a weekly email newsletter written and published by Taproot Edmonton. Sign up to get the full edition delivered directly to your inbox. If you sign up for a Taproot membership using the code HEALTHCITY, you’ll get 10% off the first year.