Check out this week’s latest news and events in research, technology, companies and people changing health for the better in Edmonton. Sign up to get the full edition delivered directly to your inbox. Use the code HEALTHCITY & you’ll get 10% off the first year. Have a suggestion for a future edition? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Become a “Roundup Cultivator” and sponsor Taproot Edmonton to help them chronicle health innovation in Edmonton. Learn more Here are some highlights from this week’s Health Innovation Roundup: Local headlines AHS Virtual Health Services has developed an iPad app to help babies in the NICU who are physically separated from their parents to be able to teleconference. The NowICU app was developed for the Misericordia NICU at the suggestion of Dr. Mehaboob Shariff Shaik. University of Alberta researchers developed a urine test that can distinguish between IBS and ulcerative colitis faster and more accurately than current tests. CBC took a look at the University of Alberta Surgical Simulation Research Lab’s use of augmented reality including the use of virtual surgery made by tracking expert surgeons to teach rookies. So far, the technology has been used in head and oral surgeries. Events May 4 – annual Walk to Cure Huntington Disease May 4 – CRESCENDO at the Winspear Centre sponsored by the John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation in support of mental health & addiction access 24/7. Until May 12 – Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology Inventure$ 2019, an “un-conference” for entrepreneurs and startups to connect with investors, will be held in Calgary from June 5 to 7. The Health Innovation Roundup, sponsored by Health City, is written and published weekly by Taproot Edmonton. Sign up here to get the full edition delivered directly to your inbox.