Professor & Dir Autism Rsch, University of Alberta

Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation Chair in Autism. Renowned for work on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For 15 years he has co-led a multi-site longitudinal study of high-risk infants to characterize early development of ASD and co-developed the first observational scale to detect signs of ASD in infants which has been adopted internationally. National ASD Project Lead with NeuroDevNet, a Network of Centres of Excellence on neurodevelopmental disabilities; Director, Canadian Autism Research Training Program.

A Neurologist and Neuroscientist, Dr. Zochodne is the Director of the Division of Neurology and Co-Director of the Neurosciences and Mental Health Institute at the University of Alberta. He has devoted his career to understanding the biology and diseases of the peripheral nervous system, disorders that are common, disabling and frequently irreversible. He has been a leading investigator of diabetic polyneuropathy and nerve regeneration and he has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Neurological Science.

University of Toronto

Stanley H Zlotkin, MD PhD FRCP(C) is a highly respected and celebrated leader in the field of medicine, and specifically childhood nutrition. His work, as a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and a senior scientist and gastroenterologist/clinical nutritionist, has attracted worldwide attention for its innovation and impact. Most importantly has been his development and dissemination of innovative and easy-to-use nutritional supplements, such as iron and vitamins, to address deficiencies which affect many children in the developing world. He has been able to translate his ...

Professor of Medicine, Director, Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes. University of Toronto Dr. Bernard Zimnan is one of Canada's most distinguished clinician-scientists with exceptional achievements in Diabetes research and care. He has excelled as a physician researcher, educator, mentor and academic citizen. His most significant enduring initiative was his role in the NIH-directed Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and related follow-up studies, which established the importance of glycemic control in the preventing the complications of Type 1 Diabetes. As a translational ...

Haibo Zhang, MD; PhD is Professor of Anesthesia, Medicine and Physiology at University of Toronto, and Staff Scientist in Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science of St. Michael's Hospital. His translational research program focuses on the mechanisms and therapy of acute lung injury and sepsis. In the field of acute lung injury and ventilator-induced lung fibrosis, Dr. Zhang has been a driving force in determining the underlying cellular mechanisms and their application into clinical therapies, particularly with respect to host responses and the development of non-invasive ventilatory ...

Professor, University of Manitoba

George Zhanel received his Ph.D. in the Department of Medical Microbiology/Infectious Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba and a Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. He is presently Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology/Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine and Research Director of the Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA). Dr. Zhanel has received or been nominated for 95 teaching awards and in 2020 received the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) merit award. In 2021, he was 1 of 190 Canadian scientists ...

Director, School of Biomedical Eng. & Michael Smith Lab, University of British Columbia

Dr. Peter Zandstra is internationally recognized for his distinguished contributions to the field of biomedical engineering and is advancing our fundamental understanding of how stem cells develop into mature blood cells. Using this knowledge to design and implement new technologies that enable stem cell-based therapies for diseases such as leukemia, Dr. Zandstra is driving the development and clinical testing of these new therapies with Canadian biotechnology companies. A leader in cell and gene therapy manufacturing, Dr. Zandstra is catalyzing the growth of biomedical engineering research ...

Professor and Senior Associate Dean (Research), University of Calgary

Gerald Zamponi is one of the world’s leading researchers on the molecular neurophysiology of ion channels. His seminal research has resulted in numerous contributions to both the basic and biomedical fields. He has described the underlying mechanisms of calcium channel inactivation, permeation and modulation by a variety of intracellular signaling molecules and pathways. His work has also defined the physiological consequences of genetic defects associated with calcium channel dysfunction in generalized epilepsies and congenital night blindness. The work has also defined novel molecular ...

Salim Yusuf is a Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University and Director of the Population Health Research Institute. As a Rhodes Scholar, he initiated the concept of large simple trials, coordinating the first ISIS trial and developing concepts of meta-analysis. Subsequently, he has applied these principles to several other areas that led to the SOLVD and DIG trials in heart failure while at the US NIH, and more recently the HOPE, OASIS, CURE and CREATE trials since his move to McMaster University, Canada. He holds a Heart and Stroke Foundation ...

Dean, Temerty Fac of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Trevor Young is an outstanding clinician-scientist and an international authority in the area of bipolar disorder, investigating its molecular basis, its treatment, and its clinical applications. Dr. Young is a leader amongst his peers. He was Physician-in-Chief and Executive Vice President of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto) Canada’s leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital, as well as Professor and Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Currently he is Professor and Head of the UBC Department of ...