2012 - Luncheon - 05/24/2012 - Why Health Innovation Matters

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Name: 2012 - Luncheon - 05/24/2012 - Why Health Innovation Matters
Date: May 24, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

"Why Health
Innovation Matters"

Translating Discoveries into Business Opportunities. Both speakers have extensive backgrounds in establishing leading edge research facilities and will speak about opportunities and benefits created using resources here in Saskatoon to form a Translational Research Institute.

Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Willows Golf & Country Club
(Dreher Room)

Registration 11:30 am ... Luncheon 12:00 noon



Dr. Michael Kelly

Univeristy of Saskatchewan

Michael Kelly, MD is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Royal University Hospital. He obtained his undergraduate degree and medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan. He then did a six year neurosurgery residency at the University of Saskatchewan. In addition, he trained in cerebrovascular surgery at Stanford University and cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic. His area of expertise is the management of patients with complex cerebrovascular disorders such as stroke, brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. In addition, Dr. Kelly has a PhD in advanced medical imaging techniques. He has established a cerebrovascular research program at the University of Saskatchewan and has published over 50 scientific papers and presented at many national and international meetings.


Dr. David Fiorella

Stony Brook University Medical Center

In 2005, Dr. Fiorella performed the first three percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting procedures for intracranial atherosclerosis with the Wingspan Stent System in North America. With a special FDA exemption for compassionate use of an unapproved device, he performed the first three aneurysm treatments using the Pipeline Embolization Device in North America, and was the first physician worldwide to perform intracranial angioplasty with the Sequent® Please Drug Eluting Balloon. He is one of the most experienced physicians in the world in the use of the Pipeline Embolization Device.

He joined the Stony Brook University Medical Center staff in June 2009 as Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery and Radiology. He has partnered with Henry H. Woo, MD, in the development of a world class Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Fiorella has expertise in neuroendovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, endovascular management of acute stroke, embolization of CNS tumors, and  endovascular  treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations, spinal arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, dural arteriovenous fistulas, and carotid and intracranial atherosclerosis.

An active researcher, Dr. Fiorella was named national co-Principal Investigator for the NIH-supported trial for Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis (SAMMPIS).   In 2012, he was named the National Principal Investigator for the Microvention sponsored LVIS trial; using the Neurovascular Self-Expanding Retrievable Stent System in the treatment of wide-necked intracranial artery aneurysms.

He is a senior member of the Society for Neurointerventional Surgery and currently serves on the Executive Committee for SNIS as well as the strategic planning committee for the 2012 Cerebrovascular Complications Conference.  Other professional membership includes the American Society of Neuroradiology,   American Roentgen Ray Society, Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology and the American Heart Association.

He has been published widely in journals such as Stroke, Neurosurgery, American Journal of Neuroradiology, Journal of Neurosurgery as well as a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine.  He is on the editorial board for the American Journal of Neuroradiology and is Associate Editor for the Journal of Neurointeventional Surgery.

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