Professional Engineers Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario

February 21, 2008 09:01 ET

Forum Will Explore Engineering Innovations in Health Care

From the operating room and beyond, event will discuss remarkable ways in which engineering is advancing the field of medicine

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2008) - On Thursday, February 28, the Toronto chapters of Professional Engineers Ontario and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists invite you to explore the remarkable ways in which engineering is advancing the field of medicine when it hosts its annual Engineering Innovations Forum.

Under the theme of "Engineering Innovations in Health Care", the event will feature presentations by the University of Toronto's Dr. Robert Pilliar, P.Eng., on tissue engineering/regeneration strategies for orthopaedic applications; the University Health Network's Andrew MacDonald, EIT, on applying industrial engineering concepts in the operating room; and by GE Healthcare's James Valiant, P.Eng., on the latest advances in diagnostic imaging.

Event details are as follows:

What: Engineering Innovations Forum

When: Thursday, February 28, 2008

Presentations: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Exhibits: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., 9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Where: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON

There is no cost to attend this event; however, you must reserve your seat as space is limited. To register, please visit

The Engineering Innovations Forum was initiated in 1990 under the name "Engineering Action Forum," and has been part of National Engineering Week ever since. It was established as an open forum to focus on current topics of public interest from an engineering point of view. National Engineering Week 2008 runs from February 23 to March 1.

Professional Engineers Ontario administers the Professional Engineers Act by licensing Ontario's 70,000 professional engineers and by granting temporary, limited and provisional licences to practise professional engineering. It also authorizes the 5000 businesses holding certificates of authorization to provide engineering services to the public. PEO sets standards for and regulates engineering in Ontario so that the public interest is served and protected. Rigorously educated, experienced, and committed to a Code of Ethics that puts the public first, licensed professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names.
/For further information: David Smith, Manager, Communications
Tel: 416-840-1068; 800-339-3716, ext.1068

Contact Information

  • David Smith, Manager, Communications, Professional Engineers Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-840-1068
    Toll-Free: 800-339-3716