Technion – Baker Symposium: Cardiovascular disease and Diabetes

30.05.2018 - 30.05.2018
09:00 - 14:30
Technion Israel - Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Silver Building, Auditorium 201.

Technion – Baker Symposium: Cardiovascular disease and Diabetes

Faculty of Biomedical Engineering

Wednesday 30th May 0900-1430

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia, is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility, with a history spanning more than 90 years. The Institute’s work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The Baker has been bringing scientific missions to Israel since 2016, with the objective of building scientific collaborations that will support our mission to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related disorders; two prevalent and complex diseases responsible for the most deaths and the highest health costs in the world. The missions have been successful in establishing joint research activities with scientists in many of the top tier Israeli research centres. In 2019, eligible Baker – Israeli collaborations will have an opportunity to compete for grant funding that will provide substantial support (US$120,000/yr for two years) for up to four projects.

The Technion – Baker Symposium is intended to provide a showcase of our research activities. The program is as follows.


Coffee and light refreshments will be served before the symposium and at interval.

A buffet lunch will be provided after the symposium; attendees are invited to join Baker scientists to ask any questions or to discuss possible collaborative research opportunities. The Baker scientists will be in Israel from Wednesday 30th May through to Monday 4th June.

A bus will be provided to transport interested scientists to and from the medical faculty campus in Haifa.

For further information or to confirm attendance, please contact… Mirit Openhaim –