RSI Research Day

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RSI Research Day
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre - University of Toronto‎
89 Chestnut St.
Toronto, ON M5G 1R1

>>RSI Research Day 2020 - Abstract Book<< 

Abstract submission and Registration: March 27th @11:59pm 
To register, please visit:

Internal Deadline: TBD
External Deadline: TBD

Program at a Glance:

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8:30 AM – 9:00 AM      


Poster Set-up

Chestnut 2nd Floor

The Ballroom West

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM  

Opening Remarks:


Ballroom Centre

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Zayna Khayat 
Senior Advisor, Health System Innovation | MaRS Discovery District

"Future of Rehab"

Ballroom Centre

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM    

Refreshment Break

Ballroom West

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Student Presentations: 3 Minute Presentations


Ballroom Centre

    11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

    Poster Presentations: Session 1

    Ballroom West

    12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

    Lunch and Networking

    Ballroom Centre & West
    12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

    Poster Presentations: Session 2

    Ballroom West
    1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

    Student Presentations: 7 Minute Presentations

    Ballroom Centre

    2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Awards Ceremony

    Ballroom Centre
    3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

    Networking with Reception

    Ballroom West

    *All RSI & SLP research stream students must attend the Research Day.*
    *Year 1 & 2 MSc students and Year 3 & 4 PhD students must present at the Research Showcase.*

    If for any reason you cannot attend or present, please notify the graduate coordinator, Yana Yunusova at      


    Keynote Speaker Confirmed – FEB 26, 2020

    Dr. Zayna Khayat 
    Senior Advisor, Health System Innovation | MaRS Discovery District

    "Future of Rehab"

    Zayna Khayat is Future Strategist with SE Health (formerly, Saint Elizabeth Health Care) a health and social impact enterprise with a major focus on creating a better future for aging adults in their homes and communities. Zayna is Faculty of Singularity University’ Exponential Medicine stream, and is adjunct faculty in the Health Sector Strategy stream at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Dr. Khayat was previously the lead of health system innovation at MaRS Discovery District, a health innovation hub in Toronto, Canada. In 2017 she was seconded to the REshape Innovation Centre at Radboud university medical centre in the Netherlands. Zayna completed her Ph.D. in diabetes research from the University of Toronto (2001), followed by a career in strategy consulting, including as a Principal in the healthcare practice of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). She currently resides in Toronto with her husband and three children and is proficient in French and Arabic languages.