Printing the way to better health care for people living with arthritis

One Western University researcher is using the only 3-D metal printer in Canada to revolutionize the face of health care.

On February 25, 2016, David Holdsworth, PhD, will be in Windsor, to share how advanced imaging combined with 3‑D printing will one day lead to improved treatment of joint-related conditions, such as arthritis and fractures. Holdsworth is a professor at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Scientific Director at the University’s Bone & Joint Institute.

The talk is part of a community presentation series being held in communities across Southwestern Ontario by the School’s Robarts Research Institute.

Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, former Windsor resident and Scientific and Executive Director of Robarts, is excited to bring the community presentation series to Windsor for the first time.

“The public is tremendously interested in health research,” said Koschinsky. “With the high-calibre research at Robarts combined with the impressive nature of our facilities, people are fascinated by what we’re doing here. We want to bring Robarts to communities.” Koschinsky also served as the dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Windsor for seven years.

The community presentation series gives attendees an inside look at the fascinating and world-renowned medical research taking place in Southwestern Ontario. Attendees can register for free online by February 22 at Space is limited.

WHAT: Community Presentation Series, featuring David Holdsworth

WHERE: Dr. Murray O’Neil Medical Education Centre, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Windsor

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Tristan Joseph, Media Relations Officer, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, t. 519.661.2111 ext. 80387, c. 519.777.1573,

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