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Dr. Yaser Kerachian

Commercialization Manager

York University, Toronto, Canada

Siamak Khorrami

Commercialization Manager

Kinetica Ventures, Calgary, Canada

Dr. Atefeh Farzindar

Adjunct Professor

University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada


Title: Technology Transfer and Commercialization

Local Organizer:  Isfahan Science and Technology Town

Time: Sunday, December 25, 2016, 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Isfahan Science and Technology Town


  • To learn about key factors in taking technologies from universities (or startup companies) to market
  • To learn about different types of commercialization supports offered by various organizations (universities, incubators, etc. )



9:00-10:00: Introduction to Technology Transfer and Commercialization by Dr. Yaser Kerachian

Definition, Processes, TTO structure

10:00-11:00: Technology Commercialization by Dr. Yaser Kerachian

Licensing, Startup, Valuation

11:00-12:00: Success story by Dr. Atefeh Farzindar

12:00-13:00: Lunch

13:00-14:00: Incubator services for technology startups by Dr. Atefeh Farzindar

14:00-15:00: Value Proposition Canvas by Siamak Khorrami

15:00-17:00: Group work

Participants will be divided in groups and develop commercialization plans for assigned technologies

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Presenter: Dr. Samira Abbasgholizadeh Rahimi

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Title: 1st Iranian Shared Decision Making workshop

Time: Thursday, December 22, 2016, 9:00 – 12:45
Location: Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

The workshop is free. However registration is required.

This workshop will be highly interactive. Workshop instructors will describe core concepts of shared decision making using a seminar format and group based activities to ensure transmission of the needed information, they will also provide hands‐on for participants for improving quality of learning. For example, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate a sample decision support intervention using standard internationally recognized criteria.

Background: Shared decision making (SDM) is a collaborative process that allows patients and clinicians to make this difficult decision together, taking into account the best evidence available as well as the patient’s values and preferences. Patients who participate in decisions about their health have better experiences, better outcomes and get better value for money. However, for clinicians to engage patients in SDM, they need new skills and thus SDM training is needed. Therefore, this workshop is critical, and could be the first step in improvement of Iranian health provider’s knowledge in this important aspect.

Description and Objectives: The Iranian Shared decision making (ISDM) workshop curriculum is a new initiative for Iranian medical society with the goal of having a set of introductory‐level core program in foundational aspects of medical decision making, patients’ engagement and development of decision aids. This effort will serve the health providers’ need in being trained in SDM and will be the first step in improvement of health providers’ training in SDM in Iran and will be beginning of the knowledge transfer in this important aspect in international level.

General objectives of the workshop:
-To have a set of introductory-level core program in foundational aspects of medical decision making, patients’ engagement and development of decision aids
-To serve the Iranian health care providers’ need in being trained in SDM
-To initiate health providers’ training in SDM in Iran
-To initiate knowledge translation activities in SDM in Iran
-To explain key elements of SDM and to demonstrate SDM skills
-To describe evidence based interventions to support patients’ decision making procedure.
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