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Swapna Mylabathula

MD/PhD Candidate and McLaughlin Scholar
Swapna is an MD/PhD Candidate and McLaughlin Scholar at the University of Toronto, with an aim of becoming a clinician scientist with a focus in sports medicine. Her research focuses on concussion and she works on projects relating to policy and hockey. Together with her twin sister Sandhya, she co-developed a Pan-Canadian Concussion Strategy, consulted on provincial concussion policy, co-delivered a TEDx Talk, and they recently presented recommendations to Parliament this year. They’ve also worked on research to inform new concussion legislation in Ontario, Rowan’s Law. Swapna has been involved in the field of concussions over the past decade as an advocate and policy consultant across Canada, as well as a researcher and clinical trainee at the University of Toronto. She is honoured to have been recognized as one of the top 50 most influential Torontonians [Grid TO Magazine] and as an Urban Hero [Toronto Community News] for her contributions to the field. She is passionate about science communication and outreach, and engages in it with
her twin sister as the @steam.sisters on Instagram, and with the Royal Canadian Institute for Science and Let’s Talk Science, Exercise is Medicine, and on social media, television, and various podcasts. She is an executive producer and show host of Medicine in Motion Podcast, and a returning show host for Raw Talk Podcast. Sport [particularly hockey!] is one of her favourite hobbies, and what originally sparked her interest in concussions. She also loves to play the violin and sitar, travel, and learn languages!

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, November 15
 

10:30am EST