Miraculins Inc. (TSXV:MOM) announced the appointment of leading occupational health physician and workplace wellness expert Dr. Alain Sotto to the Scout DS® Medical Advisory Board.
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Dr. Sotto is the Toronto Transit Commission’s Occupational Medical Consultant, Investigative Coroner for York Region, and Director of the Medcan Wellness Clinic, Canada’s largest executive healthcare clinic with more than 70 physicians and specialists. He is the former Chief Physician at Ontario Power Generation – Wellness Division, where he was the lead on the utility’s corporate health and wellness strategy. He was also the Medical Director at Boeing Toronto for 17 years and the Medical Director for many other large employers in Toronto including Pratt and Whitney, Bombardier and McDonnell-Douglas Canada. Additionally, Dr. Sotto has served as Regional Medical Officer for the Great Lakes region at CN Railways and has been an occupational medical consultant to Stelco and several other companies.
Dr. Sotto is a certified specialist in Emergency and Family Medicine and is on staff in Family Medicine at William Osler Hospital in Brampton, where he has worked in the Emergency Department for 19 years. He has also had an active part-time Family Practice in Brampton for the last 26 years. Dr. Sotto serves on numerous medical advisory boards including the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Scientific Advisory Council (Ontario), Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine Executive, Benefits Canada, and the Morneau Shepell Mental Health Advisory Board. He also serves on the Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey Advisory Board (2013, 2014, 2015), which publishes an annual report of the same name that since 1998 has been nationally tracking feedback from Canadians with employer-sponsored health benefit plans to help facilitate industry being more aware and responsive to healthcare issues and needs in the workplace. He is a highly regarded guest speaker, writer, and medical guest commentator and in November 2012, he was the Keynote Speaker at the Annual International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) speaking to 1,330 attendees on aging and wellness. The IFEBP is the largest association serving the employee benefits and compensation industry with 33,000 members.
“I am very pleased to become a member of the Scout DS® Medical Advisory Board,” said Dr. Sotto. “Having seen the extraordinary capability of the Scout DS® to provide rapid, needle-free and accessible diabetes screenings to employees when it was used under my direction at Ontario Power Generation, I am excited to be providing guidance for this innovative medical device. It has every potential to be integrated into workplace health strategies for delaying the onset of chronic diseases, saving healthcare costs, lowering corporate insurance spends, reducing workplace absenteeism and presenteeism and is aligned with my own personal mission of helping to save lives in the workplace one life at a time.”
“Dr. Sotto is a globally recognized expert on workplace wellness strategies and a leading medical professional,” said Christopher J. Moreau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Miraculins. “His extensive experience in developing and managing chronic disease prevention programs for a number of Canada’s largest and most recognizable workforces provides Miraculins with a considerable advantage as we work to accelerate development of commercial models for the Scout DS® in workplace settings and adapt key wellness concepts to other major market segments.”