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Scientific Talks (May 25-26)

Cancer Discoveries: Molecules to Man

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The Canada Gairdner Symposiums feature current cutting edge themes for biomedical science. In partnership with the Gairdner Foundation, CRINA is proud to host a two-day Symposium titled Cancer Discoveries: Molecules to Man that will take place on Wednesday, May 25th and Thursday, May 26th, 2016 in Edmonton. 

We have confirmed 19 world-renowned cancer researchers, some of whom have won the Gairdner International Award—a precursor to the Nobel Prize—to partake in the event. The researchers are experts in topics such as immunotherapy, targeted therapies, cancer metabolism, genomics and prevention. This symposium will feature a U of A trainee poster session with a focus on multidisciplinary and translational cancer research to facilitate knowledge exchange between departments and faculties. There will also be a public lecture featuring Dr. Dennis Slamon whose pioneering work lead to the use of Herceptin for the treatment of breast cancer.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. Participants can claim up to a maximum of 15 study credits.


Speaker Institution Topic of Research
Steve Jackson
University of Cambridge
Genome and cellular integrity
Guy Poirier
Laval University DNA repair
Steve Narod
University of Toronto
Genetics and prevention
Lewis Cantley
Cornell University
Cell growth and transformation
John Bell
University of Ottawa
James Allison
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Checkpoint inhibition
Vickie Baracos
University of Alberta
Cancer malnutrition
Tak Mak
University of Toronto
Immune response and tumorigenesis
Poul Sorensen
BC Cancer Foundation
Molecular pathology
Hans Clevers
Hubrecht Institute
Wnt signaling, stem cell hierarchy
John Dick
University of Toronto
Cancer stem cells, AML
Connie Eaves
BC Cancer Agency
Development and application of assays
Mina Bissell
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Microenvironment and gene regulation
Gregg Semenza
Johns Hopkins University
HIF-1 in cancer
Gino Fallone University of Alberta Cancer imaging
Jack Cuzick
University of London
Dennis Slamon
University of California, LA
David Jaffray
University of Toronto
Novel imaging systems and precision of therapy
Nada Jabado
McGill University Cancer Genomics

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