CRINA Events

Research Day 2018

The 5th annual CRINA Research Day is scheduled for November 17, 2018 in the Allard Family Lecture Theatre, KATZ building. The event fosters collaboration among the cancer research community in northern Alberta and is an educational opportunity for trainees which also allows them to hone their presentation skills.

Keynote Speaker

CRINA is honoured to present Dr. André Veillette, MD, FRSC (Professor and Research Unit Director, IRCM, Montreal) as this year's Research Day Keynote Speaker.

Using novel molecular, genomics, mouse genetics and proteomics approaches, André Veillette's team has identified and characterized numerous cell surface and intracellular molecules that play a crucial role in normal cell physiology. A number of these molecules are directly or indirectly involved the pathogenesis of leukemias, lymphomas and other malignancies.  These proteins serve as potential targets to improve immune responses against cancer.

Speaker List

Cancer Biology
Dr. Mary Hitt
Dr. Fred West
Dr. Michael Hendzel
Novel Therapies and Biomarkers
Dr. Gino Fallone
Dr. Hasan Uludag
Prevention, Lifestyle, and Survivorship
Dr. Vickie Baracos
Dr. Russell Greiner

Research Day Abstract Submission

Elevator Pitch Abstracts (No Longer Accepting Submissions)

This year we are excited to announce the first elevator pitch competition!  

Picture yourself walking into an elevator and selecting your floor, only to find to find your favourite internationally renowned researcher standing beside you. You only have until the elevator reaches their floor to introduce yourself and wow them with your research pitch. To apply for this opportunity, please film a 60 second video clip pitching your research, its relevance, and why you should be presenting at research day.

Prizing Information:
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100


Undergraduate, Graduate, and Resident trainees are welcome to apply.

The ten most enthusiastic, well-spoken, and captivating submissions will be selected for presentation at CRINA’s Research Day. Please note that the deadline for submission was August 10th, 2018 at 4:00 PM MST. The selected trainees will have 90 seconds to pitch their research at CRINA’s Research Day November 17th 2018.

Some helpful links are provided below:  

Traditional poster and oral presentation abstract submission will follow later in August.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us. We look forward to your participation!