Clinical Research Updates

Clinical Research Seminar Series. Mark your calendars for January 24 (2:00pm)! The first seminar of 2018 will feature clinical trials budgeting for investigator-initiated, grant-funded trials. Additional information here. Slides from previous seminars are available here.

Clinical Trials Database. As part of the Be The Cure public awareness initiative, we recently launched a clinical trials database designed for patients and the public to search for actively recruiting trials by location, age and sex. Note that this is phase one of a two-phased project, and data are currently being mined from clinicaltrials.gov. Please contact Jill Byrne for more information.

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Save the date! ATI Research Day will be Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mark your calendars! The ATI will host its second annual research day on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Research Day will feature a keynote address, poster sessions, and presentations on donation and transplantation.

Further details to follow.

Upcoming ATI Seminars

Dec 13: Dr. Andrew Daly, “Controversies in haploidentical stem cell transplantation”

Dec 20 – Jan 3: No seminars scheduled – winter hiatus

Jan. 10: Dr. Jason Acker, “A role for donor factors in the response of cells, tissues and organs to preservation and storage”

Jan 17: TBA

Jan 24: Dr. Janet Elliot, Title TBA

If you would like to present your research please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca. The ATI Seminar Series is a great opportunity to promote your research, whether you’re a principal investigator or trainee! We are still looking for speakers for spring.

Within 2 weeks of each seminar, please register your attendance and provide your feedback. This information is required for our metrics reporting. Our registration platform is computer and mobile friendly! Click on the links below to go to the online self-registration portal.

You can now register and provide feedback on two seminars during the same self-registration session. Please note that you do not have to register in advance to attend a seminar – simply show up.

ATI Seminar Self-Registration – Edmonton

ATI Seminar Self-Registration – Calgary

Upcoming CIHR workshops with the Grant Assist Program

The Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) has scheduled a number of workshops for CIHR grant application preparation in December and January.

Wondering How to Address Commercialization Requirements in Grant Applications?

Joanna Preston [Associate Director, Technology Management (Health Sciences)] will cover the basic elements of what reviewers are looking for in a grant application commercialization plan including intellectual property, market information, competing products, regulatory & reimbursement, and adoption.
Date & Time: Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca 

Preparing your Stage 2 CIHR Foundation Application

Join us to hear Drs. Neil Drummond [Stage 2 CIHR Foundation Reviewer (2015 & 2016)] and Gary Lopaschuk (2016 Foundation awardee) share their insights on the Stage 2 CIHR Foundation review process and preparing a Stage 2 Foundation application.
Date & Time: Friday, December 15, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 6-52 Heritage Medical Research Centre
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca 

CIHR Update

Join us to hear Drs. Lori West (Member, CIHR Governing Coucil) and Brian Rowe (Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Circulatory & Respiratory Health). They will share their insights into how changes at CIHR are unfolding through CIHR’s Governing Council, Science Council and Institute Advisory Boards. We will hear how decisions are made, and what additional Changes we can anticipate at CIHR.
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca 

Selecting a Peer Review Committee, Providing Keywords & Preparing a Summary for Your CIHR Project Application

Join us to hear from two University of Alberta researchers who reviewed grant applications for the CIHR Fall 2017 Project Competition: Dr. Kathy Hegadoren (Chair, Gender Sex & Health Panel) and Dr. Michael Schultz (Scientific Officer, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology B Panel).
They will discuss problems with and strategies for:

  • Selecting an appropriate peer review committee
  • ensuring that your registration abstract demonstrates why you application is appropriate for the peer review committee selected along with the grant assignment process at CIHR
  • meeting sex and gender requirements
  • providing key words and shaping summaries to best fit their important roles in the peer review process

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 
1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca

Q&A Session with Fall 2017 Project Competition CIHR Peer Reviewers

Join us to hear from Drs. Emmanuelle Cordat (Reviewer, Hematology, Digestive & Kidney Diseases Panel), Michelle Graham (Chair, Clinical Investigation D Panel), and Rachel Wevrick (Reviewer, Genetics Panel), all of whom participated in the review of CIHR Fall 2017 Project Competition grants. They will spend a few minutes summarizing their experiences reviewing Project grants this fall, and outline what we can expect for the review of Spring 2018 Project submissions. This will be followed by our opportunity to ask questions as we prepare Spring 2018 Project applications.
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca

Preparing your CIHR Project Budget

Join us to hear Drs. Hanne Ostergaard (CIHR Project Reviewer [Spring 2016, Fall 2016 & Fall 2017] and OOGP and Planning grant awardee) and Adrian Wagg (CIHR Project, OOGP, PHSI, and Team grant awardee). They will share their insights into preparing budgets for the project competition. We will also hear from the Research Services Office Research Facilitators, who will share their observations on more common errors made and difficulties encountered when preparing CIHR grant budgets.
Date & Time: Monday, February 5, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca

Upcoming ATI Seminars

Dec. 6: Dr. Luis Guembes Hidalgo, “The immunobiology of complement-fixing HLA antibodies: More than just complement”

Dec 13: Dr. Andrew Daly, Title TBA

Dec 20 – Jan 3: No seminars scheduled – winter hiatus

Jan. 10: Dr. Jason Acker, Title TBA

If you would like to present your research please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca. The ATI Seminar Series is a great opportunity to promote your research, whether you’re a principal investigator or trainee! We are still looking for speakers for spring.

Within 2 weeks of each seminar, please register your attendance and provide your feedback. This information is required for our metrics reporting. Our registration platform is computer and mobile friendly! Click on the links below to go to the online self-registration portal.

You can now register and provide feedback on two seminars during the same self-registration session. Please note that you do not have to register in advance to attend a seminar – simply show up.

ATI Seminar Self-Registration – Edmonton

ATI Seminar Self-Registration – Calgary

Clinical Research Updates

Clinical Research Seminar Series. Mark your calendars for January 24 (2:00pm)! The first seminar of 2018 will feature clinical trials budgeting for investigator-initiated, grant-funded trials. Additional information here. Slides from previous seminars are available here.

SPOR Seminar. On December 7th, Dr. Braden Manns from the University of Calgary will share his experience with patient-oriented research in clinical trials. Register here.

Clinical Trials Database. As part of the Be The Cure public awareness initiative, we recently launched a clinical trials database designed for patients and the public to search for actively recruiting trials by location, age and sex. Note that this is phase one of a two-phased project, and data are currently being mined from clinicaltrials.gov. Please contact Jill Byrne for more information.

Upcoming ATI Seminars

Nov. 29: Dr. Zhaoli Sun, visiting from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “Tolerance from induction of allograft chimerism”

Dec. 6: Dr. Luis Guembes Hidalgo, Title TBA

Dec 13: Dr. Andrew Daly, Title TBA

Dec 20 – Jan 3: No seminars scheduled – winter hiatus

Jan. 10: Dr. Jason Acker, Title TBA

If you would like to present your research please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca. The ATI Seminar Series is a great opportunity to promote your research, whether you’re a principal investigator or trainee! We are still looking for speakers for spring.

Within 2 weeks of each seminar, please register your attendance and provide your feedback. This information is required for our metrics reporting. Our registration platform is computer and mobile friendly! Click on the links below to go to the online self-registration portal.

You can now register and provide feedback on two seminars during the same self-registration session. Please note that you do not have to register in advance to attend a seminar – simply show up.

ATI Seminar Self-Registration – Edmonton

ATI Seminar Self-Registration – Calgary

Memento Mori – “Most Innovative and Ground-Breaking Documentary”, presentation at the Alberta Legislature

Memento Mori, which was filmed at the University of Alberta hospital in 2015, has been selected as the “most innovative and ground-breaking” documentary to come out of Canada in the last year. The film will be presented at the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers in San Francisco a the end of November.

Memento Mori will be broadcast on the CBC Documentary Channel this coming Sunday, November 26, at 9 pm ET, 7 pm MT, with an encore presentation on Wednesday, November 29 at 7 pm and 11 pm ET, 5 pm and 9 pm MT.

In recognition of this prestigious honour, the team behind the transplant film was  introduced to the Alberta Legislature by MLA David Shepherd, in early November.

Directed by Niobe Thompson and produced by Rosie Dransfeld (ID: Productions Inc) and the National Film Board of Canada premiered in Canada last year, and was also screened internationally.

MEMENTO MORI is an uncompromising cinematic journey alongside the living and the dying, filmed with remarkable access to one of the world’s busiest organ-transplant hospitals. In cinéma-vérité style, we witness the most profound experiences in any human life: moments of unbearable suspense leading to sudden and senseless loss, or the unexpected joy of a second chance. A baby, grasped from the jaws of death. A father, struggling to live for the sake of his daughter. The parents of a young man, thrust without warning into a tragedy that will test their humanity. With empathy and honesty, MOMENTO MORI transports us to a world few of us understand, but all of us are fated to someday visit. An arresting tour de force of observational filmmaking, both beautiful and profound.

Update your ATI membership or register as a new member!

The ATI is updating its membership records. As a pan-provincial research institute, our membership encompasses multiple faculties and diverse fields – the common thread is an interest in donation and transplantation.

If you are an existing member, please confirm your ongoing membership by clicking on the link below.

If you are a new member, now’s the time to register, using the link below.

Please share this link with your trainees, lab personnel, allied health personnel, community members, etc.

Anyone whose research, teaching, coursework, or work relates to donation and/or transplantation can join the ATI, and community members, and AHS personnel, etc. are also welcome!  Please note that filling in this form will not increase the volume of email you receive from us – we need more information on our members for reporting and for research support.

Upcoming ATI Seminars

Nov. 29: Dr. Zhaoli Sun, visiting from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “Tolerance from induction of allograft chimerism”

Dec. 6: Dr. Luis Guembes Hidalgo, Title TBA

Dec 13: Dr. Andrew Daly, Title TBA

Dec 20 – Jan 3: No seminars scheduled – winter hiatus

Jan. 10: Dr. Jason Acker, Title TBA

If you would like to present your research please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca. The ATI Seminar Series is a great opportunity to promote your research, whether you’re a principal investigator or trainee! We are still looking for speakers for spring.

Within 2 weeks of each seminar, please register your attendance and provide your feedback. This information is required for our metrics reporting. Our registration platform is computer and mobile friendly! Click on the links below to go to the online self-registration portal.

You can now register and provide feedback on two seminars during the same self-registration session.

ATI Seminar Self-Registration – Edmonton

ATI Seminar Self-Registration – Calgary