Archive | January 2016

2 Weeks Remaining! Astellas-CST Clinical Research Grant Program Deadline is January 31st.

The objective of the Astellas CST Clinical Research Grant Program is to support peer-reviewed research that addresses barriers in the field of transplantation, with the ultimate goal of advancing long-term health outcomes and quality of life for Canadian transplant patients.

The primary focus of the Program is to support a clinical research project related to solid organ transplantation.

Grant recipients are expected to demonstrate that their proposed research will improve knowledge in a scientific area relevant to organ donation or transplantation and/or contribute to improving patient care. It is anticipated that 1 grant of $100,000 will be awarded in July 2016 with staggered disbursement over a two year period.

Review the Terms of Reference for eligibility criteria and complete the Application requirements well in advance. Visit:

Don’t delay and ensure you have all the proper supporting documents ready for your submission.

NOTE: To be eligible, you must be a CST member in good standing, ensure to renew your CST membership at least 3 days before the application submission deadline.


Hepatitis B and C: Rapidly Evolving Treatments

Dr. Lorne Tyrrell, 2015 Killam Prize Laureate in Health Sciences, in conversation with Jim Edwards

DATE: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
TIME: 4:00 pm
LOCATION: ECHA L1-490 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, University of Alberta

Join us to hear D. Lorne Tyrrell discuss his interest in and passion for virology, the impact
of his research, and rapidly evolving treatments for hepatitis B and C. Tyrrell will be joined by the Honourable Jim Edwards— former Member of Parliament, former broadcaster and former University of Alberta Board Chair.

IPTA 2016 Fellows Meeting

Abstract Deadline – January 15th, 2016

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Invitation from IPTA President – Burkhard Tönshoff

We would like to invite you to the 2016 IPTA Fellows Symposium on Pediatric Transplantation.  

 This symposium is designed for and limited to clinical fellows and residents, surgical fellows, research fellows, and other trainees who are planning a career in pediatric transplantation medicine, surgery, or research.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the field of pediatric solid organ transplantation from experts in both basic science and clinical care while working within small interactive groups.

Canadian Glycomics Symposium: May 18-20, Banff


The 2016 Canadian Glycomics Symposium, taking place May 18-20, 2016 in Banff, Alberta is now accepting abstracts for selected talks and posters for our scientific program. Abstracts will be accepted in any area related to glycoscience. Please select in the application form whether you would like to be considered for a selected talk, a poster, or both. Applications can be submitted on the Symposium website.

Selected talks will be scheduled for Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20 for a total of 20 minutes (including time for questions). Posters will be displayed on Thursday evening during the poster session. Each poster will be allocated a space of approximately 5 ft. wide x 3 ft. high.

All abstracts will be included in the published Book of Abstracts. Please ensure you adhere to the guidelines below, as failure to do so will result in your abstract being returned for revision. Authors will be notified of the outcome of the review process within about 6 weeks of the submission deadline.

Demo/training date for CellVizio

Yohannes from Dr. Colin Anderson’s Lab is planning to set a demo/training date for CellVizio, an in vivo molecular imaging of cellular to subcellular processes. Anyone who would be interested in training and using this imaging instrument, please let him know at