Archive | March 2016

Join us Aptil 7th, for the 2016 Distinguished Immunologist Lecture, given by Dr. Dario Vignali

Dr. Vignali is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an expert on Regulatory T cells, particularly in their activation and signalling, and is also working to understand how TRegs are involved in Type I Diabetes and Cancer. His research page can be found at http://www.immunology.pitt.edu/person/dario-vignali-phd

Please join us for his lecture: Inhibitory Mechanisms in Cancer and Autoimmunity at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 7, in Classroom F. This event is open to all members of the university community, so share this information with any of your colleagues.

Furthermore, we (the Distinguished Immunology Organizing Committee) will soon be sending out emails regarding a lunch with Dr. Vignali for students and post-docs, and an evening dinner where there will be an opportunity to socialize with other scientists and Dr. Vignali.

Finally, please mark your calendars for a journal club on Thursday, March 31at 12:00 PM where members of the organizing committee will be providing a brief overview of some of Dr. Vignali’s papers.

Best Wishes,

DI 2016 Organizing Committee

 

DI 2016 poster FINAL 2-1

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2016 CST-CNTRP-SQT Joint Scientific Meeting: Call for Abstracts now open!

CST CNTRP Joint Scientific meeting

 

The Call for Abstracts for the 2016 CST-CNTRP-SQT Joint Scientific Meeting is now open, and the Preliminary Program has been posted.

In addition, preceding the meeting, the CST Astellas Fellows Symposium will be held from Oct. 12th to 13th.

View the Abstract Submission Guidelines and the Preliminary Program at: http://www.cst-transplant.ca/meetings_asm.html

On behalf of the Joint Scientific Program Planning Committee, we look forward to receiving your abstract submission to this year’s meeting.

Sincerely,

Jagbir Gill MD MPH FRCPC
Chair, 2016 ASM Committee

Sacha A. De Serres MD SM FRCPC
Co-Chair, 2016 ASM Committee

Register for the GlycoNet workshop by April 15!

GlycoNet will be hosting a joint workshop with the Canadian National Transplant Research Program on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 18 at the Banff Park Lodge between the time the AGM ends and the Symposium begins.

It’s open to everyone and will be an opportunity for glycomics and transplantation researchers to interact, learn about each other’s research, and discover new and interesting research partnerships. Drs. Christopher Cairo of GlycoNet and Mélanie Dieudé of CNTRP will be presenting.
To register for the Symposium, visit the website http://www.symposium.canadianglycomics.ca/events/canadian-glycomics-agm-symposium/

Registration closes April 15.

Glyconet-CNTRP poster 1

The GlycoNet-CNTRP workshop, May 18 in Banff, is open to everyone

GlycoNet will be hosting a joint workshop with the Canadian National Transplant Research Program on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 18 at the Banff Park Lodge between the time the AGM ends and the Symposium begins.

It’s open to everyone and will be an opportunity for glycomics and transplantation researchers to interact, learn about each other’s research, and discover new and interesting research partnerships. Drs. Christopher Cairo of GlycoNet and Mélanie Dieudé of CNTRP will be presenting.

The early bird rate is available until March 31 and registration closes April 15.
Glyconet-CNTRP poster 1

2016 CST-CNTRP-SQT Joint Scientific Meeting: Call for Abstracts opens April 1st.

CST CNTRP Joint Scientific meeting

Mark your calendar! The Call for Abstracts will open on April 1st for the 2016 CST-CNTRP-SQT Joint Scientific Meeting.

In addition, preceding the meeting, the CST Astellas Fellows Symposium will be held from Oct. 12th to 13th.

View the Abstract Submission Guidelines at: http://www.cst-transplant.ca/meetings_asm.html

The Preliminary Program will be posted on April 1st.

On behalf of the Joint Scientific Program Planning Committee, we look forward to receiving your abstract submission to this year’s meeting.

Sincerely,

Jagbir Gill MD MPH FRCPC
Chair, 2016 ASM Committee

Sacha A. De Serres MD SM FRCPC
Co-Chair, 2016 ASM Committee

 

 

Join us April 7th, for The 2016 Distinguished Immunologist lecture, given by Dr. Dario Vignali

Dr. Vignali is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an expert on Regulatory T cells, particularly in their activation and signalling, and is also working to understand how TRegs are involved in Type I Diabetes and Cancer. His research page can be found at http://www.immunology.pitt.edu/person/dario-vignali-phd

Please join us for his lecture:  Inhibitory Mechanisms in Cancer and Autoimmunity at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 7, in Classroom F. This event is open to all members of the university community, so share this information with any of your colleagues. Attached is a poster containing this information as well.

Furthermore, we (the Distinguished Immunology Organizing Committee) will soon be sending out emails regarding a lunch with Dr. Vignali for students and post-docs, and an evening dinner where there will be an opportunity to socialize with other scientists and Dr. Vignali.

Finally, please mark your calendars for a journal club on Thursday, March 31at 12:00 PM where members of the organizing committee will be providing a brief overview of some of Dr. Vignali’s papers.

Best Wishes,

DI 2016 Organizing Committee

DI 2016 poster FINAL 2-1

Coming in April: An Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Project by Brad Necyk

Brad Necyk, artist, has been completing an organ and tissue donation awareness project in conjunction with the University Of Alberta Hospital Friends and the McMullen Art Gallery.

Art Exhibit: During the month of April at the McMullen Gallery.
Film: Brad’s short film “Alberta” will be shown at the metro cinema on April 19th.

“Alberta” is a short film about a young woman coming to understand mortality in the situation of coming to terms with a loved one dying. The hope of the film is to open dialogue around death between family and friends, and for it to be a more approachable topic, which could lead to a better understanding of each other’s final wishes. The film shows this discussion in light-hearted as well as more serious ways as the characters interact in a few short scenarios. Brad hopes his film will enhance discussions around Organ and Tissue donation.

Alberta SPOR Support Unit: Patient-Oriented Research Conference, Abstract Deadline March 21

The Alberta SPOR Support Unit is hosting a conference in Calgary, May 2-4, 2016, focusing on Patient-Oriented Research.

For more information, visit the conference website: http://www.mailoutinteractive.com/Industry/View.aspx?id=777261&q=1002801875&qz=25b75f

Infectious Disease Conference at the U of A: Abstract Deadline March 18

Abstract Deadline for Infectious Disease conference is this Friday, March 18
TRAINEES at all levels are highly encouraged to submit an abstract. Specifically, undergraduate students with research experience, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents are all welcome to present their work. 
Infectious Diseases: Scientific Responses to Economic Challenges and Opportunities
May 2-3, 2016, Telus Centre, Edmonton

Canadian Transplant Association Presents the “Annual Semi-Formal Gala, Dinner and Silent Auction” April 21, 2016

University of Alberta Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton.

To Reserve Tickets: contact Jennifer Holman, 780-407-6002

CTA Edmonton Annual Dinner 2016 poster