Archive | April 2016

The 2016 CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition has launched!

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition
The application deadline is August 11th, 2016.  Grant recipients will be announced on October 11th, 2016

Additional details regarding the eligibility criteria and application process can be found on  the CNTRP website

http://www.cntrp.ca/grant_competitions

 

“Human Harvest”: Film and panel discussion Thursday, April 28

A film on forced organ harvesting in China is being presented on campus this week.

In collaboration with the Falun Dafa Association of Edmonton and Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH), the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre invites you to the upcoming film and panel discussion:

“Human Harvest” is being presented Thursday, 28 April 2016, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Telus Centre Lecture Theatre
University of Alberta
111 Street & 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton

Special Guests:
David Kilgour, Former Edmonton MP, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
Charl Els, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Advisory Board DAFOH (Nominee: 2016 Nobel Peace Prize)

Moderator: Brendan Leier, PhD, Clinical Ethicist and Assistant Clinical Professor

Film Logline: “Nobel Peace Prize nominees David Matas and David Kilgour investigate the organ harvesting trade in China and uncover one of the world’s worst crimes against humanity”

Everyone is welcome. Free Admission.

Alberta breaks all registration record during NOTDAW

Through the awareness initiatives of the Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Agency, along with the many awareness campaigns from various non-profits, Alberta lead the increase in consent-to-donate registrations in Canada. During the NOTDAW week, Alberta saw an increase of 35% in registrations for consent-to-donate!

Invitation to the Genomic Exchange Community Symposia in Edmonton, May 2016

The geXc (Genomic Exchange Community) symposia series is excited to announce its next event, geXc Edmonton 2016, being held on May 5th, 2016 at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA 2-190), University of Alberta. D-MARK Biosciences is delighted to co-host this event with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. We would like to invite you to attend. Please see the attached poster for more information.

geXc is a grassroots initiative with an intent to improve Genomics through collaboration and innovation. Genomics holds great promise for advancing our understanding of all living organisms. Technological advancements in Genomics continue to come at alarming rate; there are numerous complexities to consider. For the uninitiated this can create confusion and make planning for an experiment difficult. In order to help demystify applications in Genomics, the geXc symposia series assembles leading experts, both academic and industry, to share their work and experiences in Genomics. The objective of this symposium is to provide a forum for sharing, learning, and networking. The symposium is open to anyone who is interested in or already using Genomics in their research or diagnostic programs. The symposium runs from 9am-3:30pm, and there is a poster competition (cash prizes!) and social from 3:30-6:30pm.

The geXc symposia series is now in its 4th year. We have attracted over 3000 attendees, and all of our events have been very well received. Due to the gracious contributions from the sponsors, this event is free to all attendees, and includes breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, as well as drinks and snacks for the social. This year’s sponsors include D-MARK, Panasas, Roche, Thermofisher, Maverix, Bioo Scientific, Sage Science, and Delta Genomics. Attendance is free, however registration is required.

Please register and learn more at http://www.gexc2016.com.

We look forward to welcoming you at geXc Edmonton 2016. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact me.

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Jeffrey

2016 CST-CNTRP-SQT Joint Scientific Meeting: Call for Abstracts Closes May 31

CST CNTRP Joint Scientific meeting

 

The Call for Abstracts for the 2016 CST-CNTRP-SQT Joint Scientific Meeting is now open (until May 31, 2016), 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 now for the 2016 Edmonton Transplant Trot

Please consider participating in the 2016 Transplant Trot to be held Saturday, May 21st at 10am in Laurier Park!

There is a 3K walk, a 5k walk or run, and a 10k run. You can register on-line or through the Running Room. Registration is $40.

For more information: http://www.transplanttrot.ca/edmonton/

Invitation to the Genomic Exchange Community Symposia in Edmonton, May 2016

The geXc (Genomic Exchange Community) symposia series is excited to announce its next event, geXc Edmonton 2016, being held on May 5th, 2016 at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA 2-190), University of Alberta. D-MARK Biosciences is delighted to co-host this event with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. We would like to invite you to attend. Please see the attached poster for more information.

geXc is a grassroots initiative with an intent to improve Genomics through collaboration and innovation. Genomics holds great promise for advancing our understanding of all living organisms. Technological advancements in Genomics continue to come at alarming rate; there are numerous complexities to consider. For the uninitiated this can create confusion and make planning for an experiment difficult. In order to help demystify applications in Genomics, the geXc symposia series assembles leading experts, both academic and industry, to share their work and experiences in Genomics. The objective of this symposium is to provide a forum for sharing, learning, and networking. The symposium is open to anyone who is interested in or already using Genomics in their research or diagnostic programs. The symposium runs from 9am-3:30pm, and there is a poster competition (cash prizes!) and social from 3:30-6:30pm.

The geXc symposia series is now in its 4th year. We have attracted over 3000 attendees, and all of our events have been very well received. Due to the gracious contributions from the sponsors, this event is free to all attendees, and includes breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, as well as drinks and snacks for the social. This year’s sponsors include D-MARK, Panasas, Roche, Thermofisher, Maverix, Bioo Scientific, Sage Science, and Delta Genomics. Attendance is free, however registration is required.

 

Please register and learn more at http://www.gexc2016.com.

We look forward to welcoming you at geXc Edmonton 2016. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact me.

We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Jeffrey

Jeffrey Seitz, M.Sc. | Vice President | D-MARK Biosciences

cell (604) 928-6721 |email | orders | support

A poster for the event is attached: geXc Edmonton 2016 – Invitation May 5th, 2016-1

2016 CST-CNTRP-SQT Joint Scientific Meeting: Submit your abstract by May 31.

CST CNTRP Joint Scientific meeting

 

The Call for Abstracts for the 2016 CST-CNTRP-SQT Joint Scientific Meeting is now open (until May 31, 2016), 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

Join us for Dr. Peter MacDonald’s presentation on Friday April 22 at 7:00 am, at the ATI and Cardiovascular Division Rounds

Dr. Peter MacDonald (Senior Staff Cardiologist, Cardiopulmonary Transplant Unit St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney) will be presenting at the ATI and Cardiovascular Division Rounds next Friday, April 22, at 7:00 am, in the Shaw Auditorium 0A8.60.

Please join us for his talk: “What’s new in heart transplantation: the changing profiles of donors and recipients”

ATI April 22, 2016

Register now for the 2016 Edmonton Transplant Trot!

Please consider participating in the 2016 Transplant Trot to be held Saturday, May 21st at 10am in Laurier Park!

There is a 3K walk, a 5k walk or run, and a 10k run. You can register on-line or through the Running Room. Registration is $40.

For more information: http://www.transplanttrot.ca/edmonton/