Archive | September 2017

Promote your research at with a presentation at the ATI Seminar Series

We have a number of openings in the winter and spring if you would like to present your research – presenting at the ATI Seminar Series is an excellent opportunity to promote your research.

Trainees and graduate students are also welcome to present their research, either in a full 45 minute presentation or a shorter talk.

If you would like to present at the ATI Seminar Series this coming year, please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca

Clinical Research Seminar Series – Oct 10

Administrative Health Data – An Application to Research in Alberta

Dr. Aminu Bello (Assistant Professor in Medicine; Division of Nephrology) and Dr. Padma Kaul (Professor in Medicine; Division of Cardiology) will each discuss how they have utilized administrative health data in Alberta for their research. Details on the type of data, how access and approvals were navigated, and application to clinical health outcomes will be discussed.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
2:00 – 3:00pm
WMC Classroom D (2F1.04)

Upcoming ATI Seminars

Oct 4: No seminar scheduled

Oct 11: Dr. Russ Greiner, “Towards Patient-Specific Treatment: Medical Applications of Machine Learning”

Oct 18: TBD

Oct 25: Dr. Ron Moore, title TBD

 

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

Upcoming ATI Seminars

Sept 27: No Seminar Scheduled due to CST conference

Oct 4: TBD

Oct 11: Dr. Russ Greiner, “Towards Patient-Specific Treatment: Medical Applications of Machine Learning”

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

Reminder to CST members – Please Vote in the Board and Executive election!

The Canadian Society of Transplantation is holding an election for Board members and the Executive on September 28, 2017 for the period 2017-2019 at the annual general meeting of the membership in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

The positions up for election are: nine (9) Board Directors including a President and Vice-President; as well as, a Secretary/Treasurer.

CST members may vote now using the electronic smartlink at any time up to the AGM. Paper ballots will be available at the AGM. To exercise your right to vote using the smartlink below (you will not require your userid/password to access). Following the link you will see voting instructions, the slate of candidates, and the ballot to make your choices. The smartlink will inform the administrative staff of who voted ensuring that only one ballot per member is cast and all votes are confidential. All votes will be considered final after submission.

**Click here to vote**

If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Mr. Rob Gallaher, Executive Director, Canadian Society of Transplantation.

 

Upcoming ATI Seminars and Self-Registration Information

Sept 20: Dr. Ahmed Mostafa, “Renal antibody-mediated rejection: what are the characteristics of donor-specific antibodies impacting allograft outcomes?”

Sept 27: No Seminar Scheduled due to CST conference

Oct 4: TBD

Oct 11: Dr. Russ Greiner, “Towards Patient-Specific Treatment: Medical Applications of Machine Learning”

Call for Speakers: If you would like to present your research at the ATI Seminar, or if you have suggestions for topics and/or speakers, please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca.  We currently have a number of openings for Winter and Spring 2018.

Self Registration Is Now In Effect!

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

Dr. Patricia Campbell elected new President-Elect of the ASHI

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Campbell on being elected as the new President-Elect of the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI). ASHI is an international society of professionals dedicated to advancing the science, education and application of immunogenetics and transplant immunology. Dr. Campbell, a Professor in the Division of Nephrology in the UofA Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and ATI Investigator, previously served as an AHSI board member from 2013-2016 and hopes to use this new position to build on ASHI’s progress to increase its profile and relationships with national and international societies in the fields of transplantation and immunogenetics.

Dr. Lori West – a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Lori West, Director of the ATI and the CNTRP, has recently been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the highest academic accolade for scholars, artists and scientists in Canada. Dr. West is one of six faculty members at the UofA elected to the Royal Society of Canada this year, and one of 89 new Fellows elected in Canada’s 150th Anniversary year. Dr. West’s induction into the RSC recognizes the significant impact her research has on the international stage, beginning when Dr. West demonstrated that ABO incompatible heart transplantation could be carried out safely in young babies, without risk of hyper-acute rejection. Dr. West’s leadership to unite the hematopoietic cell transplant, solid organ transplant, and donation/critical care research communities, together with patients and families, into a comprehensive national research network demonstrates her profound impact on the field and commitment to improving outcomes for transplant recipients. The RSC brings together the top Canadian scholars, humanists, scientists and artists to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the sciences. The RSC is Canada’s National Academy and exists to promote Canadian research and scholarly accomplishment in both official languages, to recognize academic and artistic excellence, and to advise governments, non-governmental organizations and Canadians on matters of public interest.

Dr. West will be recognized at an official ceremony in November.