Archive | March 2018

15th Annual Kidney Walk – April 29, 2018

The Northern Alberta and Territories branch of The Kidney Foundation of Canada is holding their 15th Annual Kidney walk on Sunday, April 29th, 2018.

ACT Centre, Rundle Park Edmonton

Register or Learn more on their event page

 

ATI Research Day 2018 – Abstract submission deadline extended to April 1, 2018!

The 2018 Alberta Transplant Institute Research Day will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018, in ECHA L1 level.

In partnership with the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, the William H. Lakey Lecture in Transplantation will be given by Dr. Doris Taylor (Texas Heart Institute), as the plenary address at 9AM.

Call for Abstracts – ATI Research Day 2018 – Deadline Extended!

***Abstracts on donation and transplantation related research must be submitted online by midnight on Sunday April 1, 2018.***

The maximum length for abstracts is 250 words. Abstracts from other conferences are welcome.

Prizes for best trainee presentation and posters will be awarded, and some travel support will be available for trainees from Calgary.

Submit your abstract here 

Please note – Registration is a separate process from abstract submission – please register if you will be attending part or all of our research day. Register by May 24.

Register for Research Day here

Visit our ATI Research Day 2018 webpage

Upcoming ATI Seminars

Mar 28: Dr. Esme Dijke, ” Thymic Treg-based therapy in transplantation and autoimmunity: the road to the clinic”

Apr 4: Dr. Lee Anne Tibbles, “Viral Pathogen/Host Interactions Post Transplantation”

Apr. 11: Drs. Alim Hirji and Karen Doucette, title TBA

Apr 18: Dr. Lauren Zanussi, title TBA

Suggestions for topics and speakers are always welcome! 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 an investigator or trainee! We now are booking for Fall 2018.

2018 Canadian Transplant Summit – Call for Abstracts

The 2018 Canadian Transplant summit will bring the CST members all together in Ottawa, ON, from October 16-20, 2018 to participate in the Canadian Transplant Summit. Partners for this conference include: Canadian Blood Services (CBS), Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP), Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group (CBMTG).

The abstract deadline is midnight on Monday, May 21, 2018

Visit the 2018 Canadian transplant Summit web page for more information and links to the abstract submission site at: http://www.cst-transplant.ca/Abstracts.html

We look forward to receiving your abstract for this year’s Transplant Summit!

Other important links include:

Registration: http://www.cst-transplant.ca/cgi/page.cgi/2018_CST_Summit_-_Register_Now.html

Hotel booking: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/CST2018

Submit your ATI Research Day Abstract by Monday, March 26

The 2018 Alberta Transplant Institute Research Day will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018, in ECHA L1 level.

In partnership with the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, the William H. Lakey Lecture in Transplantation will be given by Dr. Doris Taylor (Texas Heart Institute), as the plenary address.

Call for Abstracts – ATI Research Day 2018

Abstracts on donation and transplantation related research must be submitted online by midnight on Monday, March 26, 2018.

The maximum length for abstracts is 250 words. Abstracts from other conferences are welcome.

Prizes for best trainee presentation and posters will be awarded, and some travel support will be available for trainees from Calgary.

Submit your abstract here 

Please note – Registration is a separate process from abstract submission – please register if you will be attending part or all of our research day.

Register for Research Day here

Visit our ATI Research Day 2018 webpage

The new ATI website has launched!

It’s time to update your web-browser bookmarks!

The ATI launched its new website.

If your name doesn’t appear on the list of of institute members, and you would like to be included, please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca and/or complete our online membership registration form

Watch the ATI Research Day 2018 page for important updates, and to register and submit your abstracts.

Upcoming ATI Seminars

Mar 21: Dr. Luis Hidalgo, “Strengths and Limitations of Actual and Virtual Crossmatches”

Mar 28: Dr. Esme Dijke, ” Thymic Treg-based therapy in transplantation and autoimmunity: the road to the clinic”

Apr 4: Dr. Lee Anne Tibbles, title TBA

Apr. 11: Drs. Alim Hirji and Karen Doucette, title TBA

Apr 18: Dr. Lauren Zanussi, title TBA

Suggestions for topics and speakers are always welcome! 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 an investigator or trainee! We have some spots left this spring, and are also booking for Fall 2018.

Call for Project Ideas for the CNTRP NCE application – due March 23

The CNTRP has been invited to submit a full application to the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) competition. This is Canada’s flagship research competition and provides our community the opportunity to compete for $30M of new funding. Clearly, our vision—to expand our research capacity and tackle the One-Transplant-for-Life challenge that aims to fulfill every donation opportunity and turn transplantation into a cure—resonated with reviewers.  This bold vision is achieved by focusing on five inter-related themes:

Theme 1: Create a culture of donation
Theme 2: Inform universal practices for donation
Theme 3: Engineer and allocate better grafts
Theme 4: Tailor an optimal immune system for each patient
Theme 5: Restore long-term health

CALL FOR PROJECT IDEAS

In the full application (due on July 19), we need to describe the projects our network will fund in year 1. Conceptually, these projects need to have the breadth and depth to show that our community understands the evolving challenges in our field and can generate the pathways to address them. We are therefore launching a 2-step call for projects to include in the application. These will be the initial ~10 projects that our network could fund in year 1. In subsequent years, we will issue RFAs with our partners on an ongoing basis to fund more projects. For the full application, we are looking for:

  • Projects that are ready to roll – i.e. have the necessary staff and resources already in place to hit the ground running before January 2019, should we win.
  • Projects with an annual budget of $150-500K/year and duration of 1-3 years.
  • Bold, visionary ideas that clearly demonstrate that the CNTRP is worthy of the status of an NCE; that will:
    • Have measurable impact;
    • Are transdisciplinary; national/multi-institutional; address the cross-cutting research priorities; fit at least one of the themes (see CNTRP link above) and at least two Tri-Council agency subject areas;
    • May not fit easily into current Tri-Council agency funding programs due to their high risk-high reward and transdisciplinary  nature;
    • Have strong partner involvement and/or collaboration – whether partner support is financial or in-kind (eg: people, resources, KT output, media contacts, databases, etc.);
    • Bring together donation, SOT and BMT researchers, together with patient/families, or other groups that have not previously collaborated:
    • Use exciting new methods (eg: machine learning, gene editing); and
    • Be at various stages along the research pathway (new or established ideas).

To build on the original mandate of the CNTRP and focus on our areas of strength and expertise, we are not looking to fund or focus on the underlying diseases that cause the need for transplantation.  We do anticipate however that our funded projects may have a downstream impact on reducing the need for transplantation.

This call is open to any independent investigator at a Canadian research institution and is not limited to current CNTRP investigators.

TIMELINE – IDEAS DUE MARCH 23
The timeline is incredibly tight. If you are interested in submitting a project idea, please submit it using form available on our website by Friday, March 23.

For more details on the call for proposals, visit the NCE page on the CNTRP Website

Upcoming ATI Seminars

Mar 14: Dr. Faisal Khan,” Towards Precision Medicine in Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Our experience from bench to bedside”

Mar 21: Dr. Luis Hidalgo, “Strengths and Limitations of Actual and Virtual Crossmatches”

Mar 28: Dr. Esme Dijke, ” Thymic Treg-based therapy in transplantation and autoimmunity: the road to the clinic”

Apr 4: Dr. Lee Anne Tibbles, title TBA

 

Suggestions for topics and speakers are always welcome! 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 an investigator or trainee! We have some spots left this spring, and are also booking for Fall 2018.

ATI Research Day – Abstract Submission closes March 26, 2018

The 2018 Alberta Transplant Institute Research Day will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018, in ECHA L1 level. Dr. Doris Taylor (Texas Heart Institute) will give the plenary address.

Call for Abstracts – ATI Research Day 2018

Abstracts on donation and transplantation related research must be submitted online by midnight on Sunday, March 26, 2018.The maximum length for abstracts is 250 words.

Prizes for best trainee presentation and posters will be awarded, and some travel support will be available for trainees from Calgary.

Submit your abstract here 

Please note – Registration is a separate process from abstract submission – please register if you will be attending part or all of our research day.

Register for Research Day here

Visit our ATI Research Day 2018 webpage