Archive | April 2018

Upcoming ATI Seminars

May 9: Dr. Allan Murray, “Transplant Vasculopathy: Maladaptive Tissue Repair”

May 16: Screening international version of “Vital Bonds”, with Director Niobe Thompson. Please note change to time and Edmonton location:  Bernard Snell Hall, 12:00-1:30. Lunch will not be provided, as rules prohibit food in the theatre.

May 23: Dr. Benjamin Adam, “Molecular Diagnostics in Ex Vivo Perfusion”

May 31: Dr. Christine Falk (visiting from , 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

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ATI is looking for judges for Research Day, May 31

At the ATI Research Day, we will be awarding prizes for the best trainee posters and presentation, and are looking for PIs who can serve as judges. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the research our trainees are working on, and to help support their professional development!

If you would like to serve as a judge at this event, please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca, and please specify:

  1. availability: morning, afternoon, both?
  2. which of the topic areas you can evaluate:

 

Ex vivo organ perfusion or organ regeneration

Health policy or advocacy

Health economics

Infectious diseases/complications

Clinical outcomes

Transplant diagnostics

Immunity/Rejection/Tolerance/GVHD issues

Immunosuppression

Glycoimmunology/glycobiology

Cellular transplantation or cellular therapies

Vascular biology

Hematopoetic cell transplantation

Rehabilitation

Psychological issues

Donation

Clinical Research Updates

Brief clinical research updates from the FOMD Office of Research:
1. Clinical Research Seminar Series: Clinical Trials Budgeting – May 15, 2 – 3 p.m. in ECHA 2-150.  Please see the attached poster for details and register for the seminar here.
2. PRIHS: Enhancing Care in the Community: For more information on this competition visit the Alberta Innovates website and notice the recent addition of a FAQ document and a PowerPoint presentation with audio available. The Expression Of Interest is due April 27 at 3 p.m.
3. Clinical Health Research Experience Survey: The Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC) is asking for input from the research community to better understand the experiences, views and practices of those involved in clinical research. Access the survey here.
4. Connect Care Cogito Orientation: This Skype meeting will be held on May 8, 7:15 – 8:45 a.m. During this session you will get an introduction to Cogito, Epic’s Enterprise Data and Analytics suite.  For an invite and additional questions email CISU@ahs.ca.

Upcoming ATI Seminars

May 2: Dr. Russ Greiner, “An effective way to estimate an individual’s survival distribution”

May 9: Dr. Allan Murray, title TBA

May 16: Screening international version of “Vital Bonds”, with Director Niobe Thompson. Please note change to time and Edmonton location:  Bernard Snell Hall, 12:00-1:30. Lunch will not be provided, as rules prohibit food in the theatre.

May 23: Dr. Benjamin Adam, title TBA

May 31: Dr. Christine Falk (visiting from , 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

Funding opportunity for clinical research: Alberta Innovates PRIHS Competition

The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) competition from Alberta Innovates and AHS has now launched. A combined pool of $7 million in funds is available. This competition is focused on supporting health research and innovation projects that will adopt and implement evidence to maintain or improve quality of patient care and services while substantially reducing costs in the healthcare system.

The Expression of Interest submission deadline is April 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm MST.  At this stage, the call is to identify and describe a problem that is relevant to Albertans and preventing them from receiving the most appropriate and efficient health care.

Upcoming ATI Seminars

Apr 25: No seminar scheduled

May 2: Dr. Russ Greiner, title TBA

May 9: Dr. Allan Murray, title TBA

May 16: Screening international version of “Vital Bonds”, with Director Niobe Thompson. Please note change to time and Edmonton location:  Bernard Snell Hall, 12:00-1:30. Lunch will not be provided, as rules prohibit food in the theatre.

May 23: Dr. Benjamin Adam, title TBA

May 31: Dr. Christine Falk (visiting from , 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

Announcing the 2018 ATI Undergraduate Summer Studentship Award Recipients

We’re very pleased to announce that the ATI is awarding five ATI Undergraduate Summer Studentships this year. The applicant pool was very strong, and the adjudicators were impressed with the quality of the submissions.

At the University of Alberta…

Tiffany Kim, “The role of regulatory lymphocyte populations with allergic and autoimmune diseases in children awaiting solid organ transplantation” (supervisor Dr. Simon Urschel)

Robert Penner, “Monitoring immune suppression after pediatric transplantation with flow cytometric activation and proliferation assays” (supervisor Dr. Simon Urschel)

David Li, “Long term complications in primary graft dysfunction survivors after lung transplantation” (supervisor Dr. Kieran Halloran)

Amber Hager, “Effect of suboptimal vitamin D status on risk for sarcopenia and suboptimal muscle function and strength in children with chronic liver disease who have undergone liver transplantation.”  (supervisor Dr. Diana Mager)

At the University of Calgary

Fatima Iqbal, “Using a SNP-based cell-free DNA assay as a biomarker to non-invasively determine organ rejection post heart transplant.” (supervisor, Dr. Steven Greenway)

Congratulations to all of you, and have a great summer in the lab!

Register for ATI Research Day by May 15

Join us at the 2018 ATI Research Day!

Opening remarks at 8:30am, in ECHA L1-490 Theatre, followed immediately by the plenary session.

Plenary Session: The William H. Lakey Transplantation Lecture – Dr. Doris Taylor, “Building an Organ in 2018”

Doris Taylor, Ph.D., FACC, FAHA will give the William H. Lakey Transplantation Lecture. Dr. Taylor is the Director, Regenerative Medicine Research and Director, Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas. Her research focuses on regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.

Plenary Session: Thursday, May 31, 9am, ECHA L1-490

Learn more about research day here 

Register for ATI Research Day here

Funding opportunity for clinical research: Alberta Innovates PRIHS Competition

The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) competition from Alberta Innovates and AHS has now launched. A combined pool of $7 million in funds is available. This competition is focused on supporting health research and innovation projects that will adopt and implement evidence to maintain or improve quality of patient care and services while substantially reducing costs in the healthcare system.

The Expression of Interest submission deadline is April 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm MST.  At this stage, the call is to identify and describe a problem that is relevant to Albertans and preventing them from receiving the most appropriate and efficient health care.

Upcoming ATI Seminars

Apr 18: Dr. Lauren Zanussi, “Cannabis in the age of broad availability:Toward a sensical policy for transplant patients”

Apr 25: No seminar scheduled

May 2: Dr. Russ Greiner, title TBA

May 9: Dr. Allan Murray, title TBA

May 16: Screening international version of “Vital Bonds”, with Director Niobe Thompson. Please note change to time and Edmonton location:  Bernard Snell Hall, 12:00-1:30. Lunch will not be provided, as rules prohibit food in the theatre.

May 23: Dr. Benjamin Adam, 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