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IMS Scientific Day


Tuesday, May 14, 2019 08:00 am - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 04:00 pm


Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street


See the full agenda here.

The Annual Scientific Day is the academic highlight of the year. The day includes student poster and oral presentations, a keynote address and an awards ceremony.  All faculty and students are encouraged to attend. The event is open to the public as well.

This year we are excited to have Dr. Dongeun Dan Huh, PhD present the keynote address.

Dr. Huh is the Wilf Family Term Chair and Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Principal Investigator of BIOLines, the Biologically Inspired Engineering Systems Laboratory.

Huh’s laboratory aims to develop innovative bioengineering tools and technologies using biologically inspired design principles and micro/nanoengineering approaches to improve human health and promote environmental sustainability. Huh’s research focuses primarily on developing i) microengineered biomimetic models of human organs (organs-on-chips), ii) self-assembled tissue/organ scaffolds, iii) cell-based self-regulating “smart” biomedical devices, and iv) efficient biomimetic transport systems. Huh explores the use of these bioinspired engineering systems for a variety of biomedical, pharmaceutical, and environmental applications.

We are also excited to have the following faculty members join us as lecturers for the symposium:

Symposium Lecturers:

Dr. Aristotle Voineskos MD, PhD, FRCPC,
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Director, Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition and
Head, Kimel Family Translational Imaging-Genetics Laboratory, CAMH

Dr. Terrence Yau MD, MSc, FRCSC,
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Affiliate Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)

Dr. Camilla Zimmermann MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Head, Division of Palliative Care, University Health Network
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Centre