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IMS Scientific Day 2016: Important Dates for Students


JANUARY 12, 2016

IMS Scientific Day will take place on Friday, May 20th, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre.

The Annual Scientific Day is the academic highlight of the year. It is designed to highlight student achievements, teaching excellence and provide opportunities for students to work on presentation skills as well as encourage faculty and students to interact.  All faculty and students are encouraged to attend.

Important Dates for Students: Please read the IMS Scientific Day Memo 2016 carefully, as it contains important information regarding Scientific Day presentations, a compulsory component of the MSC1010Y and MSC1011Y course.

You can also visit the Scientific Day home page for updates to Scientific Day information.

The keynote lecture is the Bernard Langer Annual Lecture in Health Sciences.  It was established to honour the achievements of Dr. Langer in establishing the Surgeon-Scientist training program at the University of Toronto during his tenure as Chair of the Department of Surgery from 1982 -1992. This program has been enormously successful, having provided formal research for more than 200 surgical trainees and has become a model for training of clinician scientists in both Canada and the US.  Each year, a guest speaker is selected who is internationally recognized for his/her scientific contributions and is also known to be an excellent role model and mentor for graduate students.

This year we are thrilled to have Dr. Victor Dzau present the keynote address. Dr. Dzau is President of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He has made a significant impact on medicine through his cardiovascular and genetics research, his pioneering of the discipline of vascular medicine, and his leadership in healthcare innovation. His talk is titled: “Healing and Regenerating Hearts: 21st Century Prometheus?”

Watch this tribute video to Dr. Dzau showing his impact at Duke University.

Previous lecturers include:

  • 2015: Christopher P. Austin – Catalyzing Translational Innovation
  • 2014: James P. Landers – Rapid and Affordable Microfluidic Systems for Genetic Analysis: Are We on Track for the Personalized Medicine Era?
  • 2013: Jeffrey S. Mogil – Mice are People Too: Translation in Pain Research from Genetics to Social Modulation
  • 2012: Thomas R. Insel – Lost in Translation: Opportunities and Challenges for Translating Scientific Discoveries into Better Health
  • 2011: Andrew Feinberg – The Epigenetic Basis of Common Human Disease
  • 2010: Kevin J. Tracey – Reflex Control of Immunity
  • 2009: Polly Matzinger – Immunity is a conversation, not a war

Each Scientific Day, students are invited to compete for a number of student awards, including the Laidlaw Manuscript Competition and the Alan Wu Poster Competition. Presentation at Scientific Day is also a mandatory component of degree completion for all research based and doctoral stream MSc and PhD students. IMS faculty members and students will be updated via email and the News & Views Departmental Newsletter of competition deadlines and Scientific Day events.