Ori Rotstein Lecture in Translational Research
The Annual Ori Rotstein Lecture in Translational Research is an important event for the Institute of Medical Science - it is a time to celebrate the exceptional scientific contributions of our scientific community.
The Ori Rotstein Lecture in Translational Research was established in 2011 to mark Dr. Rotstein's 25-year engagement with the IMS. Dr. Rotstein is an IMS Alumnus, former IMS Director (2000-2010) and long-standing faculty member. Dr. Ori Rotstein is now the Vice President of Research and Innovation at Unity Health Toronto. He is also a Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. We are honoured to have him come back and host this Annual Lecture each year.
The 11th Annual Ori Rotstein Lecture in Translational Research was held on November 2, 2021. It featured a Keynote Lecture by Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, followed by an inspired panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ori Rotstein. The panelists included Drs. Atul Verma, Frank Rudzicz, Janet Smyle and Samantha Yammine. The panel discussion showcased accomplished speakers with interesting and unique career paths to encourage students to consider diverse career options in the medical sciences and beyond.
2021 Keynote Lecture:
Ori Rotstein Lecture Planning Committee Members
Student Co-Leads: Zoya Aamir and Sajeevan Sujanthan
Faculty Leads: Dr. Marianne Koritzinsky and Dr. Lucy Osborne
Staff Lead: Sobiga Vyravanathan
Graphic Design (posters): Rachel Liu
Video Editing: Rosa Sommer
Panelist Communications Team: Lisa Eunyoung Lee, Ergi Duli, Nicolette Stogios, Anisa Nazir and Angela Dela Cruz
Post-Event Survey: Muzaffar Bhatti
General Role: Rami Ajaj, Avinash Mukkala and Kayvan Aflaki