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IMS Scientific Day

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

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Scientific Day 2019 – it was a great success!

Click here for the 2019 Scientific Day Student Award Winners.

Click here for the 2019 Scientific Day Faculty Award Winners.

We were honoured to have Dr. Dongeun Dan Huh, PhD present the 2019 Bernard Langer Annual Lecture in Health Sciences keynote address, “Microengineered physiological bio-mimicry: Human organs-on-chips.”

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.

2019 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

General Information:

Scientific Day takes place in May each year. 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 of competition deadlines and Scientific Day events.

For further details on Scientific Day, you may read the IMS Scientific Day Memo 2019. It contains important details, including information regarding Scientific Day presentations, a compulsory component of the MSC1010/1011Y course.