Research Education Day
June 16th, 2006 - 3rd Annual

Oncology Research & Education Day is organized by the CIHR-Strategic Training Program in Cancer Research and Technology Transfer (CaRTT) and the Department of Oncology at the University of Western Ontario.





June 16th, 2006 - 3rd Annual

The 3rd Annual Oncology Research & Education Day is an all-day event held at:

  • Lamplighter Inn
  • Friday, June 16th, 2006
  • Oral Presentations begin at 9am
  • Poster Presentations at 3pm
    in the Crystal Ballroom

This year's Smith Errington Keynote Speaker is:

  • Dr. Jeff Wrana
    HHMI International Research Scholar
    Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
    Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto

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Dr. Jeff Wrana
HHMI International Research Scholar
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto


Dr. Wrana received his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1991 from the University of Toronto, and completed postdoctoral training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He has been awarded for his research excellence, including the William E. Rawls Prize from the National Cancer Institute of Canada (1998), the Premier's Research Excellence Award from the Canadian Government (1999), the Allan Bruce Robertson Young Investigator Award (2001), CIHR Investigator Award (2001), CIHR Investigator Award(2000), Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Research Scholar(2002-6), the Merck Frosst Prize from the Canadian Society of Biochemistry Molecular and Cell Biology (2002) and The Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center(2005). In addition, Dr. Wrana has been among the top hundred cited Molecular Biology scientists in the world in the past 10 years (2002-2005).

See more on Dr. Wrana

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Abstract Submission Deadline:
Friday, May 5th, 2006, 12:00pm (noon)

Please click here for the R&E Day Abstract Submissions Guidelines and Submission Form for 2006. Note that all submitted abstracts will be considered for an oral presentation.

Please click here for the R&E Day Registration Form.Please fax or e-mail your registration by the deadline,
Friday, June 9th, 2008, 12:00pm (noon).

If you are not a member of the Dept. of Oncology or the CIHR STP and are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Gabriel DiMattia.

Please keep in mind that we are a diverse group and compose your abstract so that it is easily understandable to clinicians, scientists, and students.

Posters MUST be posted prior to the beginning of the first morning oral presentation at 9am. Posters will be affixed to the boards using sticky velcro tabs that will be provided on the day of the event. You will be assigend a poster number which will denote the location of your poster. New Posters must be no larger than 4ft x 4ft. If your poster was used for a previous event and is larger, please indicate this with your submission.

Those selected for oral presentation will be asked to provide their PowerPoint presentation via e-mail and on CD to Laura Groom, by ~1 week prior to June 16th. This will allow the AV professional to identify potential problems with images, moves, etc. prior to the event. A laser pointer will be provided. The session Moderator will keep all speakers on time (10 minute talk + 5 minutes for questions).

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Gabriel DiMattia PhD(Chair of Committee)
Kylea Potvin MD (Medical Oncology)
Joe Torchia PhD (Experimental Oncology)
Scott Karnas PhD (Radiation Oncology)
Len Luyt PhD ( Experimental Oncology)
Alison Allam PhD (Experimental Oncology)
Laura Groom (Dept. of Oncology)



Dr. Gabriel DiMattia
Head, Division of Experimental Oncology

Laura Groom
Coordinator, CIHR Strategic Training Program in Cancer Research & Technology Transfer, Room A4-102, Victoria Research Laboratories, off the 4th floor of the London Regional Cancer Program


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The Lamplighter Inn
is located at 591 Wellington Road South in London, Ontario.


For our event, the Crystal Ballroom will be separated into north and south halves with the north section for the oral presentations and the south section for food & beverages and of course the poster presentations and commercial supporter displays. Parking is free.

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See more pictures from the event [Page 1] [Page 2]



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Commercial Sponsor list (as of 5/24/06)

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