Research Education Day
June 17th, 2011 - 8th 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 17th, 2011 - 8th Annual

The 8th Annual Oncology Research & Education Day is an all-day event held at:
The Lamplighter Inn, Friday, June 17th, 2011

This annual event is an opportunity for scientists, clinicians, graduate students and Post-Doctoral fellows to share cancer research discoveries and promote cancer research collaboration and training.


Research & Education Day venue

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Dr. David Sabatini

2011 Smith Errington Lecturer
Dr. David Sabatini

Principal Investigator, Sabatini Lab

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Cambridge, MA

It is a pleasure to announce that Dr. David Sabatini will be our keynote speaker for this year's event. His talk will be entitled

" Regulation of Growth by the mTOR pathway"


David Sabatini is a Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Senior Associate Member at The Broad Institute MIT, and Member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, as well as Associate Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was also recently named an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

David and his lab at the Whitehead Institute study the basic mechanisms that regulate cell growth, the process whereby cells and organisms accumulate mass and increase in size. These pathways are often deranged in human diseases, such as diabetes and cancer. His current focus is on a cellular system called the Target of Rapamycin (TOR) pathway, a major regulator of growth in many eukaryotic species. In addition to his work on growth control, David is developing and applying new technologies that facilitate the analysis of gene function in mammalian cells. He has developed ‘cell-based microarrays’ that allow one to examine the cellular effects of perturbing the activity of thousands of genes in parallel. David is a founding member of The RNAi Consortium (TRC) of labs in the Boston area that is developing and using genome-scale RNA interference (RNAi) libraries targeting human and mouse genes.

David received his B.S. from Brown University magna cum laude and his M.D./Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1997 in the lab of Dr. Solomon H. Snyder in the Department of Neuroscience. Later in the same year, David was appointed a Whitehead Fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. This was followed in 2002 by a dual appointment to Member at the Whitehead and Assistant Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. David has received a number of distinctions, including being named a W. M. Keck Foundation Distinguished Young Scholar, a Pew Scholar, a TR100 Innovator, and most recently, the 2009 Paul Marks Prize.


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Thursday, April 21, 2011 - NOON
Friday June 10, 2011 - NOON

All posters MUST be posted prior to the beginning of the event, which begins promptly at 8am. Posters will be affixed to the boards using sticky velcro tabs that will be provided on the day of the event. You will be assigned 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.

Abstracts that are chosen for oral presentation will be rich in data, and at a professional level. Those selected for oral presentation will be asked to upload their PowerPoint presentation by noon, Friday, June 10th, 2011. Detailed instructions will follow. This will allow the AV professional to identify potential problems with images, movies, 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).

If you are not a member of the Department of Oncology or the CIHR-STP and are interested in participating, please contact
Joanne Gribbon.

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Gabe DiMattia, PhD
Eric Winquist, MD
Alison Allan, PhD
Tracy Sexton, MD
Trevor Shepherd, PhD
Kathleen Surry,PhD
Jim Koropatnick, PhD
Anthony Nichols, MD
Joanne Gribbon

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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 poster presentations. Parking is free.

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Oral Presentation Winners:

  • Matt Cecchini
  • Michael Ong

oral winners

Poster Presentation Winners:

AM Session:

AM poster winners(Left to right) : Courtney Coschi, Brandon Disher, Eli Gibson, Di Chen.
(missing: Amy Robertson)

PM Session:

PM poster winners(Left to right): Jason Reed, Marek Gruca, Christine DiCresce, Fong Cho,
Lori Lowes

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