Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016

CSMB 60th Annual Conference 
Celebrating Canadian Molecular Biosciences – from organelles to systems biology


CSMB 2017 Add
Tuesday May 16th to Saturday May 20th 2017
Shaw Centre, Ottawa

Ontario Canada

The 60th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences will be held Tuesday May 16 to Saturday May 20, 2017 at the Shaw Centre in the heart of nation’s capital Ottawa. To coincide with Canada’s 150th birthday the theme of the 2017 CSMB meeting is “Celebrating Canadian Molecular Biosciences – from organelles to systems biology”.

For the first time in its history, the 2017 Annual CSMB Conference will concurrently highlight two important biomedical themes, Systems Biology and Organelle Dynamics, to help foster inter-disciplinary science and innovation. Thus, the 2017 CSMB Conference will feature talks from national and international leaders in a broad range of topics including but not limited to membrane biology, trafficking, signaling, gene and regulatory networks and computational biology. The CSMB 2017 will also cover health related topics such cancer biology, regenerative medicine, infectious diseases and neurodegenerative disorders. Confirmed speakers to date:

Plenary Speaker:  Brenda Andrews, University of Toronto

Confirmed Invited Speakers and Chairs:

Costin Antonescu, Ryerson University

Kristin Baetz, uOttawa

Steffany Bennett, uOttawa

Robert Botelho,  Ryerson University

Chris Brett, Concordia

Julie Brill, Hospital for Sick Kids

John Brumell, Hospital for Sick Kids

Amy Caudy, University of Toronto

Liz Conibear, UBC

Jacques Côté, Laval

Jean-François Couture, uOttawa

Jeffery Dillworth, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Michael Downey, uOttawa

Greg Fairn, St Michael’s Hospital

Mary-Ellen Harper, uOttawa

Phil Hieter, UBC

Mathieu Lavalle-Adam, uOttawa

Christopher Loewen, UBC

Heidi McBride, McGill

Morag Park, McGill

Rosa Puertollano, NIH

Brian Raught, Ontario Cancer Institute

Neale Ridgway, Dalhousie

William Stanford, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Alain Stintzi, uOttawa

Beyond the slate of outstanding invited speakers, more than half of the oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. There will also be the CSMB Award Lectures and Poster Sessions. On May 17th prior to the official start of the conference, will be a day of workshops for trainees on various themes.

Hosting the CSMB Annual Conference in Ottawa will allow us to highlight the ground-breaking research that is occurring across our county to both our federal government and the public. For the first time ever the CSMB Conference will also have an organized slate of outreach events.

2017 is going to be a year-long celebration for Canada and Ottawa is THE place to come celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation.

Hope to see you in Ottawa in 2017.

Organizing Committee

Trainee Committee:

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