McMaster University

McMaster University

OCRiT Events

  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011

February 2013

Please check back soon for upcoming OCRiT events.

November 2012

OCRiT 3rd Annual Conference

This year, OCRiT's 3rd Annual Conference will take place at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Ontario on Friday November 16th.

October 2011

OCRiT 2nd Annual Conference

On October 6th, 2011, the 2nd annual OCRiT conference was held in Kitchener/ Waterloo, Ontario (one of the four project sites). The event was hosted at the Tannery, one of Kitchener’s largest historical buildings, built over 100 years ago. In addition to OCRiT co-Principal Investigators,trainees and project management committee, members of the broader university science community and CCRM also attended the event.

The day began with a talk entitled, "Highcontent Screening In Physiologically Relevant Contexts: Co-cultured Cells" delivered by keynote speaker Dr. Anne Carpenter (Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT in Cambridge, MA). The agenda for the day included project update talks from several Consortium members, a talk from Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) CEO Dr. Michael May, trainee presentations and a poster competition.

The project’s co-Principal Investigators took advantage of the time together to meet and discuss progress and strategy. The day ended with closing remarks and a poster awards ceremony announcing the winning posters: Sylvie Rival-Gervier from the Hospital for Sick Children and Sarah Laronde and Zoya Shapovalova from McMaster University.


November 2011

OCRiT Kick Start Symposium

On Friday, November 26th the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute hosted the OCRiT Kick Start Symposium. The Symposium included presentations from OCRiT Researchers, a tour of the McMaster facilities and was a platform for discussion amongst the scientific collaborators.

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