Education and Learning
The International Biallelic Mismatch Repair Deficiency Consortium has a lifelong commitment for dissemination of the innovative knowledge and increasing awareness about this rare and devastating disease in the medical community and among patients and families.
Since the establishment of the Consortium we continue to utilize numerous opportunities to present the IBMMRDC work both locally and internationally through invited talks, lectures and grand rounds.
These interactions have tremendously expanded our referral base and allowed for the development of international clinical trials and at the same time have provided other institutions with the knowledge to recognize BMMRD and to instate effective surveillance protocols in diagnosed patients.
IBMMRDC is committed to training the next generation of leaders in paediatric cancer research, education and clinical care. In close collaboration with the Fellowship Training Program in the Department of Paediatric Haematology/Oncology and the Paediatric Cancer Genetic Program at SickKids, we provide education for local and international clinicians about BMMRD. Between 25-35 fellows each year, and over 50 international physicians over the past 5 years, have had the opportunity to gain expertise in BMMRD through this collaboration and facilitate the spread of knowledge globally.
Our laboratory research is greatly lead by talented post-doctoral fellows, clinical research fellows, PhD and masters students. These trainees increase our ability to provide exemplary clinical care to children with BMMRD-related cancers and to conduct ground-breaking research that will lead to new treatments and therapies. In addition, we have summer students participating in research projects each summer.
- 47th Annual International Society for Pediatric Oncology (ISPNO), Liverpool, UK 2016
- 48th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, Dublin, Ireland 2016
- Digestive Disease Week, American Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. San Diego, USA 2016
- World Congress on Pediatric Gastroenterology, Montreal, Canada 2016
- Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer, Seattle, USA 2016
- Sohn Conference: Paediatric Cancer in a Post-Genomic World, New York City, USA 2016
- Keystone Symposia: The Cancer Genome and Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Banff, Alberta, Canada 2016
- Collaborative Group of Americas on Inherited Colon Cancer 19th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, USA 2015
- 46th Annual International Society for Pediatric Oncology (ISPNO), Cape Town, South Africa 2015
- AACR Special Conference on Advances in Brain Cancer Research, Washington, USA 2015
- Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO): 3rd Biennial Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Conference, San Diego, USA 2015
- Keystone Symposia: Genomic Instability and DNA Repair, Whistler, Canada 2015
- North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Washington, USA 2015
- AACR Cancer Susceptibility and Cancer Susceptibility Syndromes, San Diego, USA 2014
- European Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Jerusalem, Israel 2014
- ESPCA Oncogenesis and Translational Medicine, Riberão Preto, Brazil 2014
- The Genetics & Genome Biology Program & The University of Toronto’s Molecular Medicine Training Program: 6th Annual Collaborative Science/Collaborative Medicine Retreat, Toronto, Canada 2014