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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Symposium 2010

Laurence E. Becker Symposium: Advances in Paediatric Laboratory Medicine
14th Annual DPLM Symposium and 8th Laurence Becker Symposium

Frontiers in Tissue Engineering: Paediatric Regenerative Medicine

Introduction

Dr. Philip Gordon, Chief, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Richard Hegele, Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto

Dr. Samuel Weiss

Adult neurogenesis and the formation of social memories

Dr. Samuel Weiss
Professor and Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Scientist in the Departments of Cell Biology & Anatomy and Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Director, Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Thomas Waddell

Lung stem cells and cystic fibrosis

Dr. Thomas Waddell
Associate Professor, Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital; R. Fraser Elliott Chair in Transplantation Research, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Coffee break

Dr. John Coles

Paediatric heart disease: Integrin-linked Kinase (ILK) as a regenerative medicine target: Is it better to over-express it, or inhibit it? 

Dr. John Coles
Senior Scientist, Professor in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Milica Radisic

Cardiac tissue engineering

Dr. Milica Radisic
Assistant Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lunch and Posters

Dr. Stephen Badylak

Paediatric regenerative medicine: Challenges and opportunities

Dr. Stephen Badylak
Professor, Department of Surgery and Deputy Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Poster Awards Presentation, Dessert and Reception

Winners 2010 - Poster competition

MSc Student

1st Place: Sanjana Sen
RETINOBLASTOMA PROTEIN: THE LINK BETWEEN ELASTOGENESIS AND PROLIFERATION
2nd Place: Cassandra Graham
IDENTIFICATION OF NOVEL GENES ASSOCIATED WITH UNDIFFERENTIATED SARCOMA  BY INTEGRATED GENOMIC AND EXPRESSION PROFILING ANALYSIS
3rd Place: Junyan Shi
INSULIN PROMOTES ELASTIN PRODUCTION IN HUMAN AORTA SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS

PhD Student/Resident/Fellow

1st Place:Sushil Kumar
LOW DOSE METRONOMIC TOPOTECAN AND PAZOPANIB: AN EFFECTIVE ANTIANGIOGENIC THERAPY IN NEUROBLASTOMA MOUSE MODELS

2nd Place: 

  • Angela Rutledge
    AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MECHANISM BY WHICH ER-60 PROMOTES DEGRADATION OF APOLIPOPROTEIN B100
    and
  • Raheela Siddiqui
    FLUORESCENT IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION (FISH) IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO DETECT UNSUSPECTED TRISOMIES IN HYDROPIC GESTATIONS

Medical Laboratory Technologist

1st Place: Anna Chamberlain
A DECADE OF MOLECULAR SCREENING FOR ASHKENAZI JEWISH DISORDERS: REVIEW AND IMPLICATIONS
2nd Place: Richard Leung
THE UNDIFFERENTIATED SMALL CELL COMPONENT OF HEPATOBLASTOMA WITH STEM CELL/PROGENITOR CELL FEATURES: AN ULTRASTRUCTURAL STUDY

Research Laboratory Technologist

1st Place: Beth Binnington
PSEUDO-RECEPTOR FUNCTION OF NOVEL CHEMICAL MIMICS OF THE VERO(SHIGA)TOXIN GLYCOSPHINGOLIPID RECEPTOR: ALTERATION OF INTRACELLULAR VESICULAR TRAFFICKING PATHWAYS
2nd Place: Jeanette Reyes
THE SENSITIVITY OF POSTMORTEM DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING (PM-DI) IN THE DETECTION OF PAEDIATRIC RIB FRACTURES AT AUTOPSY