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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Symposium 2013

Laurence E. Becker Symposium: Advances in Paediatric Laboratory Medicine
17th Annual DPLM Symposium and 11th Laurence Becker Symposium

Molecular Approaches to Diagnosis and 
Targeted Therapy of Cancer 

8:45 - 9:00


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

9:00 - 10:00

Paediatric Grand Rounds
Genomics and Therapeutic Target Discovery in Pediatric Sarcomas

Dr. Marc Ladanyi, William J. Ruane Chair in Molecular Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

10:00 - 10:20

Coffee Break

10:20 - 11:00

Paediatric and SDH Deficient Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Dr. Alberto Pappo, Director, Solid Tumor Division, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

11:00 - 11:40

Targeted Immunotherapy for Cancer

Dr. Matt van de Rijn, Professor, Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford California

11:40 - 12:20

From Genes to Cures: Translating Genomics into Improved Care for 
Children with Brain Tumours

Dr. Cynthia Hawkins, Neuropathologist, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, Principal Investigator, The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre, SickKids, Toronto

12:30 - 2:30

Lunch and Posters

2:30 - 3:00

Awards Presentation and Reception


Winners 2013 - Poster competition

1st – Susan Chilton-MacNeill
2nd - Sharon Bauer

Clinical Resident or Fellow
1st - Sarah Khan
2nd - Ghassan Allo

1st - Carlyn A. Figueiredo
2nd - Yev Chornenkyy
3rd - Monique Budani

1st - Jennifer Sacco
2nd - Evgenia Bloch