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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Symposium 2014

Laurence E. Becker Symposium: Advances in Paediatric Laboratory Medicine
18th Annual DPLM Symposium and 12th Laurence Becker Symposium

The Microbiome: Impact on Paediatric Health and Disease 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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
Development of  Our “Second Genome”: Implications for Health and Disease 

Dr. Josef Neu, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Florida

10:00 - 10:20


Coffee Break

10:20 - 11:00


Microbe Managing: The Key to Future Medicine

Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph

11:00 - 11:40


The Airway Microbiome in Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. John Lipuma, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Associate Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Michigan

11:40 - 12:20


Exploring the Metabolic and Functional Landscape of Microbiomes

Dr. Gabriel Moreno-Hagelsieb, Professor, Department of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University

12:30 - 2:30


Lunch and posters

2:30 - 3:00


Awards presentation and reception


2014 Abstract - Winners

BSc and MSc
1st - Yevgen Chornenkyy
2nd - Monique Budani
3rd - Pedram Akbari

1st - Shawn Clark
2nd - Sarah Farr
3rd - Man Yu

Clinical Fellow
1st - Abdul Noor
2nd - Danielle Brabant-Kirwan

Research Technologist
1st -  Paula Marrano
2nd - Jennifer Orr

Medical Technologist
1st - Susan Cromwell
2nd - Letka Dumevska
3rd - Archana Bhatt