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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Symposium 2016

Laurence E. Becker Symposium: Advances in Paediatric Laboratory Medicine
20th Annual DPLM Symposium and 14th Laurence Becker Symposium

Lymphocyte: The Problem and The Cure

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

 8:55 - 9 a.m.



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 - 10 a.m.


Department of Paediatrics Grand Rounds

The CART Revolution in Hematologic Malignancies

Dr. Stephan Grupp, Professor, Director of Cancer Immunotherapy Frontier Program, Translational Research for the Center for Childhood Cancer Research, and Medical Director of the Stem Cell Laboratory, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 10 - 10:15 a.m.


Coffee Break
(Rotunda, 1st Floor, Black Wing)

 10:20 - 11 a.m.


Novel Ways to Activate NK Cells to Treat Cancer

Dr. Jeffrey Miller, Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, University of Minnesota/Fairview Hospital

 11 - 11:40 a.m.


Notch Signaling in T-ALL: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Jon Aster, Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Associate Pathologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

 11:40 a.m. -
12:20 p.m.


B Cell Tolerance Checkpoints As Therapeutic Target in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Dr. Markus Müschen, Professor & Co-Leader, Hematological Malignancies Program, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco

 12:30 -
2:30 p.m.


Lunch and Poster Awards Presentation
(Cafeteria Greenery, Main Floor, Atrium Wing)

2016 Abstract Winners

1st Place - Stephie Leung

1st Place - Sujeetha Rajakumar
2nd Place - Karin Hermans
2nd Place - Scott Ryall

1st Place - Leigh Spencer Noakes
2nd Place - Lee Goneau

Research/Medical Technologists
1st Place - Kathleen McShane
2nd Place - Jiang Wang