About RTC Seminars
The LKSKI (dry bench) seminars take place on Wednesdays from 12 – 1 pm. The KRCBS-RTC (wet bench) seminars will be part of the unified KRCBS seminar series, which consists of weekly seminars on Fridays at 1 – 2pm, featuring KRCBS and iBEST PIs and trainees (1/month), and visiting scientists. All trainees are encouraged to attend these seminars that provide an excellent learning and networking opportunity. Trainees can showcase their research and get feedback from experienced scientists, research staff and peers.
We are currently inviting trainees to present at the 2020/21 seminar series. If you are interested, please send us an email indicating your name, supervisor, a topic (a full title can be provided later) and any preferred dates. We are asking presenters to prepare a 20 min presentation aimed at a wider audience (please don’t make it so specialized that those outside your discipline cannot follow). We will be happy to share more detailed instructions with presenters. Two trainee presentations are given per seminar and a light lunch is provided (if on-site).
Why present at RTC seminars and why attend these presentations?
Attending and presenting at research seminars is an important part of your training, developing useful skills that are portable, regardless of career path. The seminars also increase the visibility of your work to the broader St. Michael’s community, enhancing your networking with other researchers. Who knows – your next employer, supervisor, or co-investigator could be in the audience! AND you can also list your presentation on your CV.
The seminars are NOT intended to put you under extra pressure and we do not require fully finished, polished or published works. We do ask that presenters have some data to present (for graduate students, second year or later is the ideal time to do this presentation). Presentations are NOT graded or ranked. Rather, the seminars are a forum where graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and PIs can help and teach each other, and discuss cutting-edge scientific research.
For advice on preparing presentations, check out our presentation resources page.
We will be sending out reminders to all trainees and upcoming seminars will be advertised through our website, the RTC Express, and on the screens throughout the KRC and LKSKI.
How to Earn Credits
We have had several high quality RTC seminars on both sides, with lively discussion. However, attendance by trainees remains low. We would like to encourage you to come to these excellent seminars and offer rewards to those who present and regularly attend. Therefore, we have started taking attendance as of the March 22nd, 2019 seminar.
You will be able to earn credits for presenting and/or attending seminars/events. In order to earn credits for attending, you must be present for the entire seminar.
0.5 credit = 0.5 credit for facilitating a seminar
1 credit = 1 credit for seminar attendance
1 credit = 1 credit for presenting at a seminar
1 credit = Attendance or participation in the Trainee Research Day
Period to collect credits: 1 year (September 2020 – June 2021) for Spring 2021 academic year competitions.
|July 31, 2020||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Daniel Han|
2) Zi Yan Chen
|Jaryd Te||1) The role of adipocyte YAP in glucose homeostasis and insulin resistance in vivo
2) The role of integrins on hematopoietic stem cells
|August 28, 2020||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Andreea Furdui|
|Aylin Visram||1) Neural circuits mediating opioid-induced respiratory depression|
|September 18, 2020||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||Luisa Ulloa Severino||Danielle Karakas||Stiffness: a novel biomarker of kidney damage?|
|October 16, 2020||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||Shenhab Zaig||Michelle Dubinsky||The role of N-type calcium channels in opioid-induced respiratory depression and analgesia|
|November 20, 2020||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Eno Hysi|
2) Jean-Philippe Rousseau
|Dr. Szaszi||1) The best kidney: How photoacoustic imaging can assess pre-transplantation kidney quality
2) Optogenetic activation of preBötzinger Complex cells alleviates respiratory depression by opioids
|December 11, 2020||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||Fatima Zohra Dahmani||Shenhab Zaig||1) β3 integrins PSI domain as a novel therapeutic target for inhibition of tumor growth and metastasis|
|January 29, 2021||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Patrick Meagher|
2) Aylin Visram
|Muskan Gupta||1) Integrin Alpha 11 an important regulator of ventricular remodelling and collagen deposition in the failing heart
2) Role of Dapagliflozin in Attenuating Right Ventricular Remodeling: Thoracic Aortic Constriction Model
|February 19, 2021||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Danielle Karakas||Sabrina Ayoub-Charette||1) Kupffer cells are required for hepatocellular thrombopoeitin generation|
|March 26, 2021||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Amin Ektesabi||Ziyan Chen||1) Identification of immunoregulatory microRNAs in hepatic tissue of septic mice treated with mesenchymal stem cells|
|April 23, 2021||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Ikran Ali||Patrick Meagher||1) Characterizing the effects of locally applied vancomycin powder on bone healing and surgical-site infection in a small animal model|
|May 14, 2021||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Avinash Mukkala |
2) Charneal Dixon
|June 4, 2021||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||1) Zi Yan Chen|
2) Xavier Lee
|August 14, 2020||ZOOM||1:00pm - 2:00pm||Agnes Sebastian||Christine Schemitsch||Widening the lens of actionability: Primary care providers' experiences and needs in managing incidental genomic results|
|September 16, 2020||ZOOM||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Salma Shickh|
2) Danielle Lee
|Sabrina Ayoub-Charette||1) Adoption of genomic sequencing across Canada: Access, clinical utility and policy issues
2) The Effect of Important Food Sources of Fructose-Containing Sugars on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
|October 14, 2020||ZOOM||12:00pm - 1:00pm||Adele Coriati||Christine Schemitsch||Impact of the High Emergency Lung Transplantation program in Cystic Fibrosis: comparison between Canada and France|
|November 25, 2020||ZOOM||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Alexa Yakubovich|
2) Adele Coriati
3) Jeffrey Glaister
|Dr. Parsons||1) Why and how should we advance a structural approach to preventing intimate partner violence?
2) Validation of the French 3-year prognostic score using the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis registry
3) Analysis of Leptomeningeal Enhancement in Multiple Sclerosis using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
|December 9, 2020||ZOOM||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Jason Lo Hog Tian|
2) Aaron Miller
|1) Breaking HIV stigma: examining mechanisms linking stigma and health
2) Can data capture improve intraoperative best practices? Using the OR Black Box as a novel approach to develop a feedback loop for adherence to surgical site prevention guidelines
|January 27, 2021||ZOOM||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Chloe Mighton||Nikhil Mistry||1) Patient and public preferences for being recontacted with updated genomics results: A mixed-methods study|
|February 17, 2021||ZOOM||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Suvetha Krishnapillai|
2) Jennifer Gillis
|Sabrina Ayoub-Charette||1) Exploring the effectiveness of a digital decision aid in supporting diverse patient values
2) Secondary prevention of anal cancerin men living with HIV: Acceptability and Suitability of anal cancer screening
|March 17, 2021||ZOOM||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Robinson Truong||Madison Walker||1) Acceptability of Sexual Orientation Disclosure Interventions in Primary Care Survey|
|April 21, 2021||ZOOM||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Christine Schemitsch|
2) Sabrina Ayoubcharette
|Victoria Ki||1)The Impact of Psychological Factors on the Outcome of Surgical Repair for Rotator Cuff Tears - A Prospective Cohort (IMPROVE Study)
2) The Effect of Displacing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages with Non-Nutritive Sweetened Beverages or Water on Glucose Tolerance and the Human Gut Microbiome: The STOP Sugars NOW Trial
|May 12, 2021||ZOOM||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Curtis D'Hollander|
|June 2, 2021||ZOOM||12:00pm - 1:00pm||1) Anisa Nazir 2) Rebecca Johnson||Pakeezah Saadat|
If you are interested in presenting or want more information about the RTC seminars, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.