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APCaRI Fall Symposium 2015 “Knowledge, Action, Impact”

On October 23 and 24, 2015, APCaRI will celebrate its 5th research meeting at the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, Alberta.

More than 50 participants including clinicians, scientists, clinical research personnel, trainees, benefactors and representatives of PCa support groups will participate in this fun and enriching event.

The team will benefit from the insight and experience that will be shared by the 2 keynote speakers: William B Isaacs, Ph.D., Depts. of Urology and Oncology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. “Is there a genetic basis for Prostate Cancer Progression?” and Nicole F. Steinmetz, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. “From pathogen to cure: engineering plant virus-based Nanotechnologies for imaging and therapy”

In addition, we will have 4 talks from senior scientists Drs. Frank Wuest (Dept Oncology, U of A), Len Luyt (Chemistry Department, U of A), Christopher Cairo (Depts. of Science & Chemistry, U of A), Andries Zijlstra (Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Vanderbilt University) and John Lewis (Dept Oncology, U of A) and 14 short talks from trainees from different institutions in the province along with a poster session.

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Agenda APCaRI Fall Symposium 2015 “Knowledge, Action, Impact”

Generously supported by the Bird Dogs and the Alberta Cancer Foundation

The Alberta Prostate Cancer Biorepository is certified by CTRNet

APCaRI is committed to collecting, processing and storing the samples you donate with the highest quality standards and as a result, after evaluation of our processes, the CTRNet (Canadian Tissue Repository Network) awarded us with their certification.

CTRNet is a translational cancer research resource, funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, that furthers Canadian health research by linking cancer researchers with provincial tumour banks.

The benefits of working with CTRNet include:

  • The ability for researchers to search for quality controlled tissue samples from Canada’s leading tumour banks in one central location and for biobanks to display and make their biospecimens available for research users.
  • Learning opportunities in tissue handling, research design and relevant technology training and innovations.
  • Invitation to CTRNet workshops and conferences.
- Catalina Vasquez