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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

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Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Lian Willetts shines light on the frontiers of discovery

Dr. Lian Willetts was awarded 2nd place in the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin representing Dr. John Lewis’ lab by presenting: “Breaking the Walls of Prostate Cancer Metastasis”

Lab Falling Walls is an international competition that challenges graduate students to showcase how their research is redefining their respective fields and breaking down the walls to the next major scientific breakthrough. The University of Alberta is one of 20 approved international events, and the Sept. 30 event saw 16 outstanding examples of graduate research. Dr. Willetts was awarded 1st place during this night.

International Labs and the Finale in Berlin

Falling Walls Lab is a global scale event that takes place in different vibrant cities around the world throughout the year. The Falling Walls Lab Finale is held each year in Berlin on 8 November. The Finale gathers 100 participants, among them all winners of the international Labs.

- Catalina Vasquez