Regenerative Medicine Cluster Initiative in BC

May 8th Trainee Led BCREGMED Breakout Session (New!)

New this year, the BCREGMED Symposium will be preceded with a trainee targeted pre-meeting workshop! The aim of this workshop will be to:

(1) Engage trainees – as current and future players in the BC regenerative medicine and cell therapy sectors, in a discussion on the direction and future needs of this rapidly growing area
(2) Facilitate trainee professional development by exposing the trainees to careers in these sectors in BC
(3) Provide a unique networking opportunity for student trainees to benefit from the guidance of alumni, industry and academic experts in their fields

May 8th Preliminary Agenda

2-3:30pm: Peter Zandstra/Fabio Rossi “fireside chat”: The Future of Regenerative Medicine in BC”

Dr. Fabio Rossi, Professor in Medical Genetics at UBC and Canada Research Chair in Regenerative Medicine, will engage Dr. Peter Zandstra, Director of the new UBC School of Biomedical Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, in an “fireside” discussion of the evolution of the rapidly growing BC Regenerative Medicine sector. Together with Drs Zandstra and Rossi, we will explore how cross-interactions between disciplines, and engineering and biology in particular, can help advance this field.

3:30-3:45pm: Coffee Break

3:45-5:15pm: “Meet the Experts: Careers in Biotech” panel session – Join us for this professional development panel and find out what you can do with a PhD. Our confirmed panelists include:

Dr. Paul Cassar (Scientist, Project Search and Evaluation, CDRD)
Dr. Ester Falconer (Senior Research Scientist, AbCellera)
Dr. Eric Jervis (Principal Scientist, STEMCELL Technologies)
Dr. Amanda Kotzer (Executive Director, BCREGMED)
Dr. Leigh Anne Swayne (Associate Professor, UVic)

5:15-6:30pm: Networking reception


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