SMRTS Series: IP 101
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OIRM is happy to partner with AGE-WELL NCE to deliver this IP 101 seminar. Presented by Isi Caulder a partner, patent and trademark agent with Bereskin & Parr LLP and co-leader of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) practice group. She helps high technology clients secure and license patent rights for a wide variety of electrical, computer and mechanical related inventions. She is a frequent speaker and supporter of the Toronto technology community, mentoring student start up teams at The Entrepreneurship Hatchery and at the IMPACT Centre at the University of Toronto.




Hosted by AGE-WELL NCE. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.


Global Speaker Series – Daniel G. Anderson
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In partnership with Medicine by Design, we are pleased to welcome Daniel G. Anderson, PhD, the Samuel A. Goldblith Professor of Applied Biology, associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

More details coming soon.

Event location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th floor. This seminar will also be available by live stream at the time of the event.

ISSCR 2019 Annual meeting
Jun 26 – Jun 29 all-day
ISSCR 2019 Annual meeting

The ISSCR Annual Meeting will be held in Los Angeles, California from 26-29 June, 2019. this four-day program features more than 200 speakers from around the world, demonstrating the excellence of stem cells and regenerative medicine research.

OIRM is offering travel awards to help support trainees attendance at this meeting, please submit your abstract directly to ISSCR by February 6, 2019 to be considered for an oral or poster presentation.

Early registration closes March 3, 2019.

NAVRMA Regenerative Medicine Meeting
Sep 9 – Sep 11 all-day

The annual North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association (NAVRMA) conference is an important event for the veterinary and translational regenerative medicine community. It supports collaboration between practicing veterinarians and research scientists, offers a venue for sharing the latest information on regenerative medicine, and promotes development of skills and techniques for practicing veterinarians. This meeting also builds on the One Health approach and has significant input from human health researchers for the purpose of better the lives of animals while also gathering important pre-clinical data for the benefit of human medicine.

The 2019 NAVRMA meeting will take place in Niagara-on-the-Lake, being the first time this meeting will be held in Canada.

To register and learn more click here. OIRM members can use the promo code OIRM2019 to receive special discounted pricing.

Current Trends in Biotherapeutics Workshop
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Building upon the Clinical Translation Education Group (CTEG) successes in delivering the Bench to Bedside for Biotherapeutics (B3) workshop in 2017 and the IP and Entrepreneurship Workshop in 2018, the CTEG is excited to hosting a new full-day workshop in fall 2019. This event will introduce trainees / highly-qualified personnel to the current trends in disruptive technologies in the biotherapeutics space including innovative ways of using data to inform decision-making, and solutions for delivering complex cell and gene therapies. This workshop will also provide an opportunity for participants to network and learn about careers in these areas.


Save the date, registration will open soon.

Building a bridge: Manufacturing, analytics and trials for translational biomedical researchers workshop
Sep 30 – Oct 4 all-day

This workshop, hosted jointly by BioCanRx and OIRM, is designed to allow participating teams to develop a feasible and realistic plan for manufacturing and clinical testing of their product or procedure in an early-phase clinical trial. The course will use Good Manufacturing, Laboratory and Clinical Practices (GMP, GLP, GCP) as a framework to provide investigators with a working knowledge of the human, physical, and financial resources required and the timelines needed for clinical translation. The goal is to help investigators translate their discoveries to novel biotherapeutic agents (particularly cells, gene-modified cells, and viruses) for cancer and regenerative medicine applications in an academic setting.

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the documentation required and infrastructure resources (human, operational and facilities) required to institute a regulated early-phase clinical trial
  • Understand the skill set required in an interdisciplinary team for the effective management of a new drug development program
  • Understand the GMP, GLP and GCP requirements to be compliant with Canadian federal regulations for clinical drug development
  • Have engaged with a network of experts in the area of GxP and biotherapeutics

Approximately six research groups will be invited to attend the workshop, which will have presentations interspersed with case studies and one-on-one discussion periods with various subject matter experts.

The deadline to apply is May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. More details can be found in the application document downloadable here. Workshop to be held in Ottawa, with support provided by OIRM to cover travel and accommodation costs.

See the workshop schedule at a glance here.

Till & McCulloch Meetings
Nov 4 – Nov 6 all-day

The Till & McCulloch Meetings are Canada’s stem cell research conference. As the only conference of its kind in Canada, TMM provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet and network with Canada’s leading stem cell scientists, clinicians, bioengineers and ethicists, as well as representatives from industry, government, health and NGO sectors from around the world.

The 2019 Till & McCulloch Meetings will take place in Montréal, Québec, November 4-6, 2019.

Registration is open.  Submit your abstract by July 3, 2019 to be considered for an OIRM travel award.


Early Bird Registration closes on August 14, 2019

Online Registration closes on October 9, 2019

The 2019 Till & McCulloch Meetings are hosted by the Stem Cell Network and CCRM.