TPRM Annual Regenerative Medicine Student Symposium
Apr 10 – Apr 11 all-day

Save the date for the annual Regenerative Medicine Student Symposium put on by the Translational Program in Regenerative Medicine.

This years keynotes include Dr. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto and Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, SALK Institute.

More details can be found on the TPRM website or you can register here.


SMRTS Series: LinkedIn for Scientists
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SMRTS Series: LinkedIn for Scientists

Once considered just a job search platform, LinkedIn has grown to become a practical tool for networking and career development. In this webinar, you’ll learn how you can use this social media platform to share your research, spread the word about events and provide an up-to-the minute CV. OIRM’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Krista Lamb, will show you how this easy-to-use tool can help you communicate your science to an engaged and interactive audience.

Held by webcast only, you can register for this event here.

Donnelly Centre Seminar: Fiona Doetsch
Apr 16 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Donnelly Centre will be hosting a special seminar for Dr. Fiona Doetsch, University of Besel on “Going Global: Long-range Regulation of Adult Neural Stem Cells”. Hosted by Dr. Derek van Der Kooy.

Date, time, location:
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 10:00 am
The Donnelly Centre James D. Friesen | Cecil C. Yip Red Seminar Room
University of Toronto
160 College St

Download the poster here.

SMRTS Series: Spreading your ideas- Why and how researchers are talking like TED
Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Have you ever thought of using TED as a platform for spreading your research? Have you ever wondered how a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher could get on TED?

If so, this webinar is for you.

This webinar will give you an insider perspective on how you can leverage TED, even as a graduate student or early career researcher.

You will learn:

  • How researchers use TED to spread their ideas
  • How to plug into TED
  • How to craft a TED-worthy presentation
  • How to spread your ideas beyond the academic community

Register for this webinar here.

Presented in partnership with the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network.

Directed Differentiation of iPS Cells into Systems to Model CF Lung Disease Workshop
May 7 – May 10 all-day

OIRM in collaboration with the Hospital For Sick Children’s CFIT Program are pleased to offer a 4-day hands-on workshop looking at the ‘Directed Differentiation of iPS Cells into Systems to Model CF Lung Disease’. This comprehensive course will cover methods to maintain human iPS cells in culture and the directed differentiation of these cells to epithelial cells suitable as models for the study of Cystic Fibrosis (CF). We will discuss and demonstrate important aspects of the workflow, including characterization of patient-derived iPS cells and how they can be used as a model system for the study of CF lung disease.

The course is open to Canadian and International academic trainees with limited space available to industry participants.  Both the CFIT Program and OIRM are providing a limited number of trainee travel/registration awards for successful applicants.

More information about this workshop and travel awards can be found on the CFIT website or download the poster.

Application deadline: March 31, 2019.

For more information on this course, please contact the Program Manager, Paul Eckford at  or Jodi Garner at

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Annual Symposium
May 15 all-day
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Annual Symposium

OIRM’s Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Symposium is an annual one-day event that brings together scientists, clinicians, trainees, industry, health charities, and government to share advances in the field of regenerative medicine. The Symposium features presentations from some of Ontario’s leading experts, including representatives from OIRM-funded Disease Teams and discovery science presentations highlighting some of Ontario’s most innovative new ideas.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Pete Coffey, PhD. from University College London, the agenda will also include talks from OIRM’s Disease Teams, New Ideas and Fellowship awardees. In addition, to two breakout sessions: Making Functional Models of Disease and Trends for the Future: Moving ES/IPS cells into the clinic.

Register today. 

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.