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.