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 training@agewell-nce.ca if you have any questions or concerns.



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.


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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.


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.



To take a discovery or technology from lab to market, researchers need to be able to persuade investors of its value and market potential.  This workshop will give selected graduate students and post-doctoral fellows the tools they need to develop and deliver an effective and accessible three- to five-minute pitch to secure that crucial first round of funding. This program is delivered by Medicine by Design with limited spaces reserved for OIRM trainees located outside of Toronto.

This multi-day workshop will include:

  • a half-day session focused on developing your pitch and polishing your performance in a small-group setting (maximum 15 participants);
  • two one-on-one 60-minute coaching check-ins via phone/Skype;
  • a rehearsal;
  • a final pitch competition in a safe and friendly environment, facilitated by experienced communication professionals from Talk Boutique.

Toronto based trainees should apply direction to MbD. OIRM trainees located outside of Toronto must complete the OIRM application form and will automatically be considered for travel support. Deadline to apply is April 19, 2019.

Learn more about this program here.


Regenerative medicine provides new approaches to the treatment of diseases that have long been considered incurable. A growing field in the Ontario life sciences sector, regenerative medicine is harnessing the power of stem cells to improve treatments and therapies and to seek potential cures. This LSO breakfast will look at Ontario’s regenerative medicine ecosystem and highlight two companies; one using a cell-based approach for repair and a second developing novel drugs to stimulate repair.

Join OIRM, BlueRock Therapeutics and Satellos as we share what’s happening in Ontario.


Register for this event here.


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.


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.


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.


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.