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James Lepock Memorial Symposium 2018

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We are very excited to introduce this year's JLM Symposium, which will take place on May 22, 2018 in the Bahen Centre for Information Technology. This year, we are pleased to introduce Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam (Duke University) as our external speaker and Dr. John Rubinstein (SickKids) as our internal speaker.

Registration & Abstracts

Abstract submission has closed, but registration is still open!

If you wish to attend this year's Symposium, please register here.



8:30 - 9:00

Registration, Breakfast & Poster Set-Up

9:00 - 9:15

Opening Remarks: Dr. Thomas Kislinger

9:15 - 10:40

M.Sc. Oral Presentations

Pamela Psarianos
FOXO1: A novel metabolic target in the reversal of radiation fibrosis
Karina Isaev
Characterizing the clinical and functional relevance of long non-coding RNAs in multiple cancer types
Melissa Prickaerts
Ultrafast pulsed laser ablation of articular cartilage for applications in orthopedic surgery
Jared Westreich
Polarimetry feature extraction for breast cancer margin assessment

10:40 - 10:50


10:50 - 11:50

Keynote Lecture

Dr. John Rubinstein, PhD
Senior Scientist, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, SickKids
Professor, Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
12:00 - 13:30

Lunch & Poster Session

12:00 - 12:45 Poster Session A
12:45 - 13:30 Poster Session B
13:30 - 14:50

Ph.D. Oral Presentations

Joseph Steinman
Altered 3D vascular architecture and blood flow in a mouse model of traumatic brain injury
Sujeetha Rajakumar
B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells mediate bone destruction through a RANKL-RANK dependent pathway
Adam Gribble
Polarized light for breast cancer imaging
Datta Goolaub
Rapid 3D imaging of fetal blood circulation with MRI
14:50 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Keynote Lecture

Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam, PhD
Director, Tissue Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Global Health, Duke University
16:15 - 18:00

Reception & Awards

Prenup Pub, 191 College Street


 The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at SickKids

The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at SickKids