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James Lepock Memorial Symposium: Thursday, June 14, 2012

To MBP faculty, postdocs, staffs, graduate and summer students:

You are invited to attend the James Lepock Memorial Student Symposium. This annual event, hosted by our department, is an excellent chance to get a glimpse of the variety of projects that the students in the department are pursuing. The goal of the symposium is to provide an informal setting where students of the department can present their work to the faculty and their peers. There will be poster and oral presentations throughout the day, which are to be judged by faculty and post-doctoral fellows.

This year's symposium will be held on Thursday, June 14 at Princess Margaret Hospital. The keynote address will be presented by Dr. Lihong Wang, Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Wang is world renowned for his pioneering work in biophotonic tomography development.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as coffee and refreshments served throughout the day, so please remember to bring your mug to minimize our environmental impact.

For any questions regarding the event, please email us at

Registration and Abstract Submission

Online registration has now closed. Onsite registration will begin at 9 am on June 14.

Abstract submission has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract. You will receive an email with details regarding your presentation. Prizes will be awarded for best talk and best poster. All presenters will receive memorabilia.

Each poster board is 4 feet wide by 3 feet high (122 cm × 91 cm). Please email us in advance if your poster is much larger than this size so that we can try to accommodate your poster. Posters must be attached with Velcro tape only.

Please email if you have any further questions or concerns regarding registration or your submitted abstract.

Symposium Program

Time Event
9:00 – 9:30 am Breakfast, Registration & Poster Set-up
9:30 – 9:45 am Opening Remarks

Dr. Peter Burns

9:45 – 10:30 am OCI Spotlight Keynote

Dr. Benjamin G. Neel

10:30 – 11:30 am M.Sc. Student Oral Presentations

10:30 am Optically Controlled Opening of Photonic Cell-Sized Porphyrin-Lipid Vesicles as Versatile Microreactors — Elizabeth Huynh

10:50 am The Effects of Lung Cancer-Associated PIK3C3 Mutations in Tumourigenesis — Robert Banh

11:10 am Passive Cavitation Mapping using Hemispherical Random Sparse Arrays: A Simulation Study — Ryan Jones

11:30 – 12:30 pm Poster Session I (odd numbered posters) & Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 pm Poster Session II (even numbered posters) & Lunch
1:30 – 2:50 pm Ph.D. Student Oral Presentations

1:30 pm Optical Coherence Tomography for Monitoring Oral Radiation Toxicity — Bahar Davoudi

1:50 pm Dissection of signaling abnormalities in early B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia — Tatiana Perova

2:10 pm Photodynamic Molecular Beacons: A Selective Image-Guided Therapeutic Approach for Vertebral Metastases — Tracy W Liu

2:30 pm A proteomics approach for the identification of prognostic prostate cancer biomarkers using expressed prostatic secretions — Yunee Kim

2:50 – 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm JLM Keynote

Dr. Lihong Wang

4:00 - 7:00 pm Closing Remarks, Awards and Reception