Jan 14, 2023  |  8:30am - 4:00pm
Conference

Making Sense of Senescence: Aging Through a Microscopic and Macroscopic Lens

Research

The 11th Annual  Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Students Union (LMPSU) conference which will take place in person on Saturday, January 14th, 2023.

MacLeod Auditorium

Medical Sciences Building
University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
1 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON  M5S 1A8 Canada

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Full details and speaker bios are available on the conference website.

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Agenda

8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast and registration

09:30 - 09:35 Welcome! Bonnie Yang and Britney Feng, LMPSU Co-Presidents

09:35 - 09:45 Opening remarks: Dr. Rita Kandel, LMP Chair

09:45 - 10:25  Keynote speaker: Dr. Karim Mekhail, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto: "The nuclear lamina in genome stability, cellular senescence, and cancer"

10:25 - 11:05 Dr. Ekaterina Rogaeva, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto: "Double trouble from genes and aging"

11:05 - 11:45 Dr. Lea Harrington, Chair, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto: "Genetic and epigenetic vulnerabilities to telomere erosion in mammalian cells"

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch and networking

12:50 - 13:30 Dr. Tony Parks, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto: "What can the placenta tell us about cardiovascular disease in women?"

13:30 - 14:10 Dr. Marc Grynpas, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto: "How conjugated drugs can regenerate bone"

14:10 - 14:30 Break

14:30 - 15:50 Panel discussion: the future of senescence research

  • Dr. Jim Woodgett, Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Norman Rosenblum, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Ana Konvalinka, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Lea Harrington, Chair, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto

15:50 - 16:00 Closing remarks: Bonnie Yang and Britney Feng

If you have any inquiries, please email lmpexecs@gmail.com.

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