LMPRC 2023

The LMP Research Conference and Product Show (LMPRC) 2023

We are delighted to announce the LMP Research Conference and Product Show for 2023!

Join us as we celebrate and share the research conducted in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology.

The day will consist of:

  • graduate student poster presentations

  • postgraduate research poster presentations

  • talks from experts in precision medicine

  • development sessions including mentoring

  • an exhibitor hall featuring laboratory product and equipment suppliers

  • lots of networking

See the section below on abstracts for who has to submit an abstract and how.

We invite all members of the LMP community to register.

When and where

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 all day

The Arcadian,
401 Bay Street Simpson, Tower 8th floor, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

How to register

Those submitting abstracts must also register separately.

Faculty interested in judging abstracts and posters can indicate so in the registration form.

If you registered to attend the LMPRC last year, your details will be saved so log into your account (or reset password if you don't remember).

Deadline for registration is May 19, 2023.

Register now

Contact us

You can contact the LMPRC committee at lmp.rc@utoronto.ca.

Information for graduate students and postgraduates: abstract submissions

Who should submit and abstract and how

Abstract submission is now closed.

You must register for the conference in addition to submitting an abstract.

All graduate and postgraduate learners in LMP are invited to present a poster at the conference.

It is compulsory for the following learners to submit an abstract:

  • Second year MSc students
  • Second and fourth year PhD students
  • Second-year Translational Research Program students (capstone project presentations)
  • PGY2, PGY3 and PGY 4 Anatomical Pathology and Hematopathology residents

Not compulsory, but strongly encouraged:

  • Second-year MHSc in Laboratory Medicine students (capstone project presentations)
  • All Medical Microbiology residents and all Clinical Microbiology trainees – you must present your research at the LMPRC at least once during your training and you must attend the LMPRC every year
  • Clinical Chemistry trainees - we encourage you to present
  • All other LMP residents must attend and we encourage you to present.

Don't forgot to register for the conference which is a separate process!

Register for the conference

Preparing for your poster presentation

Do you want help practicing your poster presentation? Contact the Peer Communication Team and access expert coaching and feedback on your presentation.


Download PowerPoint and Publisher templates from LMP

See also:

And from the School of Graduate Studies

Information for judges

Faculty and alumni are invited to be judges.

Judging opportunities

There are two opportunities for judging. Postgraduate judges are recruited separately - please contact lmp.pg@utoronto.ca if you'd like to judge postgraduate posters and have not been appraoched.

Indicate on the registration form if you would like to judge and what you would like to do.

Abstract judging

Abstract judging involves ranking each abstract on a scale of 1-10 (1 -= excellent abstract and 10 = poor).

Each judge will receive around 5 - 16 abstracts depending on the number of abstract submitted for their research group/area. The abstract with highest average rank will be chosen for a oral presentation.

When: March 13 – April 17

Poster judging

Judge poster presentations on the day - you can sign up to judge specific sessions to match your plans for the day.

When: on the day - May 30

Information for attendees

There will be a LMPRC app available to access talk details, abstracts, manage your itinerary and chat with participants!

This event is eligible for Continuing Professional Development credits from the Royal College Maintenance of Certification Section 1: 6.0 hours.

The Agenda

The agenda and your personal itinerary will be available in the conference app.

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast and registration

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome address

9:20 – 10:20 Oral Presentations Session I 

10:25 – 11:25 Poster Presentations Session I

11:30 – 12:30 Precision Presentations

  • Dr. Ju-Yoon Yoon
  • Dr. Purma Joshi

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and visit the vendors in the Product Show

  • Ask a question about the LMP Strategic Plan! Vice Chairs from LMP will be available to answer any questions you have. More details coming soon!

13:35 – 14:20 Oral Presentations Session II 

14:25 – 15:25 Poster Presentations Session II

15:30 – 16:30 Career development sessions

  • PI prep info session: Securing a PI position; securing funding; and managing a lab
  • Entrepreneurship: Finding investors, recruiting an R & D team
  • Ask a question about the LMP Strategic Plan! Vice Chairs from LMP will be available to answer any questions you have. More details coming soon!

16:05 – 16:55 Networking “Power Hour” Events

17:00 – 18:00 Awards and social

The Product Show

10 am - 3 pm, Arcadian Studio

Several vendors will be available to speak to you. Please visit them during the conference. See below for confirmed vendors so far.

You will also have an opportunity to meet the Health Data Nexus team from the Temerty Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Education in Medicine (T-CAIREM).

COVID-19 protocols

Although there are no masking requirements, we strongly recommend you wear a mask at this event where feasible.

If you have any possible COVID-19 symptoms on the day, we ask you to stay home. If you are due to present a poster and can no longer do so due to illness, please let us know by emailing lmp.rc@utoronto.ca.

The COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving so this advice may change.

Photography and videos

A professional photographer will be at the event and we will also be doing some video recordings for departmental purposes. 

If you do not wish to be in any of the photos or videos, please make yourself known to the person taking pictures or videos.

Meet our vendors!

The Product Show takes place 10 am - 3 pm in the Studio. Come meet them!

BCA Scientific logo

BCA Scientific

Bio Rad logo

Bio Rad

ESBE Scientific logo

ESBE Scientific

Frogga Bio logo

Frogga Bio

Thermo Fisher logo

Thermo Fisher

Find out what happened at last years' conference

Read about the LMPRC 2022
A large room of people listening to a presentation

The LMPRC Planning Committee

The LMPRC is organised by a group of learners and staff at LMP. 

To contact the committee, email lmp.rc@utoronto.ca.

Research stream graduate students

  • Emily Forster
  • Rupal Hatkar
  • Negar Khosraviani
  • Seojin Lee
  • Mathepan Mahendralingam
  • Priya Mistry
  • Atefeh Mohammadi
  • Matsya Thulasiram
  • Wenda Zhao

Translational Research Program (TRP)

  • Radhika Prabhune

MHSc in Laboratory Medicine

  • Karina Chu


  • Alexander Oberc


  • Jenni Bozec
  • Nelson Cabral
  • Paula Nixon
  • Brandon Wells
  • Beatrice Wong
  • Debb Yorke