LMPRC 2024

The LMP Research Conference and Product Show (LMPRC) 2024

A day where 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

  • Hear the LMP 3-minute thesis competition winner present

  • A keynote speaker on Spatial Omics

  • Workshops on skills and techniques

  • An exhibitor hall featuring laboratory product and equipment suppliers

  • Lots of networking

When and where

Thursday, April 25, 2024 all day

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

How to register

Registration is now closed. If you have any questions, contact us at lmp.rc@utoronto.ca.

Information for attendees

The Agenda

8:30 - 9:15: Breakfast + registration + poster set-up

9:15 - 9:30: Welcome address and land acknowledgment, Dr. Rita Kandel

9:30 - 10:15: LMP 3MT Winner and Oral Presentations

  • Carolyn Kelly-Ruetz (LMP 3MT winner) "10km: the difference between living and dying"
  • Ness Little "Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) Mediated Expression of Bcl-xL Attenuates Apoptosis in Human Corneal Endothelial Cells"
  • Victor Pham Truong "Functional analysis of axon guidance programs in developmental photoreceptor connectivity"
  • Alexandra Misura "CD8+PD-1+ T Cell Densities In Tumor Proximity-Defined Regions Associate With Clinical Outcomes In Relapsed/Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma"

10:25 - 11:40: Poster Session I 

11:50- 12:40: Workshops + Product show 

Workshops available

  • Single-Cell RNA Sequencing
  • Image Analysis
  • 3D Cell Culture
  • Biostatistics
  • Strategies for Postgrad Job Success (postgraduate trainees only - no need to book)

You can book your spot in a workshop through the registration form.

12:40- 13:40: Lunch + Product show 

13:50- 14:40: Keynote Speaker - Dr. Logan Walsh “Decoding the tumor microenvironment with spatial technologies” (see bio below)

14:50- 16:05: Poster session II 

16:05- 16:15: Networking and coffee break

16:15 - 17:05: Oral Presentations

  • Ellen Avery "Evaluation of the utility of secondary confirmatory testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae identification from culture "
  • Ryunosuke Hoshi "Delivering anti-cancer therapeutics in lung adenocarcinoma using ultrasound-induced cavitation of microbubbles"
  • Nathaniel Vo "Exploring the impact of intermittent fasting on the neurovascular architecture of white adipose tissue"
  • Translation Research Program student oral presenter coming soon!

17:05 - 18:00: Awards + Social

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.

Information for graduate students and postgraduates: abstract submissions (now closed)

Who should submit an abstract and how

Abstract submissions are now closed.

You must register for the conference even if you have submitted 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 5 Anatomical Pathology (Diagnostic and Molecular Pathology) and Hematopathology residents
  • Neuropathology residents must present at least once during training and attend every year.

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!

Abstract specifics


  • should be no more than 500 words
  • should not include figures or graphics
  • may be structured or unstructured, depending on the stage of your research

Preparing for your poster or oral presentation: resources

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

Poster boards are typically 48 inches tall by 94 inches wide. The poster dimensions should be no greater than 44 inches x 91 inches. You are limited to this surface, however, you do not need to fill the entire board. The recommended minimum size is 42 inches x 68 inches. 


Download PowerPoint and Publisher templates from LMP

See also:

And from the School of Graduate Studies

Dr Logan Walsh

Keynote speaker: Dr. Logan Walsh

Talk title: “Decoding the tumor microenvironment with spatial technologies”

Dr. Walsh is an Assistant Professor at the Goodman Cancer Institute and Department of Human Genetics at McGill University. He currently holds the Rosalind Goodman Chair in Lung Cancer Research.

Dr. Walsh’s lab uses spatial proteomics combined with artificial intelligence to help develop personalized medicine strategies for cancer patients. In his talk, he will be describing some of his more recent work in understanding the tumor immune microenvironment and how we can leverage spatial information to better understand cancer progression and response to therapy. 

See Dr. Walsh's profile on the McGill website


Meet our vendors!

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

Meet the Artificial Intelligence and Health Data experts!

Learn more about the Temerty Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Education in Medicine (T- CAIREM) and the Health Data Nexus
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Find out what happened at last years' conference

Read about the LMPRC 2023 and see photos!
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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

  • Boaz Ehiogu
  • Mary-Jo Hatem
  • Lauren Joe
  • Negar Khosraviani
  • Cori Lau
  • Seojin Lee
  • Gizelle Lionel
  • Priya Mistry
  • Alexandra Moffat
  • Alissa Pak
  • Kristen Schultz

Translational Research Program (TRP)

  • Mouzhan Varshoueitabrizi
  • Amena Ali

MHSc in Laboratory Medicine

  • Karina Chu


  • Cathy Cao


  • Tara Asgharzadeh 
  • Jenni Bozec
  • Nelson Cabral
  • Paula Nixon
  • Beatrice Wong
  • Debb Yorke