Microbiology and Infectious Disease Research Day

Infectious Diseases Research Program
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 10:00am

University of  Toronto Microbiology and Infectious Disease Research Day
June 23-24th.

For the first time ever, this will be a  two day event, with the Monday consisting of trainee talks selected  from abstract submissions and Tuesday involving visiting guest  lectures and poster session.

Registration details and abstract submission deadlines are available. Whether or not you are submitting an abstract,  please RSVP to Michele Knight (michele.knight@uhn.ca) and indicate  if you plan to attend one or both days.

Please note that the abstract submission deadline for trainees  wishing to be considered for the oral presentations will be earlier  than that to be presented in poster session alone. Details are on  the appended registration forms.

We look forward to seeing you all there!
Scott Gray-Owen & Rupert Kaul

2014 Infectious Diseases Research Day - University of Toronto
The Research Day will be held on the 24th of June 2014
Hope to see you all there!

8:00 AM
REGISTRATION - Continental breakfast provided

8:20 AM
WELCOME - Dr. Rupert Kaul &
Dr. Scott Gray-Owen

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
TITLE: “Antiretrovirals for HIV prevention: filling research gaps along the road from evidence to action”
Darrell Tan, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; and
HIV Clinician Scientist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Atul Humar, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director, Solid Organ Transplant Program, University Health Network, Toronto

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
TITLE: “Pathogenic Toxins of clostridium difficile: Molecular mechanisms and drug discovery”

Roman Melnyk, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto; and
Scientist in Molecular Structure & Function Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
TITLE: "Overcoming antibiotic resistance with antibiotic adjuvants"
Gerry Wright, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences; and
Director, Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

11:15 AM – 12:00 AM
TITLE: “Elimination of visceral leishmaniasis through implementation research”
Greg Matlashewski, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, Montreal

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Scott Gray-Owen & Rupert Kaul