Gairdner Science Week 2022 Symposium

Gairdner Science Week 2022 Symposium

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MaRS Centre Auditorium

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101 College Street

Toronto, ON M5G 1L7


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Changing views of the hematopoietic stem cell: lineage bias, clonal hematopoiesis and impact on disease

About this event

Join us on October 26 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT for our annual Gairdner Science Week Symposium, live and IN-PERSON for the first time in nearly three years.

Inspired by the work of 2022 Canada Gairdner International Award laureate, Dr. John Dick, this symposium will bring together some of the world’s top researchers in the field of blood stem cells. It will explore the evolution over the years of the concept of the multipotent blood stem cell first put forward by Till and McCulloch and how this has impacted our understanding of blood-borne diseases.

Session 1

Chair: Jim Woodgett, Terry Fox Research Institute

9:05 - 9:30 a.m. Sten-Eirik Jacobsen, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

9:32 - 9:55 am Ben Ebert, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston.

9:57-10:22 a.m. Ana Cvejic, MRC-Wellcome Stem Cell Institute, Cambridge, UK

10:25 - 10:50 a.m. Emmanuelle Passague, Columbia U, New York

10:50 - 11:00 a.m. Break

Session 2

Chair: John Dick, UHN, Toronto

11:02 - 11:27 a.m. David Scadden, Harvard U, Cambridge, USA

11:27 - 12:02 p.m. Margaret Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

12:05 - 12:30 p.m. Tsvee Lapidot, The Weizmann Institute of Science

Tickets available for both IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL.

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