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St. Michael’s Hospital * | Toronto, CANADA
From 500 to 850 CAD
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Specialty: , Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Neurology, Other Specialties
Dates: From Oct, 16, 2013 to Oct, 18, 2013
Location: Toronto, CANADA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 500 to 850 CAD
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St. Michael’s Hospital *

TORONTO, CANADA Visit the Venue to read more
Transportation Guide:

Getting in to Toronto from Airport

by taxi ($56 approximately)

by Airport Express bus to several downtown locations, including Bond Hotel, Cambridge Suites Hotel and Pantages Hotel (across from the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute). The cost is approximately $26.95 one way and $44.95 round trip; prices are cheaper if you book online

by T.T.C. (public transit) take bus #192 (Airport Rocket) to Kipling subway station – take the subway eastbound to St. Yonge Station – take the subway southbound to Dundas or Queen Station. The cost is $3.00.

Event Overview
Welcome message:

Fundamental research using zebrafish has facilitated a technical revolution in our ability to directly edit the genome. We can now make mutations in literally any gene in the zebrafish genome. Coupled with the high throughput capability in genetic and chemical genetic screens, zebrafish research has entered into a new era, which is expected to make a significant impact toward promoting the development of personalized and precision medicine.

The goal of this conference is to bring together scientists from both biological and medical research fields to accelerate the translational process of zebrafish-based knowledge to clinical applications. This will include generation of more predictive “humanizing” disease models, dissection of disease mechanisms and discovery of new disease treatment methods.

We have assembled a group of expert scientists to give plenary lectures in both personalized medicine and cutting edge zebrafish research. Three main scientific research sessions include: (1) Mutagenesis & Disease Modeling, (2) Chemical Biology, Pharmacogenomics & Drug Discovery, and (3) Mechanisms of Development & Organ Dysfunction.

It is our desire to ensure that this conference provides a stimulating environment for trainee education. Therefore, we strongly encourage trainees to participate and submit their abstracts, some of which will be chosen for short talks. Furthermore, travel and poster awards will be available for trainees submitting abstracts.

We whole-heartedly welcome you to join us in Toronto for an exciting conference, and please don’t miss the Networking & Dinner Cruise social activity on the 18th.

The Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Shawn Burgess, National Human Genome Research Institute, USA
  • Dr. Elisabeth Busch, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
  • Dr. Sarah Childs, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Dr. Pierre Drapeau, University of Montreal, Canada
  • Dr. Stephen Ekker, Editor-in-Chief, Zebrafish; Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Dr. William A. Gahl, Director, NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program, USA
  • Dr. Barry Greenberg, Director, Neuroscience Drug Discovery and Development, UHN & Director of Strategy, Toronto Dementia Research Alliance, Canada
  • Dr. Christian Haass, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
  • Dr. Eric Klee, Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Dr. Philip A. Marsden, Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Christian Marshall, Program Manager, McLaughlin Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Elizabeth Patton, MRC Human Genetics Unit, UK
  • Dr. Randall Peterson, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Dr. Jason Rihel, University College London, UK
  • Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, India
  • Dr. Owen Tamplin, Harvard Medical School, USA
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Guests can book accommodation at a special conference rate with the following two hotels. Both hotels are a 4-minute walk from the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital.

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Submission Info
  • Abstract submission will begin on April 20th, 2013 and the submission deadline is July 20th, 2013.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English electronically through the online submission form.
  • Abstracts should include a title, authors, affiliations, up to 5 key words and an abstract body of no more than 250 words.
  • You must choose a scientific session for your submission.
  • Each participant may submit one abstract as a presenting author for an oral presentation, poster session, or either.
  • Abstracts need to be approved by the Organizing Committee for presentation.
  • Tables, graphics, figures and images cannot be included in the abstract.
  • If the presenting author is a trainee, he/she is asked to include his/her training program (MSc, PhD or Posdoc) in order to be considered for travel awards. The Organizing Committee will also favorably include trainees for oral presentations.
  • Once the abstract has been submitted, the presenting author will receive a confirmation e-mail with a submission reference number.
  • If you have not received a confirmation e-mail concerning your abstract, please contact
  • Authors are requested to follow the rules and guidelines strictly.
  • Authors are solely responsible for the correctness and accuracy of the data submitted.
  • The abstract decision will be released by e-mail before Aug. 20th, 2013.
Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:

Poster presentation guidelines
The presenting author will receive an e-mail confirming your acceptance for poster presentation, a poster number, and the schedule for your poster presentation. The Poster Committee will review and judge all posters and decide on Poster Awards.
Poster board dimensions will be posted soon.

Oral presentation guidelines
The presenting author will receive an e-mail confirming acceptance for oral presentation, presenting session, schedule for your oral presentation and specific guidelines for your presentation. Presenters will be given 12 minutes to present, and 3 minutes for Q&A.
A preview room will be provided, with technical staff to assist for your oral presentation.

Trainee Awards

  • Travel awards: $500 x 3
  • University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre Trainee Awards: $500 x 3 (for trainees from University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals/institutions)
  • Poster awards: 1st place, $500; 2nd place, $300; 3rd place, $100.
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Organising Agency

Contact: Alia Bye , Conference Coordinator , Zebrafish Center for Advanced Drug Discovery at St. Michael's Hospital

Phone: 416-864-6060 ext. 7844

Fax: 416-864-6043

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