November 2018
Stem cell self-renewal, mathematical models, induced cardiotoxicity, 3D Bioprinting

These are just some of the topics presented and discussed at the 2018 Virtual Symposium, held October 11, 2018. Thank you to everyone who participated in person and online. We Slacked and shared, over 600 messages were exchanged and over 120 lives streamed the vents/ A special thanks to all trainees who submitted a YouTube video for the virtual poster competition. The winners of the $200 poster prizes were Ksenia Gnedeva from Neil Segil’s lab at USC and Feng Xu from Jim Hogg’s lab at UBC.

The symposium booklet featuring BCRegMed abstracts is available online
Check it out
Attendees watch streamed presentations from both sides
(Photo/Sergio Bianco)

Cristy Lytal at The University of Southern California's HSCnews reports on the Virtual Symposium. Check out her article for a great overview of the event.
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Vancouver Sun Opinion-Editorial
by Fabio Rossi & Judy Illes

On Sept. 26, a small group representing academic investigators, clinician scientists, MD representatives of clinics currently offering alternative stem cell therapies (from BC, Toronto, Washington and California), and the Chief Regulatory Officer for Health Products and Food, Government of Canada, gathered in Vancouver to identify common values in the area of stem-cell therapies, and agree on principles to move forward.

Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun website
Or the repost at BcRegMed

2018 Travel Award Success!

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Turner, Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Granville Lab, who was awarded the 2018 Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society (AWTRS) Young Investigator of the Year Award. Chris was presented with the award at  the 2018 Cutaneous Biology Conference, for his research focused on the role of granzyme k in burn wound repair and regeneration, based on work recently accepted into the prestigious dermatology journal, journal of investigative dermatology.

The Granville Lab is focused on understanding the role of granzymes, a family of serine progresses, on skin inflammation and repair. Chris is hoping to gain further insight into the mechanisms involved in granzymes and chronic inflammation, whilst also assisting in the development of therapeutic agents to promote wound regeneration.
BCREGMED also awarded 8 additional trainee travel awards:

Haojun Huang (Brunham Lab)
ASHG 2018 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

Rahul Sachdeva (Krassioukov Lab)
Annual meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) 2018

Roza Vaez Ghaemi (Yadav Lab)
Summer by design: International Workshop on Translating and  Commercializing Regenerative Medicine, Toronto, ON

Matthias Walter (Krassioukov Lab)
Annual meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) 2018

Juan Sanchez-Arias (Swayne Lab)
Neuroscience 2018 - Society of Neuroscience Meeting 2018, San Diego, CA

Laura De la Vega (Willerth Lab)
BMES Annual Meeting 2018, Atlanta, GA

Kabilan Sakthivel (Kim Lab)
µTAS 2018, Kaohsiung, TW

Upcoming Events

Connecting Canada's Stem Cell Research Community
November 12-14, 2018

The Till & McCulloch Meetings are Canada's stem cell research conference. As the only conference of its kind in Canada, the Till & McCulloch Meetings provide an unparalleled opportunity for you or your organization to meet and network with Canada's leading stem cell scientists, clinicians, bioengineers and ethicists, as well as representatives from industry, government, health and NGO sectors from around the world.
BCREGMED is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Till & McCulloch Meetings

Look for us at the conference!

Updates from BCREGMED

Thank you to everyone who helped us make this year such a success! We accomplished a lot and this is only the beginning. We are hard at work applying for renewed funding to keep this vibrant network supported and growing for another year.

In would not have been possible without our sponsors & partners

A special thank you to UBC's Vice-President, Research & Innovation Office for their Research Excellence Clusters funding.

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