Ted Rogers Centre 2022 Trainee Day

This special event integrates a diverse community of clinical and basic science trainees throughout the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research ecosystem. Trainee Day features a poster competition, plenary sessions with keynote speakers, and career-focused panels with insightful guests.

Here, trainees can showcase their work, learn, network, and gain exposure to some of our leading scientists and clinicians in heart failure.

We welcome basic science and clinical research trainees from our partners, SickKids, UHN and the University of Toronto — as well as anyone who’d like to join our 2022 Trainee Day.


  • When: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 — approx. 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Faculty Club, University of Toronto
  • Registration: Please check back soon
  • Submit poster: On this Google Form

As we finalize our program, please see below for last year’s agenda in an event held virtually.

2021 AGENDA (this event has passed)

Session I: Enabling Translational Research

Drs. Seema Mital and Phyllis Billia, clinician-scientists at SickKids and UHN, will explore the practical steps available to bring a research idea through to potential clinical impact, with a focus on biobanks. It will conclude with an open Q&A period.

Session II: Career Workshop

A panel of recent trainees who have launched diverse careers will share experience and insights from their respective paths. It will feature the following presentations and a Q&A period:

  • How to land a teaching job in academia – Jenna Usprech, assistant professor of teaching, UBC
  • Choosing between industry and academia – Henrik Persson, microfluidics engineer, Aspect Biosystems
  • How to land a job at a start-up – Bryan Gellner, product developer, Qvella Corporation
  • How to land a job in pharma – Eric Shikatani, investigator, Novartis

Session III: Poster Sessions

We will feature a diverse array of research in “Flash Science” poster presentations where trainees will showcase their intriguing new projects in five minutes followed by five minutes of Q&A.