Ted Rogers Centre 2021 Trainee Day

On Friday, June 25th the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research will host its first Trainee Day, in a virtual capacity. The focus is our Centre’s focus: heart failure.

We invite basic science and clinical research trainees from our partners, SickKids, University Health Network and the University of Toronto, as well as their colleagues across Canada, to participate. The event is designed to integrate a diverse community of clinical and basic science trainees and gain exposure to some of Canada’s leading scientists and clinicians in heart failure who work in the Ted Rogers Centre ecosystem.

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AGENDA (all times EST)

Session I: Enabling Translational Research ~~~ 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

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 ~~~ 2:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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, University of British Columbia
  • 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 ~~~ 3:35 p.m. – 5 p.m.

We will feature a diverse array of research in “Flash Science” poster presentations where trainees will showcase their intriguing new projects in about three minutes. There will be prizes and opportunities for feedback. (Download abstract form).