Ninth Annual LDI Scientific Retreat

Friday May 4, 2018
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

La Plaza
420 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B4

Scientific Program

8:30 am – 9:00 am:
Registration and Coffee
9:00 am – 9:15 am:
Opening Remarks and Awards
Session 1- Chair: Dr. Gerald Batist
09:15 am – 10:15 am: Keynote Speaker - Dr. Eduardo Franco, Professor and Chairman, Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology, McGill University, "The Wild West of Scholarly Publishing: The Decline of the Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Science."
10:15 am – 10:45 am: Dr. François Mercier, " Integrating lessons learned from humans and mice to better treat acute myeloid leukemia”

10:45 am – 11:30 am: Poster Presentations # 1 - 60 & Coffee Break

Session 2 - Chair: Dr. Barbara Riviera
11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Dr. Sonia del Rincon, "Identifying druggablevulnerabilities in melanoma”
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: Dr. Kristian Filion, “Methodological Challenges and Study Design Solutions: Examples from CNODES Studies”
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm: Keynote Speaker - Dr. Russell Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, McGill University, “Novel mechanisms of LKB1-mediated tumour suppression’’

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm:

Session 3 - Trainee Oral Presentations, Chair: Dr. Abba Malina
2:00 pm - 2:10 pm: Stephanie Totten (Ursini-Siegel lab) “Interferon-driven STAT1 activation sensitizes breast cancers to biguanides as  anti-cancer agents”
2:10 pm - 2:20 pm: Libin Zhou (LeBlanc lab) “Methylene blue reversed Caspase-6 mediated cognitive deficits in mice”
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm: Despoina Manousaki (Richards lab) “Genome-Wide Meta-Analysis identifies a novel low frequency STK39 variant of large effect on risk of Type 1 Diabetes ”
2:30 pm - 2:40 pm: Brooke Levis (Thombs lab) “Diagnostic accuracy of the PHQ-9 depression screening tool”
2:40 pm - 2:50 pm: Matthew Leibovitch (Topisirovic lab) “Establishing the physiological relevance between phosphorylatable eEF1A2 in cellular stress response and its relevance to breast cancer”
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm: Alexis Blanchet-Cohen (Kleinman lab) “Cellular composition and cell lineages of the pons during brain development”
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm: Mathew Laaper (Jahani-Asl lab) “Regulation of Glioma Stem Cell Metabolism by Oncostatin M Receptor”
3:10 pm - 3:20 pm: Nour Ghaddar (Koromilas lab) “The adaptive trait of the integrated stress response promotes KRAS lung tumorigenesis”

3:20 pm – 4:00 pm: Poster Presentation # 61-119 & Coffee Break

on 4 - Chair: Dr. Koren Mann
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Dr. Stephanie Lehoux, “Shear stress: getting to the heart of the matter”
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Dr. Carmen Loiselle, Understanding cancer patients’ needs and preferences in an era of person-centred care and e-health“

Best Elevator Talks
5:00 pm - 5:05 pm: Marisa Cressatti (Schipper lab) "HO-1 and Parkinson’s disease –A potential biomarker?"
5:05 pm - 5:10 pm: Camille Malard (Gatignol lab) "Efficacy, toxicity and delivery of anti-HIV RNAs for use in HIV gene therapy"
5:10 pm - 5:30 pm: Student Awards Presentation/Closing Remarks

Support research at the Lady Davis Institute - Jewish General Hospital