OICR Events

OICR hosts and supports a number of educational events throughout the year to help foster collaboration and the sharing of new ideas within the cancer research community and beyond.

For more information about events at OICR contact events@oicr.on.ca

Upcoming Events

RNA Nanomedicine for Regenerative Medicine and Cancer Breakthrough Forum
March 27, 2023 | 8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m
Please join us on March 27, 2023 at the RNA Nanomedicine for Regenerative Medicine and Cancer Breakthrough Forum, supported  by Medicine by Design’s Convergent Working Groups Award, The Allan Slaight Breakthrough Fund, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network. The forum will be hosted in person at the MaRS Discovery District Auditorium in Toronto, Ontario.

RNA-based technology, including mRNA vaccines and other therapeutics, have had a tremendous impact on human health recently, especially through the advent of mRNA-based COVID vaccines. Ontario has considerable expertise in this field, and we are making a big push to be a global leader in developing novel RNA-based medicines that will benefit our healthcare system and help millions of people around the globe. At this forum, we will address questions around the status of technology behind RNA therapeutics, critical gaps in knowledge and barriers to clinical adoption of RNA nanomedicine. These questions will revolve around selective targeting, personalization of therapy and strategies for moving these therapies safely to the clinic.

TorBUG March 29, 2023
March 29, 2023

Sushmita Roy, Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

More details at TorBUG – https://torbug.org/

TorBUG April 26, 2023
April 26, 2023

Maggie Crow, Senior Scientist, Genentech

More details at TorBUG – https://torbug.org/

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