Events and meetings

January 31, 2018
Red Room, CCBR, 160 College Street, Toronto

Join us for the first TorBUG event in 2018!
Toronto’s Bioinformatics User Group (TorBUG) will be hosting our next guest speaker on January 31: Daniel Ashlock, Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph

4-4:15 p.m. – Trainee Speaker: Nil Sahin, Graduate Stuent, Brenda Andrews and Quaid Morris labs (CCBR, Red Room) will speak on “Machine learning and computer vision approaches for phenotypic profiling in yeast”
4:15-5 p.m. – Guest Speaker: Daniel Ashlock, Professor, University of Guelph (CCBR, Red Room) will speak on “The Stability of Clustering Algorithms and Visualizing High-Dimensional Data”
5-7 p.m. – Reception

Come be a part of TorBUG – meet new colleagues, discuss current hot topics over pizza and refreshments, enjoy and partake in your community’s bioinformatics network!

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2018 Clinical Trials Conference
March 27-28, 2018
Sheraton Hotel, Toronto

CTO Conference FlyerThe 2018 Clinical Trials Conference hosted by CTO – taking place March 27-28, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto – is an interactive and collaborative 2-day event that brings together over 350 people from industry, research, ethics, healthcare, non-profit, government and academia to exchange ideas, build relationships, and develop new strategies with respect to improving clinical trials and bringing more clinical trials to Ontario. This is a unique opportunity to bring together different groups of experts face-to-face to determine how to work together to make clinical trials more efficient and impactful.

Themed The Changing Clinical Trials Environment: Understanding and Adapting, the conference includes keynote speakers Dr. Brian Goldman, physician and host of CBC’s White Coat, Black Art and Ken Getz, internationally recognized expert on R&D and clinical trial management practices from The Tufts Centre for the Study of Drug Development. In addition, over 20 panelists representing a range of knowledge and expertise in areas such as patient engagement, ethical conduct of clinical trials, clinical trial design and operations, and the role of big data and tech innovation in clinical research will engage in discussions and Q&A with the audience.

For information about speakers, session topics, and registration, visit