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May
23
Wednesday
  • May 23, 2018
  • 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre
    89 Chestnut Street

WELCOME
Welcome to the 2018 Krembil Research Day website. This annual event celebrates our achievements in basic and clinical research. Krembil Research Day has a strong history, with participation from researchers, clinicians, trainees and Krembil staff.  This year, Research Day will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd, at the Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre located at 89 Chestnut Street in downtown Toronto.

Trainees (i.e., graduate students, postdoctoral fellows & clinical fellows) currently under the supervision of a Krembil-appointed Principal Investigator and who spend at least 50% of their time in research are invited to submit an abstract for a poster or an oral presentation.  Staff (technicians, research associates & scientific associates) are also eligible to submit a poster abstract, if the allotment of poster boards are available. Priority for poster boards will be given to trainees. We are also offering an additional category for oral presentations for trainees: three-minute elevator pitches!  Elevator pitches are clear, concise, carefully planned and well-practiced presentations on a trainee's research and must be delivered in three minutes or less. Trainees wishing to give an oral presentation can choose between the traditional 10-minute presentation or the three-minute elevator pitch, however they cannot do both. Trainees giving an elevator pitch may also give a poster presentation.  Principal Investigators, undergraduate students and summer students are not eligible to submit an abstract.

If you are not submitting an abstract, please register as soon as possible.  If you plan to submit an abstract, please register only when your abstract is ready as registration and abstract submission are done at the same time.  Due to space limitations, only one abstract per registrant can be submitted.  For more information, please see the "Registration & Abstract" tab

Please mark your calendars for May 23rd, 2018 and we look forward to seeing you there!

IMPORTANT DATES:
Oral and Poster Abstract Submission Deadline:  Friday, March 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (no late submissions will be accepted)

Registration Closes:  Monday, May 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm.
Online registration is mandatory for all presenters and general attendees.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the 2018 Krembil Research Day is now open.  You must register in advance if you wish to attend as we need to plan for seating, catering, printing of programs, etc.  The deadline to register is Monday May 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
ABSTRACT

Abstract submissions are due by Friday, March 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm.  No late submissions will be accepted.

Trainees (i.e., graduate students, postdoctoral fellows & clinical fellows) currently under the supervision of a Krembil-appointed Principal Investigator and who spend at least 50% of their time in research are invited to submit an abstract for a 10-minute presentation, there-minute elevator pitch or poster presentation.  Staff (technicians, research associates & scientific associates) are welcome to submit a poster abstract, if the allotment of poster boards is available. Priority for poster boards will be given to trainees. If you wish to submit a first-authored abstract, please note that abstract submission and registration are part of the same processPlease register only if your abstract is ready for submission.  Note: if the same abstract is submitted more than once, the last submission will be considered the final submission which will be used for the booklet and judging.

Please note that only trainees (graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and clinical fellows) submitting first-author abstracts will be considered for an oral presentation and judged for their oral/poster presentation. Prizes will be awarded for the top posters and oral presentations from the Institute. One prize will be awarded for the first place elevator pitch.

Submission Instructions:
Abstract:  Your abstract must not exceed a maximum of 2000 characters including spaces (approximately 300 words). Please do not use special symbols, Greek characters, super-or sub-scripts as they will not be preserved in the online submission process. Only one first-authored abstract per registrant may be submitted. You must be the first and presenting author in order to be judged in the oral or poster competition.

Abstract Format:  Abstracts must be in a standardized format with the following subheadings: Hypothesis, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

Abstract Authors:  Please type in all names using the first and middle initials followed by the author's last name. A comma should separate author names and the final name should be followed by a period.
For example:  SR Wilson, MK O'Reilly, JP Leduc, and BA Bell.

Affiliations:  Please type in all affiliations including your Krembil affiliation.  A semi-colon should separate each affiliation and the final affiliation should be followed by a period.
For example:  Division of Genetics and Development, Krembil Research Institute; Department of Physiology, University of Toronto.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 10-minute oral and poster presentations based on evaluation by a panel of judges.  A prize for the top three-minute elevator pitch will be awarded based on voting by all attendees.

Poster Details:
Maximum size (height x length): 3' x 6' (36" x 72") (Posterboard Size: 1 m x 2 m)
If you have any questions, please contact: krembil@uhnresearch.ca

TBA

Dr. Samer Hattar, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Section on Light and Circadian Rhythms (SLCR)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
 
Dr. Samer Hattar is a Senior Investigator and Chief of the Section on Light and Circadian Rhythms (SLCR). He received his PhD from the University of Houston in Texas under the mentorship of Arnold Eskin. From 2000-2004, Dr. Hattar was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute with Dr. King-Wai Yau.
In 2004 Dr. Hattar joined the faculty of the Biology department at Johns Hopkins University with a joint appointment in the Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2017 Dr. Hattar joined the faculty of the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health. His research focuses on light effects on circadian rhythms, sleep, mood and learning.

LOCATION

The 2018 Krembil Research Day will be held at the Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre, located at 89 Chestnut St - a 7 minute walk from PMH/TGH/MaRS. 

Oral and poster presentations will take place in the Colony Ballroom on the 2nd floor; reception with Dr. Samer Hattar will take place in the Lombard Suite on the 2nd floor.

http://chestnutconferencecentre.utoronto.ca/contact

 

CONTACT
Research Day comments and inquiries should be sent to the Krembil Directorate Office at krembil@uhnresearch.ca.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 08:00 to 18:00