Logo Rosalind & Morris Goodman Cancer Institute

From Oct 16 to Oct 18 2024

Location The Charles F. Martin Amphitheatre, McIntyre Medical Science Building3655, Promenade Sir-William-OslerMontreal, QC, H3G 1Y6Canada
ContactTrina Johnson Remaining places : 280
This event will bring together approximately 150 biomedical and clinical researcher, clinicians, and health professionals, and the public to broaden understanding, foster collaboration, and empower stake holders to address the challenges posed by obesity-related chronic diseases and cancer.
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Diet, Bodyweight and Cancer Risk - 2024 GCI Gairdner Symposium

Diet, Bodyweight and Cancer Risk - 2024 GCI Gairdner Symposium

This event is a two-day scientific symposium intended for an academic audience. If you are interested in attending the related public lecture series, please visit the event page:

Related Event: Public Lecture Series

The 2024 Gairdner Symposium "Diet, Bodywieght and Cancer Risk", will be hosted by a world-leader in oncometabolism research, the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute. This event will bring together approximately 150 biomedical and clinical researcher, clinicians, and health professionals, and the public to broaden understanding, foster collaboration, and empower stake holders to address the challenges posed by obesity-related chronic diseases and cancer.

The symposium will be held in the Martin Amphitheater of the McIntyre Medical building, located at 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC. 

Are you interested in presenting a poster at the symposium? Abstracts will be accepted until September 16th, 2024.

Submit an Abstract

 


 

Philanthropic Sponsors

 


 

This event is supported through generous contributions from the Gairdner Foundation, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé, and Novo Nordisk.

 


 

Program

This two-day symposium will feature lectures by 20 invited speakers. Trainees and early-career investigators will be invited to submit abstracts and to present their work at poster sessions that will provide opportunities for discussion and interaction with invited speakers and other attendees. Additionally, there will be networking sessions where trainees and early-career investigators will discuss their work and receive mentorship from experts in the field.  

The event will include a Public Forum where a panel of scientific experts will discuss the current state of research on the links between lifestyle factors, metabolism, immunity, and cancer and their implications not only for the scientific and medical communities, but also patients, caregivers, and the public. The public forum will be livestreamed in case demand exceeds venue capacity and to allow participation by those unable to attend in person. 

October 16th, 2024

  • Public forum (evening): "Nourishing our Future: Critical Connections Between Food, Weight, and Cancer."

  • Keynote Lectures given by: Dana Small, Ph.D., Daniela Quail, Ph.D., and Mark Schatzker.

  • Panelists: TBD.

  • Chair and Moderator: Joe Schwarcz, Ph.D. 

October 17th, 2024 

  • Welcome and Introductions  

  • Day 1: Diet, brain-body communication, and metabolic diseases 

  • Plenary Lecture (morning session): Daniel Drucker, M.D.

  • Plenary Lecture (afternoon session): Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.

October 18th, 2024 

  • Day 2: Adipose tissue, lifestyle factors, and sustainable health

  • Meet and Greet

  • Poster Sessions

  • Concluding Remarks

 


 

Confirmed Speakers

Daniel Drucker, M.D. 

University of Toronto

Gairdner laureate and plenary lecture presenter

Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.

The Rockfeller University

Gairdner laureate and plenary lecture presenter

Daniela Quail, Ph.D.

McGill University

Lisa Beutler, M.D., Ph.D.

Northwestern University

Alexandre Caron, Ph.D.

Universite Laval

Ido Amit, Ph.D.

Weizmann Institute of Science

Rana Gupta, Ph.D.

Duke University

 

Lawrence Kazak, Ph.D.

McGill University

David Labbe, Ph.D.

McGill University

Christian Metallo, Ph.D.

Salk Institute

Patrick Seale, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

Dana Small, Ph.D.

McGill University

Filip Swirski, Ph.D.

Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Yu-Hua Tseng, Ph.D.

Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University

 

 

 

 


 

Getting to the event

The symposium will be held in the Martin Amphitheater of the McIntyre Medical building, located at 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC. The Martin Amphitheater is located in room 504, and can be accessed via entrances on the 5th and 6th floors: turn right upon exiting the elevators, and left at the next corridor to find the entrances on either floor. 

Parking will be available, and the location is also accessible by bus or metro. 

 


 

About the Gairdner Foundation

The Canada Gairdner Awards celebrate the world’s best biomedical and global health researchers through annual prestigious awards. Since 1957, 418 awards have been bestowed on laureates from over 40 countries, and of those awardees, 98 have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes. The Gairdner prize has been identified as a ‘predictor’ prize for the Nobel. Each year the Gairdner Foundation puts out a call to centers of Research Excellence to apply to host a “Gairdner Symposium” which provides a grant to host an international event brining previous Gairdner award winners together with the best of the best in an upcoming area of research. This year they have identified obesity, cancer, metabolism and newly emerging therapies as key topics.

Location 

Charles F. Martin Amphitheatre

McIntyre Medical Science Building

3655, Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6 Canada