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This is an event you won’t want to miss!

We’re marking the 30th anniversary of research at the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre with the largest gala dinner & dance party we’ve ever put on, in the spectacular new Winnipeg Convention Centre’s City View Ballroom – featuring floor to ceiling windows and a panorama view of downtown Winnipeg! With Big Daddy Tazz as our emcee, VIP guests, The Danny Kramer Dance Band, and videos highlighting achievements through the years…You won’t want to miss it!

For tickets, click on the Ticket Registration tab below, or, contact Susie Hirst at (204) 235-3003 or shirst@sbrc.ca.

See you there!

April 21, 2018

R30April 21, 2018
The big day is here!

Gala Dinner and Dance

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Location
City View Ballroom, RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave

Cocktails
6:00 pm

Dinner
7:00 pm

MC
Big Daddy Tazz

Live Band
Danny Kramer Band

Dress code
Business formal


Dinner

Warm Bakery Basket with Lavash, Bread Sticks, Foccacia Bread and a selection of Dinner Rolls with Butter

Appetizer

Seared Sea Scallop napped with a Caper Dill Citrus Sauce Served over Red Lentils
Garnished with Fresh Pea Shoots and Lemon Zest

Entree

Shrimp and Crab stuffed Ballantine of Chicken napped with Bearnaise Sauce
Yukon Gold Potato and Provolone Cheese Galette
Ratatouille Stuffed Zucchini, Asparagus and
Roasted Spaghetti Squash in a Grilled Red Pepper

Vegan Option

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper
Topped with a Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and a Chimichurri sauce
Served with a Red Jacket Baby Roast Potatoes
Ratatouille Stuffed Zucchini, Asparagus and
Roasted Spaghetti Squash in a Grilled Red Pepper

Dessert

Chocolate & Chestnut Dome
Napped with a Cassis Coulis
Garnished with a Praline Chip, Fresh Berries and Mint Silver Golddust
R30 logo on a white chocolate disk

Coffee & Tea Service

Water served with cucumber

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Scientific Conference

The program for the Scientific Conference can be downloaded as a PDF: Program (PDF).

Scientific Program

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
8:00 am – 4:05 pm

Samuel N. Cohen Auditorium
St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
351 Taché Ave, Winnipeg


8:00 am – 8:30 am
Light Breakfast (In the Atrium)

8:30 am – 8:40 am
Welcome Remarks (Dean Brian Postl and Dr. Pawan K. Singal)

8:40 am – 9:55 am

St Boniface Hospital Research Hall of Fame Inductee Dr Naranjan S. Dhalla Scientific Session

Co-Chairs: Bohuslav Ostadal (Prague, Czech Republic) and Tomoji Hata (Beppu, Japan)

Michael Kutryk (Toronto, Canada)
Genetically-enhanced stem cells for myocardial infarction

Jonathan Geiger (Grand Forks, USA)
Endolysosomes: Important new targets for neurodegenerative disease treatments

Sukhinder K. Cheema (St. John’s, Canada)
Maternal diet affects pregnancy outcome and cardiovascular health of the offspring

Mahesh Gupta (Chicago, USA)
Tales of NAD lover to regulate mitochondrial functions and physical health

Jan Slezak (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)
Molecular hydrogen as a novel therapeutic tool in situations of increased production of free radicals

Mirna Chahine (Beirut, Lebanon)
Telomere length and telomere attrition in age-related disease: the blood-and-muscle model

Coffee will be available in the Atrium during the day.

9:55 am- 11:10 pm

St Boniface Hospital Research Hall of Fame Inductee Dr Lesley F. Degner Scientific Session

Co-Chairs: Morris Karmazyn (London, Canada) and Lei Liu (Wichita, USA)

Rushita Bagchi (Denver, USA)
Epigenetic regulations: Turning up the heat on metabolic syndrome

Raja Singh (Calgary, Canada)
EpiHealth: The key to precision medicine

Michelle Alfa (Winnipeg, Canada)
The gut microbiome mystery: Beware the Ides of Munch

Normand Leblanc (Reno, USA)
Role of ANO1-enclosed Ca2+ activated Cl- channels in pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells

Naoki Makino (Beppu, Japan)
Telomere shortening in diabetes

Judit Barta (Debrecen, Hungary)
Diastolic dysfunction in the hypertensive mREN2 rat

11:10 am – 12:25 pm

St Boniface Hospital Research Hall of Fame Inductee Dr John Foerster Scientific Session

Co-Chairs: Frantisek Kolar (Prague, Czech Republic) and Tanju Ozcelikay (Ankara, Turkey)

Vanessa DeClercq (Halifax, Canada)
Adiponectin in chronic disease: From basic science to population health

Belma Turan (Ankara, Turkey)
History of basic cardiovascular research in Turkey

Shetuan Zhang (Kingston, Canada)
Blocking cardiac potassium channels as a potential mechanism for fentanyl-induced sudden death

Justin Deniset (Calgary, Canada)
With a little help from our neighbours: Pericardial macrophages in cardiac repair

Jill Stobart (Winnipeg, Canada)
The stars of the brain: Astrocyte calcium signaling and beyond

Tanya Ravingerova (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)
The impact of comorbidities/confounders on cardioprotection afforded by “conditioning“ of the heart

12:25 pm – 2:25 pm

Lunch and Poster Competition (Atrium) Coordinators:
Jeffrey Wigle (Winnipeg, Canada) and Thomas Netticadan (Winnipeg, Canada)

Judges: Hilary Bews, Winnipeg, Canada; Paul Ganguly, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Sherif Louis, Winnipeg, Canada; Madhu Gupta, Chicago, USA; Wattamon Srisakuldee, Winnipeg, Canada; Sijo Thandapilly, Winnipeg, Canada

2:25 am – 4:05 pm

St Boniface Hospital Research Hall of Fame Inductee Mark G. Torchia Scientific Session

Co-Chairs: Satoshi Takeda (Tokyo, Japan) and Sujata Persad (Edmonton, Canada)

Dan Goel (Vancouver, Canada)
A paradigm shift in surgical education: The reality of the future is virtual

Connie Woo (Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Gut microbiota and we: Who is in charge?

Dinender Singla (Orlando, USA)
Pyroptosis in diabetic heart

Randy Faustino (Sioux Falls, USA)
Nucleoporin recalibration of cardiogenic gene networks

Ramesh Goyal (Ahmedabad, India)
Cardioprotection medicines through traditional systems: Clinical and experimental evidences

Ana Ludke (Toronto, Canada)
The female cardioprotective advantage is not restricted:Uterine immunoprivileged cells restore male cardiac function after myocardial infarction

Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shudiefat (Zarqa, Jordan)
Healing potential of olive oil in injured tenocytes in rats

Natalie Riediger (Winnipeg, Canada)
From bench to community: Equity and cardiovascular health

4:05 pm
Return to Hotels

(The Gala Evening will start at 6:00 pm in the RBC Convention Centre)

R30 Poster Competition

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Lunch and posters)

Atrium
St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
351 Taché Ave, Winnipeg

As you may know, we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of research at the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre during April 20th and 21st, 2018. On Saturday (April 21st) there will be a full scientific program which will also include a poster competition open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents. We look forward to an exciting competition and invite the participation of current and past trainees from St. Boniface Hospital Research, across Winnipeg and abroad, in many diverse areas of research. Participants will need to be registered for the R30 meeting to present and compete.

Posters will be judged between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm, and prizes awarded for the best posters. Posters that have been presented previously at national or international conferences are eligible. This is an excellent opportunity to network and gain valuable experience in presenting your research. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

All presenters are asked to put up their posters by 8:00 am on Saturday April 21st and remove them by 5:30 pm on April 21st. Poster boards will be available the night before (Friday, April 20th).

Deadline for abstract submission (Max 250 words) is Friday March 23rd 2018.

We look forward to seeing some exciting science during the R30 celebrations.

Sincerely,
Dr. Thomas Netticadan and Dr. Jeffrey Wigle
Coordinators, R30 Poster Competition


Abstract & Photo Submission

Note: You must be registered for the Scientific Conference to enter the R30 Poster Competition.

To enter the R30 Poster Competition, please download and fill in the following PDF form:

R30 Abstract Submission Form (PDF)

Once you have completed filling in the form, please send it and a self-portrait to r30abstract@sbrc.ca by Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

Ticket Registration

Gala Dinner and Dance Tickets Only

If you plan to only attend the R30 Gala Dinner and Dance, please download and fill out the following PDF form:

Gala Dinner and Dance Registration Form (PDF)

Once you have completed filling out the form, please send the form to us via any of the following methods:

  • Print the form, and mail to:

Susan Hirst
R1003,St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
351 Taché Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2H 2A6

  • or, fax the form to +1 (204) 235-0793
  • or, email the completed PDF form to shirst@sbrc.ca

Scientific Conference Registration and Gala Tickets

If you plan to attend the R30 Gala and Scientific Conference, please download and fill out the following PDF form:

Scientific Conference and Gala Dinner and Dance Registration Form (PDF)

Once you have completed filling out the form, please send the form to us via any of the following methods:

  • Print the form, and mail to:

Susan Hirst
R1003,St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
351 Taché Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2H 2A6

  • or, fax the form to +1 (204) 235-0793
  • or, email the completed PDF form to shirst@sbrc.ca

 

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