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Research Retreats

retreatThe Department of Oncology Research Retreats are held annually in the fall term. These gatherings provide a forum for colleagues to exchange ideas and to update each other on research and clinical advancements. The retreats are instrumental in allowing investigators who work in diverse areas of oncology research throughout the University to interact and to find common ground. Many new collaborations and multidisciplinary partnerships have resulted from these events. Click Here for Photos

March 13 & 14, 2008. Chateau Vaudreuil. 2008 Retreat

Agenda

Thursday, March 13, 2008

  • 7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 – 8:15 Opening Comments
  • 8:15 – 9:00 “Lung Cancer – Understanding the new genetics of responsiveness to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors.” (Victor Cohen)
  • 9:00 – 9:45 "Tumour Suppression by p53-mediated Angiogenesis Inhibition" (Joe Theodoro)
  • 9:45 – 10:15 BREAK
  • 10:15 – 11:00 “Quebec Clinical Research Organization in Cancer: A New Consortium” (Gerald Batist)
  • 11:00 – 11:45 "Palliative Care Researchers: The Next Generation" (Robin Cohen)
  • 12:00 – 13:30 LUNCH
  • 13:30 – 14:30 "Being Mindful – How to Stay Awake on the Job" (Thomas Hutchinson)
  • 14:30 – 15:15 "Division of Cancer Epidemiology: Status report" (Eduardo Franco)
  • 15:15 – 15:30 BREAK
  • 15:30 – 16:15 "Cancer Nutrition & Rehabilitation – Its Time Has Come" (Thomas Jagoe)
  • 16:15 – 17:00 "Clinical trial of treatment of liver metastases by extra-cranial stereotactic radiation" (David Roberge)

Friday, March 14, 2008

  • 7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 – 8:45 "Vascular co-pathogenesis in cancer. Implications of age-related blood vessel diseases for antiangiogenic therapy" (Janusz Rak)
  • 8:45 – 9:30 "The Genomic Landscape of Cancer" (Mark Basik & Aline Mamo)
  • 9:30 – 10:15 “Initiation of DNA replication and carcinogenesis" (Maria Zannis-Hadjopoulos; Domenic Di Paola; Emmanouil Rampakakis)
  • 10:15 – 10:45 BREAK
  • 10:45 – 11:15 "MGMT Fingerprinting of Glial Tumours" (Rolando DelMaestro)
  • 11:15 – 12:00 "Clinical Trials Building on Our Strengths" (Catalin Mihalcioiu)
  • 12:00 – 12:10 Closing Comments
  • 12:10 LUNCH & depart for home

November 16 + 17, 2006, Le Sporting Club du Sanctuaire 2006 Retreat

Full Program

Special Feature:

Floor Hockey Tournament. The highly coveted
Oncology Cup
was won by the Red Team.

November 19 + 20, 2005, Hotel du Lac Carling 2005 Retreat

Full Program

Special Feature:

The presence of spouses, children, and dogs
gave the retreat a fun, family flavor.