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WELCOME MESSAGE

The Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics would like to invite you, your trainees and your colleagues, to join us in Toronto from May 22-25 for our 2018 Annual Meeting. This year's meeting will be held at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.

The 2018 Scientific Program has been a collaborative effort of the CSPT Scientific Program Committee with our partners for this year's meeting: the Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS) and the Canadian Chapter of the Controlled Release Society (CC-CRS). This years program features three parallel tracks covering many important current issues in pharmacology including the Opioid Crisis, the Gut Microbiome, Stem Cells, Immune-Oncology, Drug Therapy in Children and more. The sessions will ensure attendees are well informed of new developments in these areas of interest.

CSPT continues to value educational opportunities for our members and the importance of the development of students and trainees. Please consider attending one of our two professional development opportunities: Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine: Introductory and Intermediate Course and 2018 Therapeutics Update. Registration for these courses is open to all members and non-members. Registrants may attend the symposium “Cannabinoids Through the Lens of Clinical Pharmacology” for no additional cost.

There will also be an Industry Day where trainees or other attendees will have an opportunity interact with key leaders from industry. Trainee oral and poster presentations are also a highlight of the program. To encourage trainee participation at the meeting, a limited number of travel bursaries will be available to help support trainee travel.


 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Program
  2. Annual Meeting and Course Registration
  3. Preconference Courses
  4. Plenary Speakers
  5. Symposium Sessions
  6. Accommodations / Airline Discount
  7. Events
  8. Travel Bursaries
  9. 2018 Scientific Program Committee
  10. 2018 Conference Sponsor

 


Our Scientific Program Committee has worked hard to put together an Annual Meeting program that meets both the needs and interests of all attendees.

 


3-Day Conference Pass | 1-Day Conference Pass | Professional Development | Welcome Reception | Trainee Breakfast | GALA & Awards Dinner | Exhibitor Pass | Gold Level Sponsor Pass | Board of Directors Pass

Annual Meeting and Course Registration

Optional free membership included with non-member registration.

NOTE: When registering, registration rates for members are only available for those who have paid their 2018 dues. Are your dues overdue? No problem, pay your membership fees today (here). Please allow 3 business days for our staff to process your renewal/membership application, following which you may register at the discounted rate.

 


CSPT continues to value educational opportunities for our members and the importance of the development of students and trainees. Please consider attending one of our two professional development opportunities: Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine: Introductory and Intermediate Course and 2018 Therapeutics Update. Registration for these courses is open to all members and non-members. Registrants may attend the symposium “Cannabinoids Through the Lens of Clinical Pharmacology” for no additional cost.

 

Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine: Introductory and Intermediate Course

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

In this course, participants will review foundational principles of pharmacogenomics, research methodologies and applications in clinical medicine, design and conduct of pharmacogenomic studies as well as the translation of pharmacogenomics literature into clinical applications and outcomes.

Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine - More information

Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine - Registration

 

2018 Therapeutics Update

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This workshop will cover emerging areas of interest to practicing physicians, nurses, and pharmacists and other health care professionals. Graduate, medical and pharmacy students will benefit from seeing the clinical application of pharmacological principles in modern therapeutics.

2018 Therapeutics Update - More information

2018 Therapeutics Update - Registration

 


More information

Tuesday: Mary Haak-Frendscho, Blueline Bioscience, & Venture Partner, Versant Ventures: Industry Day Opening Presentation

Wednesday: David Juurlink, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre: Opiods

Thursday: Tak Mak, Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital: The Fourth Pillar of Cancer Treatment: It Takes a Village

Friday: Richard Weinshilboum, Mayo Clinic: Pharmacogenomics: Clinical Implementation and Future Challenges

 

  • Immuno-Oncology (Chair: Pamela Ohashi, UHN)
  • Regulatory Reforms (Chair: Cathy Parker, Health Canada)
  • Translational Medicine (Chair: Ming Tsao, Ontario Cancer Institute)
  • Knowledge Translation – From Real World Evidence to Canadian Health Care Needs (Chair: George Wells, University of Ottawa)
  • Pharmacogenomic Implementation (Chair: Micheline Piquette-Miller, University of Toronto)
  • Crossing Biological Membranes (Chair: Emmanuel Ho, University of Waterloo)
  • Pharmaceutical Potential of Stem Cell & CRISPR-Mediated Gene Modifications (Chair: Jeffrey Henderson, University of Toronto)
  • Cannabinoids (Chair: Rachel Tyndale, CAMH)
  • Innovative Biomaterials for Drug Delivery (Chair: Todd Hoare, McMaster University)
  • Opioid Crisis (Chair: David Juurlink, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)
  • Practical Pharmacology: Case Studies (Chair: George Dresser, Western University)
  • Drug Therapy in Children
  • The Gut Microbiome as a Novel Therapeutic Target (Chair: Brad Urquhart, Western University)
  • Trainee Events are being planned: Workshop and Social – watch for more information.

View/Download Detailed Annual Meeting Program

 



Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

For your convenience, group rates have be negotiated at Chelsea Hotel, Toronto.

Chelsea Hotel is located at 33 Gerrard Street in downtown Toronto, and is close to a variety of Toronto attractions. In additional to several other amenities, the hotel boasts its own 130-foot corkscrew water-slide. There's no age limit so pack your bathing suit!

Chelsea Hotel is the site of all 2018 Annual Meeting activities, making it a very convenient place to stay for all attendees. Special room rates are as follows (per night):

Single/double: $165 || Triple: $195 || Quad: $225

It's easy to book your room online. But don't delay -- the number of rooms available at this rate is limited.

Book Online

WestJet Airline Discount

For the Conference, WestJet is offering 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel between Toronto and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below. If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out WestJet’s link for frequently asked questions.

Book by: June 4, 2018
Travel from: May 15, 2018 to June 4, 2018
Coupon code: BCJ5QW7

 

Welcome Reception

The Welcome reception will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:00 pm. Following the Industry Day session.  Complimentary registration for registered meeting attendees.

Welcome Reception - Registration

 

Blue Jays Game

Join us for a night out at the Rogers Centre on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels at 7:07 pm.

Blue Jays Game - Tickets

 

Trainee Breakfast

"Creating Your Career Path with your Grad Degree" Workshop presented by Dr. Nana Lee, University of Toronto on Wednesday, May 23, at 7:00 am. Dr. Nana Lee is a leader in graduate professional development and former industry scientist.

The cost for the breakfast is included in your registration.

Trainee Breakfast - Registration

 

GALA / Awards Dinner

Join CSPT, CSPS and CC-CRS for the Gala and Awards dinner on the evening of Thursday May 24 at 6:30 p.m. We welcome all CSPT members, friends and family (19 years+) to join us for socializing, celebration and general fun as we gather to eat, drink and be merry. This is a time to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Tickets are $80 per person and you will have the option of purchasing dinner tickets at the time of registration. If you forgot to buy your tickets and have already registered, you will be able to purchase dinner tickets separately.

GALA / Awards Dinner - Registration

 

Travel Bursaries

Travel bursaries are available. For more information, including eligibility criteria, please visit our Travel Bursaries page located under both the Membership and Resources tabs. 

Click here to download your Travel Bursary Application form.

Click here to download your Travel Bursary Reimbursement form.

All those receiving a bursary must submit original receipts along with the Travel Bursary Reimbursement form to Randee Holmes within 30 days of the conference end date. A mailing address will be provided. Expense claims without original receipts will not be considered.

 

2018 Scientific Program Committee

A big THANK-YOU to your colleagues who have volunteered their time and energy to make this event a success.

2018 Scientific Program

Brad Urquhart (Chair)
Derek Bowie
Marc Chretien
Kerry Goralski
Abdel Omri
Tuan Trang

 

 




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