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    • Friday, May 31, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting - Link will be sent to registrants prior to the meeting

    CSPT Pharmacology Education Symposium will bring together pharmacology educators from across Canada. This year’s symposium will be offered virtually. In this year's symposium, we will showcase the creative approaches that the outstanding educators in our society are using to teach pharmacology across the country.

    The Symposium will be 1.5 hours long and is open to everyone involved in post-secondary pharmacology education. Registration is required. 

    Here from:

    James Hammond, PhD on

    "A COVID-19 pandemic-inspired virtual pharmacokinetic lab exercise using simulated data sets"

     Dr. Hammond is a professor and director of Undergraduate Education, at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.

    Ute Schwarz, PhD on

    "AI in the classroom – first experience during a 4th-year pharmacology course"

    Dr. Schwarz is an associate professor in Physiology and Pharmacology at Western University, London.

    Oana Birceanu, PhD on

    “Students leading the way: a comprehensive and unique approach to teaching a 3rd year undergraduate laboratory course in Physiology and Pharmacology”

    Dr. Birceanu is an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London.

    Kerry Goralski, PhD on

    "Creating Engaging and Interactive Pharmacology Lessons with Top Hat Courseware"

    Dr. Goralski is a professor and associate director Research College of Pharmacy. He is also a cross-appointed professor at the Department of Pharmacology at Dalhousie University, Halifax.  Dr. Goralski is also an affiliated staff scientist at the Division of Pediatric Haematology/Oncology, IWK Health Centre, and He is a senior scientist, at Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, Halifax, NS.

    Spring Farrell, PhD on

     "Choose your own adventure' assignments increase engagement in an introductory pharmacology course".

    Dr. Farrell is an Instructor in the Department of Pharmacology at Dalhousie University,  Halifax specializing in teaching introductory pharmacology to health professions students. 

    • Sunday, June 16, 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

    Join us as we dive into critical topics in pharmacology, toxicology, and therapeutics practice.  Registration includes full catered breakfast and lunch! 

    Confirmed instructors include: 

    Michael Rieder, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FAAP, FRPC(Edinburgh) 
    Professor of Paediatrics, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Medicine, Western University

    David Juurlink, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Brad Urquhart, PhD
    Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology and Associated Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education, Western University

    Tim Pollak, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    Professor of Medicine, Cardiac Sciences, and Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary

    Howard Margolese, MD, CM, MSc, FRCPC
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and program director of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology residency program, McGill University

    Bruce Carleton, PharmD
    Professor of Pediatrics, director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Program, and division head of Translational Therapeutics, University of British Columbia

    Facundo Garcia-Bournissen, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Pharmacology and Physiology, Western University

    Connie Mackenzie, MD, MSc, FRCPC
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Respirology, Western University and Assistant Medical Director, Ontario, Manitoba, and Nunavut Poison Centres

    • Monday, June 17, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    • 1:30 PM
    • Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

    Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

    On behalf of the conference organizing committee it is my pleasure to invite you to the beautiful city of Ottawa and the 2024 Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Society of Pharmacology (June 16 - 19, 2024). This meeting is the signature annual event for the Canadian pharmacology community, showcasing the latest advances in clinical and molecular pharmacology. 

    The theme of this year’s meeting is “Cutting through the nonsense”.  It has been chosen to underscore a strong focus on genetics, pharmacogenomics, and precision medicine as well as the ever increasing importance of rigor and reproducibility as our field advances.

    The meeting will begin with a Pre-meeting Royal College “Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology” Preparatory Course. The main meeting will run 2.5 days and feature clinical and basic science tracks with state of the art presentations and free communications from top scoring abstract submissions.

    Two exciting Plenary Speakers have been confirmed :

    Dan Roden, MD, Vanderbilt University, USA

    Durhane Wong-Rieger, PhD

    Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders

    Michel Bouvier, PhD, Université de Montreal

    The conference will be held in the heart of downtown Ottawa at the Shaw Centre, a modern event space that was recently recognized as the “World’s Best Convention Centre”. The conference will will carry on our society’s longstanding commitment to trainee development, pharmacology education, and interdisciplinarity. 

    I hope that you will join us for this exciting event.

    Dylan Burger, PhD
    Chair, Scientific Program Committee
    Ottawa Pharmacology 2024

    Click for more information

    Click to submit an abstract

    Click to register for the pre-meeting pharmacology and toxicology preparatory course

    Click to join/renew CSPT membership

Past events

Thursday, April 11, 2024 From Womb to Milk: Navigating Medications in Pregnancy, Lactation, and Beyond
Thursday, February 29, 2024 On the Cutting Edge: CSPT's Postdoctoral Researcher Showcase
Friday, January 12, 2024 The Use of AI to Advance Drug Development and Patient Care
Friday, December 08, 2023 CSPT New Faculty Showcase: Novel Insights & Future Directions
Wednesday, June 07, 2023 2023 CSPT Annual Meeting
Tuesday, June 06, 2023 CJPP Author Guide: How to successfully improve your chances of getting published
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 2023 Canadian Pharmacology Education Symposium
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Pharmacology and Therapeutics Research and Education
Tuesday, March 07, 2023 Current Advances in Drug Metabolism - Industry Focus
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 NDMA Contamination of Antihypertensive Medication: challenges faced in clinic and pharmacy
Monday, October 17, 2022 So, You Want to Repurpose a Drug - Now What?
Sunday, September 11, 2022 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting Joint with the Safety Pharmacology Society
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Pharmacology Education Town Hall
Monday, May 30, 2022 CJPP Author Guide - How to successfully improve your chances of getting published
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Webinar - Evaluating Drug Safety and Efficacy in Children
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 AntiDo and AntiDon'ts Webinar
Thursday, January 20, 2022 CSPT Showcase
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 A Conversation on Pharmacogenomics and Drug Regulation
Monday, September 20, 2021 The core concepts of pharmacology education - An international call to action
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 CSPT 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Studying Rare Disease Therapeutics in Children
Monday, March 22, 2021 Use of Technology to Teach Pharmacology in Professional Programs
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Medical Cannabis: The Role in Women's and Children's Health
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 An Update on COVID-19: Basic and Clinical Perspectives
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 CSPT 2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 CSPT 2019 Annual Conference
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine: Focus on Clinical Implementation

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