Thanks for attending CTCR Colleagues Collaborate
Social Media Contest
3 social media prizes awarded to individuals with the top tweets using the hashtag
Congratulations to the following:
Find ALL tweets and selfies by searching "#CTCRColleaguesCollaborate"
Honorable mentions go to:
S. Penuela, D. Rodenhiser, N. Johnson, G. DiMattia, K. Trudgeon, G. Boldt and S. Maleki
Sticker Voting Activity
Guests were asked to vote on a topic that they thought
London could be most impactful in and recognized as world leaders
The votes are in and revealed that London could be the most impactful in the area of…
“Driving molecular events and biomarkers of aggressive cancers”
1) Early detection and diagnostic tools
2) Mechanisms of treatment resistance
Keynote by Dr. Lincoln Stein
Sincere thank you goes to Drs. Lincoln Stein and Christine Williams from the
Ontario Institute of Cancer Research (OICR)
for participating in our event and visiting London, Ontario.
Dr. Lincoln Stein
gave a keynote address and introduced current cancer research initiatives by the OICR.
Tables were comprised of a mix of clinicians, scientists, researchers and admin. Groups were asked to think of
new and innovative ways to engage clinicians and scientists!
Groups also discussed interdisciplinary research projects that could tackle the "top" voted topic!
CHECK OUT A FEW SHORT VIDEOS FROM THE NETWORKING NIGHT HERE...
ONE OF THE SUGGESTIONS BY TABLE 2, PRESENTED BY DR. ALEX LOUIE...
Results from brainstorming sessions...
1) BRAINSTORM NEW AND UNIQUE STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE INTERACTIONS AMONG CLINICAL AND BASIC SCIENCE DISCIPLINES:
Monthly lunch meetings or a "lunch and learn" between scientists and clinicians
Clinicians must sit on basic science advisory committees and vice versa
Collaborative program for basic science and clinical trainees to work together
Web-based communication portal to link clinicians and scientists
Protect time for events like this that bring together clinical, basic science, clinical trials and translational disciplines
Co-supervision of graduate students and residents
A "WANTED" ad where individuals post the resources or personnel they are seeking
A mobile app, just like TINDER, but for cancer researchers to collaborate!
2) REFLECT ON THE SELECTED TOPIC FROM THE VOTING ACTIVITY (DRIVING MOLECULAR EVENTS AND BIOMARKERS OF AGGRESSIVE CANCERS) AND BRAINSTORM AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROJECT:
Animal models and molecular imaging to guide treatment decisions
Leverage existing resources, infrastructure and data sets
Accessing bioinformatics locally -- utilize and engage with OICR
Correlate biopsies and surgical specimens with MRI (pre-op) to potentially target differential dose RT
Develop biomarker guides that are clinically useful and relevant
Reliable and easily accessible database
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