Global Society for Genetics and Genome Biology
Founded at the University of Toronto

Horizons in Stem Cell Research
March 31, 2018 @ U of T

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Our Program Booklet

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Note: Room # is now MS3154.

Official Poster

What's going on?

The Global Society for Genetics and Genome Biology (GSGGB) welcomes you to our first annual conference: Horizons in Cancer Stem Cells Research. The aim of our conference this year is to shed light on the pioneering work in cancer research done in Toronto, with an emphasis on cancer stem cells. By bringing together world-renowned experts in various sub-fields of cancer research ranging from cancer genomics, stem cell biology, cancer predisposition syndromes, cell signaling, and metastasis, we hope to illuminate the remarkable complexities of one of the biggest killers of mankind: cancer. The speakers list includes Dr. James Rutka, one of most published pediatric neurosurgeon-oncologists in the world, and much more. It is a free event open to anyone and everyone! Breakfast, lunch and beverages are included.

Honourary Speakers

Dr. Paul Boutros
Dr. James Dennis
Dr. Sean Egan
Dr. Rama Khokha
Dr. Trevor Pugh
Dr. Razq Hakem
Dr. James Rutka
Dr. Uri Tabori


Date of Conference: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, Room 3154


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, people of all ages are allowed to attend, including high school students. Students from other universities are also welcome to attend.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The most convenient way would be to take the TTC and get off at Queen's Park station. The U of T Medical Sciences Building is conveniently located footsteps away.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. All we require is your name.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, the name(s) that you registered online must match the person who attends.

Will registration be available at the door on the day of the conference?


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can direct them to our society email address at:, or ask questions directly on our facebook event page.

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