Discovery Talks international seminar series

Discovery Talks is CFRI's new international seminar series. Featuring influential research leaders from around the globe, the series promotes knowledge exchange, fosters international collaborations and showcases the brightest minds in research.

Upcoming Talks

Thursday, May 26, 2016
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Chan Centre for Family Health Education (CFRI Auditorium)
Entrance #18 of BC Children's Hospital, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Presented by CFRI's Childhood Diseases research theme 

Dr. Peter C. Adamson, Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology
Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania

"Improving the Outcome for Children with Cancer: The Costs of Risk Aversion" 

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Dr. Peter Adamson
  About the speaker:  Dr. Peter Adamson is Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported international consortium of more than 220 childhood centers that conducts clinical-translational research, including large-scale clinical trials, in children with cancer.He is Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania and he holds the Alan R. Cohen Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Adamson is Board Certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and in Clinical Pharmacology. He currently serves on the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) and is an internationally recognized leader in pediatric cancer drug development. He has also been has been appointed a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel of cancer leaders that will help direct the goals of Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. His laboratory research focuses on the clinical pharmacology of new drugs for childhood cancer.

Past Talks

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Dr. Karin Michels, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
"Maternal and environmental influences on the fetal epigenome" 
Presented by Healthy Starts | Watch it online now
Karin Michels
About the speaker:Karin B. Michels, ScD, PhD, is Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She holds a doctorate in epidemiology from Harvard University and a doctorate in biostatistics from the University of Cambridge, UK. Dr. Michels is a co-founder of the field of epigenetic epidemiology and is working on deciphering the role of epigenetics in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD).

February 4, 2016
Dr. Lawrence Scahill, Marcus Autism Centre, Emory University School of Medicine
"Parent Training for disruptive behavior in young children with autism spectrum disorder" 
Presented by The M.I.N.D. | Watch it online now
Dr. Lawrence Scahill
About the speaker: Dr. Lawrence Scahill is Professor at the Marcus Autism Center and Emory University School of Medicine. He has been a leading child psychiatry researcher for over 25 years, serving on several editorial boards and authoring well over 250 papers. Dr. Scahill was Principal Investigator of the Research Unit on Pediatric Psychopharmacology (RUPP) at Yale, with expertise in Tourette Syndrome and autism