Virtual: 2021 Vancouver Gairdner National Symposium

The Vancouver Gairdner High School & National Symposium is held each fall to give students, teachers, and the academic community the opportunity to hear from two Gairdner award-winning scientists and learn about the BC Children’s Hospital’s research facilities.

Time: 2:00-3:45PM PT, Monday, October 25, 2021 *date change

Venue: Zoom

Hosted by Dr. Michael Hayden, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia


SPEAKERS:

Our 2021 Vancouver Gairdner presenters will be:

1. Dr. Mary-Claire King

Recipient of the 2021 Canada Gairdner International Award

“For transforming cancer genetics and oncology with the discovery of inherited susceptibility to breast cancer due to mutation of the BRCA1 gene”

American Cancer Society Professor; Department of Medicine and Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA; Affiliate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA

2. Dr. Daniel J. Drucker

Recipient of the 2021 Canada Gairdner International Award

“For research on glucagon-like peptides that has led to major advances in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, obesity and intestinal disorders”

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health, Toronto, Ontario

Free general admission.

Please see Gairdner Foundation for more information about the Gairdner Foundation.
Please see Gairdner Symposium at UBC for more information about the Vancouver symposium.
For inquiries – (604) 875-3823, sgilani@cmmt.ubc.ca
BCCHR Gairdner page

This event is hosted in conjunction with the Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) and the Canada Gairdner Foundation, recognizing the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world.

Upcoming Schedule

Student Registration

All Grade 10-12 students are eligible to participate in the Gairdner High School event.

National SponsorsB.C. Sponsors


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