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.

Virtual UBC Gairdner Symposium

Monday, October 25, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm-3:35 pm PST

Join via Zoom: Open and click on ‘Join a Meeting’

Enter Meeting ID: 91128 854418 and Passcode: 854418

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

Our 2021 Vancouver Gairdner presenters will be:

1- Dr. Daniel J. Drucker

2- Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou

1- Dr. Daniel J. Drucker, MD

2021 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate

“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

2-Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou Ph.D.

Recipient of the 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award

‘’His research focused on the understanding the genetic basis for health-promoting and technological properties of beneficial bacteria used in food fermentation.’’

Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University

Event Schedule

2:00 p.m. Welcome by Dr. Hayden & Dr. Verchere

2:05 p.m. Introduction of Dr. Daniel J. Drucker by Dr. Verchere

2:08 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Drucker – “Translating Enteroendocrine Hormones into Therapies for Metabolic Disease”

2:38 p.m. Question period for Dr. Drucker, moderated by Dr. Verchere

2:48 p.m. Introduction of Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou by Dr. Hayden

2:50 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Barrangou – “TBC”

3:20 p.m. Question period for Dr. Barrangou, moderated by Dr. Hayden

3:30 p.m. Closing remarks by Dr. Hayden & Verchere

Student Registration

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

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,
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.

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