Technological Advances in Science, Medicine and Engineering

 

 

 Day 1: Saturday, July 6, 2013

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Morning sessions 

10:00 - 10:30 TASME 2013 Registration at SickKids 

10:30 - 12:00 Session 1: Welcome, Career Discussion and Networking Session

 

TASME 2013 Chairs: Nades Palaniyar, PhD., Toronto and Bala Maheswaran, PhD., Boston

 

Discussion facilitators: Sam Thiagalingam, PhD., Boston, Arunthi Thiagalingam, PhD., Boston and Nanda Nanthakumar, PhD., Virginia

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Parallel sessions at FeTNA location (FeTNA admission fee is needed for this session)

Hotel Novotel Toronto Centre, 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, Canada, M5E 1W2

See additional details at http://www.fetna2013.com/events.php

 

8:45-9:15 TASME highlights at Continuing Medical Education session at Novotel

 

Nades Palaniyar, PhD., SickKids/University of Toronto

“TASME updates and summaries”

Shyamala Maheswaran, PhD., Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, USA

“Updates on new technologies to identify and monitor various cancers”

Sam Thiagalingam, PhD., Boston University School of Medicine, USA

“Updates on new genes and mechanisms involved in cancer”

 

10:00-12:00 TASS session at Novotel 

Dr. Jeevendra Martyn, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA. Keynote Speaker
"Neuronal α7Acetylcholine Receptors in Skeletal Muscle: Novel Function and Pharmacology"

Dr. Vishnu Suppiramaniam, Auburn University, USA
"Writing and Rewriting Memories: Pharmacological & Behavioral Interventions"

Dr. Vathany Kulasingam, University Health Network, University of Toronto
"CUZD1: A novel serological ovarian cancer biomarker"

Branavan Manoranjan, MD/PhD Candidate, McMaster University
"Cancer stem cells: The evil twin"

Dr. T. Yoganathan, TAAS
"Pathways to 21st Century Medicine"

***** Presentations at FeTNA ends *****

 

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Afternoon Sessions at SickKids

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12:00 - 1:00 Lunch and TASME discussions at SickKids

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1:00 - 2:15 Session 2

Sam Thiagalingam, PhD., Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA

Cheran Rudhramoorthy, PhD., University of Windsor, ON

Moderators

Shyamala Maheswaran, PhD., Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, USA

“Monitoring prostate tumor evolution using CTCs”

Nanda Nanthakumar, PhD1., Di Meng2, Balfour Sartor3, and David S Newburg4

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA., Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital for Children, MA., University of North Carolina, NC., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

“A novel fucosylated TLR-4 mediates fucose-dependent interkingdom communication between mutualist bacteria and mammalian intestinal epithelium”

Krishanth Krishnan, BSc (Eng)., MASc., PhD student, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

“Maritime Vessel Tracking”

Sam Thiagalingam, PhD., Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA

“Summary” 

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2:15 – 2:45 Health Break

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2:45 – 4:00 Session 3

Jeeva Martyn, MD, FRCA, FRCM, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, USA

Shyamala Maheswaran, PhD., Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, USA

Moderators

Sam Thiagalingam, PhD., Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA

“The gate-keepers of breast cancer: metastasis suppressor genes”

Thivaher (Thiv) Paramsothy BSc student., Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, University of Western, London, ON

“Evaluating the methods and techniques for agent-based modeling simulations investigating health behaviors in public health: a methodological review”

Vishnu Suppiramaniam, DVM, PhD., Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, USA. "TBA"

Shyamala Maheswaran, PhD., Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

“Summary” 

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Day 2: Sunday July 7, 2013 (at SickKids)

9:00 - 10:15 Session 4

 

Moderators: Bala Maheswaran, PhD., Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

Jeya Nadesalingam, PhD., SickKids and St Joseph Hospital, Toronto

Xavier Fernando, PhD, PEng, Ryerson University, Toronto

“Upcoming Technologies for an Interconnected society”

Rishikesan Kamaleswaran, MSc., PhD Candidate, Research Fellow, Division of Neonatology, The Hospital of Sick Children & Faculty of Business and IT, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

“Cloud Framework for Real-time Synchronous Physiological Streams to Support Rural and Remote Critical Care”

Mehroz Ehan, BSc., MSc student., Fina Lovren, Adrian Quan, Yi Pan, Krishna K Singh, Azza Ramadan, Mark D Wheatcroft, Hwee Teoh, Subodh Verma. St Michael Hospital/Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto

“Adiponectin limits microparticle-induced endothelial dysfunction”

Jeya Nadesalingam, PhD., SickKids and St Joseph Hospital, Toronto

“Summary”

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10:15 – 10:45 Health Break

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10:45 – 12:30 Session 5

Moderators: Nanda Nanthakumar, PhD., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, and

Xavier Fernando, PhD, PEng, Ryerson University, Toronto

Nades Palaniyar, MSc., PhD., SickKids/University of Toronto

“Regulating white blood cells to control inflammatory diseases”

David Douda, BSc., MSc., PhD Student, Lily Yip., Hartmut Grasemann, Nades Palaniyar. SickKids/University of Toronto

“Surfactant Protein D suppresses NETosis by promoting apoptosis”

Meraj A Khan, BSc., MSc., PhD., David Douda, Neil B Sweezey, Martin Post, Nades Palaniyar SickKids/University of Toronto

“Characterization of NADPH oxidase-dependent and -independent NETosis”

Christopher Yildiz, BSc., MSc Student, Gail Otulakowski, Brian Kavanagh, Nades Palaniyar. SickKids/University of Toronto

“The effect of mechanical ventilation on extracellular trap formation”

Pascal Djiadeu, MEng., PhD student., Nicole Farmakovski, Lorena Polo., Nades Palaniyar. SickKids/University of Toronto

“SP-D regulates T-cell apoptosis to promotes blebbing”

Nanda Nanthakumar, PhD., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

“Summary

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12:30 – 2:00 Lunch and poster session 

Keeth Krishnan, BHSc Student1, Van Lieshout RJ2, Boyle MH2, Saigal S3, Schmidt LA4 McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

“Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in 30-35 Year Old Extremely Low Birth Weight Survivors”

Ajantha Nadesalingam, Deer Park PS., Toronto

“Turmeric: The Double-edged sward” A gold-medal winning Canada-wide science fair 2013 project.

Lily Yip., BSc., MSc Student, David Douda, Nades Palaniyar. SickKids/University of Toronto

“NET Clearance from the lungs”

Posters from the presenters

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2:00 - 3:15 Session 6

Moderators: Nathan Yoganathan, PhD, Toronto, Canada, and

Sugi Ponnampalam, MD., Michigan Medical Association., USA

Nathan Yoganathan, PhD, Toronto, Canada.

“The development of personalized medicine in the area of Oncology”

Branavan Manoranjan, BSc., MD/PhD student. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

“Sox2 represents the treatment-refractory cell population in Shh-dependent medulloblastoma stem cells”

Durgaa Rajendran, HBSc., MSc student1,2, Y. Garcia Sanchez3, W. Tan4, T. Wright3, C. Westall1,2,3. 1Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, 2Neurosciences and Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, 3Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and 4School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

“Association between Inner Retinal Layer Thickness and Neuroretinal Function in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and no Diabetic Retinopathy”

Sugi Ponnampalam, MD., Michigan Medical Association., USA

“Summary 

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3:15 – 3:45 Health Break

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3:45 – 4:00 Conference Summery, Awards and Vote of Thanks 

Nades Palaniyar, MSc., PhD., SickKids/University of Toronto, and

Bala Maheswaran, PhD., Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

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TASME 2013 Judges 

Meraj Khan, BSc., MSc., PhD., SickKids, Toronto

Joseph Jude, BVSc, PhD., University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA

Raj Somasundaram, BSc., MD., University of Kansas, USA and University of Toronto

Arunthi Thiagalingam, PhD., Ipsen, Lexington, MA, USA

Vishnu Suppiramaniam, DVM, PhD., Auburn University, USA.

Sugi Ponnampalam, MD., Michigan Medical Association., USA

Bala Maheswaran, PhD., Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

 

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