Technological Advances in Science, Medicine and Engineering

TASME 2015 Program


 Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (PGCRL)

686 Bay Street, 2nd Floor Event Room 1 and Gallery

Toronto ON, M5G 0A4

(Saturday, July 4, 2015, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

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Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

(8:00– 8:30 am: 2nd  Floor Foyer)

  

Welcome by TASME Chairs

(8:30 – 8:45 am; 2nd Floor Event Room 1)

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

Prof Nades Palaniyar, PhD, SickKids/University of Toronto, Canada

 

Session 1: The Brain

(8:45 - 10:00 am; 2nd Floor Event Room 1) 

Moderators

Prof. Raj Rajakumar, MBBS, PhD, University of Western Ontario, Canada

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

 Speakers

8:45 Prof Vishnu Suppiramaniam, D.V.M., Ph.D., Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA. Chemotherapy & Cognitive Impairment: Mysteries of Chemobrain”

9:10 Prof Raj Rajakumar, MBBS, PhD,, Dept of Psychiatry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. A fresh look at Alzheimer's Disease”

9:35 Dr Nathan Yoganathan, PhD., KalGene, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, "Personalized medicine for Alzheimer's"

 

Refreshment and Health Break

(10:00 – 10:30 am, Gallery)

 

Session 2: Infection and Immunity

(10:30 am - 11:40 am, 2nd Floor Event Room 1)

 

Moderators

Prof Jeevendra Martyn, MD, FRCA, FCCM, Harvard Medical School/Shriners Hospitals for Children, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Prof Nades Palaniyar, MSc., PhD., SickKids/Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 Speakers

10:30 Prof Jeevendra Martyn, MD, FRCA, FCCM, Harvard Medical School/Shriners Hospitals for Children, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  “Injury-induced Tolerance to Opiates”

10:55 Prof Nades Palaniyar, MSc., PhD., and Dr Meraj Khan, MSc, PhD, SickKids/Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. "Targeting NETs for treating chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases"

11:20 Mr. Mehroz Ehsan, MSc student, St Michael’s Hospital/University of Toronto and PhD candidate (Oxford University, UK)/MD candidate (Western University, Ontario), Canada. Adiponectin Regulates Monocytic Microparticle Production and Endothelial Activation”

 

Group Photo (11:40 am, Gallery)

 

Networking, Poster viewing and Lunch (12:00 – 1:00 pm, Gallery)

Ms. Shivahamy Maheswaran and Dr. Michael S. Rothenberg, Lexington High School, Massachusetts, USA. ”Hypoxia Acting as a Drug Resistance Mechanism”.

 

 

Workshop – “Steps Towards a Career in Science” with Q & A with panel

(1:00 – 2:00 pm, Gallery)

 

Moderator/Lead

Dr. Nirusha Thavarajah, HBSc., Ph.D., LL.M., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 Academia Panel

 Prof Jeevendra Martyn, MD, FRCA, FCCM, Harvard Medical School/Shriners Hospitals for Children, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  

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

Mr. Mehroz Ehsan, MSc Candidate, St Michael’s Hospital/University of Toronto and PhD candidate (Oxford University, UK)/MD candidate (Western University, Ontario), Canada  

Industry Panel

Dr Arunthathi Thiagalingam, PhD., Ipsen, Lexington, USA

Mr Balamurugan Ambihavaran, BEng., Oldcastle Building Envelope, Mississauga, Canada

Mr Thas Thambirajah, BSc., Senior Consultant, PharmEng, Ajax, Ontario

  

Session 3: Cancer

(2:00 – 2:50 pm, 2nd Floor Event Room 1)

Moderators

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

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

 Speakers

2:00 Prof Sam Thiagalingam, MS., PhD., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. MMMN cancer progression model and breast cancer metastasis promoter genes”

2:25 Prof Shyamala Maheswaran, PhD., Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. CTCs in metastasis”

 

Refreshment (Gallery), Health Break and Poster Session

(2:50 – 3:20 pm)

 

Session 4: Big data sets and Engineering

(3:20-4:10 pm)

 

Moderators

Prof Xavier Fernando, SMIEEE, PhD., P.Eng., Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Prof Gnani Gnaneshan, PhD., Public Health Ontario/Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers 

3:20 Prof Gnani Gnaneshan, PhD., Public Health Ontario/Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. “Big Data Challenges in Genomics”

3:45 Prof Xavier Fernando, SMIEEE, PhD., P.Eng., Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada The Smart Electric Grid”

4:15 Mr. Krishanth Krishnan, M.A.Sc, B.Sc (Engineering), PhD student, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Prediction and Routing for Maritime Targets”


 Summary, TASME2016 and Thanks

(4:40-5:00 pm) 

Prof Nades Palaniyar, PhD, SickKids/University of Toronto, Canada

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


 

Networking Dinner at a Restaurant (Optional)

(6:00 – 9:00 pm)