Technological Advances in Science, Medicine and Engineering

TASME2017 Agenda

Program Details

Saturday. July 1, 2017
 

08:00–08:45: Breakfast, Networking and Registration
 

08:45–09:00: Introduction and Welcome remarks 

(1)  8:45-8:50 Prof. Bala Maheswaran, PhD, Northeastern University, MA, USA, "Welcoming Remarks"

(2) 8:50-9:00 Prof. Nades Palaniyar, PhD, SickKids/University of Toronto, Canada, "TASME2017 Program, Event Format, and Sub-committees”

09:00– 10:30: Session 1 – Cancer/Mental Health

Moderators

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

Raj N. Rajakumar, MBBS, PhD, Departments of Psychiatry and Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

Speakers

(1) 9:00 – 9:30 Keynote speaker: Prof. Shyamala Maheswaran, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, Boston, USA “Circulating Tumor Cells in Cancer”

(2) 9:30 – 9:50 Raj N. Rajakumar, MBBS, PhD, Departments of Psychiatry and Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University, London, ON, Canada. Molecular mechanisms of behavioral flexibility and their relevance to schizophrenia.

(3) 9:50 – 10:10 Dr. Jeya Thayaparan, MD, Geriatrician and internist at Mackenzie health. Alzimer’s disease and early interventions to slow the disease progression.

 (4) 10:10 – 10:20 Gaya Narendran, MD student, Mental Health Care for Pediatric Presentations to Emergency Departments: A scoping review.

(5) 10:20-10:30 Abirami Kirubarajan, MD student, University of Toronto “Evidence-informed considerations for cochlear implant surgery in deaf and hard-of-hearing patients”

 

10:30 – 10:45 Break/Refreshments

 

10:45– 12:15: Session 2 – Infection
 

Moderators

Prof. Nanda Nanthakumar, PhD, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA

Prof. Samithamby Jeyaseelan, DVM, PhD, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

Speakers

(1) 10:45 – 11:05 Prof Sheela Ramanathan, PhD, Immunology Division, Department of Pediatrics, FMSS, and Centre de Recherche Clinique, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada Expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines in human metabolic syndrome.

(2) 11:05 – 11:25 Nanda Nanthakumar, PhD, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA. Fut2-dependent interkingdom communication between mutualist microbiota and the mammalian gut is mediated by fucosylated TLR4.

(3) 11:25 – 11:45 Prof. Samithamby Jeyaseelan, DVM, PhD, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. Diminished Neutrophil Extracellular Trap (NET) formation is A Novel Innate Immune Deficiency Induced by Acute Ethanol Exposure in Polymicrobial Sepsis

(4) 11:45 – 12:00 Dr. Meraj Khan, MSc, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children PGCRL, Toronto, Canada, NETosis Mechanisms

 

12:00– 13:00: Networking Lunch

 

13:00– 14:00: Career Discussion

Moderators

Dr. Nirusha Thavarajah, PhD, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Panel Members

Prof. Shyamala Maheswaran, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, Boston, USA
Prof Sheela Ramanathan, PhD, Immunology Division, Department of Pediatrics, FMSS, and Centre de Recherche Clinique, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Dr. Kanjana Ganeshan, PhD, Janssen Inc, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Prof. Nanda Nanthakumar, PhD, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA
Pascal Djiadeu, M.Sc. Eng, Final year PhD candidate, Pharmacology, SickKids and University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Haridas Kumarakuru, PhD, Lecturer, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA.
Prof Raj N. Rajakumar, MD, Departments of Psychiatry and Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University, London, ON, Canada.
Dr. Bahe Rajendran, MD, FRCPC, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada / CTMA President.
Dr Ruben Rajakumar, MBBS, FRCP(C), FACC, Cardiologist, Associate Professor, U of S (Retired).
Ms Gaya Narendran, MD student, University of Calgary, AB, Canada
14:00– 15:15: Session 4 – Big Data/Engineering

Moderators

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

Dr. Gnana Gnanakaran, PhD, Los Alamos National Labs, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.  

Speakers

(1) 14:00 – 14:20 Dr. Gnana Gnanakaran, PhD, Los Alamos National Labs, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.  Modeling of Intrinsically Disordered Regions of Proteins

((2) 14:20 – 14:40 Dr. Gnani Gnaneshan, PhD, Public Health Ontario/Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Abstract title)

(3) 14:40 – 15:00 Dr. Thas Yuwaraj, PhD, Synaptive Medical, Toronto, Ontario, Canda. Medical Device Regulations: why medical devices are harder to develop in a garage?

(4) 15:00 – 15:15 Dr. Kandasamy Illanko, BSc, MASc, PhD, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Neural Networks and Deep Learning for Everyone.

 

15:15 – 16:15 Break/Refreshments/Poster discussion

Moderators – (popular voting for the best poster)

Prof. Subburaj Ilangumaran, PhD, Univesit de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Dr. Haridas Kumarakuru, PhD, Lecturer, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA.

 

Poster Presenters

Meraj A Khan, "NETosis Mechanism: Raising pH Increases NADPH Oxidase-Dependent NETosis by Increasing Reactive Oxygen Species Production and Protease Activity"

Pascal Djiadeu, "Apoptotic Microparticles: Surfactant protein D (SP-D) enhances the release of apoptotic macroparticles, efferocytosis and regulates inflammatory cytokine production"

Leandro Breda, "Relevance of JNK activation in NADPH-oxidase independent NETosis"
Cristiane Souza, "Alkaline pH promotes NADPH oxidase-independent NETosis"

Shivi Maheswaran, "Developing a Pre-Diagnostic for Chemotherapy"

Ajantha Nadesalingam, "Effect of salt on neutrophil extracellular trap formation"

Koshala Selvakumar, "Selection of Peptides with High Binding Specificity to Staphylococcus aureus Type 5 Capsular

Polysaccharide through Phage Display Technology"

Aravin N. Sukumar, "Genome-wide profiling and characterization of lncRNAs in the endothelial response to shear stress"

Haridas Kumarakuru, "Zinc Oxide Nanowires as A Contact Electrode for The Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC)"

Abhirami Jeyaseelan, "Does Secondhand Smoke Induce Superbugs?"

Anugrah Jeyaseelan, "Effect of salt on neutrophil extracellular trap formation"

Khiran Arumugam, "Estrogen replacement therapy is still a Novel treatment for Osteoporosis prevention"
 
16:15– 17:15: Session 4 - Education and Outreach

Moderators

Prof. Nirusha Thavarajah, PhD, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Prof. Savithiri Ratnapalan, MBBS, MEd, MRCP, FRCPC, FAAP, The Hospital for Sick Children and The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers

 (1) 16:15 – 16:20 Dr. Bahe Rajendran, MD, FRCPC, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada / CTMA President. Importance of linking medical research to patient care in the community.

 (2) 16:20–16:40 Dr. Nirusha Thavarajah, PhD, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. What is the Impact of Peer-Facilitated Learning in a Large General Chemistry Classroom.

(3) 16:40 – 17:00 Prof. Savithiri Ratnapalan, MBBS, MEd, MRCP, FRCPC, FAAP, The Hospital for Sick Children and The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Social Intelligence in Continuing Professional Development.

 (4) 17:00 – 17:20 Dr. Suba Sivakumar, PhD, Van Luyk Greenhouses and Garden Centre, London, Ontario, Canada. Explore and Foster Career Choices in Plant Science: Academia, Research, Teaching, Industry or Multiple Hats?

(5) 17:20 – 17:40 Capstone speaker: Prof. R. Cheran, Heritage, Development and Ethical responsibility of the Diaspora.

 

17:40– 17:45 Closing Remarks and vote of thanks

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

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