Preliminary IDRC Program

Thursday June 25–Canadian Innovation Day

7:00 – 8:45 Breakfast  
8:45 – 8:55 Canadian Innovation Day Introduction Dr. Jean-Sebastien Delisle MD (tentative)
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
 

FAIR FIGHT FOR ALL

 
8:55 – 9:30 Swab The World Foundation Mai Duong and Christiane Rochon
Swab the World
9:30 – 10:05 Genetic specificities among the First Nations populations Nadia Baillargeon
Héma-Québec
10:05 – 10:15 Panel discussion  
10:15 – 10:25 Break  
 

GENE EDITING

 
10:25 – 11:00 CRISPR – Brief history and applications Dr. Sylvain Moineau PhD
Laval University
11:00 – 11:35 In vivo blood stem cell genome editing–CCR5 Dr. Elie Haddad MD (tentative)
Sainte-Justine University Hospital
11:35 – 12:35 Lunch  
  ENABLING INNOVATION  
12:35 – 13:10 Cord Blood Expansion using UM171–Impact on CBU selection Dr. Sandra Cohen MD
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
13:10 – 13:45 Haploidentical transplantation–ATIR trial Dr. Denis-Claude Roy MD (tentative)
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
13:45 – 14:20 More than minimally manipulated T-cell immunotherapies Dr. Jean-Sebastien Delisle MD
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
14:20 – 14:35 Break  
14:35 – 15:10 Stem cells transplantation in Mutiple Sclerosis Dr. Harry Atkins MD
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
15:10 – 15:45 Innovation at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal Dr. Réjean Lapointe PhD
Research center, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Montréal
15:45 – 16:20 BioCanRx–Canadian CAR-T cells project Dr. Kevin Hay MD (tentative)
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
16:20 – 16:55 Adoptive transfer of plasmacytoid dendritic cells to increase GVL effect Dr. Michel Duval MD
Sainte-Justine University Hospital

Friday June 26–IDRC

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast  
8:00 – 8:30 IDRC OPENING SESSION  
8:30 – 9:30 Shirley Nolan Lecture Dr. Alejandro Madrigal 
9:30 – 9:45 Break  
9:45 – 12:00

CELL AND GENE THERAPIES

Session chair to be confirmed
  INTRODUCTION To be confirmed
  Immunotherapy Expert Dr. David Stroncek MD
National Institutes of Health
  Barcelona experience Dr. Sergio Querol
Catalan Blood and Tissue Bank
  Anthony Nolan experience Daniel Gibson
Anthony Nolan
  WMDA perspective Dr. Bronwen Shaw MD PhD
WMDA and CIBMTR
  Panel Discussion  
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 – 14:40

OPTIMISING HPC COLLECTION

 
  Clinician perspective on product quality Dr. Silvy Lachance MD
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
  Ensuring high quality apheresis collection Dr. Joseph Schwartz MD
Columbia University
  Painless marrow collection Dr. Steve Devine MD
BeTheMatch Registry
  Preparing for the future while maximizing donor experience Jay Feinberg
Gift of Life Registry
  Panel Discussion  
14:40 – 15:00 Break  
15:00 – 16:30 DONOR AND PRODUCT SELECTION  
  Optimal CBU selection Dr. Juliet Barker
New-York Blood Center
  Optimal Donor selection Dr. Bronwen Shaw MD PhD
WMDA and CIBMTR
  Panel Discussion  
16:20 – 17:20 POSTER SESSION  

Saturday June 27–IDRC

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast  
8:30 – 10:30

DONOR ACQUISITION

Session co-chairs:
Mai Duong and Christiane Rochon
 

INTRODUCTION–Understanding the new generation

Mai Duong and Christiane Rochon
Swab The World
  Media-agnostic campaigns Nicolas Van Erum
Sidlee
  Performance media Ilya Daftari
Omnicom Media Group
  Engaging the young generation–How members of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) support the cause Amélia Lamontagne
MD student at University of Montréal
  Initiatives to increase diversity Erica Jensen
BeTheMatch Registry
  Panel Discussion  
10:30 – 10:50 Break  
10:50 – 12:30

BEST ABSTRACTS

 
  To be confirmed  
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 – 14:00 WORKSHOP–FOCUS ON THE DONOR Session chair:
Anne-Marie Van Walraven PhD
  Discussion on hot topics from the conference and how they affect donors Expert panelist:
Dr. Jonathan Kimmelman PhD
McGill University
14:00 – 14:15 Break  
14:15 – 15:00 CLOSING SESSION  

Detailed program will be available soon. Stay tuned!