Program

Saturday 3 May
Time Session Location
14:00 - 20:00
Check-in to the Hotel

Conference Check-in will be on the Upper Lobby as of 15:00
Time to Enjoy the City, the hotel and local attractions.
Tourist information is available on the Venue and Travel Tab.

Main Lobby
Sunday 4 May
Time Session Location
7:00 - 8:15
Conference Organizers (Society) Board Meeting
Colwood 1&2
7:00 - 8:30
Breakfast
Tea Lobby
7:00 - 22:00
Poster Room (Set up begins on Sunday morning)
Salon B
7:00 - 22:00
Exhibitor Hall

Exhibitor Lounge available in the Langford Room.

2A PreFunction Room
8:00 - 12:00
Registration Desk
Salon A Hallway
8:20 - 8:30
Conference Opening
Salon A
8:30 - 10:30
Population Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology
Salon A
10:30 - 10:45
Break
2A PreFunction Room
10:45 - 12:45
Infectious Diseases and Microbiome
Salon A
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch
Palm Court
14:00 - 16:00
Computational Biology
Salon A
16:00 - 16:30
Break
2A PreFunction Room
16:30 - 18:30
Clustering, Prediction and Data Integration in Genomics
Salon A
18:30 - 20:15
Poster Presentations with Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by CIHR IG Institute Advisory Board
Salon B
20:15 - 22:00
Sunday Night Social Opportunities

Dinner on your own.

If you are looking for a place to mingle with your colleagues on Sunday night and/or want to network and meet with some new ones, the Gene Cure Foundation has reserved seating at two venues.

Option I 10 Acres Bistro & Bar offers a unique West Coast experience showcasing the freshest foods from the island including meat, cheese, seafood and the finest seasonal produce direct from our farm. Enjoy a casual meal with others from the conference.

Address: 611 Courtney Street see map http://www.10acres.ca/

Option II The Bard and Banker will satisfy your thirst for local craft beer, premiums imports and wide array of wine and spirit. They offer a full service menu that is hearty, fast, locally sourced when possible, and made from scratch. They have lots of options for the gluten free and vegetarian diner.

The Gene Cure Foundation has reserved the Robert Service Room for conference participants.

Address: 1022 Government Street Google Map http://www.bardandbanker.com/

Reservations at both venues is for 8:30pm

Please visit the Canadian Gene Cure Foundation booth in the Conference Centre (Table #1) by 5:00pm on Sunday to book your seat! Or email Tracy at tzeisberger@genecure.ca

By reserving your seat you allow us to confirm seating and book more room if needed. If you don’t get a chance to confirm, come anyway but we cannot confirm space with the group.

Monday 5 May
Time Session Location
7:00 - 9:00
Breakfast
Tea Lobby
7:00 - 22:00
Poster Room
Salon B
7:00 - 22:00
Exhibitor Hall

Exhibitor Lounge available in the Langford Room.

2A PreFunction Room
8:30 - 10:30
Proteomics and Metabolomics
Salon A
10:30 - 11:00
Break
2A PreFunction Room
11:00 - 13:00
Cancer
Salon A
13:00 - 16:00
Social Time, Box Lunch

Box lunch available in the PreFunction room
Please consult the Venue and Travel tab for 'Things to do in Victoria' or enjoy your afternoon at the Fairmont Empress!

2A PreFunction Room
13:30 - 15:00
Student Career Event
Chair(s):
Juan Pablo Lopez (McGill University)
Sponsored by McGill University

Speakers: Yohan Bossé, Aurelie Labbe, Scot Leary

Salon A
16:00 - 17:30
Champions of Genetics: The Next Generation of Genetic Investigators in Canada
Chair(s):
Anny Fortin (Canadian Gene Cure Foundation)
David S. Rosenblatt (McGill University-MUHC)
Sponsored by Canadian Gene Cure Foundation

This session offers funded nominees the opportunity to present progress towards the completion of the project funded through the program.

Salon A
18:00 - 20:15
Champions of Genetics Dinatoire
Sponsored by Canadian Gene Cure Foundation
  • Cocktails
  • Presentation & Entertainment
  • Dinatoire
Ivy Ballroom
20:30 - 22:00
Poster Presentations with Dessert
Sponsored by Genome Quebec
Salon B
Tuesday 6 May
Time Session Location
7:00 - 8:45
Breakfast and Check-Out

Luggage Storage is available in the Colwood 1&2 room at the Conference Centre.

Tea Lobby and Hotel Reception
8:45 - 10:45
Genomic Analysis Methods and Applications
Chair(s):
Rayjean Hung (Mount Sinai Hospital)
Sponsored by Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute
Salon C
8:45 - 10:45
From Bedside to Animal Model to Therapies: Opportunities in Rare Diseases
Salon A
10:45 - 11:00
Break and Check-Out
2A PreFunction Room/Main Lobby
11:00 - 13:00
Epigenetics and Epigenomics
Salon A
12:45 - 13:15
Box Lunch Pick Up
2A PreFunction Room
13:00 - 13:15
Announcement of Poster Winners and Closing Remarks
Salon A
13:15 - 13:15
Buses Leave for the Airport
Main Lobby