Toronto Drug Discovery Bootcamp

 

Join us on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at:
MaRS Discovery District in the Auditorium
101 College Street
Toronto, ON, M5G 1L7
Host: Toronto Drug Discovery* and Charles River

 

Life science innovators from the Toronto drug discovery and development community along with Charles River Laboratories are proudly hosting a Drug Development Boot Camp at MaRS Discovery District on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. This free educational one-day event will provide an overview of the drug discovery and development process, and a practical understanding of how to translate research to clinical development.

 

Industry experts will discuss a variety of drug development topics, including: 

  • Target discovery & validation
  • Integrated drug discovery
  • Considerations for in vivo safety & toxicology
  • Mechanisms and entities that support translational research
 
AGENDA
   
9:00 to 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Raphael (Rafi) Hofstein, President & CEO
MaRS Innovation
9:10 to 9:50 a.m. Target Discovery & Validation
Dan Small, PhD, Director, Business Development, Discovery, Charles River
9:50 to 10:30 a.m. Drug Discovery
Dr. Rima Al-awar, Director and Senior Principal Investigator
Drug Discovery Program
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
10:30 to 10:50 a.m. Coffee and Networking Break
10:50 to 11:25 a.m. Drug Discovery: A Case Study from Concept to Clinic
Joseph Cornicelli, PhD, F.A.H.A, Senior Director, In Vivo Pharmacology Charles River
11:25 to Noon In Vivo Safety & Toxicology Considerations
Samuel Chuang, PhD, Principal Scientific Advisor
Charles River
Noon to 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
12:30 to 1:10 p.m. Panel Discussion: Local Successes
Facilitated by Dr. Tim Key, Manager, Technology and Venture Development
MaRS Innovation
1:20 to 2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Toronto Drug Discovery and Development Community
Facilitated by Dr. Fiona Cunningham, Director of Innovation Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Speakers:

  • Dr. Raphael (Rafi) Hofstein, President & CEO, MaRS Innovation
  • Dan Small, PhD, Director, Business Development, Discovery at Charles River
  • Dr. Rima Al-awar, Director and Senior Principal Investigator, Drug Discovery Program, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Joseph Cornicelli, PhD, F.A.H.A,, Senior Director, In Vivo Pharmacology, Charles River
  • Samuel Chuang, PhD, Principal Scientific Advisor, Charles River
  • Dr. Tim Key, Manager, Technology and Venture Development, MaRS Innovation
  • Dr. Fiona Cunningham, Director of Innovation, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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