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The CDTRP’s 11th Annual Scientific Meeting is coming soon, and we hope to see you there. This year’s event will be in a hybrid format, with the in-person component in Calgary, AB, on December 3-4, 2024. We are delighted to announce our Meeting Co-Chairs, Dr. Jonathan Choy and Dr. Chantal Bémeur , supported by a planning committee of CDTRP researchers, trainees, and patient, family, and donor partners.



Do you have project results you are interested in sharing?
We invite everyone to submit their projects to be considered for our poster session.


We are currently seeking ideas for program sessions.
We invite all CDTRP members to propose their ideas for sessions of any format.
Your input will help us create an outstanding program that reflects the latest issues and developments in the field.


Request a private room for an in-person meeting during our scientific conference to discuss upcoming projects.

Trainee Travel Awards

We are pleased to partner with Simon Fraser University and CIHR to offer travel awards for trainees to attend and present at the CDTRP Annual Scientific Meeting. Five top abstracts will each receive $1,000. Open to graduate students, medical students, post-docs, and clinical fellows at Canadian institutions. To be eligible, abstracts must align with CDTRP’s mission and themes. The award recipients must be CDTRP Education and Career Development Platform, present in person and participate in all trainee sessions. More information can be found here: Trainee Travel Award TOR.

For the 2024 ASM, the CDTRP is offering $10,800 to support trainee travel and registration costs, committed through the Research Services Platform to successful CDTRP researchers’ grant applications. We are proud to offer support to 24 trainees through this program.

ASM session: The development and process of co-creating immunology lay summaries for trainees and patients, families and donors

We are also pleased to announce that the trainee’s abstract submissions will also qualify to participate in the ‘Cross-Talking: Disseminating and Co-creating Research in Transplantation’ session. Led by Dr. Jonathan Choy, Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University, and Ms. Ke Fan Bei, 4th-year Immunology PhD student at the University of Toronto, this interactive session focuses on basic immunology and facilitate learning opportunities on how to write lay summaries. This session aims to improve collaboration and knowledge exchange between researchers and patients, families, and donors, and develop skills in writing lay summaries.

Participants will benefit from two educational webinars prior to the in person ASM meeting, an interactive session at the ASM, and an opportunity to publish their lay summary in the CDTRP newsletter. This is a unique in-person opportunity for trainees and patients, families and donors to exchange research and lived knowledge in the creation of a lay summary.

Submit your abstract by July 26!

Thank you for your continued support and participation in the CDTRP community. We look forward to receiving your abstract submissions and seeing you in Calgary or online!

Thank you to our sponsors for helping us make
our Annual Scientific Meeting a success.

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