2022 VHL International Medical Symposium

The virtual Symposium will bring together researchers and medical professionals from all over the globe to discuss the latest in VHL research and treatment.

The 2022 Symposium is held in partnership with the Canadian VHL Alliance and the Toronto VHL Network and will feature a keynote address by celebrated researcher Marston Linehan, MD of the National Institutes of Health and a presentation by Nobel laureate Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD.
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Nobel Laureate Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD.

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Marston Linehan, MD of the National Institutes of Health

Date and Time:

 

  • Thursday November 3rd 8:00am – 4:00pm Eastern Time

  • Friday November 4th 8:00am – 2:30pm Eastern Time

  • Saturday November 5th 8:00am - 12:30pm   Eastern Time

Themes Discussed:

  • VHL Basic Science

  • Clinical Manifestations in VHL

  • Endocrine Manifestations in VHL

Guest Speakers

Canadian VHL Alliance and Cancer Research Society $120,000 research grant winners:

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Sandra Turcotte, PhD

Canadian Cancer Society Research Chair, New Brunswick , Researcher in Residency, Atlantic Cancer Research Institute, Canada, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, New Brunswick Centre for Precision Medicine, Canada

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Hamed S. Najafabadi, PhD

Canada Research Chair, Systems Biology of Gene Regulation, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Canada

Other Canadian presenters include:

  • Raymond Kim, Clinician Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, leader OICR’s Ontario Hereditary Cancer Research Network (OHCRN)
     

  • Fraser Ferens, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Oh Laboratory, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
     

  • Kalene van Engelen, Certified Genetic Counsellor, Canada London Health Sciences Centre, Canada
     

  • Paul Nathan, Head, Solid Tumor Section, Director, Aftercare Program, Division of Haematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Professor, Departments of Paediatrics and Healthy Policy, Management & Evaluation University of Toronto
     

  • Ozgur Mete, MD, Professor, University of Toronto Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology - Anatomic Pathology, Canada

Patient presenters include:

  • Andrew Lyle Gowan

  • CVHLA Board Member Jess Pearson

If you are a patient and can’t afford the fee to attend, please write to Info@cvhla.ca and let us know, we will help.