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Cancer conference a unique opportunity for research connections

The Windsor Cancer Research Group (WCRG), WE-Spark Health Institute’s flagship program, is holding its fifth Biennial International Cancer Research Conference – Virtual Edition from Nov. 19 to 21.

Keynote speakers include Sheila Singh, pediatric neurosurgeon and professor at McMaster University, and Lucy Godley, professor of medicine and human genetics at the University of Chicago.

Over 200 registrants will be attending from across Canada, the United States, the Philippines, Iran, Switzerland, and South Africa. Almost 70 abstracts have been submitted from a diverse background including medical oncology, biology, physics, chemistry, medical biophysics, psychology, and machine learning. Registrants include students from all levels, researchers, and physicians who will have the opportunity to highlight their research projects through talks and poster presentations.

Sessions will include patient perspectives; equity, diversity, and inclusion discussions; and a special presentation by the Canadian Cancer Society’s Research Information and Outreach Team.

“This international conference is an excellent forum for people to showcase their latest research projects and ideas,” said UWindsor professor of biomedical sciences Lisa Porter, executive director, WE-Spark Health Institute. “Although we have always looked forward to a face-to-face conference, this virtual format is a unique opportunity for people from all over the world to connect and share the latest advancements in cancer diagnostics, treatments, and care.”

The virtual conference is free; registration is open to everyone interested in cancer research until Nov. 21. Click here for the detailed conference schedule and to register.

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