Robarts Research Retreat

This one-day Robarts-exclusive event brings together the Robarts community to share, discuss and collaborate on novel research spanning theoretical and experimental fields in imaging and molecular medicine disciplines. The event is organized by the Robarts Association of Trainees, with the goal of facilitating future collaborations and furthering understanding of research taking place at Robarts.
June 20, 2017
Student Centre, King's University College
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration is free for Robart scientists, trainees and associates. For additional registration inquiries, contact
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This year the Robarts Research Retreat will include an invited keynote presentation, oral presentations, poster presentations, guided poster walks (new), workshops on imaging and molecular science (new), and topic-focused discussion sessions (new).
There will be two types of workshops: Imaging Principles for Molecular Medicine Specialist and Molecular Medicine Principles for Imaging Specialist. The goals of the workshops are to help imaging specialists better understand molecular medicine, and vice-versa.
Guided poster walks will be organized into small groups for posters under a specific research theme. Each poster presenter will be given time to discuss their research within their group.

Topic-focused discussion sessions will be organized in several rooms with presentations on current issues in the specific field, followed by table discussions in small groups. The topic in the small table discussion can be related to the presentations or something else inspired by the group. Equal numbers of molecular medicine and imaging attendees will be organized at each table and each group will present a summary of their discussion to the room.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Stephen Aylward
Dr. Aylward is a senior director of operations, director of medical research and founder of Kitware (an open-source software research and development company). He is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina (UNC).