Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Société canadienne des sciences pharmaceutiques

Conference Program – 2018

Translating Innovative Technology to Patient Care

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, ON —  May 22-25, 2018


 Tuesday, May 22

  • Industry Day: Innovation and Management of Modern Pharmaceuticals
  • Plenary Lecture 1: Mary Haak-Frendscho, Blueline Bioscience & Versant Ventures
  • Presentations by innovative biotech companies within the Toronto area and beyond
  • Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 23

  • Plenary Lecture 2:  David Juurlink, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre: The North American Opioid Crisis from 30,000 Feet
  • Session 1A: Regulatory Reforms
  • Session 1B: Opioid Crisis
  • Session 1C: Crossing Biological Membranes
  • Session 2A: Knowledge Translation – From Real World Evidence to Canadian Health Care Needs
  • Session 2B: Pharmaceutical Potential of Stem Cell & CRISPR-Mediated Gene Modifications
  • Session 2C: CSPT Trainee Oral Presentations
  • Evening out: Book your Blue Jays ball game ticket

Thursday, May 24

  • Plenary Lecture 3:  Tak Mak, Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto:  The Fourth Pillar of Cancer Treatment: It Takes a Village
  • Session 3A: Immuno-Oncology
  • Session 3B: The Gut Microbiome as a Novel Therapeutic Target
  • Session 3C: Practical Pharmacology: Case Studies from Across the Country
  • Session 4A: Translational Medicine
  • Session 4B: Cannabinoids
  • Session 4C: Innovative Biomaterials for Drug Delivery
  • Gala & Awards Dinner

Friday, May 25 

  • Plenary Lecture 4: Richard Weinshilboum, Mayo Clinic:  Pharmacogenomics: Clinical Implementation and Future Challenges
  • Session 5A: Pharmacogenomic Implementation
  • Session 5B: Drug Therapy in Children
  • Trainee Poster Awards – Announcement and Presentation of Awards