Learning Opportunities

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Here you will find information on program or workshop offerings to learn more about biotherapeutics clinical translation!


If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please email memahoney@biocanrx.com.




Current Offerings


Best Practices for Therapeutic Translation: Optimizing Pre-Clinical Research Rigor and Reproducibility
February 25-26, 2020 | Toronto, Ontario
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Sharing Multi-network Resources for Trainee Success (SMRTS) Seminars Program
Ongoing | Online
The SMRTS (Sharing Multi-network Resources for Trainee Success) Seminars Program is a professional development initiative between 9 national and provincial networks aimed at providing the best possible programming to our respective trainees.
Each month, we will offer our trainees access to a wide range of soft skills programming through a live-streamed webinar or event.
Past topics have included: grant writing strategy, media relations, patents and intellectual property, and communicating in plain language.
Click here to learn more about SMRTS Seminars Program. 


Past Events

Navigating the Regulatory Steps in Biotherapeutic Translation Workshop
January 16-17, 2020 | Ottawa, Ontario
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Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy
October 20-23, 2019 | Victoria, B.C.
Each year, BioCanRx will provide travel support (up to $1,200 CAD) for up to 100 HQP to attend Summit4CI through a conference abstract competition. Abstract submission is now open for Summit4CI 2019. Learn more: https://cancersummit.ca/abstracts/key-dates-and-details
Summit4CI 2018 took place October 27-30, 2018 in Banff, Alberta.
Summit4CI 2017 took place June 25-28, 2017 in Gatineau, Quebec.
For more information, visit www.cancersummit.ca.


Sharing Best Practices in GMP Manufacturing: Peer-to-Peer Webinar Series
Date TBC, 2018 | Online
This is a knowledge sharing webinar series co-created with GMP manufacturing staff from the BioCanRx network. The purpose of the program is to enhance the skills and competencies of network technical staff through monthly webinars. During these webinars, BioCanRx manufacturing teams or external consultants share best practices in a “round table” discussion format.
Contributing members include:

  • Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Facility, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Tumour Immunotherapy Lab, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Alberta Cell Therapy Manufacturing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Cell Production Facility, BCCA’s Deeley Research Centre, Victoria, British Columbia

If you or your research team are interested in participating in this webinar series, apply here.
CTEG IP/Entrepreneurship workshop
Building on the success of The Clinical Translational Education Group (CTEG)*’s first day-long workshop, Bench to Bedside for Biotherapeutics (B3), CTEG hosted another day-long workshop on September 14, 2018 on Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship for Biotherapeutic Scientist in Toronto, Ontario.
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* The CTEG is a partnership of 7 NGOs: BioCanRx, CellCAN, Centre for Commercialization for Regenerative Medicine, Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and The Foundation Fighting Blindness, and the Stem Cell Network.
Bench to Bedside for Biotherapeutics (B3) Workshop
October 5, 2017 | Toronto, Ontario
View the full workshop video presentations here.
BioCanRx, in partnership with other biomedical research networks, will be organizing a one-day workshop entitled Bench to Bedside for Biotherapeutics (B3) at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Modules will introduce concepts related to the stages of development for biotherapeutics. Participants will learn about the critical steps to consider at each stage of the process through lectures by experts in the field as they share their experience and insight.

Preclinical Experimental Design & Reporting
March 4, 2016 | Ottawa, Ontario
October 1, 2016 | Vancouver, British Columbia

This one-day workshop introduced preclinical scientists to experimental design and reporting standards outlined in the new NIH Principles and Guidelines for Reporting Preclinical Research requirements. Learning objectives included: (a) gaining a working knowledge of basic experimental design and reporting for the NIH core items, (b) learning how to implement these in the design of their experiments, and (c) an increased awareness of resources available to assist with research design and reporting.


Working with Patients to Inform Early-phase Cancer Clinical Trial Design
March 8, 2017 | Montreal, Quebec
This half-day workshop outlined what patient-oriented research (POR) is, how it is used to inform and impact clinical trials currently, how BioCanRx intends to conduct patient-oriented research to inform cancer clinical trial design, and provided ways for patients to get involved.
BioCanRx network investigators highlighted how they intend to engage patients to inform early-phase clinical trial design of the first Made-in-Canada CAR-T therapy.