Upcoming Opportunities

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


Best Practices for Therapeutic Translation: Optimizing Pre-Clinical Research Rigor and Reproducibility
February 25-26, 2020 | Toronto, Ontario
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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.


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.