Registration is now open for 2022 Trainee Research Day taking place on June 13 and 14, 2022. This will be a hybrid event located at the Jim Pattison Pavillion Paetzold Health Education Centre!  

The purpose of this event is to showcase and celebrate trainees in British Columbia who are conducting research on gynecologic cancers. Last year we had a virtual event with various oral and rapid presentations, powerful keynote speakers, a panel of trainees sharing their experiences, and a career panel for trainees to learn about prospective opportunities. This year we will also be offering professional development and mentorship opportunities for trainees across the province. We will also be awarding several Gynecologic Cancer Initiative Trainee Presentation Awards. Trainees (graduate trainees, undergraduate trainees, medical students, medical residents, clinical fellows and post-doctoral fellows), researchers, physicians, and patient partners who are interested in gynecologic cancer research are all welcome to attend this event. 

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Yvette Drew has a joint faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with OBGYN and the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology at UBC. . Dr Yvette Drew previously worked as Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Medical Oncology at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC) and the Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Newcastle University since 2014. She was regional gynae medical oncology trials lead, deputy lead for the Newcastle Experimental Cancer Medicines centre (phase 1 unit) and co-lead of the gynae-onc translational team. Research interests include the targeting DNA repair pathways as treatment for gynaecological cancers and PARP inhibitor resistance.

Dr. Ian D. Graham trained as a medical sociologist at McGill University. His postdoctoral studies at the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Instituted focused on clinical epidemiology and health services research. Professor Graham’s research interests include knowledge translation/mobilization (implementation) science; the role of sex, gender and other intersectional considerations in implementation science; the development, quality and implementation of practice guidelines; mixed and multiple methods, and knowledge synthesis.

June 13, 2022 Schedule 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

9:00 am Housekeeping + Opening Remarks

9:15 am Keynote Speaker (Dr. Graham)

10:00 am Rapid Fire Presentations

10:15 am Break

10:30 am Trainee Presentations (Diagnostics & Treatment)

11:30 am Patient Partner Panel

12:15 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Rapid Fire Presentations

1:30 pm Trainee Presentations (Survivorship and Prevention)

2:30 pm Closing Remarks

June 14, 2022 Schedule 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

9:00 Housekeeping + Opening Remarks

9:15 Trainee Presentations (Diagnostics & Treatment)

10:15 Break

10:30 Rapid Fire Presentations

10:45 Trainee Presentations (Diagnostics & Treatment

11:45 Lunch and Career Panel

12:45 Keynote Speaker (Dr. Yvette Drew)

1:30 Closing Remarks and Awards