Tom Mikkelsen Announced as Guest Speaker at 2018 CNS Research Day

The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences will host its annual Research Day on April 17th, 2018 at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre. The full day event will feature research presentations from faculty, residents, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as a guest presentation from Dr. Tom Mikkelsen.

Dr. Mikkelsen, MD, FRCPC is a neurologist and the President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Brain Institute(OBI) (2015-present). He received his MD from the University of Calgary and completed clinical training in neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Following this, he did post-doctoral training in tumour and molecular biology at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Montreal and then in La Jolla, California. Since 1992, he has led the brain tumour program at Henry Ford Hospital and was responsible for building the clinical trials program and laboratory of tumour biology.

Together with other scientists, Dr. Mikkelsen helped assemble the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center, a leader in the understanding of the genetics of brain tumours and in the development of treatments for brain tumours. As Co-Director, he participated in the organization’s development on many levels spanning from face-to-face clinical care to clinical trials and translational and bench research.

Dr. Mikkelsen's presentation, titled The Ontario Brain Institute – Team Science for Research with Impact, will focus on the OBIs activities in its next phase, highlighting the opportunities for innovating within the healthcare delivery sector for neurologic disorders. Major themes will include; the learning healthcare system, data sharing and partnering with academic, corporate and government players. Shared strategies from the CNS cancer experience will also be included.

A panel of judges will award prizes to the top research presentations of the day. The Call for Abstracts is currently open. Interested researchers can submit their 1200-character abstract here.  

Registration to attend the event is free. Please fill out this form to register.

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