EVENT: 2013 Libin Research Day, March 28



2013 Libin Research Day
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Time: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Theatre 4 & HRIC Atrium
Full Agenda

Libin Research Day is an exciting day of presentations that will showcase insightful, cutting edge cardiovascular and vascular research. Keynote speaker is Dr. Mark Anderson, Head of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa – Carver College of Medicine. He is the 2013 Dr. E.R. Smith Lectureship in Cardiovascular Research Awardee. Dr. Anderson’s research is focused on cellular signaling and ionic mechanisms that cause heart failure and sudden cardiac death. Work from the Anderson laboratory led to current concepts about the role of the multifunctional Ca2+/calmodulin dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) as a central signal contributing to myocardial dysfunction and arrhythmias.


Dr. Mark E. Anderson, MD, PhD

The event is organized by the Libin Education Council. Morning sessions will be trainee-driven and feature short talks and poster presentations. The afternoon talks include a series of lectures by Libin members in heart electrophysiology. Come out and learn from your fellow basic and clinical research scientists, trainees and leaders.

“We have essentially taken the day back to its grassroots, to look at what the day is really about—our Institute members coming together, talking about the great work that we all do and having a collegial day with some good academic talks,” says Don Welsh, chair of the Libin Education Council and Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Calgary.

Call for Abstracts-Poster Presentations

Trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical trainees, and undergraduate students) can submit a maximum of two first author abstracts as part of the poster presentations.

Posters will be on display in the HRIC atrium and judged based on trainee category. Prizes will be awarded at $200 per category; three awards are available for graduate or undergraduate students, one for clinical trainees and one award for postdoctoral fellows. Winners will be announced at 3:30 pm on March 28.

Trainees are also invited to participate in a Rapid Fire Talk session where they give a three-minute presentation of their poster to Libin Research Day attendees.  All trainees who conduct research in cardiovascular or vascular research are welcome to participate, regardless of Institute affiliation.

Fill out this Libin Research Day Abstract Form and email it to ioliveir@ucalgary.ca Specify “Libin Research Day Abstract Submission” in the subject line.  Abstracts must be 250 words or less. Poster dimensions: 4’ wide by 6’ long. Abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2013.


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