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Events 2014

Toronto NGS Symposium 2014 : Improving Genomics through Collaboration and Innovation

The next series of the Canada NGS Symposia will be taking place in Toronto on September 25th, 2014 at the Ben Sadowski Auditorium at Mt. Sinai Hospital. The symposium is open to anyone who is interested in pursuing or is already using Next Generation Sequencing in their research or diagnostic programs.

The Canada NGS Symposia is a grassroots initiative with an intent to improve genomics through collaboration and innovation. Because the advancements in genomics continue to happen at an alarming rate, staying up to speed with the science and technology is increasingly challenging. The Canada NGS Symposia series brings together genomic specialists from both academia and industry so they can share their experience and provide a more detailed look at NGS.

We had nearly 300 registrants for the Toronto NGS Symposium 2013 event and we expect to draw the same crowd this year, especially with the expanded line-up of speakers, including:

  • Mehrdad Hajibabaei (University of Guelph, Biodiversity Institute)
  • Trevor Pugh (University Health Network, Princess Margaret Hospital)
  • Samir Patel (Public Health Ontario)
  • Nicholas Provart (University of Toronto)
  • Jordan Lerner-Ellis (Mt. Sinai Hospital)
  • Ryan Austin (Agriculture Canada)
  • Kristiina Timmimies (The Hospital for Sick Children)

This is a full day event. Speakers from industry and academia will be making presentations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A poster session and social closes the day from 4-6 p.m. That Toronto NGS Symposium 2014 is brought to you and sponsored by the Clinical Genomics Center (Mt Sinai), D-MARK Biosciences, and IDT. Additional sponsors include Perkin Elmer (Silver), Enzymatics (Bronze), Roche (Bronze), Life Technologies (Bronze), Hamilton, KAPA, Illumina, and Rubicon Genomics.

Due to these gracious sponsors, there is no fee to attend, however registration is required. Please also note that registration last year exceeded the capacity of the auditorium, so we recommend that you register early.

To learn more about this event and register, please visit

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