Networking Reception 2019

On behalf of LSCDS, we welcome all graduate students to our 15th annual networking reception. Throughout the last decade, a growing number of graduate students have taken various roles beyond academia and have become an integral component of the 21st century. To bridge the gap between graduate students and the professional community in Toronto, the reception aims to provide an avenue, unlike any other, for students to develop valuable network with leading life-science professionals.

Event Information

Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 6:00- 9:00 pm
Location: Chestnut Conference Centre (89 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 2J1)

6:00 – 6:30 pm   Registration/Open-Networking Session
6:30 – 6:35 pm   Opening Remarks
6:35 – 6:55 pm   Round-Table Session A
6:55 – 7:15 pm   Round-Table Session B
7:15 – 7:45 pm   Open Networking Session #1
7:45 – 8:05 pm   Round-Table Session C
8:05 – 8:25 pm   Round Table Session D
8:25 – 8:30 pm   Closing Remarks
8:30 – 9:00 pm   Open Networking Session #2

Light refreshments will be provided.

Note: Registration opens on February 14 at 9:00am and will be available until February 27 at 11:59pm.

The Networking Reception 2019 event is free of charge to students and trainees at U of T. Please log in to access free tickets. Returning LSCDS members, please remember to open a new account with us, as your old user name and password will no longer work.

There is a $25 fee for students not affiliated with U of T or the teaching hospitals. For current U of T trainees, please note that you may be required to verify your current status by logging into the LSCDS website under My Account.

If you are unable to register, a first-come first-serve wait-list will be available at the event in the case that some registered individuals do not attend.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, if a scheduled guest cannot make it, we will do our best to accommodate you into another group that has availability

Registration is Open

Guest Information

Note: Click on the guest name to learn more about a particular guest

Guest Position Company
Karen Quinto Director of Extractions Weed Me Inc.
Max London Research Scientist Phenomic AI
John Samis Research Scientist Therapure Biopharma
Dharmesh Dingar Scientist, Bioanalysis Apotex
Parco Chan Health Access & Outcomes Consultant IQVIA
Oksana Kaidanovich-Beilin Evidence Generation Manager Takeda
Robert Law Biosciences Account Manager Thermo Fisher
Stephane Paquette Manager, Business Development & Commercialization Appili Therapeutics
Amy Liu Pharmaceutical Sales GSK
Pavel Goldvasser Oncology Therapeutics Specialist Boehringer-Ingelheim
Andrew Levy Senior Program Consultant Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Abhi Pushparaj VP, Clinical and Regulatory Ironstone Product Development
Zainab Motala Clinical Research Associate Trillium Health Partners
Dennis Wagner Medical Advisor AstraZeneca
Candy Tse Medical Affairs Associate GSK
Emily Chung Science and Technology Journalist CBCnews
Kristel Bermejo Medical Writer Integrated medhealth communications
Wilfred de Vega Business Development Specialist MiTACS
Matthew Johnson Vice-President, Business Development Bloom Burton & Co
Kirk Nylen Director, Knowledge Translation and Outreach Ontario Brain Institute
Pauline Pan Data Analyst Office of Assessment and Evaluation, MD Program, U of T
Dafna Greitzer-Antes Owner DAntes Design – Scientific Graphic Illustration
Mathieu Jacob Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate Janssen (J&J)
Stephen MacKinnon VP Research & Development Cyclica
Maurice Shen Head of Academic Relations BenchSci
Kaitlin Soye Litigation Lawyer Lenczner Slaght
Yuen Shek Law Student Family Law Project