OMPRN Pathology Matters Meeting

OMPRN Pathology Matters Meeting

When and Where

Date: Monday, October 7, 2019 - Monday, October 7, 2019 (1 day)
Price: Free - registration now closed Location: 1867 St Laurent Boulevard
Canada Science and Technology Museum Ottawa, ON, K1G 5A3 View map »

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Pathology Matters Meeting Team
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Registration for the 2019 OMPRN Pathology Matters meeting is currently CLOSED.

Abstract submission has CLOSED - thank you to all authors who have submittted an abstract!
Abstract submission deadline extended to September 24, 2019.

OMPRN holds an annual Pathology Matters Meeting. The overarching meeting goal is to inform and encourage collaboration among pathologists in the province through presentation, interactive case-based exercises, and a networking reception. You may register for the Meeting by following this link: Pathology Matters Meeting registration form.

Pathology Matters Meeting announcement

About Pathology Matters
The Pathology Matters Meeting is the annual meeting of the Ontario Molecular Pathology Research Network. Pathology Matters brings together practicing pathologists/clinical laboratory scientists and trainees in Ontario who are, or wish to become, engaged in high-quality translational cancer research in the province. This year's meeting will take place at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, and will feature presentations from leaders in cancer pathology research, interactive educational workshops in molecular pathology, a poster session with awards, and a networking reception in the museum's Locomotive Hall.

Invited speakers
Speakers at this year's meeting include Director of Cancer Research at The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Rebecca Auer, MD and Dr. Michael Goggins, MD, Director of The Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

*Registration for this event is free: Travel and accommodation costs will be supported by OMPRN for up to 100 Ontario-based attendees. After that, attendance will be self-funded and dependent on room capacity. For this reason Ontario-based pathologists, pathology trainees, and MD/PhD clinical laboratory scientists with a Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) fellowship or equivalent with Ontario hospital responsibilities will be prioritized. If you're unsure please contact the Pathology Matters Meeting Team.

Attendees traveling from outside of Ottawa and the surrounding commuter areas to attend to the Pathology Matters Meeting will be provided with overnight accommodations at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel in Ottawa by OMPRN. Please indicate on your registration form whether you require accommodations; all requests will be reviewed and reservations will be booked by OMPRN on your behalf. Once the booking reference number has been received from the hotel, you will receive this confirmation reservation reference number by email. Residents of Ottawa and the surrounding commuter areas do not qualify for complimentary hotel accommodation without prior approval from a member of the meeting executive committee. Please note that the cost of the hotel room will be covered by the program however all incidental charges are the responsibility of the attendee. A major credit card will be required upon check-in.

Attendees traveling to/from Ottawa, please review the OICR travel and reimbursement policy prior to arranging your travel. OICR will reimburse expenses for the most economical air and train fares available. As per the policy, the cost of upgraded seats will not be reimbursed. When driving is the most economical means of travel, mileage will be reimbursed at a rate of $0.50 per km.

Expense Claim and Reimbursement Policy
Travel costs for registered attendees will be reimbursed by OMPRN in accordance with Ontario Institute for Cancer Research’s travel policy. Please review the OICR travel policy prior to arranging travel: Extract from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Travel Policy [PDF]. Expense claim forms and reimbursement instructions will be provided shortly after the meeting concludes.

Please click here to view the meeting agenda [PDF].

Abstract submission
The abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 24, 2019.
Abstract submission has CLOSED. Eligibility and additional abstract submission details are shown below. To submit your abstract, please visit our abstract submission webpage by clicking here.

Eligibility: Abstracts should be submitted by a pathology resident or CCMG trainee at an Ontario university. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows engaged in cancer pathology research under a pathologists’ supervision at an Ontario university are welcomed and encouraged to submit an abstract. All presenting authors must register for the Pathology Matters Meeting. We ask that authors submit only one abstract in which they are the presenting author. You may download the abstract template by clicking here.

Formatting: The title should be written in sentence case (i.e. capitalize first letter of the sentence, proper nouns, acronyms, but nothing else).

Body of abstract should include:

  • Sufficient information demonstrating relevance to cancer pathology
  • Sufficient description of methodology or case
  • Sufficient objective evidence/observations in the results section to support conclusions
  • Statement of conclusions

Additional abstract considerations: Writing must be clear, concise, and grammatically correct. The abstract should be single-spaced and cannot exceed 250 words. A maximum of 2 tables and/or figures may be embedded into the Word file; please deduct 50 words from the maximum word count for each included table or figure. Figures should be no larger than 3.5 inches wide by 4.0 inches high, legible at these dimensions, and cropped to eliminate extra white space. Tables must fit and be legible within a 3.5-inch column. All abbreviations should be defined when first used. If used, references should be given in parentheses without authors or title by provided Index-Medicus-listed Journal abbreviations without punctuation followed by year, volume number and inclusive page numbers. (Example: CJP 2012;35:151-169). Indicate with a disclosure statement at the end of the abstract whether these data have been presented previously, noting the venue and presentation date.

Submit your abstract by visiting our abstract submission webpage.

If you have any questions about the 2019 Pathology Matters Meeting, please contact the Pathology Matters Meeting Team.


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