Program Schedule

Tuesday October 8 2013

Canad Inn Health Sciences Centre; Ambassador A (2ndFloor)

8:15 - 9:00am Event registration.  Coffee/tea and refreshments will be served.

9:00 - 9:50am Welcome, Opening remarks and Keynote Speech

9:50 - 10:50am Session 1 (2 talks)

10:50 - 11:10am Coffee Break

11:10 - 12:10pm Session 2 (2 talks)

12:10 - 1:10pm Buffet Lunch at Aaltos Restaurant 

1:10 - 2:40pm Session 3 (3 talks)

2:40 - 3:00pm Coffee Break

3:00 - 4:00pm Session 4 (2 talks)

4:00 - 4:10pm Closing Remarks



Dr. Christine Zhang

Manager, Flow Cytometry Core Facility,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba


Dr. Keith Fowke

Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology

Co-director, Flow Cytometry Core Facility, Faculty of Medicine

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB


Dr. Kevin Coombs

Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology

Assistant Dean of Research, Faculty of Medicine,

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

9:10am - 9:50am KEYNOTE LECTURE

The Agony & the Ecstasy of Optimizing Multi-color Flow Cytometry:  The Core Facility's Role

Dr. Cindy Guidos

Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto; 

Senior scientist, the Hospital of Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto, ON

Scientific director; Flow Cytometry Core Facility, the Hospital of Sick Children Research Institute

9:50am - 10:50am SESSION 1

Using Flow Cytometry for Functional Assays in Research

Dr. Sandrine Lafarge & Samantha Pauls

Senior research trainees, Department of Immunology, University of Manitoba

Flow Cytometry in Clinical Settings

Dr. Debora Sekiguchi

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Manitoba 

10:50am - 11:10am COFFEE BREAK

11:10am - 12:10pm SESSION 2

Assessing The Function of Invariant NKT Cells during Chronic HIV Infection

Jennifer Juno

Senior Research Trainee, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba

Discovery of Novel Biomarkers for Pediatric Brain Tumor Subpopulations Using High-Throughput Flow Cytometry Screening Platforms

Dr. Tamra Werbowetski-Ogilvie

Assistant Professor, Regenerative Medicine Program, University of Manitoba 

12:10pm - 1:10pm BUFFET LUNCH

1:10pm - 2:40pm SESSION 3

Flow Cytometry Use in Quality Assessment Programs for Immunological Measures Relevant to HIV/AIDS

Dr. Adrienne Meyers

Research Scientist, National Laboaratory of HIV Immunology, Public Health Agency of Canada

Adjunct Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba 

Multicolour Flow Cytometry: Principles of Panel Design

Aaron Hirschfeld

Technical Applications Specialist, BD, Vancouver, BC

FlowJo Ninja Skills: Advanced Features in Version 10

Dr. Mike Stadnisky

Vice President, FlowJo TreeStar, Ashland, OR, USA

2:40pm - 3:00pm COFFEE BREAK

3:00pm - 4:00pm SESSION 4

Intracellular and Phospho-Epitope Analysis by Flow Cytometry

Dr. Salima Janmohamed

Flow Cytometry Applications Scientist, Beckman Coulter, Vancouver, BC

RNA by Flow Cytometry:  The Power of Branched DNA

Matthew Cato

Field Application Scientist, Affymetrix eBioscience, San Diego, CA, USA

4:00am - 4:10pm CLOSING REMARKS

Industry Vendor Lineup

we encourage you to stop by the exhibitor booths from our vendors outside of the conference room to learn more about the latest advance and the newest products in flow cytometry.

BD Biosciences; Beckman Coulter;  TreeStar (FlowJo);  Affymetrix eBiosciences

BioLegend;  StemCell Technology;  Cedarlane; Life Technologies