Clin Invest Med 2017 10 19;40(5):E211-E217. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
CITAC/ACCFC Executive Committee; MD/PhD Program, McGill University.
The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Society of Clinician Investigators (CSCI) and Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada/Association des Cliniciens-Chercheurs en Formation du Canada (CITAC/ACCFC) was a national conference held in Toronto November 21-23, 2016, in conjunction with The University of Toronto Clinician Investigator Program Research Day. The theme for this year's meeting was "Mapping Your Career as a Clinician-Scientist"; emphasizing essential skills for developing a fruitful career as clinician-scientist. The meeting featured an opening presentation by Dr. Alan Underhill, Dr. Nicola Jones and Alexandra Kuzyk. The keynote speakers were Dr. Nada Jabado (McGill University), who discussed the association between cancer and histones, Dr. Norman Rosenblum (University of Toronto), who addressed the career path and the "calling" of the Clinician Scientist, Dr. Martin Schmeing (McGill University), who was the 2016 Joe Doupe Award recipient, and Dr. Linda Rabeneck (Cancer Care Ontario and University of Toronto), who received the Friends of CIHR lectureship. The workshops, focusing on career development for clinician scientists, were hosted by Drs. Alan Underhill, Nicola Jones, Lynn Raymond, Michael Schlossmacher and Norman Rosenblum, as well as University of Toronto communication specialists, Caitlin Johannesson and Suzanne Gold. In addition, the Young Investigators' Forum included presentations from clinician investigator trainees from across the country. The research topics were diverse and comprehensive: from basic sciences to clinical practice; from epidemiology to medical engineering. All scientific abstracts are summarized in this review. Over 70 abstracts were showcased at this year's meeting during two poster sessions, with six outstanding abstracts selected for oral presentations during the President's Forum.