Celebration of Research and Training in Oncology

June 21, 2022 to June 21, 2022

The inaugural Celebration of Research and Training in Oncology (CORTO), part of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Bicentennial programming, will showcase the research activities of students and trainees affiliated with the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology.

The event will include a keynote speaker as well as oral and poster presentations by students and trainees.

The Emperor has no clothes: The value crisis in cancer care

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Christopher Booth
Professor, Departments of Oncology and Medicine
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Preliminary Agenda

1:00 PM: Welcome
1:15 PM: Keynote Address
2:00 PM: Q&A Period
2:15 PM: Trainee research presentations
3:00 PM: Coffee break and poster exhibit
3:30 PM: Trainee research presentations
4:45 PM: Closing of afternoon event
5:00 PM: Cocktails and poster exhibit
6:00 PM: Graduation Ceremony
7:00 PM: Dinner



About the Bicentennial

For 200 years, McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has been at the centre of health care education, research and patient care in Montreal. McGill has a long tradition of leadership in cancer care and research, notably Samuel Freedman and Phil Gold’s discovery of the world’s first cancer biomarker, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in 1965, and Balfour Mount’s establishment of the discipline of palliative care in the 1970s. The Department of Oncology was founded in 1990 – the first such department in Canada – having been made possible by a generous donation from the Bronfman family (it was renamed the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology in 2016). It now comprises 22 divisions and programs and is actively involved in teaching and training of medical students, residents and fellows, as well as cancer research and patient care. Read more about history of the Department here and more about the Faculty’s history here.

Students, residents, fellows, staff, faculty and the public are welcome to attend.

Custom Location: 
Sofitel Hotel
1155 Sherbrooke Street W.
Montreal, QC