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Virtual: 2021 Vancouver Gairdner National Symposium

October 25, 2021


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The Vancouver Gairdner High School & National Symposium is held each fall to give students, teachers, and the academic community the opportunity to hear from two Gairdner award-winning scientists and learn about the BC Children’s Hospital’s research facilities.

Virtual UBC Gairdner Symposium

Monday, October 25, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm-3:35 pm PST

Join via Zoom: Open and click on ‘Join a Meeting’

Enter Meeting ID: 91128 854418 and Passcode: 854418

Hosted by Dr. Michael Hayden, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia

Event Schedule

2:00 p.m. Welcome by Dr. Hayden & Dr. Verchere

2:05 p.m. Introduction of Dr. Daniel J. Drucker by Dr. Verchere

2:08 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Drucker – “Translating Enteroendocrine Hormones into Therapies for Metabolic Disease”

2:38 p.m. Question period for Dr. Drucker, moderated by Dr. Verchere

2:48 p.m. Introduction of Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou by Dr. Hayden

2:50 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Barrangou – “TBC”

3:20 p.m. Question period for Dr. Barrangou, moderated by Dr. Hayden

3:30 p.m. Closing remarks by Dr. Hayden & Verchere

Student Registration

All Grade 10-12 students are eligible to participate in the Gairdner High School event. Registration is required


October 25
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm




Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics