Mar 4

Discrete Event Workshop

Using Discrete Choice Experiments in Health Economics: Theoretical & Practical Issues

Banff, Alberta, Canada

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Jan 31

Extreme Cryo Symposium 2015

January 30-31, 2015

University of Alberta, North Campus

The theme of this year's Extreme Cryo Symposium is:

"Cold to the Bone: Cryobiology and Orthopaedic Regeneration"

The Extreme Cryo Symposium was established to promote interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration among research groups interested in diverse aspects of biopreservation, an enabling technology for the clinical application of cells, tissues and organs in transplantation and regenerative medicine. Methods to preserve biological materials include the use of low temperatures, desiccation, vitrification, and hypothermic storage, and the applications of preserved biologics span the fields of agriculture, biochemistry, cell physiology, environmental sciences, food technology, medicine and space sciences. The symposium hopes to bring together students, technicians, researchers, clinicians and scientists who are involved in all aspects of cryopreservation (cells, tissues, organs), and in the tissue engineering, transplant and regeneration of bone and cartilage. There will be opportunity to present research at different stages (planned, on-going or finished) with an emphasis on time
for discussion.

There is no charge for attendees, but registration is required.*
Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract.**
*For registration please contact Luciana Da Silveira Cavalcante:
**For abstract submission inquiries please contact Ruqayyah Almizraq:
The Symposium is being organized by: Biopreservation students of the University of Alberta, the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, and faculty members at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary involved in cryobiology and regenerative medicine of articular cartilage and other orthopedic tissues.
The organizing committee contacts:
Leah Marquez-Curtis (
Sue Miller (


10:00 am10:00

The Wood Forum on JIA

Come and listen to experts speak about the latest advances in diagnosing and managing JIA. Lots of opportunity to speak directly to the experts!

University of Calgary, Health Sciences Centre, Libin Theatre

3330 Hospital Dr. NW, Calgary

10 a.m. to 12 noon

10:00 am10:00

Hip Hip Hooray Fun Walk

The Hip Hip Hooray Fun Walk celebrates surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists and the entire orthopedic team. 

Place: The Chateau Renoir Retirement Centre

9229  16th Street SW

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10:00 am10:00

Meet and Innovator

Meet scientist and specialists from the McCaig Institute and learn about how you can keep your bones and joints healthy and happy!

12:00 pm12:00

Expressions of Art (TELUS Spark)

A creative workshop designed for children to express what it fells like to live with juvenile inflammatory arthritis.  The art pieces will be displayed at the TELUS Spark Science Centre.

3:00 pm15:00

Sarah Manske, PhD Speaks at Osteoporosis Canada Event

The Calgary Winter Club is hosting their Annual Cheese & Wine Event, with our own Sarah Manske, PhD as the keynoste speaker. Tickets are $80 and all proceeds go to Osteoporosis Canada to educate Albertans of the importance of healthy bones!

Call 403-237-7022 or email