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All disciplines within the scientific community are welcome to participate.

The Scientific Platforms Meeting (SPM) is being organized by the Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms (CNSP).
For more information about the CNSP please see the webpage
The SPM is a satellite meeting of the Canadian Microscopy and Cytometry Symposium so registration will be through the CMCS webpage. Simply choose the "Scientific Platform Meeting (SPM) Only" registration type option.

$200: Scientific Platforms Meeting (SPM) – La Plaza (include coffee breaks and lunch)
$150: SPM Networking Dinner – McGill Faculty Club

Register Online »
(using the Canadian Microscopy & Cytometry Symposium form)


8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome and Overview of the Day
9:15 The Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms (CNSP)
Claire M. Brown, Associate Professor, McGill University, CNSP President
9:45 Networking with EuroBioImaging Global Bioimaging Project
Federica Paina, Project Manager, Euro-BioImaging & Global-BioImaging, EMBL Heidelberg
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Building a Sustainable Portfolio of Core Facilities
Philip E. Hockberger, Northwestern University
Executive Director of Research Facilities, Assistant Vice President for Research
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 Panel Discussion: How to Fund & Sustain Scientific Platforms?
Philip E. Hockberger, Northwestern University
   Assistant Vice President for Research
   Executive Director of Research Facilities
François Jean, University of British Columbia
   Associate Professor, Dept. Microbiology & Immunology, Former Scientific Director, Facility for
   Infectious Disease and Epidemic Research (FINDER), CNSP Western Canada Representative
Sharyn Szick, Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
   Senior Programs Officer
Brent Myron, Memorial University
   Manager of Operations – CREAIT Network, CNSP Eastern Canada Representative
14:30 Coffee Break
15:00 Professional Development, Best Practices, Marketing & Sustainability in Core Facilities
Philip E. Hockberger, Northwestern University
16:00 Scientific Platform Web-resources and Databases
AFRED, PRIMA Quebec, CFI Navigator, ABRF Core Marketplace

Patty King, Program Manager, Atlantic Facilities & Research Equipment Database (AFRED)
Loïck-Alexandre Gautier, Conseiller en technologie et innovation, Pôle de recherche et
   d'innovation en matériaux avancés au Québec (PRIMA Québec)
Sharyn Szick, Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), CFI Navigator
Philip E. Hockberger, Northwestern University, ABRF Core Marketplace
17:00 What Can the CNSP Do for the Scientific Community?
18:00 Networking Dinner
McGill University, Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E5