SOCRA Cardiovascular Research Day

2nd Annual Conference

York University

Friday, October 18, 2019

VENUE: Life Science Building Lobby and Room 103, York University

Registration Fee: $10 charge (paid at registration desk in cash). RSVP required.

Light refreshments and coffee included.

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2019.

Event Program

Registration 8:30 am – 9:15 am
Welcoming 9:15 am – 9:30 am
Session: Vascular biology and hypertension 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Poster session and coffee break 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Session: Heart biology 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch and Poster Session 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Session: Pulmonary and respiratory 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Coffee break 3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Talk and panel discussion on career paths 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Speaker List

List of distinguished invited speakers:

Dr. JoAnne Arcand, Assistant Professor and New Investigator Heart and Stroke Foundation, Faculty of Health, Ontario Tech University

Dr. Amy Botta, York Science Fellow, Department of Biology, York University

Dr. Mark Ormiston, Assistant Professor and CRC Tier 2 in Regenerative Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University

Dr. Mathew Platt, Founder and President, Science to Business Network, Guelph

Dr. Glen Pyle, Professor, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Dr. Bojana Stefanovic, Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Dr. Keith Brunt, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University

Directions to Event Venue

By Car:
Coming from south or west of Toronto, drive north on Highway 400 to Steeles Ave West, then head east on Steeles Ave West to Northwest Gate.
Coming from north of Toronto, south on Highway 400 to Highway 7 and then drive east to Jane St. Drive south along Jane St to Steeles Ave West, then east along Steeles Ave West to Northwest Gate.
Coming from east side of Toronto, drive west along Steeles Ave West to Northwest Gate.

The closest visitor parking lots to the Life Sciences Building (building #90 on the map) are Northwest Gate lot (#64), Thompson Road lot (#79) and Arboretum Lane Parking Garage (#80).

By Subway:  Take subway to either the York University Station (#100) or Pioneer Village Station (#101). Pioneer Village Station is slightly closer. Walk to the Life Science Building (building #90 on the map).

York University Print Map

Registration and Abstract Submission

Click HERE to download the registration/abstract submission form. Completion of this form is required if you intend to attend the conference and/or present a poster.



We kindly ask that the dimensions of your poster DO NOT exceed 4 feet in width and 3 feet in height, in order to fit on the poster boards at the event.


We invite abstracts for poster presentations (from undergraduates, Master's and PhD students, as well as Post-Doctoral Fellows). Posters presented within the last 12 months at any scientific meeting are acceptable, or posters that are to be presented at upcoming meetings. There is no word count limit for these abstracts, however, they are typically in the 300-400 word count range. Please do not include any figures with your abstract.