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Join us at Mini Med School 2019 as we explore pediatric cancer research. Learn how BC Children’s Hospital clinicians and researchers are improving treatments, pursing cures and creating a better tomorrow for kids with cancer. Presented by Dr. Rod Rassekh, Mini Med School Dean.

Upcoming Schedule

Mini Med School is held at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (938 West 28th Ave, Vancouver).  Admission is free but space is limited.  

The Mini Med School course curriculum has been designed for students in grades 10-12, participants are expected to attend all 6 sessions. 

  • Wednesday, October 16 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Presented by Dr. James Lim & Dr. David Dix
    Topics - History of Cancer & What is Cancer
  • Wednesday, October 23 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Presented by Dr. Jacob Rozmus & Dr. Amanda Li
    Topics: Bone Marrow Transplants & CAR T-Cell Therapy
  • Wednesday, October 30 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Presented by Dr. Rebecca Deyell & Dr. Paul D'Alessandro
    Topics: Tumor Genomics & Leukemia
  • Wednesday, November 6 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Presented by Dr. Colin Ross & Dr. Gregor Reid
    Topics: Pharmacogenomics & Leukemia Research
  • Wednesday, November 13 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Presented by Dr. Kristin Marr & Dr. Rebecca Ronsely
    Topics: Late Effects of Treatment & Oncology Residency
  • Wednesday, November 20 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    Moderated by Dr. Caron Strahlendorf
    Topic: Panel Discussion - The Healthcare Team

Interested in Participating? 

High school students interested in attending must be nominated by a teacher to attend. Students cannot register themselves.

A limited number of seats are also reserved for the public and those affiliated with the research community at BC Children's Hospital. 

Outside the Lower Mainland? All sessions will be recorded and available for online viewing.

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Mini Med School 2018, presented by Mini Med School Dean Dr. Manish Sadarangani, explored the world of health promotion and disease prevention. Participants discovered how researchers are studying mechanisms of health and disease to help foster healthy life trajectories for children, from the prenatal period to adolescence.