Earl W. Davie Symposium

The 16th Annual Earl W. Davie Symposium will take place on Tuesday November 22nd, 2022.

 

REGISTER NOW FOR THE EARL W. DAVIE SYMPOSIUM 2022!

Date: Tuesday November 22, 2022 | All Day
Location: UBC Robson Square & Zoom | Hybrid Event *
Event registration deadline: Tuesday November 15, 2022, at 11:59PM PT
Abstract submission deadline for poster and oral presentations (details below): Wednesday October 5th, 2022, at 11:59PM PT


PRESENT A POSTER OR ORAL TALK AT THE SYMPOSIUM!

Open to undergraduate students, graduate trainees, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and research associates

If you have questions about the external travel award or symposium trainee activities, contact the CBR’s Education Program Manager, Dr. Parvin Bolourani (parvin@mail.ubc.ca). 

 

PRESENT AT THE SYMPOSIUM

Submit your abstract (max. 250 words) for a chance to present at the Symposium, through a poster presentation (in-person only) or oral talk (in-person or virtual).

To submit your abstract: Complete the Earl W. Davie Abstract Submission form, linked through the event registration.
Abstract submission deadline: Wed Oct. 5, 2022, at 11:59PM PT

APPLY FOR AN EXTERNAL TRAVEL AWARD

The CBR will support external travel and accommodation expenses for a few trainees to attend and present at the symposium. This is a great opportunity for external trainees to share their research, network with other scientists, and attend a fantastic day of scientific talks!

Open to undergraduate, MSc and PhD students; Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates; MDs-in-training; and para-medical personnel.

Download the application form here: 2022 Earl W. Davie Symposium Travel Awards (PDF).

Deadline to apply: Wednesday October 5, 2022 at 11:59PM PT (email completed application to Dr. Parvin Bolourani: parvin@mail.ubc.ca)

View more information below about the poster presentations at the Earl W. Davie Symposium 2022. 

  • Poster dimensions:
    • 3 ft x 4 ft (36 inches x 48 inches); portrait orientation recommended
    • Since attendees will be viewing posters on their computer screens, we recommend that posters be readable without zoom when displayed at full-screen width.
    • An example poster template can be found here (adapted from UBC Research Poster Template): Poster sample template
  • You will be provided a link  where you can upload your files. Please upload a copy of your poster online by Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm PT. Note the following file details:
    • You should upload both a PDF and PPT version of your poster.
    • File name should be in the format “Firstname_Lastname_2022 EWD poster”.
  • (Note: The uploaded posters will be shared online in advance of the Symposium. If you are making any poster revisions after the upload deadline, then please notify Dr. Parvin Bolourani by emailing parvin@mail.ubc.ca. You will be instructed to upload again and present the most updated version of your poster during the poster session at the Symposium.)

Each poster will be evaluated by at least 2 judges based on the following criteria: 

Overall appearance  The poster is legible and not cluttered with text; any visuals used are effective. 
Organization & flow  The components of the poster are organized in a logical flow. 
Clarity of content  Sufficient background information is provided and the research being communicated is easy to understand. 
Quality of poster presentation  The presenter explained the poster clearly, demonstrated content knowledge and was able to answer questions. 

Prizes will be awarded to the best posters at the end of the event. 

Tips to creating a compelling research poster: 

  • Tell a story and present the ideas in a logical manner. Structure your presentation to target a broad audience.
  • When designing the poster, consider how its layout can help facilitate this storytelling and organize the ideas.
  • Cut down on text and keep the content concise. To facilitate reading, consider using visuals or bulleted lists in lieu of long paragraphs.
  • Let your poster “breathe”. Don’t be afraid of negative or white space. Too much text will decrease the readers’ attention. Use the white space to draw the readers’ attention to the most important messages.
  • Make sure text and visuals are readable without zoom when displayed at full-screen width.
  • Be selective with the use of colour. Colour can liven up the poster, but too much colour can be distracting for the reader.

Other online resources: 


About the Earl W. Davie Symposium

Earl Davie photoThis annual 1-day symposium, in honour of Dr. Earl W. Davie, features presentations by leading experts in vascular biology, hemostasis-thrombosis, and cardiovascular and neurologic disease.

Dr. Earl Davie's research had elucidated many areas of coagulation and led to effective treatments for patients with a range of bleeding disorders. He and his colleagues devised the revolutionary Waterfall Sequence for Blood Clotting. Dr. Davie applied cutting edge technologies to identify and characterize the coagulation proteins in detail throughout the 1960s and '70s, and subsequently isolated, sequenced, and expressed the genes for these clotting factors. For his many critical achievements, Dr. Davie had been widely acclaimed and has received numerous international awards. He was a member of the US National Academy of Science and was a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Read more about Earl Davie and his legacy.

 

The CBR would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of 2021 Earl W. Davie Symposium.


Past Symposia

2021 Program

View presentations and more from the symposium:

November 2, 2021 | Hybrid Event: UBC Robson Square & Webcast

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Susan Kahn, McGill University, “Prevention and management of postthrombotic syndrome: A scientific update”
  • Dr. Robert Brodsky, John Hopkins University, “Complement dysregulation and SARS CoV-2”

Naiman Vickars Professorship Speaker:

  • Dr. Victor Blanchette, University of Toronto, “From Royal genes to cure of persons with hemophilia: A dream almost fulfilled”

Best Poster Award Winners:

  • In-Person Poster Winner: Tetiana Povshedna, MSc Student from the Côté lab at UBC, "Dolutegravir-containing HIV combination antiretroviral therapy induces reversible alterations to mitochondrial morphology in vitro"
  • Virtual Poster Winner: Ashley Clarke, MSc Student from the University of Calgary, "Prolonged Hypercoagulability Occurs Following Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures, as Defined by Serial Thrombelastography"

2020 Program

You can view the video recordings from the symposium here:

November 17, 2020 | Zoom

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Mary Cushman, MD, University of Vermont, “Understanding racial disparities in stroke”
  • Dr. Thomas Ortel, MD, PhD, Duke University, “Antithrombotic therapy in COVID-19”

Best Poster Award Winners:

  • 1st place: Jean Christophe Bélanger, PhD Candidate in Marie Lordkipanidzé's lab at the University of Montréal, "The Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor mitigates the association between platelet dysfunction and cognitive impairment in coronary artery disease"
  • Runner-Up: Nancy Yang, MSc student in the Côté lab at UBC, "A Proposal: How Much Is Too Much? The Burden Of Chronic/Latent Viral Infections on Aging"
  • Runner-Up: Andy An, PhD Candidate in the Hancock lab at UBC, "The role of S100A9 on macrophage cellular reprogramming in the context of sepsis"

2019 Program

November 13, 2019 | UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

Below you can view the photo highlights and videos from the presentations:

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Nancy Berliner, MD, Harvard Medical School, “Everything you need to know about hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis"
  • Dr. Robert Montgomery, MD, Versiti – Blood Center of Wisconsin, “Cellular relationships ofVWF with FVIII – what we know and don’t know”

Best Poster Award Winners:

  • 1st place: Neha Sharma, PhD student in Liaw lab at Thrombosis & Atherosclerosis Research Institute, "Exploring the effectiveness of DNA and Glycosaminoglycans as inhibitors of histones"
  • 2nd place: Marie-Soleil Smith, MSc student in Côté lab at UBC, "Investigating the relationship between HIV antiretrovirals and human embryonic stem cell differentiation"
  • 3rd place: Chanel La, PhD candidate in Kizhakkedathu lab at UBC, "Macromolecular polyphosphate inhibitors for treatment of thrombosis"

2018 Program 

November 15, 2018 |  SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

Below you can view the photo highlights and videos from the presentations:

Keynote Speakers:

  • John Griffin, MD, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute, “Activated protein C: Biased for translation and neuroprotection”
  • Maureane Hoffman, MD, PhD, Duke University, "Tissue specific hemostasis. The next frontier?”

Best Poster Award Winners:

  • 1st place: Stefanie Novakowski, PhD candidate in Kastrup lab, for her work on “Delivery of mRNA to platelets using lipid nanoparticles”
  • 2nd place: Tammy Truong, PhD candidate in Medical Sciences at McMaster University, “Identification of the histidine-rich glycoprotein domain responsible for its inhibition of factor XIIa”
  • 3rd place: Emel Islamzada, MSc student in Ma lab, “Deformability as a Biomarker for the Quality of Stored Red Blood Cells”

2017 Program

November 16, 2017 | Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Below you can view the photo highlights and videos from the presentations:

Earl W. Davie Symposium - Nov 16, 2017 - Part 1
Earl W. Davie Symposium - Nov 16, 2017 - Part 2
Earl W. Davie Symposium - Nov 16, 2017 - Part 3
Earl W. Davie Symposium - Nov 16, 2017 - Part 4
Photos

Keynote Speakers:

  • Katherine High, MD, President, CSO, Spark Therapeutic, “Gene therapy for genetic disease: can genes become medicines”
  • James Morrissey, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Polyphosphate in hemostasis and thromboses”

2016 Program

November 17, 2016 | Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver BC

Read the recap of the EWD Symposium 2016.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. John W. Weisel, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Dr. Nigel Key, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Chief of the Section of Classical Hematology, and the Director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

Best Poster Award Winners:

  • First Place: Bryan Lin, PhD candidate in Dr. Pryzdial's lab
  • Second Place: Frank Lee, MD/PhD student in Dr. Pryzdial's lab
  • Third Place: Vivienne Chan, PhD candidate in Dr. Kastrup's lab

Below you can view the videos from the symposium:

Earl W Davie Symposium - Segment 1

Earl W Davie Symposium - Segment 2

Earl W Davie Symposium - Segment 3

2015 Program    

November 19, 2015 | SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Read the recap of the EWD Symposium 2015 and an interview with the CBR Directors about the event.

Below you can view the photo highlights and videos from the presentations:

Morning Sessions Video

Afternoon Sessions Video

See photos from the event

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Dr. Ken Kaushansky, MD, Dean of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY | “Thrombopoiesis”
  • Dr. Björn Dahlbäck, MD, PhD, Lund University | "Novel Insights into the Role of Factor V as a Regulator of Blood Coagulation"

2014 Program    

November 13, 2014 | SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

For videos from the 2014 Earl W. Davie Symposium please click here!

Part I:
0:00:00 - 0:05:10 | Dr. Ed Conway, Opening Remarks|
0:05:11 - 0:47:40 | Dr. Uller Hedner "Perspectives on the clinical use of factor VIIa"
0:47:44 - 1:22:00 | Dr. David Gailani "Factor XI and Prekallikrein"
1:22:06 - 1:36:16 | Dr. Becky Woodruff "Targeting the contact pathway with RNA aptamers"
1:36:18 - 1:48:50 | Dr. Jerome Robert "Tissue engineering of the cerebrovasculature"
1:48:52 - 1:57:31 | Dr. Sandra Degen "Reflections on my thesis advisor, Earl W. Davie"

Part II:
0:00:00 - 0:35:10 | Jay Kizhakkedathu "Manipulating coagulation with polymers: Inhibitors for heparins and polyphosphates"
0:35:17 - 1:29:35 | Phil Majerus "Aspirin"
1:29:43 - 1:54:01 | 'Shotgun' Talks

Part III:
0:00:00 - 0:12:15 | Antoine Dufour “Macrophage MMP12: Pleiotropic roles in inflammation revealed by TAILS terminomics”
0:13:00 - 0:20:30 | Neil MacKenzie "Cathepsin mediated digestion of elastin in vascular calcification"
0:20:34 - 0:28:10 | Matthew Solomonson "Structural study of protein secretion system essential to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection"
0:28:12 - 0:33:52 | Diana Canals "Podocalyxin is a key regulator of breast cancer progression and metastasis"
0:33:52- 1:13:32 | Jay Degen "Hemostatic factors in inflammatory disease"
1:13:37 - 1:41:37 |Mel Krajden "EBOLA: Facts, fiction and fears"

Part IV:
0:00:00 - 0:42:50 | Denisa Wagner "Inflammation and thrombosis: Tangled up in NETs"
0:42:55 - 1:12:57 | Ed Pryzdial "Grand theft platelet: Dengue virus stories"

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Dr. Phil Majerus, MD, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis | "Aspirin"
  • Dr. Denisa Wagner, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School | "Inflammation and thrombosis: Tangled up in NETs"

2013 Program    

November 14, 2013 | SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

For videos from the 2013 Earl W. Davie Symposium please click here!

Part I:
0:00:00 – 0:06:00 | Dr. Ed Conway, Opening Remarks
0:06:02 – 0:58:00 | Dr. Edmond Fischer "The origin of reversible protein phosphorylation as a regulatory mechanism"
0:58:05 - 1:35:50  Dr. David Motto "Hemostasis and thrombosis, new questions raised from mouse models"
1:36:03  - 1:48:40 | Dana Kyluik-Price "Direct and indirect immunocamouflage of blood antigens"
1:49:00- 2:09:05 | Eric Ouellett "High-fidelity SELEXion: an improved platform for discovery of aptamer-based therapeutics"

Part II:
0:00:00 – 0:59:50 | Barry Coller "From the rivers of Babylon to the coronary bloodstream: The αIIbβ3 Story"
0:59:54 – 1:19:36 | Shot-gun talks

Part III:
0:01:20 – 0:19:33 | Jonathan Foley "Diverse properties of polyphosphates in the blood"
0:19:44 – 0:56:28 | Margaret Rand "Flipping and flopping and blocking platelet procoagulant phosphatidylserine"
0:56:30  – 1:33:38 | Sara Israels "Developmental hemostasis: Neonatal platelets acting their age"

Part IV:
0:01:20 – 0:24:10 | Christian Kastrup "Clotting the unclottable: halting severe hemorrhaging, and clotting without fibrinogen"
0:24:23 – 1:33:34 | Shaun Coughlin "Protease activated receptors – a 3-dimensional view"
1:33:36 – 1:41:15 |Closing remarks

Recap

November 14, 2013 marked the 7th Annual Earl W. Davie Symposium, hosted by the CBR and sponsored by Novo Nordisk. It was a memorable event, hosted in the historic old Bank of Montreal building in downtown Vancouver, with over 180 attendees, a range of entertaining and stimulating speakers, excellent posters, delicious food and fine wine.

Arguably, one of the major discoveries in medicine in the latter half of the 20th century was made by Dr. Earl Davie who, in 1964, proposed the waterfall sequence for blood clotting. Although our understanding of the biochemical events surrounding coagulation has evolved since then, the major concepts have been and continue to be the basis for currently used diagnostic tests and therapies, in coagulation and in other diseases. The impact of Dr. Davie’s work is indeed, immeasurable, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to honour him each year with this annual symposium that carries his name. Read More...

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Shaun Coughlin, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco | "Protease activated receptors – a 3-dimensional view"
  • Dr. Barry Coller, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Rockefeller University | "From the rivers of Babylon to the coronary bloodstream: The αIIbβ3 Story"

2012 Program  

November 13, 2012 | Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Recap

November 13, 2012 marked the 6th Annual Earl W. Davie Symposium, hosted by the CBR and sponsored by Novo Nordisk. It was a memorable event, with over 200 attendees, a range of entertaining and stimulating speakers, excellent posters, delicious food and fine wine.

Arguably, one of the major discoveries in medicine in the latter half of the 20th century was made by Dr. Earl Davie who, in 1964, proposed the waterfall sequence for blood clotting. Although our understanding of the biochemical events surrounding coagulation has evolved since then, the major concepts have been and continue to be the basis for currently used diagnostic tests and therapies, in coagulation and in other diseases. The impact of Dr. Davie’s work is indeed, immeasurable, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to honour him each year with this annual symposium that carries his name.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Charles T. Esmon, PhD, Howard Hughes Investigator and Member of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation | "Hype about histones in infections and inflammation
  • "Dr. David Ginsburg, MD, PhD, Howard Hughes Investigator, Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan | "Infectious diseases, coagulation and fibrinolysis"

2011 Program  

November 3, 2011 | Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St  Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Steve Olson | "Regulation of blood clotting by serpin family protein protease inhibitors and their cofactors"
  • Dr. Uri Seligsohn"The role of factor XI in hemostasis and thrombosis"

2010 Program   

November 4, 2010 | Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St  Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Ken Mann | "Blood Clotting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
  • Dr. Désiré Collen | Biopharmaceutical Drug Development between Academia and Industry