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The IgNITE Medical Case Competition is an annual research case competition organized by students at the University of Ottawa. Our mission is to provide high school and university students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience while networking with industry professionals. Each year the competition asks students, in teams of 1-4, to develop and present a novel research proposal within the specified theme of the competition. This year’s theme was Regenerative Medicine and competitors learned about Immunofluorescence, Western Blot, and CRISPR-Cas9.
On February 27th, the top 40 teams will present the culmination of their work at our international virtual conference. Additionally, we have invited several esteemed keynote speakers including, Dr. Duncan Steward, Dr. Dave Williams, Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis, and Ph.D. candidate David Cook to speak on their career paths, research, and keys to success in medicine and research.
As an IgNITE delegate, you will have the unique opportunity to network with our panel of industry leading judges, like-minded individuals from across North America, and directors of industry leading organizations and academic institutions. You will learn how to get involved in research right from the get-go and this conference will look amazing on your CV!
Join the growing IgNITE community of over 6000 individuals across the world and take one step closer to achieving your personal and professional goals.
This schedule and associated events are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.
February 27th, 2021
10 AM (EST) - Welcome Ceremony
An opening introduction from our co-presidents will kick off the conference!
10:15 (EST) - Research Competition Session #1
During this session our top 40 teams, from across North America, will be presenting their research proposals formulated within regenrative medicine. There will be live Q&A options available and hoghly encouraged! There will be a set of judges circulating through the teams' presentations to evaluate their work. Come out to support our teams and build key connections with leaders at your academic Institution.
11:55 - 1:10 PM (EST) - Mid Day Social
Join us for several interactive networking sessions. Our online platform was developed so you can live chat or video chat with anyone on the platform! Connect with hundreds of like minded students and dozens of profesisonals and industry leaders! Moreover, you are able to excahnge key contact details by a click of a button for later discussion!
1:15 PM (EST) - Research Competition Session #2
Join us for our final session of the IgNITE Medical Case Competition! During this sessin our top 5 teams will present their proposals live to a panel of expert judges! We highly encourage and welcome an engaging audience! Come out to see the top student researchers from across North America compete for this years winning title! You dont want to miss out on the best competition of the year!
11:50 PM (EST) - Keynote #1: Implementation of Regeerative Medicine with Dr. Duncan Stewart (MD, FRCPC)
2:35 PM (EST) - Keynote #3: Research in Regeneration and Gene Therapy with Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis
Join our third keynote speaker, Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis, to learn more about current research within regenerative medicine!
12:40 PM (EST) - Keynote #2: Defying Limits; Lessons From the Edge of the Universe with Dr. Dave Williams
Join our second keynote speaker, Dr. Dave Williams, to learn more about his interesting career path as a physcian, and astronaut!
3:05 PM (EST) - Keynote #4: Failure, grit, and crafting your system for success with Dr. David Cook (PhD)
3:40 PM (EST) - Closing Ceremony & Prize Announcements
Join us for the announcement of our Top 3 teams! Our top 3 teams will be awarded monetary prizes along side a research publication in OSURJ!
4:05 PM (EST) - Afternoon Social
Join us for an interactive networking session. Our online platform was developed so you can live chat or video chat with anyone on the platform! Connect with hundreds of like minded students and dozens of profesisonals and industry leaders! Moreover, you are able to excahnge key contact details by a click of a button for later discussion!
We look forward to connecting with you!