BHCRI Cancer Research Conference

  • BHCRI Cancer Research Conference

This event offers trainees the opportunity to present their cancer research via poster or platform presentations. Guest speakers include faculty from local universities as well as National experts. The conference is open to all researchers and students undertaking cancer-related research in Atlantic Canada.

The 2022 BHCRI/TFRI Cancer Research Conference was a hybrid event held on 7-8 November 2022 at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Please view the agenda and poster 

Thank you to all of the speakers, organizers, judges, volunteers, and attendees!
Congratulations to all cancer research trainees who presented their work via poster and platform presentations!

Special thanks to:

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Douglas Mahoney
Dr. Chrystal M. Paulos

Dr. Scott Grandy, Training Committee Chair

Dr. Jeanette Boudreau
Dr. Tobias Karakach
Dr. Marianne Stanford
Jodi Langley

Presentation Judges
Jaime Wertman, Vanessa DeClercq, Alison Wallace, Dharini Bharadwaj, Scott Grandy, Shashi Gujar, Brett Duguay, Michael Ha, David Hoskin, Melanie Coombs, Dev Pinto, Gilles Robichaud, Brendan Leung, Kerry Goralski, Carlie Charron, Victor Martinez, Kim Brewer, Marianne Stanford, Paola Marcato, Steve Lewis, Thalat Monajemi, Jean Marshall, Cindy Feng, Jayme Salsman

Organizing Committee
Dr. Melanie Coombs, Organizing Committee Chair
Dr. Scott Grandy, Training Committee Chair
Dr. Robin Urquhart, Research Committee Chair
Dr. Marianne Stanford
Jasmine Barra
Shanukie Embuldeniya
Elias Habib
Vishnu Kumar
Jodi Langley
Olaide Laoye
Daniel Medina-Luna
Phoebe Phonchareon

Conference Volunteers
Shanukie Embuldeniya, Conference Event Assistant
Akinola Alafiatayo
Sandhya Chipurupalli
Jae Ho Han
Naeimeh Jafari
Steph Kendall
Phoebe Phonchareon
Karla Valenzuela

Award Recipients
Platform Presenter: Daniel Medina-Luna, Dalhousie University

Morning Posters Presentations:
Elias Habib, Dalhousie University
Jorian Hapeman, University of New Brunswick
Jillian Vallis, Memorial University
Stephanie Kendall, Dalhousie University
Sabateeshan Mathavarajah, Dalhousie University
Rikki Clark, Acadia University

Afternoon Poster Presentations:
Jaganathan Venkatesh, Dalhousie University
Modeline Longjohn, Memorial University
Patric Page, Université de Moncton
Vlora Riberdy, Dalhousie University
Jasmine Barra, Dalhousie University
Maya MacLean, Dalhousie University
Karla Valenzuela, Dalhousie University

Thank you to the Sponsors: Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Terry Fox Research Institute, IMV

Thank you to the Lord Nelson Hotel and to Encore for providing audiovisual support

Thank you to everyone who attended. We hope you enjoyed the event!



Posters and programs from previous years are available for viewing:
2020 (virtual) Agenda
2018 program
2016  program
2014 program
2012 poster and program
2011 poster and program


For more information, please contact or phone 902-494-8970.