HQP Capacity-Building Events

AllerGen Trainee Symposium  | AllerGen Poster Competition.

AllerGen Trainee Symposium

Past symposia: 2015 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

11th AllerGen Trainee Symposium:

May 3-5, 2017, in the Waterfront Hotel, Burlington, ON

Registration is limited. Applications will be reviewed through a competitive process.

For equal consideration, an application and resume/CV must be uploaded online no later than Friday, February 10, 2017. Late applications will be considered only if space permits.

Application form

This annual symposium provides a unique, value-added professional development opportunity for HQP to complement their academic and scientific training. The event aims to foster networking and collaboration among trainees and young professionals with a shared interest in allergy and asthma research and/or clinical practice.

Symposia topics are varied designed to enhance professional development and soft skills including: communications, critical thinking, problem solving, public speaking, time management, career planning, mentoring, interviewing, knowledge translation, media relations, ethics and grant writing.

Travel and accommodation costs of registered participants are covered by AllerGen. Registration is limited.


AllerGen Poster Competition

2017 Call for Poster Abstracts: see details below

Past Competitions: 2016-Oct2016-Jun20152014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

AllerGen’s annual Trainee Poster Competition places the Network’s student research “front and centre,” offering trainees the opportunity to showcase their work and receive feedback from leading clinicians and scientists. Since 2005, more than 350 trainee posters have been presented and adjudicated.

“The Trainee Poster Competition was a unique experience where I had the opportunity to present my research findings to both clinical and basic science researchers. I received very useful advice that I can take back and apply to my research.”

Amrit Singh, PhD (c), Experimental Medicine
The University of British Columbia


L to R: Laura Feldman, Elizabeth Simms, Cynthia Kanagaratham and Emma Griffiths at the 2016 Competition


L to R: UBC’s Yolanda Yang, Dr. Scott Tebbutt, Dr. Amrit Singh and Young Woong Kim at the 2016 Competition


Laura Feldman faces off with the KT poster judges at the 2016 Competition

Jasemine Yang at the 2015 Competition

Jasemine Yang at the 2014 Competition

Next competition: to be held in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) (October 11-15, 2017, Toronto, ON)

Deadline for submission of abstracts: TBA

For other events of potential interest to HQP see the AllerGen Events Calendar

For more information please contact:

Michelle Harkness
Manager, Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Training Program and Events
AllerGen NCE Inc.
(905) 525-9140 x 26633