HQP Capacity-Building Events

AllerGen Trainee Symposium  | AllerGen Poster Competition.

AllerGen Trainee Symposium

Past symposia:

2018 | 20172015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

The 12th and Final AllerGen Trainee Symposium took place

May 2-4, 2018, in the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, MB

Program | Event report

From 2006 through to 2018, this annual symposium provided a unique, value-added professional development opportunity for HQP to complement their academic and scientific training. The events fostered networking and collaboration among trainees and young professionals with a shared interest in allergy and asthma research and/or clinical practice.


AllerGen Poster Competition

2019 Call for Late-Breaking Poster Abstracts: see details below

Past Competitions:

20172016-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.


Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018

The 2019 AllerGen Poster Competition will take place during the 2019 AllerGen Research Conference to be held at the Marriott Downtown Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel in Toronto, ON, January 27-30, 2019.

The Poster Competition is open to AllerGen-funded trainees and members of the AllerGen Students and New Professionals Network (ASNPN) who are interested in presenting research findings related to AllerGen’s mission and mandate. Abstracts that present results with potential for clinical application, or for knowledge mobilization aimed at patient education, policy innovation and/or commercial application of research results, are strongly encouraged.

This competition includes both a Research Category and a Knowledge Translation (KT) Category.

The KT Category will feature posters that present research findings in a manner that is understandable and captivating to a non-scientific audience and the use of information visualizations such as infographics is encouraged. For support in conceptualizing your KT poster, see: Creating a Knowledge Translation (KT) PosterWhat a KT poster IS, what it is NOT, and TIPS for creating one


“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

For more information, please contact:

Leah Graystone
Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) and Events Coordinator
AllerGen NCE Inc.
(905) 525-9140 x 26633