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 2019 IBBME Annual Research Conference

27 May 2019 | Toronto


Deliberating the Future of Biomedical Engineering

At the 2019 IBBME Annual Research Conference, 300+ students, 100+ Faculty and Industry Representatives from around the world will gather to discuss, debate and deliberate the future of Biomedical Engineering. The scientific diversity of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering will empower discussions, enable networking and foster new collaborations that will drive innovative biomedical research in Toronto and around the world.


Keynote Speakers

The 2019 IBBME Annual Research Conference will feature talks by three world-renowned scientists.

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Student Presentations

The IBBME Annual Research Conference showcases the cutting edge research of the more than 300 graduate students that are part of the institute.

Networking Sessions

One of the fundamental goals of IBBME Annual Research Conference is providing networking opportunities for students, faculty and industry.

Showcasing Excellence.

The IBBME Annual Research Conference serves to showcase the cutting edge research that is conducted day in and day out by our exceptional graduate students. IARC features more than 100 poster and podium presentations by students at various stages of their graduate training.


Invited Keynote Speakers

The 2019 IBBME Annual Research Conference will feature keynotes delivered by world renowned scientists, who’re pioneers in their respective fields.


Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Professor, Columbia University

9:00am - 10:00am

Kathleen Cullen

Professor, Johns Hopkins University

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Melissa Moore

Chief Scientific Officer, Moderna TX

4:00pm - 5:00pm


Forging Collaborations.

The 2019 IBBME Annual Research Conference will feature a dinner reception at the Royal Ontario Museum, where students, IBBME Faculty and Industry will convene to network and forge new collaborations to accelerate the future of biomedical engineering.

Conference Location

Isabel Bader Theatre

93 Charles St W,

Toronto, ON M5S 2C7


 IARC 2019 Sponsors

These are the amazing organizations that have made IARC 2019 possible.


Platinum Level Sponsor

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Medicine by Design harnesses the extraordinary expertise at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals to undertake transformative research in regenerative medicine and cell therapy, power Toronto’s bioscience sector and strengthen Canada as a global leader in the field. Read More >>


Bronze Level Sponsors