50th Anniversary Symposium

August 5-6, 2011

Allard Family Lecture Theatre
Katz Group, Centre for Pharmacy and Health Research

Message From The Organizing Committee

The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Alberta celebrated its 50th Anniversary on August 5th and 6th, 2011. The symposium highlighted novel directions in pharmacological research and target discovery, and showcased current research in our Department in the areas of neuroscience and neuropharmacology, islet signalling and the pharmacotherapy of diabetes, as well as cardiovascular pharmacology.

The opening ceremony of the Symposium, on August 5th featured four distinguished speakers.

Dr. Michael Hayden (University of British Columbia), eminent scientist in the fields of genetics and pharmacogenomics, and recipient of the 2011 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, will give the Symposium Keynote Lecture.

Drs. Ed Daniel (Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta), Terry Kenakin (University of North Carolina) and Chris Triggle (Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar), will return to University of Alberta for the occasion. They participated in a Symposium entitled "Pharmacology – the next twenty-five years", in 1986. Now, they will be able to tell about their activities in the intervening 25 years and to make predictions about the next 25 years!

We invite all current and former members of the Department of Pharmacology as well as interested scientists outside of the Department to submit abstracts for the poster sessions and to display their work.

Please browse through the various sections of the 50th Anniversary Symposium website, but also feel free to contact any member of the organizing committee for any further information that you may require.

The Organizing Committee

Distinguished Speakers

  • Dr. Edwin E. Daniel, PhD
  • Dr. Michael Hayden, MB ChB PhD FRCP(C) FRSC OBM CM
  • Dr. Terrence P. Kenakin, PhD
  • Dr. Chris Triggle, PhD