Default header image

2023 ICCI Virtual Cancer Research Symposium

Sponsor banner showing Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund and OVC Pet Trust who support the Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation and Arthur Willis Visiting Professorship Fund providing funding for the 15th Annual ICCI Cancer Research Symposium

Welcome to the 2023 ICCI Virtual Cancer Research Symposium! We are pleased to host a wide variety of speakers from academic and government institutions, and are delighted to have you all join us. The full program for the day can be found here including abstracts for our speakers and poster presenters. Click on the menu tab for Posters or click here to view the poster presentations, as well as contact information if you have any further questions for the presenters.

Image of xray of tumour in bone, cancer cells under a microscope, and a technician giving a dog chemotherapy
Image of xray of tumour in dog bone, cancer cells under a microscope and a technician giving a dog chemotherapy.
Don’t miss out! Join us tomorrow!

The 2023 Virtual ICCI Cancer Research Symposium will be starting at 9 a.m. and be live until 4:30 p.m.

We are very excited to have Dr. Amy LeBlanc of the National Institute of Health as this year’s keynote speaker. She will be presenting on Comparative Oncology Efforts in Canine Osteosarcoma: A Translational Patient Model for Humans.

In addition to the Keynote Address, this free virtual event includes invited and short talks, and poster sessions highlighting local and regional cancer research. We are delighted to also welcome Dr. Robert Kerbel from Sunnybrook Research Institute presenting on the future of anti-angiogenic therapy, The Ups and Downs and Ups of Drugs Developed as Angiogenesis Inhibitors for Cancer Treatment. Dr. Paul Spagnuolo and Dr. Valerie Poirier, both of the University of Guelph, will also be joining us as guest speakers.

We are looking forward to showcasing a wide variety of work in our short talks and poster page (posters can be found here), and hope you’ll take some time to visit these presentations and ask any questions you may have.

Please note that this year’s symposium will be held using the Zoom platform. This will be a single link for the entire day. All speakers and guests will need to have a Zoom account in order to join the meeting. If you do not already have a Zoom account, please use this link to create your free Zoom account. Registration can be submitted here.

If you have missed registering, but would still like to join us, please use this Zoom link to register and attend the live presentation.

Please email Deirdre Stuart at with any questions.