Patient-Centred Symposium: Celebrating 60 Years of Hematology in Ottawa

May 31, 2012: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at:

  1. University of Ottawa, Roger Guindon Hall (RGN), 451 Smyth Road – beside The Ottawa Hospital General Campus and
  2. The Ottawa Blood Disease Centre located in the Centre for Practice Changing Research, The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, 501 Smyth Road



About the Symposium

On May 31, 2012 The Ottawa Hospital’s and University of Ottawa’s Division of Hematology and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute will be holding a symposium celebrating “60 years of Hematology in Ottawa”. This symposium will be a celebration of the many milestones in Hematology in Ottawa dating from the arrival of the first Hematologist in Ottawa to the opening of the Ottawa Blood Disease Center.

The symposium includes a patient centered and patient focused half day on “Blood Disease” and also includes the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for our new “Ottawa Blood Disease Centre”.


Registration – Deadline is May 23, 2012

Space is limited so please register now to ensure you’re place at the symposium. To register, contact:

Cathy McSheffery

Symposium Coordinator

Tel.: 613-737-8899, ext. 73034


Please provide:

  • Full name
  • Telephone number
  • Name of breakout talk you wish to attend in Session 1
  • Name of breakout talk you wish to attend in Session 2
  • Please note, there is no cost to attend this event, however parking fees will cost approx. $13.


Thursday May 31, 2012

9:00-9:45, presentation entitled:

    • “State of the Canadian Health Care System”, presented by Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull at Roger Guindon Hall in Room 2005

 Breakout Session 1

9:45-10:15, presentations entitled:

    • “What Makes Blood Clot?” presented by Dr. Marc Rodger at Roger Guindon Hall in Room 2029
    • “Lymphoma: 2012 and Beyond” presented by Dr. Isabelle Bence-Bruckler at Roger Guindon Hall in Room 2005
    • “Genetics of Blood Diseases” presented by Dr. Alan Tinmouth at Ottawa Blood Disease Center L2247

 10:15-10:30 Break RGN Atrium

 Breakout Session 2

10:30-11:00 presentation entitled:

    • “How Do Blood Thinners Work?” presented by Dr. Marc Carrier at Roger Guindon Hall in Room 2029
    • “What’s New in Leukemia” presented by Dr. Mitchell Sabloff at Roger Guindon Hall in Room 2005
    • “Fatigue: The Anemia Connection” presented by Dr. Carol Gonsalves at Ottawa Blood Disease Center L2247

 11:00-11:30 presentation entitled:

    • “60 years of Hematology in Ottawa” presented by Dr. Lothar Huebsch at Roger Guindon Hall in Room 2005

11:30-12:00 Ottawa Blood Disease Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and unveiling of the History Wall at Ottawa Blood Disease Center Main Lobby


Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull, MD, FRCPC

Chief of Staff, The Ottawa Hospital

Past President of the Canadian Medical Association

Former President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Dr. Marc Rodger, MD, FRCPC, MSc (Epidemiology)

Chief, Division of Hematology

Dr. Isabelle Bence-Bruckler, MD, FRCPC

Hematologist, Associate Professor of Medicine

Member, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Dr. Alan Tinmouth, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Head, General Hematology and Transfusion Medicine

Dr. Marc Carrier, MD, FRCPC, MSc (Epidemiology)

Program Director, Thrombosis Fellowship

Dr. Mitchell Sabloff, MD, FRCPC

Director, Leukemia Program

Dr. Carol Gonsalves, MD FRCPC

Clinical Investigator, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Dr. Lothar Huebsch, MD, FRCPC

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology

Dr. Harold L Atkins, MD BMedSc FRCPC

Clinician-Scientist, Blood and Marrow Transplant Programme



The Ottawa Blood Disease Centre would like to thank the following sponsors of this symposium:

Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors