Graduate Course in Regenerative Medicine

The Training Program in Regenerative Medicine (TPRM) is pleased to offer a multi-disciplinary regenerative medicine graduate course to all trainees working in a Canadian lab on a research project in the field of stem cells or regenerative medicine research.

IMPORTANT: The course can be taken for credits towards a Masters/PhD diploma by trainees across Canada.

The scope of this multi-disciplinary course is unique in Canada, featuring lectures from prominent researchers from across Canada on topics ranging from transplantation and organ failure, stem cells and regenerative medicine, business of regenerative medicine, and regenerative medicine ethics and society.

Enrollment is FULL! If you are interested in adding your name to the waiting list, contact Anna Cocco via email at anna.cocco@uhn.caor telephone (416) 340-4800 extension 6315 at the TPRM.  When contacting Anna please provide: your name, level and year of study, your supervisor’s name, your university and department with which you are registered for your graduate studies.

Note that total course enrollment for credit is limited to 40 trainees across Canada and that there is no additional fee even if the University of Toronto is not your home institution.

The course is hosted by the University of Toronto (MSC7000Y) and is delivered in class and through live/archived web-cast for those located outside of Toronto over 30 weeks starting on September 14, 2017.

The course covers these areas:

  • Organ Failure and Transplantation
  • Stem Cells and Biomaterials
  • Innovative Technologies and Clinical Trials
  • Regulatory and Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine
  • Ethics and Society

Download the course schedule here MSC7000Y Course Schedule 2017-2018

The course involves more than 30 Canadian faculties and 4 keynote speakers and includes the 11th Annual Regenerative Medicine Symposium in Toronto April 25-26, 2018, for a chance to present your research project, and network with colleagues. Keynote lectures at the Symposium will be presented by Dr. Juan Carlos Belmonte and Dr. Gordon Keller.

The Stem Cell Network is offering up to 10 travel awards, covering travel/accommodation costs to attend the two-day Annual Regenerative Medicine Symposium, to eligible trainees who are registered to attend the Graduate Course in Regenerative Medicine. This award is open to all eligible trainees not based at a Toronto lab, see below for further details and to apply.

Participating in this course will give you the chance to connect with some of the best stem cell and regenerative medicine researchers in Canada.

SCN Travel Award application deadline: Rolling call, no deadline, 10 travel awards are available.

Details of the SCN Travel Award

The SCN travel award provides financial assistance for eligible trainees to attend the two-day Annual Regenerative Medicine Symposium, scheduled for April 25-26, 2018.


  • There is no application deadline. Applications will be assessed for merit as they are received at the SCN office; once 10 travel awards have been made, the competition will close.
  • The SCN travel award will cover travel to and from Toronto, three nights hotel accommodation (April 24, April 25, and April 26, 2018) at our designated hotel, plus meal expenses incurred (note: there is no reimbursement for meals that are provided at the Symposium).
  • Reimbursement will be processed following the Symposium and in accordance with SCN Travel & Reimbursement Policy (policy will be provided to the selected applicants).
  • Two trainees of the same gender may be required to share a guestroom.

Eligibility for the SCN Travel Award:

  1. Applicants must be registered for the Graduate Course in Regenerative Medicine.
  2. Applicants must be a highly qualified personnel (i.e. graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants or research associates) working in a Canadian lab.
  3. Applicants must be working on a research project in the field of stem cells and must clearly demonstrate that they have an interest in and need to acquire knowledge in the areas covered by the Symposium.
  4. Trainees / HQP based at a Toronto lab are not eligible to apply.

Application procedure: 

  1. Complete the application form and return it, along with any additional documents required, by email to info@stemcellnetwork.caas soon as possible.
  2. The SCN Director of Science will review applications, and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in due course.

Reporting and communications requirement

By accepting a SCN travel award, the recipient agrees to provide a report describing the value of the training and networking opportunities made available through the award. This information will be used at SCN’s discretion on its website, newsletters and for the purpose of reporting to its funding agency.


For further information on course content, please e-mail anna.cocco@uhn.ca
For further information on applying for a SCN travel award, please contact Rebecca Cadwalader at rcadwalader@stemcellnetwork.ca

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