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 Master/PhD diploma by trainees across Canada. The course can also be audited or taken as a Special Degree student (contact Anna Cocco at TPRM for more details on this; contact details below).

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 open NOW! As spaces are limited and the enrollment process can take some time, we encourage you to start your enrollment immediately by contacting Anna Cocco via email at anna.cocco@uhn.ca or telephone (416) 340-4800 extension 6315 at the TPRM, to confirm space availability and obtain course details and requirements. 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 12, 2019.

The course covers these areas:

  • Transplant and Organ Failure (disease and pathophysiology)
  • Stem Cells and Biomaterials
  • Innovative Technologies and Clinical Trials
  • Regulatory and Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine
  • Ethics and Society

The course involves more than 30 Canadian faculty and 2 keynote speakers and includes the 13th Annual Regenerative Medicine Symposium in Toronto April 22-23, 2020, where participants will have the chance to present their research project, and network with colleagues.

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

The Stem Cell Network (SCN) is offering a limited number of travel awards, covering travel and 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.

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 22-23, 2020.


  • This is a rolling call for applications; there is no application deadline. Applications will be assessed for merit as they are received at the SCN office; once all travel awards have been made, the competition will close. Therefore, interested trainees are encouraged to apply for the travel award as soon as possible.
  • The SCN travel award will cover travel to and from Toronto, three nights hotel accommodation (April 21, April 22, and April 23, 2020) 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’s Travel & Reimbursement Policy (policy will be provided to successful applicants).
  • Two trainees of the same gender may be asked 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 trainee / HQP (highly qualified personnel, i.e. graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, research assistant or research associate) 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 rcadwalader@stemcellnetwork.ca as soon as possible.
  2. SCN management will review applications, and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in due course.

Reporting and Communication Requirements:

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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