Research Day 2016

Oral Cancer: The Journey From Early Detection to Survivorship

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Alma Mater Society Student Nest, Great Hall

Oral cancer affects more than 300,000 people worldwide annually. In BC, approximately 600 people were expected be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2015, increasing to more than 850 by 2028—a 42 percent increase. While the oral cavity is easy to access, determining which oral lesions require further investigation can be challenging.

Research Day 2016 will highlight the work of local researchers from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry and the BC Cancer Agency in discovering new techniques to prevent, detect, triage and treat oral cancer to improve long-term outcomes for patients with oral cancer or precancer.

The Faculty of Dentistry is honoured that this year’s keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Miriam Rosin, director of the BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program and senior scientist from the BC Cancer Agency. As principal investigator on the Oral Cancer Prediction Longitudinal Study, which has been following patients with oral cancer or precancer since 1999, Dr. Rosin’s work focuses on the development of new strategies for oral cancer prevention and control.

When is UBC Dentistry Research Day in 2016?
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
From 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where is it?
In the Alma Mater Society Student Nest, Great Hall, at the UBC Point Grey campus (view the map)

Who is Invited?
The entire faculty. This includes all dental, dental hygiene and graduate students, post-graduates, staff including post-doctoral fellows, research associates and visitors, as well as full-time and part-time faculty.

Is there a theme?
Yes. theme is "Oral Cancer: The Journey From Early Detection to Survivorship"

What is the schedule for the day?
Schedule of Events (PDF)

What if I get hungry?
There will be breakfast, a coffee break and lunch—FREE!

May I submit a research poster?
Yes, a poster may be submitted.
Abstracts are due in the fall of 2015

What about my classes that day?
There are no classes that day, but attendance is mandatory for students.

More questions?
Please contact Edward Putnins at

UBC Dentistry Thanks the Following Research Day Sponsors:

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor
Sinclair Dental