London Health Research Day 2021 - VIRTUAL


Discover London's health research community by joining learners and researchers virtually at the 2021 London Health Research Day scheduled for May 11.

London Health Research Day is an opportunity to learn about research happening in labs and clinics across the city while engaging in scientific discussion. 

LHRD 2021 is going virtual, offering a wide range of workshops, a keynote lecture, and several days dedicated to research presentations. 


Register now for an opportunity to review research presentations or to take part in the workshops or keynote lecture. Due to a limited attendance capacity, pre-registration is required. Don’t miss your opportunity to take part in LHRD 2021!

Please note: If you are a poster presenter, you will receive an email from Janelle Pritchard with instruction on your pre-registration. Please follow directions as outlined in her communication for registration and to sign up for the sessions taking place on May 11.

Registration deadline is May 5, 2021. 

Event Day Agenda 

View the full event schedule here

Morning Workshops

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. – Workshop options:

Science to Business Network Presents (S2BN): Insights into Industry- Exploring Careers for Graduate Students
Hosted by S2BN London, this workshop features a panel of esteemed industry professionals who will discuss their unique career journeys, the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their positions, and steps graduate students can take to enter these industries and succeed. This 90-min session will consist of a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Bruce Seet, Director of Medical Affairs at Sanofi Pasteur and President of S2BN. The panel discussion will be followed by an opportunity to network and interact with the panelists.

Reforming Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Academic and Professional Health Settings: Fundamentals, Gaps and Accountability
In this 90-minute interactive workshop, learn directly from advisors, experts, and trainees on how to adopt equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in academic and health research health settings.

The Lucille & Norton Wolf Health Research Lecture Series – featuring Andrew Au

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Andrew Au is a modern business leader who helps global blue-chip brands respond to the new culture and nature of work. During his keynote lecture, Andrew will share how digital transformation is providing new opportunities for innovation across the health care and health research sectors and how is it revolutionizing the ways we interact with each other, our teams, patients, and the broader community.

Afternoon Workshops

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. - Workshop options:

Knowledge Mobilization via The Conversation Canada
The Conversation Canada is a daily independent online publication, delivering analysis and explanatory journalism from the academic and research community directly to the public. Deputy Editor Hannah Hoag and Editor-in-Chief Scott White will explain the mission of The Conversation Canada, offer some background on how it helps academics with knowledge mobilization and give some tips on how to pitch a really great story idea. This is an interactive workshop where participants are encouraged to bring story ideas to discuss.

Interview Skills/Strategies for Academic and Non-academic Positions
This workshop consists of two concurrent sessions focused on interview skills/strategies needed for academic and non-academic job positions. During the workshop, a panel of speakers who have vast proficiency in the recruitment process will share their experiences with attendees.

Academic Program for Learners 

Abstract submissions:

LHRD) showcases the incredible work done by learners — graduate students, trainees, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars. Abstract submission is now closed.
Go to the LHRD website for more information for participants

The Lucille & Norton Wolf London Health Research Day Trainee Publication Awards:

Thanks to the personal generosity of Lucille and Norton Wolf, we are pleased to issue a call for The Lucille & Norton Wolf London Health Research Day Trainee Publication Awards.
Learn more about the eligibility criteria and how to apply

London Health Research Day is presented in partnership by Lawson Health Research Institute and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.