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CCTC 2015

21st Canadian Connective Tissue Conference 2015

Québec City | Université Laval | 28-30 May 2015

The 21st Annual Scientific Conference of the CCTS (known also as CCTC 2015) is held in Quebec city between 28-30th of May 2015. It  consists in two days of oral and poster presentations. A majority of the oral presentations are selected from the submitted abstracts to promote young scientists.

Oral and poster sessions in the following research areas will be presented:
• Stem Cells in Tissue Regeneration and Tissue Engineering
• Biomechanics, Mechanobiology, and Biomaterials
• Connective Tissue remodeling
• Connective Tissue in Disease – Clinical and Fundamental Aspects
• The Extracellular Matrix in Connective Tissues
• Genetics of Connective Tissue
• Bone, Cartilage and Tooth development
• Cellular Interactions between Connective and other Tissues

Invited Speakers:

Sylvie Ricard-Blum, Lyon, France “Endostatin, a multifunctional matricryptin at the crossroads of several interaction networks“
Robert Gauvin (Quebec city, QC) « Functional tissue engineering: Optimization of the ECM architecture through microfabrication and bioreactor technologies »
Chris Overall (Vancouver, BC) « New Biological Roles for MMPs Revealed by Proteomics of the ECM in vivo »
Guillaume Grenier (Sherbrooke, QC) ” Microenvironment influence on skeletal muscle progenitor cells ”
Darius Bagli (Toronto, ON) ” Urinary bladder smooth muscle-matrix interactions: molecular and epigenetic insights”

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Abstract Submission 2015

[warning]bstract submission is now closed for CCTC 201[/warning] The Travel Awards are supported by a generous donation from the Arthritis Society and 2014 CCTC committee. The purpose of these Travel Awards is to recognize and reward the top trainees in the field of connective tissue research by facilitating their attendance at the CCTS Annual Meeting. The winners …

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Accomodation 2015

Hébergement hôtelier du Service des résidences de l’Université Laval – The housing alternative offering the best value for your money in Quebec City! Located just 15 minutes from downtown Quebec City on the Université Laval campus, l’hébergement hôtelier du Service des residences offers accommodation in a stimulating environment close to many tourist attractions. Practical, economical, …

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Chairs and Organizing Committee 2015

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Contact 2015

CCTC 2015 Checks and correspondence should be send to the following correct NAME and address Véronique J. Moulin /CCTC2015 LOEX, Aile-R Division of Regenerative Medicine CHU de Québec Research center 1401, 18e rue G1J 1Z4 Québec (QC) CANADA Ph: 418-649-0252 ext: 1715        Fax: 418-990-8251 Skin Research Group Symposium 2015 May 28, 2015- 1:00 to 5: …

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Invitation 2015

You are cordially invited to participate in the 21st Canadian Connective Tissue Conference, being held May 28-30, 2015, at Université Laval in Québec, QC. In parallel to the CCTC, the Skin Research Group invites you to its 2nd annual meeting just prior to CCTC on May 31st, 2015. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the …

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Program 2015

The abstract booklet will not be available during the meeting. To view or download the booklet Click HERE to Download the CCTC 2015 Program as PDF (3 MB) (or right click to “Save As”) Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 am Optional visit of the LOEX Research Center – registration needed, transport is …

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Registration 2015

On behalf of the local organizing committee, we would like to inform you that the Canadian Connective Tissue Conference 2015 will be open for registration starting December 18, 2014. Registration to visit LOEX center or participate to the Skin Research Group satellite meeting are free but participants have to register.. Please note that the attendance …

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Skin Research Group Symposium 2015

Skin Research Group Symposium 2015 May 31, 2015- 8:30 am-1:00 pm Théatre de poche, Desjardins Building, Université Laval Registration is mandatory through the CCTC web site ( The Skin Research Group (SRG) represents a multidisciplinary group of new and established investigators from basic and clinical research disciplines, which are focused on skin repair, regeneration …

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Sponsors 2015

The Travel Awards have been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Arthritis Society and the organizers of CCTC 2014  

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Visit LOEX Center 2015

In 1985 the first research group dedicated to the reconstruction of human tissues by cell culture was established in Québec in the Hôpital Saint Sacrement. One year later this unique initiative allowed the first autologous transplantation of reconstructed epidermis for the treatment of extensively burned patients in Canada. This success was the result of a …

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