Events list



18th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition

From 12 August to 17 August


This 18th edition of the symposium is co-organized by the National Research Council of Canada, McGill University, the University of Waterloo, and BIOTECanada.

The event brings together diverse research and applications of biotechnology under one roof. The symposium will provide a unique, international forum for the exchange of ideas and cross-pollination among peers.

The theme of the 2018 conference is Supporting a Healthy World.


Sunday August 12 to Friday August 17, 2018


Palais des Congrès de Montréal

1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal


To learn more about the Symposium or to register


GP-Write Canada meeting

From 13 August to 14 August



The Genome Project-write (GP-write) is an open, international research project led by a multi-disciplinary group of scientific leaders who will oversee a reduction in the costs of engineering and testing large genomes in cell lines by 1,000-fold within ten years.

Additionally, GP-write is developing new technologies and an ethical framework for genome-scale engineering, as well as transformative medical applications. The overarching goal of such an effort is to understand the blueprint of life provided by the Human Genome Project (HGP-read).


August 13 and 14, 2018


Palais des Congrès de Montréal
1001, Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal (Québec) H2Z 1H5


To learn more about the GP-write Canada meeting (more information to come)


International Congress on Personalized Health Care

From 23 September to 26 September

While placing the individual at the centre of its discussions, the second International Congress on Personalized Health Care will highlight the importance and necessity of concerted action, in accordance with the hopes of all stakeholders from the field. 


Its content and dynamic presentation format will make for an event that is truly unique. Focusing on the theme “15th Anniversary of the Completion of the Human Genome Project: Challenging Transition from OMICS Discoveries to Responsible Application” the International Congress will serve as a vast issue table where ideas and resources are shared.



Sunday, September 23 to Wednesday, September 26



Palais des congrès de Montréal

1001, Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

Montréal (Québec) H2Z 1H5


To view the program of the event, click here.

To learn more about the event, click here. 


The 5th Canadian Conference on Epigenetics

From 30 September to 3 October


This symposium, organized by the Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium Network, is intended to bring together a critical mass of epigenetics researchers, along with key international leaders in the field, to engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue on recent advancements in the field of epigenomics with a focus on the impact of epigenetic mechanisms in human disease.


Sunday, September 30, 2018 - Wednesday, October 3, 2018


Estérel Resort

39, Fridolin-Simard blvd
Estérel (Québec) J0T 1E0


To learn more about the The 5th Canadian Conference on Epigenetics or to register, click here.