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Contact Info:
Stephen W. Scherer
The Centre for Applied Genomics
The Hospital for Sick Children
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
686 Bay Street, Room 13.9800
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 0A4, Canada
(416) 813-7613 (office)
(416) 813-8319 (fax)

Dianne Ragell,
Dr. Scherer's Assistant
Phone: (416) 813-7654 x301574
Fax: (416) 813-8319

Special Public Seminars

Speaker World Affairs Conference. Counter-presentation and debate with Maureen McTeer on The New Genetics. Upper Canada College, Toronto, ON. Feb. 15, 2000
Speaker and Course Faculty Genetics and the Law for US-Supreme Court Judges. Einstein Institute for Science, Health and the Courts. Chapel Hill, NC, USA Sept. 17, 2000
Speaker Human Genome and Ontario Hospitals- Now and the Future (on behalf of Dr. Allan Bernstein). Genetic Applications Workshop. Ontario Health Association Convention and Exhibition. Convention Center, Toronto, ON. Nov. 6, 2000
Keynote Speaker Human Genome Project and Society Institute for Research on Public Policy Board Meeting. Montreal, QC.(guest of Hugh Segal) Feb. 22, 2001
Convocation Address A Common Humanity. Address to the graduating class of the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON. June 9, 2001
Speaker Annotation of Human Chromosome 7 for Genetic Disease Research. The J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium (Awardees J. Craig Venter and Eric Lander). The John P. Robarts Research Institute, Univ. of Western Ontario. London, ON. Nov. 7, 2001
Team Canada Member Accompanied Prime Minister Jean Chretien to the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin for strategic partnership signing in Berlin. Public presentation on human chromosome 7 research delivered Feb. 19, 2002
Plenary Opening Speaker Functional and Medical Annotation of the Human Genome Sequence. Human Genome Meeting 2003. Cancun, Mexico April 27, 2003
Plenary Speaker Human Genome Project and Society. Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors Annual Meeting; Including panel discussion with Jeffrey Simpson of the Globe and Mail and Curt Harnett, Olympian medalist. Ottawa, ON. May 26, 2003
Invited Speaker Leaders of Tomorrow. The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE). Discussions with parliamentarians, cabinet ministers, grant council leaders, press. Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON. Oct. 7, 2003
Speaker Human Chromosome 7q31, Dynamic Programming, and Leaving Kansas. Scientific Symposium in Recognition of Prof. Lap-Chee Tsui. Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON. Jan. 19, 2004
Plenary Speaker How to Combine Genomics and Clinical Investigation in Pediatrics? Trends in Pediatrics, from clinical research to patient care. Jerring Symposium. Karolinska Nobel Forum, Stockholm, Sweden May 12, 2004
Steacie Prize Award Address Genomic Studies of Human Chromosome 7 and Application to Disease Research. Steacie Institute, National Research Council. Ottawa, ON. June 11, 2004
Chair and Speaker
(Co-Chair Dr. Ron Worton)
Medical Genetics and Genome Medicine Bridging the 20th and 21st Century, as part of the Genetics Society of Canada Annual Meeting. A special session honoring Dr. Margaret Thompson. Toronto, ON. June 18, 2004
Plenary Speaker Chromosomal Basis of Disease. Inaugural Symposium of the Genome Research Centre, Hong Kong March 9, 2004
Plenary Speaker Chromosomal Genomics and Disease Studies. President's Symposium. American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON. Oct. 29, 2004
Special Presentation to Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex (Princess Sophie) Autism Spectrum Disorder: the Canadian Experience, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ON. June 8, 2005
Invited Speaker Discovery of large-scale copy number polymorphism and chromosomal inversions as common variants in the human genome. Howard Hughes International Scholar Meeting. Medina, Mexico June 23, 2005
Invited Speaker Large scale copy number variation, Federal Drug Administration Rounds, Bethesda, MA, USA. Nov. 2, 2006
Plenary Speaker Discovery of Structural Variation in the Human Genome: New Insight for Disease Study. JC Venter Institute, Bethesda, MA, USA. Nov. 28, 2006
Presenting Researcher How do our Genes Make us Healthy and Sick? The Next Big Question National Event Tour. Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Capital Theatre and Hart House. Toronto ON. Nov. 13 and 14, 2007
Keynote Speaker Expression of phenotype in a diploid genome. American Cytogenetics Conference. Monterey, CA. USA April 11, 2008
Invited Keynote Speaker Contemplating copy number variation effects. Complex Trait Consortium 2008, Montreal, QC. June 3, 2008
Organizer and Host The 10th Human Genome Variation Meeging. HGV2008. Toronto, ON. October 15 - 17, 2008
Keynote Speaker Copy Number Variations Associated with Neuropsychiatric Conditions. Comprehending Copy Number Variation, San Diego, CA. USA March 16, 2009
Keynote Speaker The Era of Genomics: What you are, Who you are. University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON. September 26, 2009
Invited Speaker Structural Variation of Chromosomes in Autism Spectrum Disorder, PAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC. April 30 - May 1, 2010
Organizer and Host Translational Symposium on Genetic Risk Factors for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Translating Discoveries into Diagnostics, Toronto, ON. September 1 - 2, 2010