Young Investigators’ Corner

The Young Investigators Committee is pleased to announce a number of new activities planned for IGES 2016, as well as the return of some crowd favourites. Events are not just for Young Investigators, so please join us!

New! Room Sharing

Interested in room sharing at IGES 2016? Complete this survey to indicate your roommate preference and the dates you’ll be attending the conference. A survey administrator will contact you with the names of other IGES 2016 attendees who are also interested in room sharing. Attendees will ultimately be responsible for finding a roommate and for coordinating the shared hotel reservation and expense.

IGES will not financially, legally, or otherwise be involved in the arrangement.

New! Childcare

Childcare can be arranged through Improv Care (416.249.2786 or If you need childcare, you are responsible for coordinating and paying Improv Care directly.

IGES will not financially, legally, or otherwise be involved in the arrangement.

New! SAS Young Investigator Led Mixer

All trainees, young investigators, and “young at heart” investigators are invited to the SAS-sponsored Young Investigator Led Mixer on October 26th! The venue is a nice 15 minute walk from the conference site, and can accommodate up to 100 participants. The evening, which starts at 7 pm, will be a great opportunity to mingle over food and drinks. Please sign up during registration for the IGES conference to reserve your spot…it’s free!

New! CIHR STAGE Poster Award Competition

CIHR STAGE, a Toronto-based research training program in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics, is delighted to offer three awards for the best poster presentations by a trainee. A team of Young Investigators and Scientific Program committee members will review posters presented by trainees at IGES, using these evaluation criteria:

  1. Visual presentation of information. Is the poster readily understandable? Is the information presented in a clear and compelling way?
  2. Scientific merit. Are the ideas presented in the poster relevant to IGES? Do these results have potential to impact the field in specific or general ways?
  3. Oral communication. The presenter would be evaluated for their knowledge of the material presented in the poster, as well as their ability to communicate those ideas to the committee.

The committee will vote to choose a winner. The winner of the award will be announced at the final business session of the meeting, and will be awarded a prize and certificate.

CIHR STAGE Best Poster Awards – Poster Presentation Tips

Young Investigator Luncheon

Take the opportunity to informally ask established IGES investigators for career advice during our annual young investigator luncheon. Don’t forget to sign-up when you register for IGES 2016!

Interested in mentoring? Email Liz Blue,, to sign up as an advisor.

Job Fair

Job and applicant seekers are invited to attend our annual event during the IGES meeting. The date/time/location will be included in the meeting program. Make sure to bring paper copies of your advertisements and CVs to share! Applicant seekers are invited to send digital versions of their job advertisements to Liz Blue, Liz will share these details on the Young Investigators’ Facebook page prior to the meeting.