Webinar: The Discovery Of Ignorance… And Some Things About The Pathobiology Of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Tue, 30 Jun 2020

Online Virtual Learning - Tuesday, June 30, 1200-1300 EDT


2020 William Boyd Lecturer
Dr. David Lebrun

It is our great privilege to announce the 2020 recipient of the William Boyd lectureship: Dr. David Lebrun.

The William Boyd Award is the most prestigious lectureship of our association and pays attribute to an outstanding Canadian pathologist. Dr. Boyd was at the forefront of research, a great educator, an effective and an excellent diagnostic pathologist and a man for great enduring human strength. These attributes inspire us through lectureships which recognize fellow pathologists who have and are continuing in these great traditions.  This Award was established in 1981 to honour the memory of Dr. William Boyd and recognizes the contribution to Laboratory Medicine of a senior member of the CAP-ACP. 


The Discovery Of Ignorance… And Some Things About The Pathobiology Of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Join us for a 60-minute webinars (45 minutes of content & 15 minutes for Q & A) in the safety of your office.

At the end of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • List two strategies for targeting oncogenic transcription factor function therapeutically in leukemia
  • List two intermolecular interactions in which oncogenic transcription factors participate
  • Describe at least one mechanism by which somatic mutations may activate potentially oncogenic transcription factors

Target audience: Pathologists, Residents, Medical Students, Pathologists' Assistants, Laboratory Scientists.

CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert (the integrating role), Collaborator, Scholar

Speaker: David Lebrun, MD, Principal Investigator, CBG Division, Queen's University

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Dr. David LeBrun obtained his M.D. from Queen's University in 1984. He completed residency in anatomical pathology at the University of Toronto in 1990 then moved to Stanford University where he underwent postdoctoral training in lymphoma diagnosis and, as a Research Fellow of the Medical Research Council Canada, in experimental research pertaining to molecular mechanisms of leukemogenesis. He has held a faculty appointment in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's University since 1994 and holds the rank of Professor. He conducts correlative and mechanistic research on lymphoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His research has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, the Cancer Research Society and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). Dr. LeBrun serves as the senior consultant in lymph node pathology for the Southeastern Ontario region and is Leader of the Ontario Molecular Pathology Research Network at OICR.

William Boyd became a Professor of Pathology in the Manitoba Medical College at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. He wrote several published pathology textbooks (read internationally) which earned him worldwide recognition. In 1937, he moved to the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario and, ultimately, in 1951 to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. Boyd continued to be an active lecturer on medical-pathological topics well into this 80s and spoke in many different countries. In 1968, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honor, "for his services as a pathologist and as a founding member of the National Cancer Institute". Boyd died of pneumonia at the age of 93 in Toronto. He was survived by his wife Enid; the couple had had no children.

Accreditation: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme. Live educational activities recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group.

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