Presenter: Dr. Ed Conway
Ed Conway was born and educated in Toronto, receiving degrees in Electrical Engineering and Medicine at the University of Toronto. He completed his clinical and research fellowships in Hematology-Oncology at Harvard University and at MIT and returned to Toronto as a physician-scientist and hematologist, establishing a successful research group in vascular biology, funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
In 1995, Ed was recruited to the University of Leuven and the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) in Belgium, where he joined the faculty of the Vesalius Research Center. In addition to leading a research group focused on delineating mechanisms underlying vascular diseases, he coordinated collaborations with industry, and organized graduate educational programs.
Ed was repatriated back to Canada in 2009 as the Director of UBC’s Centre for Blood Research in Vancouver, where his goal is to catalyze translational research between basic and clinical scientists and to promote the development of education and training programs for the next generation of medical scientist health professionals. His research is designed to characterize the interplay between the vascular endothelium, coagulation and complement using a range of technologies, from bench to bedside. He is supported by grants from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the CIHR, NSERC, CFI and the CRC program.