11th Meeting of the Canadian Oxidative Stress Consortium (COSC)

May 10 to 12, 2023

Welcome from the Chairs of the Montréal Local Organizing Committee for the 11th Meeting of the Canadian Oxidative Stress Consortium

Abstract submission and registration at conference website: https://event.fourwaves.com/cosc2023

Montreal Local Organising Committee:

COSC 2023 Co-Chairs:

Dr Diana Averill-Bates (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Dr Kostas Pantopoulos (Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University)

Montreal Local Organising Committee:

Dr Ann English (Concordia University), Dr Volker Blank (LDI, McGill University), Dr Charles Ramassamy (INRS-IAF), Dr Ryan Mailloux (McGill University)

On behalf of the Montréal Local Organising Committee (LOC), we would like to welcome you to our vibrant, Cosmopolitan city of Montreal for the 11th meeting of the Canadian Oxidative Stress Consortium (COSC). Our meeting will be held in the Block Amphitheatre B-106 at the Jewish General Hospital, a McGill University Teaching Hospital, from May 10 to 12, 2023.

Place Jacques Cartier.
Photographer Denis Tremblay www.vieux.montreal.qc.ca

The Canadian Oxidative Stress Consortium (COSC) aims at the advancement of research and education in oxidative stress in health and disease. The Montréal LOC and several members of the COSC Executive have put together an outstanding scientific program that brings together today’s leading Canadian researchers in the field of oxidative stress. The Meeting will include the following symposia:

  •  Aging and Mitochondrial Disease
  • Oxidative Stress in Cancer
  • Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Oxidative Stress in Health, Nutrition and Disease – Joint symposium with the Society for Free Radical Research Europe (SFREE)
  • Oxidative Stress and Antibiotic Resistance
  • Redox Control of Cell Signaling
  • Oxidative Stress Response Networks – Genomic and Proteomic Approaches
  • Oxidative Stress and Neurodegeneration – Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Oxidative Stress, Toxicology and the Environment
  • Oxidative Stress in Neurology

There will be presentations from international Plenary speakers who are at the top of the field. Confirmed speakers are:

Dr Helmut Sies will be a SFREE speaker. He is from the Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany, an is an expert in redox biology, oxidants, antioxidants and micronutrients. He established the concept of “oxidative stress” in 1985.

Dr Marcus Conrad is from Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institute of Developmental Genetics, Neuherberg, Germany. He is an expert in redox-regulated cell death signalling and his current focus is ferroptosis.

A major objective of the Canadian Oxidative Stress Consortium is to provide a quality environment and to expand training opportunities for the developing scientist. A major emphasis of the biannual meeting of the Consortium is to provide graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (Postdocs) with the opportunity to interact and engage in intellectual thought that is imperative in their process of learning and training to become prime scientists. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to hone their skills at effectively delivering oral presentations or discussing their research through poster presentations at the biannual meeting. The Meeting will feature two Symposia for Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Trainees, who will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Several poster and oral presentation awards and travel awards will be presented to Trainees at the Conference Banquet on Friday July 15, 2020. Commercial exhibits and workshops will be an integral part of our conference.

Inn on St Vincent Street.
Photographer Marie Laconte.

Montréal is the world’s second largest francophone city after Paris, and is a mosaic of distinct ethnic communities and cultures. The city is alive with activities both night and day, and is well-known for its art galleries, museums, festivals, boutiques, haute couture, architecture, markets, cafés and fine dining from diverse nationalities. Popular tourist attractions include: Old Montréal with its heritage and cobbled streets, Notre Dame Basilica, Mont Royal Park, Space for Life (Jardin botanique, Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium), activities at the Old Port of Montréal, St Joseph’s Oratory, Jean Talon and Atwater Markets, Montréal Museum of Fine Art, Olympic Park and Stadium, Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archeology, Montréal Science Centre, historic Marché Bonsecours with boutique shops and galleries, Île Ste Hélène and Parc Jean-Drapeau, La Ronde Amusement Park, Montréal’s Underground City, Quartier des Spectacles, Lachine Canal National Historic Site and Lachine Rapids.



Notre Dame Cathedral


Montréal Fireworks Competition Montreal Botanical Gardens

We personally look forward to meeting you all at COSC 2023.


Diana Averill-Bates, PhD
COSC 2023 Chair
Université du Québec à Montréal
Kostas Pantopoulos, PhD
COSC 2023 Co-chair
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research/Jewish General Hospital, Montréal

Abstract submission and registration at conference website: https://event.fourwaves.com/cosc2023


COSC 2023 Poster

COSC Newsletter 2018