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Welcome from the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the Canadian Oxidative Stress Consortium

 On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), I am honoured to welcome you to Ottawa for the 8th Meeting of the Canadian Oxidative Stress Consortium (COSC) held at Carleton University June 11th to 13th, 2014.

The LOC and Executive Committee for the COSC has put together an outstanding scientific program that brings together today’s leading Canadian researchers in the field of oxidative stress. The Ottawa COSC 2014 Meeting has four symposia: 1) Oxidative Stress and Aging, 2) Oxidative Stress and Cardiovascular Disease, 3) Oxidative Stress and Neurodegeneration and 4) Oxidative Stress, the Environment and Health and Nutrition. As well, the Meeting will have a Graduate Trainee Symposium/Competition and Postdoctoral Trainee Symposium organized from the submitted abstracts. There will be poster sessions and travel awards presented at the Meeting Banquet. Commercial exhibits and workshops will be an integral part of our conference. The conference will be held at the newly built River Building overlooking the Rideau River with a large outdoor terrace.

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We look forward to you joining us for a meeting filled with opportunities for discussion and rich scientific exchange. In addition, we hope that you will take the opportunity to experience Canada’s beautiful capital city where one can visit the downtown area and Byward Market, the historic Parliament Hill, the National Arts Centre, twelve national museums, the Experimental Farm and restaurants in Ottawa and Hull (Gatineau). As well, there are canal tours, bicycling and strolling along the Rideau Canal.

I personally look forward to meeting you all at COSC 2014 in June.



Bill Willmore

COSC 2014 Meeting LOC Chair