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The Canadian Drosophila Research Conference is the second largest North American Meeting on Drosophila research, and provides a unique platform for over 80 Canadian Drosophila labs to exchange and discuss their latest findings and ideas. A few US labs usually also attend the meeting. CanFly is open to any topics and tries to represent the immense diversity of contemporary Drosophila research. Apart from presentations by group leaders, we strongly encourage postdoctoral researchers and graduate students to give talks at this meeting. In addition to oral presentations, 50-60 research posters will be viewed during three separate sessions. The poster sessions are especially important to encourage face-to-face discussions between group leaders and trainees, thus allowing the next generation of scientists to interact and network.


CanFly XV will be held at the Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre, in downtown Toronto, June 9-13, 2019. The Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre is steps away from museums, restaurants, Chinatown, the Eaton Centre, and the Toronto Entertainment District. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most diverse cities in the world!





Registration includes an opening reception on Sunday evening, all lunches, dinner on Monday, and the banquet on Wednesday. Oh, and the T-shirt, do not forget the T-shirt!!


Early-bird registration (EXTENDED: ends April 23th, 2019): $450

Regular registration: $500

Abstract eligibility for oral presentation: EXTENDED - ends April 23th, 2019.



Accommodations: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre, which is centrally located in downtown Toronto. If you want to support CanFly, please book one of those rooms! To receive the discounted conference rate, reservations must be made by April 23, 2019. Rooms cost $139/night + HST, and can accommodate up to two people. The price includes a full buffet breakfast. Reservations can be made by emailing or calling 416-977-0707, Ext 0, and referring to the Canadian Drosophila Conference to get the discounted rate. Cancellation policy is 48 hours in advance and a credit card number will be required to hold the space.  All rooms are private with ensuite washroom, linen and towels are provided. Housekeeping services the rooms weekly. Complimentary Wifi is provided, for details go to

June 9-13 2019

Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre
89 Chestnut Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5G1R1

February 28, 2019 00:00 EST to June 13, 2019 00:00 EDT
February 28, 2019 00:00 EST to April 23, 2019 20:00 EDT
February 28, 2019 00:00 EST to June 7, 2019 23:45 EDT
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