UPDATE: CSMB2020 Cancellation due to COVID-19 concerns.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have made the difficult decision to cancel our upcoming CSMB2020 meeting, previously scheduled for June 10-12 in Ottawa. We will coordinate registration refunds as quickly as possible. We hope to see you at future CSMB conferences!  Questions can be emailed to mdowne2@uottawa.ca.



CSMB2020 - Metabolic Regulation of Cell Signalling:

From June 10th –12th in 2020 the Ottawa Institutes for Systems Biology (OISB) and the Ottawa Heart Institute will organize the 63th Annual Canadian Society of Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) Meeting in Ottawa, to be held at the University of Ottawa campus. The conference theme will be "Metabolic Regulation of Cell Signalling”. This will be an opportunity to showcase Canadian Science in an emerging field and to develop new research opportunities and collaborations. Our aim is to attract ~350 researchers from across Canada and internationally by offering top-tier speakers, special programing for trainees, and outreach events – all at an affordable cost. We encourage you to register your entire team!


Registraion prices:  Register now for savings - early bird pricing ends April 1 2020

Prices do not include taxes.



The schedule is still in progress, but the first trainee workshops will begin at 1 pm on June 10.  The first scientific sessions begin at 5 pm.

The program concludes on the evening of the 12th with a banquet at the National Arts Centre. There are no events schedule for the 13th of June.


There are significant savings for CSMB members - Becoming a member is fast and easy: https://csmb-scbm.ca/membership/


Registration type CSMB Member - Early Bird Non-Member - Early Bird CSMB Member - After April 1 Non-Member- After April 1
Student/PDF/RA/Tech $225 $285 $270 $340
PI $325 $475 $390 $570
Industry $425 $575 $510 $690



Approximately ¾ of all platform talks will be chosen from submitted abstracts. Abstracts not selected for platform talks will be invited to present a poster of their work with prizes award for top undergraduate, graduate students and postdoc projects. Join us in Ottawa to show off your best work! 


Conference Banquet:

On June 12, 2020, the conference concludes with a banquet at the O’Born room at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. https://nac-cna.ca/en/meetings/space/oborn-room. Stay tuned for further announcements, including 2020’s musical attraction.



Our meeting will bring together top researchers in the biosciences from across Canada and the World. We anticipate 350 attendees for our 3-day event. Our venue is specially organized to maximize interactions between sponsors and conference goers. We are more than happy to work with you to find a package that meets your organization’s needs.


For sponsorship opportunities please contact: Mike Downey mdowne2@uottawa.ca


Follow the latest annoucements on Twitter at @CSMB2020


Organizing Commitee:

Dr. Michael Downey (OISB)

Dr. Kristin Baetz (OISB)

Dr. Mathieu Lavallee-Adam (OISB)

Dr. Erin Mulvihill (Ottawa Heart Institute)

Dr. Mary-Ellen Harper (OISB)

Elizabeth Walden (Trainee Representative, PhD Student, OISB)

Colleen Paquette (Administrative Support & Logistics, OISB)

June 10-12 2020

University of Ottawa
75 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1N 6N6

Contact organizers