Student-Led Research Seminars

Student-Led Research Seminars

Save the dates for the 2021 Student-Led Research Seminars!

There is a wealth of talent among summer students in the Okanagan this year and we are so proud to showcase their hard work.

Each presentation will be about 10-15 minutes with time for brief questions afterwards.

If you are a summer research student in the Okanagan at BC Cancer, Interior Health, or Southern Medical Program or another health-related organisation interested in presenting, please contact We still have presentation slots available on Jul 26 & Jul 29!

All presentations will be held via Zoom this year.

2021 Presentation Line-ups

Mon, Jul 26

  • Ngan Phan, “Use of natural language processing (NLP) for automated electronic medical record review”
  • Bianca Vizcaino, “Characterizing Wait Times for Lung Cancer Patients Treated by the Interior Health Thoracic Surgical Group”

Thur, Jul 29

  • Chau Nguyen, “Complications and Outcomes of ERCP under Conscious Sedation compared to General Anesthesia: A Pre-Post Retrospective Cohort Review”
  • Quinn Bartlett, “Nomenclature for Clinical Template Structure Ids and Attributes”

Tues, Aug 3

  • Abisola Adegbulugbe, “Exception handling in Deep Learning applications in breast cancer detection using mammography”
  • Amos Chua, “Deep Learning Applications in Oncology for CT Scan Segmentation”
  • Helen Chiang, “Validation of Volumetric Breast Density as a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer”
  • Olivia Ireland, “Radiation Induced Cardiac Toxicity in Breast Cancer Survivors”
  • Tien Do, “Data linking on Breast Mammogram Images”

For more than 10 years, the Early Detection Research Group at BC Cancer – Kelowna have hosted the annual Student-Led Research Seminars.

These seminars are an opportunity for summer research students in health disciplines across the Okanagan to present an overview of their research to their peers & colleagues in a friendly and supportive environment. All summer research interns in a health-related discipline in the Okanagan are welcome to present.

The Student-Led Research Seminars provide opportunities for students to:

  • facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations with other students, colleagues, and local members of the Okanagan medical community
  • gain experience presenting research in a research environment

Attendees of the seminars include research interns, physicians, research principal investigators, Southern Medical Program faculty and staff, and more.