Toronto Biomedical Engineering Conference



The Toronto Biomedical Engineering Conference (ToBE) is an annual research conference aimed at showcasing cutting-edge biomedical engineering research and world-class talks from top institutions around the world.

Since 1985, the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering Annual Research Conference, now known as Toronto Biomedical Engineering Conference (ToBE) has showcased the work of BME’s graduate students and faculty members through oral and poster presentations. It is the longest-running student-organized conference at the University of Toronto.

It is an opportunity for our 300+ students and 100+ faculty to learn from distinguished scientists in the bioengineering field and discuss the state of the art in academia and industry on an international stage. The event has attracted many high profile speakers in the past, and is open to the broader BME community.

2021 Virtual Agenda

ToBE conference speaker

Live Presentation

From world-renowned research talks from industry leaders and academics

ToBE student presenter

Oral & Poster Session

Our students and trainees will present their latest research

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EDAI Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion on Equity, Diversity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (EDAI) in STEM: Building the future

Parmjit Singh


Workshop on theoretical framework of the neuroscience of mindfulness, and practical mindfulness techniques

ToBE conference attendees

3 Minute Talks

This year, TobE will include a student Three-Minute Thesis competition where each speaker will have three minutes to summarize their research in a simple language. Led by Prof. Chris Bouwmeester of BME, presenters completed a series of workshops to prepare for the workshop.

2021 Speakers


Paolo Bonato, PhD

Associate Faculty
Wyss Institute at Harvard University


Anne Carpenter, PhD

Senior Director of the Imaging Platform, Institute Scientist
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Andrés J. García

Andrés García, PhD

Executive Director
Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech

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