Killing Cancer With Viruses: Patrick Lee at TEDxHalifax In 2009, Dr. Patrick Lee made a breakthrough finding about the human reovirus, a naturally occurring virus that can attack cancer stem cells while not destroying other cells. Dr. Lee is also researching the protein "p53" and its ability to suppress tumors. Understanding and harnessing the applications of both of these discoveries could be the road to finding a cure. He holds the Dr. Owen and Mrs. Pearle Cameron Chair in Basic Cancer Research, and is a professor of pathology, microbiology & immunology at Dalhousie University. Producer / Curator: Greig Oldford Event Producer & Stage Host: Jamie Arron Event Producer & Volunteer Coordinator: Jennifer Nowoselski Sponsorship & Promotions: Justin Partridge Video Production: Centre for Arts & Technology Technical Producer: Andrew Gormley Video Director: Thor Henrikson Design and Branding: NapkinWorks Stage Management: Matt Downey & Emily Tauro Facilities Management: Pat Martin Audio Production: Matt Chamberlain Lead Photographer: Devin Mclean Event Logistics: Becky Richter Event Logistics: Amber Harper Event Logistics: Heather Semotiuk Photography Coordinator: Steve Kaiser Web Streaming Management: Mananpreet Singh Location Procurement: Jamie Arron Speaker Coach: Leo Artalejo & MT&L Speaker Liason: Lauren Mills Social Media Community Manager: Lauren Oostveen Communications & PR Editor: Lara Lillian Lead Copy Writer: Taylor Luftig Social Media Coordinator: Marlon McCombie Social Media Manager: Kate Gotziaman Social Media Manager: Sasha Sears Social Media Manager: Lorena Martinez Social Media Manager: Caira Clark Video PSA Production: Box Office / Front-of-House: Jacquie Westeinde & Meag Brown Communications Consultant: Darren Johnson Ticketing Assistance: Adam Flight About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)