The Scriver Family Visiting Professorship Public Lecture


February 22, 2010 – 7:30 p.m.

The Scriver Family Visiting Professorship Public Lecture

“Genetics and the Future of Medicine”

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Feb 19-26

Date: Friday the 19th of February, 2010 – MCH Academic Activities
Place: MCH, room C-417

8:00 – 9:00 Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment Group
9:00 – 10:00 Departmental Rounds
Ethics seminar by Drs. Andrew Shuen & Kathleen Glass
“Does my child have it? Ethical issues of pre-symptomatic genetic testing in children”
10:00 – 10:30 Journal Club: Laura Whelton
Rand-Hendriksen S; Lundby R; Tjeldhorn L; Andersen K; Offstad J; Semb SO; Smith HJ; Paus B; Geiran O
“Prevalence data on all Ghent features in a cross-sectional study of 87 adults with proven Marfan syndrome”
European Journal of Human Genetics (2009) 17, 1222–1230; published online 18 March 2009
10:30 – 11:00 Ad hoc Clinical Presentations: Ahmed Alfares
“Patient with Behcet disease and periodic fever”
11:00 – 12:00 Resident Teaching: TeleGRAF
Dr. Tracy Tucker, Dept of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
“Array Genomic Hybridization”
Objectives:To discuss the technology of array genomic hybridization and what it can detect.
To review the applications of this technology in constitutional genetic diagnosis
To promote an understanding of the benefits and limitations of this technology



Friday, February 19 – 8:30am

McGill Neurology Conference


Dr. Massimo Avoli

Professor, Dept of Neurology and Neurosurgery

McGill University


“Limbic neuronal networks and temporal lobe epileps”


Friday, February 19, 2010

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre

Montreal Neurological Hospital

A light breakfast will be served


Friday February 19, 2010 – 16:30-18:00 PM

Research Town Hall Meeting:

“The Future of Graduate Research Training in the Faculty of Medicine”


Refreshments to follow


Location:   Martin Amphitheatre – McIntyre Medical Building



A. Short presentations (<10 minutes):

Marianna Newkirk, PhD – Associate Dean (Research)

Update on the Faculty of Medicine strategic planning process

Lauren Penney – Recruitment Strategist from the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office

Graduate studies in the Faculty of Medicine – where we have come from and where are we now

Elaine C. Davis, PhD – Assistant Dean (Graduate Studies)

Strategic planning for the future of graduate research training in the Faculty of Medicine


B. Open discussion – questions and comments


C. White Paper Presentation

Marzieh Ghiasi and Hannah Thomas

Neglected Tropical Diseases


Please reply via this link (Click here to fill out the form **) by February 16th to confirm your participation.  Seating is limited so you must RSVP by following the link or by email.

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February 22, 2010 – 7:30 p.m.

The Scriver Family Visiting Professorship Public Lecture

“Genetics and the Future of Medicine”



The Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at The Jewish General Hospital

and McGill University Faculty of Medicine

invite you to:

The Scriver Family Visiting Professorship Public Lecture

“Genetics and the Future of Medicine”

February 22, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Jewish General Hospital, Block Amphitheatre, Room B-106




David S. Rosenblatt, M.D.C.M., F.C.A.H.S., F.C.C.M.G., F.R.C.P.C.

Rémi Quirion, O.C., Ph.D., C.Q., F.R.S.C.


Visiting Professor


Roderick R. McInnes, C.M., O.Ont., M.D., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.


Dr. McInnes, Founding Scientific Director of the Institute of Genetics of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Director of Research of the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital, provides a unique perspective on how the revolution in genetics and genomics will affect the medicine of the future.


Closing Remarks


Hartley S. Stern, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.S.


For information, call 514-398-3600 or email



TUESDAY, February 23, 2010


Place: Douglas Mental Health University Institute, FBC Pavillion, 2nd floor conference room – room F2119

Ph.D. Seminar

Student: Firoza Mamdani

Title: “Pharmacogenomics of Antidepressant Response in Major Depressive Disorder”

Supervisor: Dr. Gustavo Turecki


Wed, February 24, 2010

3:30pm – Stewart Biology Building Room W4/12

Ph.D. Seminar

Student: Juan Carlos Canale

“Toll-like Receptor-4 and Insulin-like Growth Factor pathways influence 
survival and intestinal homeostasis in Cystic Fibrosis mice”

Supervisor: Dr. Christina Haston


Friday, February 26th from 14:30 to 16:30

Genomics and Ethics discussion group


Room 6001 of the Innovation Centre (740 Dr. Penfield). The objective of the group is to discuss/debate ethical, legal and scientific issues of common interest to scientists and bioethicists as well as to promote future interdisciplinary collaborations. The core of the group consists of bioethics experts and scientists, based at the McGill and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre. However, anyone with an interest in this area is welcome to participate. To facilitate scheduling of future meetings, please indicate your availability through the following doodle link.


The topic of our next discussion will be:


Intellectual property and commercialization in genetic research: impetus or impediment?

Article 1, article 2, article 3.


For more information, or to suggest topics for future discussions, please feel free to contact us.


Yann Joly ( and Jarred Chicoine (

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