January 21-28


Jan 21: Grad Student Slu Shot


Jan 22: Neurology Grand Rounds

GUESTSPEAKER: Dr. Murray Grossman, Professor of Neurology, U. Pennsylvania;
Editor, Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology

“What If It’s Not Alzheimer’s Disease?:

Clinical and research developments in Frontotemporal Dementia” 

Teaching Objectives:

1. Review clinical aspects of Frontotemporal lobe dementias, their
diagnosis, and clinical subtypes.
2. Review recent research work on language in FTD 

 Friday, January 22, 2010

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

Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre

Montreal Neurological Hospital

A light breakfast will be served

Jan 22: Academic Activities, MCH

Date: Friday the 22th of January, 2010.
Place: MCH, C-417

8:00 – 9:00 Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment Group
9:00 – 10:00 Departmental Rounds:
Serge Melançon & Stephanie Fox with Jean-Martin Laberge, José Luis Montes, Jeffrey Atkinson and Andrea Hawrysh
“The syndrome ********* is named after a poison and a nose horn. Medical Genetics, General Surgery and Neurosurgery need to share skills and knowledge for diagnosis and management”
10:00 – 10:30 Journal Club: Amanda Fortier
Castiglia D et al. “Trisomic rescue causing reduction to homozygosity for a novel ABCA12 mutation in harlequin ichthyosis”. Clin Genet 76: 392-397
10:30 – 11:00 Ad hoc Clinical Presentations
11:00 – 12:00 Resident Teaching – Andrew Shuen
FS Govani and CL Shovlin
“Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia: a clinical and scientific review”
European Journal of Human Genetics (2009) 17, 860– 871


 Jan 22: Supervisor Workshop

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Teaching and Learning Services are pleased to present the first  Supervisor workshop of 2010: “Strategies for Supervising Graduate Student Writing”

For more information on the Supervisor workshop series, please follow this link: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/staff/events/supervision/#strategies

1. “Strategies for Supervising Graduate Student Writing”

Date: January 22, 2010
Time: 10:00-12:00
Location: Wendy Patrick Room, Wilson Hall

Register Here (After entering your ID in Minerva, click Registration for GPSO Graduate Workshop, Select GPS321, Section 1)

Facilitator: Anthony Paré
Professor, Department of Integrated Studies
Faculty of Education


Despite the central role of writing in determining the success of Master’s and PhD students, there has traditionally been little explicit instruction in or sustained professional attention to writing during graduate education. Those fortunate enough to have conscientious and articulate supervisors may learn under their tutelage, and others improve by forming writing groups or otherwise soliciting critical feedback. But most scholars who become proficient writers do so by a process of osmosis, observation, and trial and error. Read more.

Note: This is a repeat of the October 8th, 2009 workshop; resources available here: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/staff/supervision/#strategies



MUHC-Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Research Seminar

Dr. Bruce Mazer

Allergy and Immunology
MUHC-Montreal Children’s Hospital

B Lymphocytes as Effector Cells in Allergic

Airway Diseases

Monday, 12:00 Noon
January 25, 2010

Room C-417
Montreal Children’s Hospital

Enquiries: Dr. Gloria S. Tannenbaum, gloria.tannenbaum@mcgill.ca





 Join McGill Medical Faculty and friends in viewing and discussing remarkable films that challenge, shed light, empower and encourage us to explore the meaning of healing and “wellness” in the context of conflict and illness.

 The Doctor (1991)

Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he’s successful, he’s rich, and he has no problems…. until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient’s perspective, he realizes that there is more to being a doctor than surgery and prescriptions. The film was based on the memoir of real-life surgeon Ed Rosenbaum, entitled “A Taste of My Own Medicine”. 

 The film presentation will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Tom Hutchinson, Director, McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, and invited guests.

 Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM 

 Location:  Arts Building, Moyse Hall, 853 Sherbrooke Street West

 RSVP/Pre-Register:  angelica.todireanu@mcgill.ca 

 Admissions: General $10.00 CAD, Students $5.00 CAD, Seniors $5.00 CAD   

Jan 27: Paediatric Medical Grand Rounds – 8:00am


Ph.D. Oral Defence

Wednesday, Jan 27


Stewart Bio Rm. W4/12

Anne-Marie Lemay

“Identification of bleomycin and radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis susceptibility genes in mice”.


Dr. Christina Haston



Dr. Jordan Cohen

The Education Design Group of the Faculty of Medicine Strategic Planning Process is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Dr. Jordan Cohen on Wednesday, January 27th, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Meakins Amphitheatre. Dr. Cohen will speak on “Medical Education in an Era of Health Care Reform”.

Dr. Cohen is professor of medicine and public health at George Washington University and president emeritus of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  As president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) from 1994 to 2006, Dr. Cohen led the Association’s support and service to the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals.  He launched new initiatives in each of the association’s mission areas of education, research and patient care; expanded and modernized the AAMC’s services for medical students, applicants, residents, and constituents; strengthened the association’s communications, advocacy, and data gathering efforts, and established many initiatives for improving medical education and clinical care. As the voice of academic medicine for more than a decade, Dr. Cohen also spoke extensively on the need to promote greater racial and ethnic diversity in medicine, to uphold professional and scientific values, and to transform the nation’s health care system. 

Prior to his leadership of the AAMC, he served as dean of the medical school and professor of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and president of the medical staff at University Hospital.  Before that, Dr. Cohen was professor and associate chairman of Medicine at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine, and physician-in-chief and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center.

We hope that you will be able to attend this important event. Please RSVP to Melissa.knock@mcgill.ca.



January 28, 2010:   10:00 am-12:00 noon     

Room 232 of the  Leacock Building, 855 Sherbrooke Street West.
Present at this meeting: the Principal, the Provost, the Secretary-General, and the Associate Provost (Policies and Procedures)



Come celebrate the New Year with your fellow Human Genetics students!

Jan 29, 5:30pm

Brutopia (1215 Rue Crescent)

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