Live 2019

The Faculty of Medicine recently welcomed over 230 new residents, starting their McGill postgraduate training at Montreal area hospitals and clinics as well as health care settings across the McGill Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé. The new residents are embarking on their training to become  specialists in Family Medicine, Emergency Care, Pediatrics and Neurology to name just a few of the more than 70 postgraduate medical education programs offered at McGill.
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Live 2019

Some people are destined to be in the heart of the action; Dr. Zvi H. Perry seems to be one of them.  Whether he’s wresting a knife away from a would-be terrorist, setting an open arm fracture for a young child, or helping to control excessive bleeding in an elderly woman who has fallen at the grocery store, he gets involved.  As a general surgeon, his help is often life-saving.
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Live 2019

On June 24 and 25 experts from around the world gathered in Montreal to discuss the pressing challenge of policy coherence for tobacco, alcohol and food governance. Supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada), McGill Global Health Programs and the United Nations Development Programme, the two-day meeting brought together 23 policy leaders and scholars from five continents to share theoretical, empirical and experiential insights into the drivers of policy (in)coherence to control the three major product-related risk factors for non-communicable disease (NCD): alcohol, unhealthy food and tobacco.
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Live 2019

The network, which includes McGill University and is led by the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI), will unite cancer centres across Canada for the first time, accelerating the implementation of precision medicine so that Canadian cancer patients can access the right treatment at the right time for their particular cancer, no matter where they live.
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Live 2019

Launched in March 2019 with a call for initial proposals, the ResearchMatch program of the McGill initiative in Computational Medicine was developed in an effort to better connect life science and clinical researchers with colleagues focused on data sciences.
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Live 2019

This past June, more than 550 physicians, nurses, students, industry professionals, policy makers, advocates, former patients, and academics were in Montreal to learn, discuss, network and build collaborations in finding novel solutions to tackle the many challenges around infectious diseases and global health as part of the McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health. For its fifth edition, in 2019 the Summer Institute offered eight unique courses over two weeks. 
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Live 2019

In a recent article for The Conversation, Thomas Durcan, Assistant Professor, Neurodegenerative disorders at McGill, shares why his lab is making their standard methods available to anyone who would like to access them in the coming year. While his lab is working to grow stem cells and develop better treatments for Parkinson’s disease, Durcan believes that data and protocol sharing are the key to seeing new therapies emerge to treat this complex disease.
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Live 2019

Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease six years ago at the age of 29, Ben Stecher has learned a lot about not just PD, but medical science in general. One thing in particular he’s learned is just how long it can take to develop effective therapies. He travels the globe, meeting lead researchers, visiting labs and giving presentations on what it’s like waiting for new therapies that never seem to materialize. He points to The Neuro’s open science initiative as an example of a step in the right direction.
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Live 2019

A team co-led by Dr. Peter Siegel at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University and Dr. Julie St-Pierre at the University of Ottawa will receive $6-million in new funding for six years from the Terry Fox Research Institute and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, to find new ways to reduce metastatic and treatment-resistant disease in women with breast cancer. The project is one of only two in Canada awarded funding through this initiative.
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Live 2019

Dr. Zvi H. Perry is a bariatric surgeon who wants to raise awareness about the surgical treatment options for obese patients. Dr. Perry came to McGill in 2017 to complete a one-year clinical fellowship in bariatric surgery, working with world-renowned surgeons at the Montreal General Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. After completing his bariatric surgery fellowship, Dr. Perry stayed on to pursue a surgical simulation clinical fellowship at McGill’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning with the goal of facilitating a structured educational program in bariatrics.
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