The Seymour Heisler Memorial Lecture was established in 2015 to commemorate the late Dr. Seymour Heisler and celebrate his life, his tremendous scientific achievements and his preeminent role in cystic fibrosis research. This lecture fund supports creativity and continued innovation by inviting distinguished physicians and scientists to visit McGill and its teaching institutions and share their wisdom and insights. The Seymour Heisler Memorial Lecture features an accomplished scientist in an area related to cystic fibrosis.
The Seymour Heisler Memorial Lecture is held in honour of Dr. Seymour Heisler (1943-1992). In 1990, Dr. Heisler returned to McGill, joining the Department of Medicine and the Divisions of Respiratory and Gastroenterology. He served as a faculty member at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories with a major commitment to the biochemistry and physiology of the secretory abnormalities underlying the devastating illness, cystic fibrosis. His serious dedication to research was leavened by a keen and dry sense of humor that characterized both his scientific collaborations and personal friendships.
3rd Annual Seymour Heisler Memorial Lecture October 2017
University of Toronto
Title to be announced
2nd Annual Seymour Heisler Memorial Lecture November 2016
University of Calgary
Recruitment and plasticity of monocytes/ macrophages in tissue repair
1st Annual Seymour Heisler Memorial Lecture October 2015
Correctors of protein trafficking diseases