SAVE THE DATE! International Conference on Innate Immune Memory
Drs. Sylvia & Richard Cruess Amphitheatre & Elspeth McConnell Atrium 1001 boul. Décarie, Montréal, QC, Block E
November 12-13, 2020
Immunological memory is a protective host defense strategy against infectious diseases previously thought to only exist in species with adaptive immune systems. However, it has recently become clear that the innate immune system of primitive and advanced species also exhibits memory-like characteristics, a trait termed “trained immunity”. This conference will focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying trained immunity, from its evolutionary roots to its clinical relevance for vaccine development and therapeutic targeting. By bringing together an international group of investigators and trainees, this meeting will advance the dialogue and scientific networks related to the nascent field of trained immunity and its relevance for health and disease.
Full Event Details, Abstract Submission, and Registration:
The event will be organized into short talks and posters, with a special focus on cross-sectional network opportunities for applied research. Invited participants from the McGill University Health Centre network include PhD researchers, clinician-scientists (from pediatric and adult specialties), trainees, research staff, industry, patient advocacy groups, and foundations.
This weekly lecture has a long tradition in our community at McGill University and the RI-MUHC. It features experts in the field of Respiratory Medicine, Physiology, Immunology, Infection and Signal Transduction, among others. The seminars are held on Monday mornings from 9 to 10 am in the Cruess Amphitheatre. The audience consists of research and clinician scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and our graduate and undergraduate research trainees.
The Christie Lecture is given by people who are either alumni or closely associated with the Meakins-Christie Laboratories and who have made outstanding contributions to the area of respiratory medicine.
This year’s lecture will be given by:
Dr. David Gozal, University of Missouri School of Medicine
30th Annual RI-MUHC Respiratory Research Day Monday, June 3, 2019
The aim of the 2019 respiratory research day is to provide a forum for the presentation of clinical, basic, and translational research by clinical and postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. A prize will be awarded to the best presentation in each category. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and selected for either an oral or a poster presentation.
Christie Lecture by Dr. David Gozal, University of Missouri School of Medicine Title: Exosomes in Sleep Apnea: Personalized Biomarkers or Effectors of Morbidity
To: All Clinical Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows & Graduate Students and Members of the MUHC Respiratory Division and RI-MUHC Respiratory Program
All clinical fellows are welcome to present at the 2019 respiratory research day. Second year fellows are expected to present their results from their 6 months of research experience. New trainees are encouraged to present their research project proposals.
May 31, 2019 Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC – Cruess Amphitheatre ES1.1129 Organized by the McGill Respiratory Division Keynote Wiselberg Lecture by Professor Anita Simonds