Category Archives: Events

View posts about our upcoming events below. For additional details about our different events, go to the events tab on our website. There you will see our annual research seminars, upcoming workshops, our weekly work-in-progress, and annual research day. Also, learn more about our memorial lectures, including the Christie Lecture, Macklem Lecture, and Heisler Lecture.

Draft agenda for 2020 Meakins-Christie Laboratories Lipid Biology in Respiratory Diseases Workshop

Lipid Biology in Respiratory Diseases

Preliminary agenda for the 22nd Meakins-Christie Laboratories Workshop is now available!
Workshop Topic: Lipid Biology in Respiratory Diseases

Date: March 28, 2020
Location: Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC – Cruess Amphitheatre ES1.1129

The 22nd Meakins-Christie Laboratories Workshop will focus on Lipid Biology in Respiratory Diseases.

Keynote Christie Lecture by Dr. William Powell – Perspectives on a Life in Lipids

Workshop page link:

We Care About Rare: We CARe Rare Disease Day Event at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Rare Disease Day 2020

Rare Disease Research Day 2020
We CARe   |   We Care About Rare

Friday, February 28, 2020 from 8.30 am – 2 pm
Drs. Sylvia & Richard Cruess Amphitheatre & Elspeth McConnell Atrium
1001 boul. Décarie, Montréal, QC, Block E

To celebrate Rare Disease Day, the RI-MUHC Consortium for Rare Disease Research (CRDR) is planning a ½ day multidisciplinary event to showcase some of the rare disease clinical and research programs at the RI-MUHC.

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.

RSVP and info :

This event is co-organized by the RI-MUHC RESP, IDIGH, and CHHD programs.

We Care About Rare: 2020 RI-MUHC rare disease day
Meakins Holiday Party 2019

Meakins Holidy Party 2019

Hello Meakins Members!

Due to an huge number of RSVPs – we have had to change the venue for this year’s Holiday Party

New location –  Restaurant L’Académie – St. Denis – 4051 St. Denis St. H2W 2M7 (a short walk from Sherbrooke metro station – orange line)
New time – 6:00 pm
Same Date –  Friday, November 29th

Please RSVP to Inga/Severine by Tuesday, November 26th so we can confirm with the restaurant. If you already RSVPd but can no longer make it, please let us know. The restaurant will not be able to host a large group without knowing the exact number of people attending in advance.

The tickets are $20. The restaurant is BYOB, so feel free to bring any potations that will put a little rosy hue in your chapped, wintry cheeks.



Halloween Party October 2019 SPiRE and RIIGHT

SPiRE and RIIGHT Halloween Party

Rave of the Mad Scientists!

Calling all mad scientists!!!

Come get spooky with us Wednesday October 30th, 2020 in the M3 lunch room from 4-6pm for our annual Halloween party. Join us for pumpkin carving, snacks and a guaranteed sugar rush. Prizes will be awarded for best pumpkins and best costumes, so make sure to dress up !

Boo to you from our crew,


2019-2020 Respiratory Research Seminar Series

The 2019-2020 respiratory research seminar series schedule is now available on our website. . We look forward to seeing everyone in September.

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.

For an archive of past seminar series, please go here:

2019 RI-MUHC summer student research day

Summer Student Research Day 2019

Date : August 13, 2019

The RI-MUHC, through joint coordination with its Research Programs and the Desjardins Centre for Advanced Training, is hosting a Summer Student Research Day.

Any undergraduate student, visiting student enrolled at the RI-MUHC as a summer student, intern or volunteer.

Submit your abstract (maximum 400 words) by THURSDAY, JULY 18

All RI-MUHC members are all invited to attend the presentations.

To register:

More information :

2019 SPIRE Meakins Summer Party

SPiRE summer party

SPiRE Summer Party – Sundaes on Thursday! SPiRE and RIIGHT are delighted to announce our next event Sundaes on Thursday on July 18th 16:00-18:00 in the lunch room on M3! Join us for buckets of ice cream, some snacks, and games to celebrate the start of summer.

We hope to see you there!

More info here


Christie Lecture 2019

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

Date: June 3, 2019 in conjunction with the 2019 RI-MUHC Respiratory Research Day

Title: Exosomes in Sleep Apnea: Personalized Biomarkers or Effectors of Morbidity

2019 respiratory Research day oral presenter group photo

2019 RI-MUHC Respiratory Research Day

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.

Registration and Abstract Submission Information:

Research Day Info here: