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.

CHEST Journal Club Webinar Thursday May 14, 2020 4:00 pm EST 'Management of lung nodules and lung cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic.'

CHEST® Journal Club Webinar May 14

On Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm EST, moderators Viren Kaul, MD, and Divya Patel, DO; journal CHEST® authors Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP, and Douglas Arenberg, MD, FCCP. Joining them will be multimedia liaison Anne Gonzalez, MD, MSc, FCCP and Scientist at the RESP Program of the RI-MUHC, to discuss the management of lung nodules and lung cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register here to take part in the webinar.

ATS webinar on the Genomics of SARS-CoV-2 on April 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm EST. Moderated by Dr. Dara Torgerson.

ATS webinar: Genomics of SARS-CoV-2

Join Dr. Dara Torgerson on April 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm EST, as she moderates an ATS webinar entitled Genomics of SARS-CoV-2. The presenter, Michael Strong, PhD, is from the National Jewish Health and University of Colorado, in Denver. Dr. Strong will provide an overview of the latest genomics research on SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and will address implications for pathogenesis and immunity. Dr. Strong’s research is focused on developing and applying computational methods to better generate, integrate and analyze genomic and proteomic information, with a focus on respiratory disease and disease pathogens. Register here to attend the webinar.

Anthony Gerber, MD, PhD (National Jewish Health)
Jose Gomez Villalobos, MD, MS (Yale School of Medicine)
Victor Ortega, MD, PhD (Wake Forest University)

This special presentation is sponsored by the Section on Genetics and Genomics of the American Thoracic Society.

International Conference on Innate Immune Memory November 12-13, 2020 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Innate Immune Memory

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:

Organizing Committee:

Luis Barreiro │ Chicago University|
Maziar Divangahi │ McGill University
Shabaana Khader │ Washington University
Mihai Netea │ Radboud University

Meakins Workshop Lipid Biology in Respiratory Diseases

Lipid Biology in Respiratory Diseases

Workshop Topic: Lipid Biology in Respiratory Diseases

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

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

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 :

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: