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.

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

Innate Immune Memory

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:

http://fourwav.es/InnateImmuneMemory

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

Date: March 28, 2020POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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 : http://fourwav.es/rare2020

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.
https://www.meakinsmcgill.com/research-seminars-2019-2020/ . 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: https://www.meakinsmcgill.com/archive/

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.

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

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Submit your abstract (maximum 400 words) by THURSDAY, JULY 18

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

To register:
http://fourwav.es/summerRD2019

More information : https://rimuhc.ca/documents/10803/74541/Summer_Student_Research_Day_2019_11x17_.pdf

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: https://www.fourwav.es/view/1186/info/

Research Day Info here: https://www.meakinsmcgill.com/research-day/

Meakins-Christie Past Workshops and Events

View our past workshops and events.

30th Annual RI-MUHC Respiratory Research Day

June 3, 2019
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC – Cruess Amphitheatre ES1.1129 
Keynote Christie Lecture by Dr. David Gozal

32nd Doctor Dorothy Wiselberg Seminar

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

21st Annual Meakins-Christie Laboratories Workshop

March 24-25, 2019
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC – Cruess Amphitheatre
Macklem Lecture by Dr. Graham Barr

MUHC Consortium for Rare Disease Research: Rare Disease Research Day – Research & Reach Out

February 28, 2019
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC

2018 Summer Student Research Day

RESP Program members and summer students at the annual RI-MUHC summer student research day

August 13, 2018
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC, Cruess Amphitheatre

FOT Seminar

August 2, 2018
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC

31st Doctor Dorothy Wiselberg Seminar: Asthma

June 4, 2018
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC – Cruess Amphitheatre 
Organized by the McGill Respiratory Division 

29th Annual RI-MUHC Respiratory Research Day 

May 28, 2018
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal – Cruess Amphitheatre and Atrium
Keynote Christie Lecture by Dr. Manuel Cosio

20th Annual International Meakins-Christie Workshop

March 14-17, 2018
InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, UAE
in collaboration with the Gulf Thoracic Congress 2018

19th Annual International Meakins-Christie Workshop: Systems biology approaches to pulmonary host-pathogen interactions

October 30, 2017
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC

2017 Joint Summer Student Research Day

RESP Program members and summer students at the annual RI-MUHC summer student research day

August 10, 2017
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, RI-MUHC Auditorium and Atrium

FOT Unit Seminar

July 26, 2017
FOT Unit, Centre for Innovative Medicine, RI-MUHC
Glen B0.5243.2, CIM Conference Room 

2017 Wiselberg Seminar: Tuberculosis

June 19, 2017
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC
Organized by the McGill Respiratory Division

2017 Respiratory Research Day

June 6, 2017
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC – RI-MUHC Auditorium

FOT-QCT & Clinical Respirology Research Group Seminar

April 24, 2017
FOT Unit, Centre for Innovative Medicine
Glen B04.5243.2, CIM Conference Room

2017 Cystic Fibrosis Research Day – Jointly organized by the Meakins and the McGill Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre

April 3, 2016
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre,
1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC – RI-MUHC Auditorium

Monocyte Macrophage Biology Symposium: Cracking the Macrophage Code in Host Defense and Disease

November 14, 2016
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC
view photos here

Joint CHHD – Meakins/RESP RI-MUHC Summer Student Research Day

August 25, 2016 
Research  Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC
view photos here

2016 Wiselberg Seminar: Sleep

June 6, 2016 – Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC
In Collaboration with the McGill Respiratory Division

18th Annual Meakins-Christie International Workshop in Collaboration with the Strauss Severe Asthma Program: Asthma COPD Workshop

March 19-20, 2016
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal, QC
view photos here

Rare Respiratory Diseases Workshop

October 22-23, 2015
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 1001 Boul Décarie, Montreal, QC

17th Annual Meakins-Christie International Workshop in Collaboration with the Strauss Severe Asthma Program

February 8-9, 2015 
Château Bromont
90 Stanstead St, Bromont, QC

McGill-Grenoble Workshop on Sleep-Disordered Breathing, COPD and Hypoxia

February 2-3, 2015
Meakins-Christie Laboratories
3626 St Urbain, Montreal, QC

Asthma and COPD: Similarities and Differences

November 3, 2014 
Meakins-Christie Laboratories
3626 St Urbain, Montreal, QC

Severe Asthma: What do we know and what are the unmet needs?

June 9, 2014 
Meakins-Christie Laboratories
3626 St Urbain, Montreal, QC

16th Annual Meakins-Christie – McGill University International Workshop: Advances in the pathogenesis and management of asthma and COPD

March 14-15, 2014 
Grand Hyatt Dubai Hotel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Severe Asthma and COPD: Similarities and Differences

October 21, 2013 
Meakins-Christie Laboratories
3626 St Urbain, Montreal, QC

Immune Tolerance in Allergic Disease

November 27-28, 2013 
Meakins-Christie Laboratories
3626 St Urbain, Montreal, QC

Immune Tolerance in Allergic Disease

November 14, 2012 
Meakins-Christie Laboratories
3626 St Urbain, Montreal, QC

40th Anniversary MCL Symposium

October 15, 2012 
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal, QC

Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction in the Critically Ill

October 4-5, 2012 
Goodman Cancer Centre
McGill University, Montreal, QC

15th Annual Meakins-Christie/MUHC-RI International Workshop