Christie Lectures

meakins logo: Christie Lecture series

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. In the early 1930s, Ronald Christie was recruited by Dr. Jonathan Meakins for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Royal Victoria Hospital where they published a series of papers on the mechanics of breathing in emphysema and mitral stenosis and with blood gas abnormalities in pulmonary edema. Ronald Christie became physician-in-chief of the Royal Victoria Hospital and chairman of the McGill Department of Medicine by 1955, and dean of the McGill Faculty of Medicine by 1962. 

William S. Powell

William S. Powell

2021

McGill University
Perspectives on a Life in Lipids
June 22, 2021

David Gozal

David Gozal

2019

University of Missouri School of Medicine
Exosomes in Sleep Apnea: Personalized Biomarkers or Effectors of Morbidity

Manuel Cosio Picture

Manuel Cosio

2018

University of Padova
A life of research untangling the mechanisms of COPD. Did we get anywhere?

Peter Calverley

Peter Calverley

2016

University of Liverpool
Back to the future of COPD: How the Meakins-Christie got it right

Tony Eissa

Tony Eissa

2014

Baylor College of Medicine
Autophagy in lung inflammation and immunity: implications in asthma and COPD

Stephanie Shore

Stephanie Shore

2012

Harvard School of Public Health
Obesity and asthma: lessons from animal models

Jason Bates

Jason Bates

2011

University of Vermont
A physicist’s life in the lungs: the good, the bad, and the viscoelastic

Michiaki Mishima

Michiaki Mishima

2010

Kyoto University
Digital analysis of X-ray CT imaging of airway and lung parenchyma in obstructive ventilatory disorders

Marina Saetta

Marina Saetta

2008

University of Padova
From morphometry to immunology: a long trip toward the understanding of COPD

Jerome Dempsey

Jerome Dempsey

2007

University of Wisconsin
Sleep apnea: causes, consequences and myths

Peter Paré

Peter Paré

2005

University of British Columbia
The identification of susceptibility genes for complex pulmonary and cardiovascular disease

Marc Decramer

Marc Decramer

2006

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Systemic consequences of COPD

Peter Paré

Peter Paré

2005

University of British Columbia
The identification of susceptibility genes for complex pulmonary and cardiovascular disease

Charles G Irvin

Charles G Irvin

2004

University of Vermont
The Meakins-Christie Laboratories, past present and future: a personal perspective

Maurice McGregor

Maurice McGregor

2001

McGill University
Let not the measurable drive out the relevant: difficult decisions in health care

Charis Roussos

Charis Roussos

2000

University of Athens
On principles and methods that we were taught at McGill

Yoshinosuke Fukuchi

Yoshinosuke Fukuchi

1999

Juntendo University
Aging lung in health and disease

Joseph Milic-Emili

Joseph Milic-Emili

1998

McGill University
My life as a scientist

Ann J Woolcock

Ann J Woolcock

1997

University of Sydney
Understanding airway behaviour

A Charles Bryan

A Charles Bryan

1996

University of Toronto
Strategies in mechanical ventilation

Peter Macklem

Peter Macklem

1995

McGill University
The way we breathe in health and disease

James Hogg

James Hogg

1994

University of British Columbia
The role of latent viral infection in the Pathogenesis of COPD

William M Thurlbeck

William M Thurlbeck

1993

University of British Columbia
Emphysema then and now

Ludwig Engel

Ludwig Engel

1992

Westmead Hospital, Sydney
Honorary Lecturer

Margaret R Becklake

Margaret R Becklake

1991

McGill University
Spirometric test failure: disease or disinclination

David Bates

David Bates

1990

University of British Columbia
Small airways through the respectroscope