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 (2020)

McGill University
Title: To be announced

David Gozal (2019)

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

Manuel Cosio (2018)

Manuel Cosio Picture

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

Peter Calverley (2016)

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

Tony Eissa (2014)

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

Stephanie Shore (2012)

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

Jason Bates (2011)

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

Michiaki Mishima (2010)

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

Marina Saette (2008)

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

Jerome Dempsey (2007)

University of Wisconsin
Sleep apnea: causes, consequences and myths

Marc Decramer (2006)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Systemic consequences of COPD

Peter Paré (2005)

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

Charles G Irvin (2004)

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

Maurice McGregor (2001)

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

Charis Roussos (2000)

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

Yoshinosuke Fukuchi (1999)

Juntendo University
Aging lung in health and disease

Joseph Milic-Emili (1998)

McGill University
My life as a scientist

Ann J Woolcock (1997)

University of Sydney
Understanding airway behaviour

A Charles Bryan (1996)

University of Toronto
Strategies in mechanical ventilation

Peter Macklem (1995)

McGill University
The way we breathe in health and disease

James Hogg (1994)

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

William M Thurlbeck (1993)

University of British Columbia
Emphysema then and now

Ludwig Engel (1992)

Westmead Hospital, Sydney
Honorary Lecturer

Margaret R Becklake (1991)

McGill University
Spirometric test failure: disease or disinclination

David Bates (1990)

University of British Columbia
Small airways through the respectroscope