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Where: At the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) Glen Site, Atrium and Drs Sylvia & Richard Cruess Amphitheatre, ES1.1129, 1001 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec H4A 3J1

When: October 4, 2019


Program: Download the program here


10:30am - 2:30pm Sponsor show (RI-MUHC, Atrium, Block E): 
All are welcome to participate in the vendor show and visit around 20 sponsor booths. Be sure to pick up your vendor sheet at the registration desk and get it stamped by all the vendors to be eligible to win one of many exciting door prizes! Coffee and refreshments will be served. A great time to mingle and network! Thanks to the following companies for their generous contribution to the event (most will be on site).

Meet our sponsors at the IDIGH Program Symposium

1:30pm - 4:35pm Conferences (Cruess Amphitheatre):
During this time the following invited keynote speakers will present:

Kevin Kain

Dr. Kevin Kain will present from 1:30pm - 2:05pm.

Title of talk: How common infections in pregnancy can alter a child’s life trajectory

Titles & affiliations: Canada Research Chair in Molecular Parasitology. Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Science Director Tropical Disease Unit, Toronto General Hospital - University Health Network. Director of SA Rotman Laboratories, Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health

Sharon Walmsley

Dr. Sharon Walmsley will present from 2:05pm - 2:40pm.

Title of talk: The greying of the HIV epidemic - is there accelerated or accentuated aging?

Titles & affiliations: Director and Professor of the Immunodeficiency Clinic, Toronto Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto Department of Medicine. Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, Co- Chair of the CIHR- Canadian HIV Trials Network. University health network, University of Toronto. Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University of Toronto

Charu Kaushic

Dr. Charu Kaushic will present from 3:00pm - 3:35pm.

Title of talk: Understanding the biological causes for changes in HIV susceptibility in women over the life span

Titles & affiliations: Scientific Director of the Institute of Infection and Immunity. Professor in the Department of Pathology and Mol. Medicine. Member of the McMaster Immunology Research Centre (MIRC) and the Michael De Groote Institute of Infectious Disease Research (IIDR). Associate Faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences. McMaster Immunology Research Center, McMaster University

Katherine A. Siminovitch

Dr. Katherine A. Siminovitch will present from 3:35pm - 4:10pm.

Title of talk: Connecting genomics research to new understanding of autoimmune disease cause and management

Titles & affiliations: Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Director of the Fred A. Litwin Family Centre of Genetic Medicine at the University Health Network (UHN), Mount Sinai Hospital Founder and Director of the UHN/MSH Clinical Genomics Centre. Senior Scientist Mount Sinai Hospital/University Health Network

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