null MeDiC Program Seminar Series Winter 2022

MeDiC Program seminars are held on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. (unless otherwise stated). Seminars will be in English.

Seminars will be online during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the Zoom link, please contact Kim Gardner at kim.gardner [at]

The same Zoom link will be used for all seminars in this series.

January 6, 2022
Tricia Peters, MD, PhD
Jewish General Hospital
Topic: The protective role of physical activity in polycystic ovary syndrome
January 13, 2022
Miriam Udler, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Topic: Leveraging Genetics to Dissect the Heterogeneity of Metabolic Disease
January 20, 2022
Paul Sabatini, PhD
Research Institute of the MUHC
Topic: Defining brainstem neurons that control feeding
March 3, 2022
Joumana Ghosn, M.Sc., PhD
Mila-Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, Canada
Topic: CASANDE: Conversational Automatic System and Antecendent Detection using Reinformsement Learning
March 17, 2022
John White, M.Sc., PhD
McGill University
Topic: Vitamin D Signaling in the thymus and its relevance to autoimmunity
March 24, 2022
Melina Claussnitzer, PhD
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Topic: Identifying genetically – anchored cellular programs in the context of metabolic disease
March 31, 2022
Minna Woo, MD, FRCPC, PhD
University of Toronto
Topic: Autophagy and IGF1 signaling pathways the musculosketetal system
April 7, 2022
Lorraine Lipscombe, MDCM, M.Sc., FRCPC
University of Toronto
Topic: Pregnancy as a window of opportunity to identify and reduce risk of diabetes in women
April 21, 2022
Rita Suri, MD, M.Sc.
McGill University
Topic: Impact of COVID-19 on Patients Receiving Hemodialysis - The Quebec Renal Network Study
May 5, 2022
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Lalantha Leelarathna, PhD
Manchester Diabetes Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, England
Part 1: Results from FLASH-UK randomised controlled trial (first RCT of icCGM with alarms)
Part 2: Comparison of day and night closed-loop with faster-acting insulin aspart with insulin aspart
May 19, 2022
Gilles Gouspillou, PhD
University of Québec à Montréal
McGill University
Topic: MYTHO: a novel regulator of autophagy and skeletal muscle health