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angle-left Rising stars and recent discoveries: The RI-MUHC hosts the 17th McGill Cardiovascular Research Day

June 27, 2019

Source: RI-MUHC. The Cardiology Division of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), along with the Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program of the Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC), hosted the 17th Annual McGill Cardiovascular Research Day on May 29.

The Cardiovascular Research Day is an opportunity for researchers, staff and students from the RI-MUHC and the Lady Davis Institute to share their recent advances. We proudly welcomed 140 participants throughout the day at this year’s event, with a total of 12 oral presentations and 43 poster presentations. Nabil Seidah, PhD, from the Institut de recherche clinique de Montréal, co-recipient of the 2018 Lucian Award, gave the keynote lecture presenting his distinguished research career and latest discoveries on blood cholesterol regulation.

Our most deserving trainees received prizes for the quality of their presentations, as detailed below. Our faculty judges selected the first prize winners while the audience chose their favourite presentation by popular vote. The faculty judges also elected a Rising Star in each category. These Rising Stars are junior trainees who impressed the judges by the quality of their presentation at this stage of their career. We are excited to hear what will come next from our Rising Stars!
 

Category Prize Monetary
Value $
Name Supervisor
Oral
Presentations
First Prize 1,000 Elizabeth Hillier Matthias Friedrich
Audience Choice 500 Hao Yu Chen George Thanassoulis
and Jamie Engert
Rising Star 250 Ahmad Mahmoud Ernesto Schiffrin
Poster
Presentation
First Prize 1,000 Brandon Shokoples Ernesto Schiffrin
Audience Choice 500 Mary Hoekstra Jamie Engert and
George Thanassoulis
Rising Star 250 Ahmer Wali Louise Pilote

 

The Scientific Committee and prize winners at the 17th Annual McGill Cardiovascular Research Day on May 29, 2019, left to right: Dr. Jonathan Afilalo, Dr. Negareh Mousavi, Dr. Michael Goldfarb, Elizabeth Hillier, Ahmad Mahmoud, Brandon Shokoples, Ahmer Wali, Louis Doré-Savard, PhD, Mary Hoekstra, Hao Yu Chen

 

We would like to thank the Organizing Committee, the Scientific Committee, the session chairs and our generous sponsors.

Organizing Committee
Negareh Mousavi (Chair)
Jonathan Afilalo
Michael Goldfarb
Louis Doré-Savard
Giorgina Ciavarella
Guenièvre Grondin
Amanda Trnkus

Scientific Committee
Negareh Mousavi (Chair)
Jonathan Afilalo
Michael Goldfarb
Louis Doré-Savard

Special thanks to Line Dufresne for her technical support

Judging Panel
Amal Bessissow
Jacques Genest
Jonathan Afilalo
Negareh Mousavi
Louis Doré-Savard
George Thanassoulis
Pierre Paradis
Eleanor Elstein
Robert Scott Kiss
Yoshihiko Nagai
Michael Goldfarb
Adel Schwertani
Nabil Seidah

Sponsors
Amgen Canada
Merck Canada
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada
Sanofi Canada
The RI-MUHC
McGill University
The Jewish General Hospital
Les Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé
 

Members of the Organizing Committee of the 17th Annual McGill Cardiovascular Research Day on May 29, 2019, left to right: Guenièvre Grondin, Giorgina Ciavarella, Louis Doré-Savard, PhD
Dr. Jacques Genest introduces keynote speaker Nabil Seidah, PhD, at the 17th Annual McGill Cardiovascular Research Day hosted by the Research Institute of the MUHC (May 29, 2019) Participants in the 17th Annual McGill Cardiovascular Research Day hosted at the Research Institute of the MUHC (May 29, 2019)
Participants in the 17th Annual McGill Cardiovascular Research Day hosted at the Research Institute of the MUHC (May 29, 2019) Participants in the 17th Annual McGill Cardiovascular Research Day hosted at the Research Institute of the MUHC (May 29, 2019)