CHHD  |  Child Health and Human Development Program


The CHHD Program organizes and supports numerous speakers, seminars, and symposia throughout the year.

CHHD and CRP Programs Collaborative Seminar

Topic: ExoView Platform for Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles and Viruses

Pedal for Kids 2022 - Research in Action

Research in Action is proud to participate to the Pedal for Kids event.

CHHD Program Seminar Series Spring 2023

CHHD Program seminars are held on Mondays from 12 to 1 p.m. (unless otherwise stated). Seminars will be in English.

Seminars will be online. For the Zoom registration link, please contact Fanny Toussaint at fanny.toussaint [at]

January 16, 2023
Dr. Shannon Bainbridge
University of Ottawa
Topic: Placental disease subclasses and long term health maternal outcomes
January 23, 2023
Dr. Carolyn Baglole
Topic: Environmental drivers of disease across the lifespan
January 30, 2023
Dr. Monte Westerfield
University of Oregon
Topic: TBD
February 13, 2023
Dr. Noémi Dahan-Oliel
McGill University
Topic: TBD
February 20, 2023
Dr. Annie Janvier
Université de Montréal/CHU Ste-Justine
Topic: Is it time to redefine outcomes after preterm birth?
March 6, 2023
Dr. Ian Willis
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic: RNA polymerase III Transcription in Health and Disease
March 13, 2023
Dr. Aamir Zuberi
The Jackson Laboratory
Topic: TBD
March 20, 2023
Dr. Sylvie Girard
Mayo clinic
Topic: TBD
March 27, 2023
Dr. Despoina Manousaki
Université de Montréal/CHU Ste-Justine
Topic: Polygenic risk scores in Pediatrics: Research promise and potential clinical applications
April 3, 2023
Dr. Stephen Renaud
Western university
Topic: TBD
April 24, 2023
Dr. Meritxell Huch
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Topic: Human organoids to model disease
May 8, 2023
Dr. Shazia Bhombal
Stanford University
Topic: TBD
May 15, 2023
Dr. Guy Sauvageau
Université de Montréal/IRIC
Topic: TBD

CHHD Program Seminar Series Winter 2022

CHHD Program seminars are held on Mondays from 12 to 1 p.m. (unless otherwise stated). Seminars will be in English.

Seminars will be online during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the Zoom registration link, please contact Martin Karam at martin.karam [at]

January 17, 2022
Dr. Hans Clever
Hubrecht Institute
January 31, 2022
Dr. Rayzel Shulman
University of Toronto, SickKids
February 14, 2022
Dr. Thierry Lacaze-Masmonteil and Breanne Stewart
Maternal Infant Child and Youth Research Network
Topic: Streamline Maternal/Child Health Research at McGill University
February 21, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Dr. Lei Wang
Fudan University, Shanghai
Topic: Missing Mendelian Phenotypes in Human Oocyte Maturation, Fertilization and Embryonic Development
March 7, 2022
Dr. Andraea Van Hulst
McGill University
Topic: The role of early life, family, and neighbourhood environments in childhood obesity and cardiometabolic health
March 14, 2022
Dr. Oraly Sanchez-Ferras
McGill University
Topic: A coordinated progression of progenitor cell states initiates urinary tract development
March 21, 2022
Dr. Vikki Abrahams
Yale University
Topic: Neutrophils at the Maternal-Fetal Interface: Friend or Foe?
March 28, 2022
Dr. Laurence Chapuy
McGill University
Topic: TBD
April 4, 2022
Dr. Benjamin Smith
McGill University/RI-MUHC
Topic: Airway Trees in the Anthropocene
April 11, 2022
Dr. Shyamala Dakshinamurti
University of Manitoba
Topic: Hypoxia, Pulmonary Hypertension, and the Unexpected Dance of Molecules
April 25, 2022
Dr. Adam Shapiro
McGill University/RI-MUHC
Topic: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia in Quebec - A Not So Rare Chronic Suppurative Lung Disease
May 2, 2022
Dr. Tina Montreuil
McGill University
Topic: Impacts of parental mental health issues on social-emotional development: Implications for prevention and intervention
May 9, 2022
Dr. Esli Osmanlliu
McGill University Health Centre
Topic: Assessing the potential for virtualizable care in the pediatric emergency department
May 16, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Dr. Qing-Yuan Sun
Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital
Topic: Protein phosphatase 2A family plays a critical role in female reproduction
May 30, 2022
Dr. Angeliki Makri
McGill University Health Centre
Topic: Using machine learning methods in pediatric diabetes to improve diagnosis and clinical outcomes

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