CHHD  |  Child Health and Human Development Program


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

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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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