IRR  |  Injury Repair Recovery Program


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

Cinema talk show -Women in STEM: Navigating Challenges and Embracing Opportunities

To mark International Women’s Day, you are invited you to a cinema forum on Picture a Scientist.

Experimental Surgery and IRR Seminar Series Fall 2022

Experimental Surgery and IRR seminars are held on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (unless otherwise stated). Seminars will be in English.

Seminars will be held virtually. For the Zoom link, please contact the Program Assistant Jeannette Piedade, at jeannette.piedade [at]

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

November 1, 2022
Judy Luu, MD/PhD, FRCPC
Healthcare Professional Co-Chair, Advocacy Working Group
Women’s Heart Disease Specialist, McMaster University
Advanced imaging, Cardiac MRI fellow, MUHC
Student Presenter:
Rayan Ben Letaifa, MSc Experimental Surgery (Thesis)
November 8, 2022
Thorsten Kirsch, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Student Presenter:
Ludovic Mouttet, MSc Experimental Surgery (Thesis)
November 15, 2022
Dr. Edward J. Harvey
Professor of Surgery, Michal and Renata Hornstein Chair in Surgical Excellence, McGill University
Leader of Injury Repair and Recovery Program, RI-MUHC
Student Presenter:
Lucia Patino Melo, MSc Experimental Surgery (Thesis)
November 22, 2022
Dr. Cari Whyne, PhD, FIOR
Senior scientist, Physical Sciences, Holland Bone and Joint Research Program (director), Sunnybrook Research Institute
Director, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
Professor, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
Student Presenter:
Michelle van Holten, Medical student - Masters' program, Maastricht University
Master's intern, CHAL Program, RI-MUHC
November 29, 2022
Dan Poenaru, MD, PhD, MPHE
Senior Scientist, Child Health and Human Development Program, RI-MUHC
Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of General Surgery, MUHC
Student Presenter:
Ghadeer Olleik, PhD Experimental Surgery (Thesis)
December 6, 2022
David Juncker, PhD
Professor, Department Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Principal Investigator, McGill University & Genome Quebec Innovation Centre
December 13, 2022
Nancy A. Baker, ScD, MPH, OTR, FAOTA
Tufts University, Department of Occupational Therapy
Student Presenter:
David Bertrand, PhD Experimental Surgery (Thesis)

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