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MeDiC  |  Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program

Events

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

6th Annual MeDiC Research Day

Registration Deadline: November 1st

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] affiliate.mcgill.ca.

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

Date
Speaker
January 6, 2022
Tricia Peters, MD, PhD
Jewish General Hospital
Topic: The protective role of physical activity in polycystic ovary syndrome
Poster
January 13, 2022
Miriam Udler, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Topic: Leveraging Genetics to Dissect the Heterogeneity of Metabolic Disease
Poster
January 20, 2022
Paul Sabatini, PhD
Research Institute of the MUHC
Topic: Defining brainstem neurons that control feeding
Poster
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
Poster
March 17, 2022
John White, M.Sc., PhD
McGill University
Topic: Vitamin D Signaling in the thymus and its relevance to autoimmunity
Poster
March 24, 2022
Melina Claussnitzer, PhD
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Topic: Identifying genetically – anchored cellular programs in the context of metabolic disease
Poster
March 31, 2022
Minna Woo, MD, FRCPC, PhD
University of Toronto
Topic: Autophagy and IGF1 signaling pathways the musculosketetal system
Poster
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
Poster
April 21, 2022
Rita Suri, MD, M.Sc.
McGill University
Topic: Impact of COVID-19 on Patients Receiving Hemodialysis - The Quebec Renal Network Study
Poster
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
Poster
May 19, 2022
Gilles Gouspillou, PhD
University of Québec à Montréal
McGill University
Topic: MYTHO: a novel regulator of autophagy and skeletal muscle health
Poster

MeDiC Program Seminar Series Fall 2021

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] affiliate.mcgill.ca.

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

Date
Speaker
September 9, 2021
Rob Hegele, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Topic: Polygenic effects in disease
Poster
September 23, 2021
Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
Topic: Oncogenic Ras-dependent Drivers of Pancreatic Cancer
Poster
October 7, 2021
Thomas Mavrahanas, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FASN
Topic: Advances in the management of CKD: the role of SGLT-2 inhibitors
Poster
October 14, 2021
Brent Richards, MD, MSc
Topic: The influence of OAS1 on COVID-19 outcomes: Neanderthals to the rescue
Poster
October 21, 2021
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
David Gems, MSc
Topic: What is aging? Lessons from C. elegans
Poster
November 4, 2021
Melina Claussnitzer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School,
Boston, Massachusetts
Topic: Converting Metabolic Risk Variant-to-Function (V2F) Using Adipocytes as a Model System
Poster
November 11, 2021
Thomas Kitzler, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics,
McGill University
Topic: Chronic Kidney Disease in the Era of Genomic Medicine
Poster
November 18, 2021
Patrick MacDonald, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Alberta Diabetes Institute
Topic: A Single Cell Approach to Understanding Islet Cell Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes
Poster
December 9, 2021
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Daniel Winer, MD, HBSc
Adjunct Associate Professor, USC School of Gerontology, Los Angeles, CA
Associate Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA
Topic: The Intestinal Immune System in Obesity and Insulin Resistance
Poster
December 16, 2021
William Leslie, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Medicine and Radiology, University of Manitoba
Topic: Artificial Intelligence in Osteoporosis: My journey from skeptic convert
Poster

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