MeDiC  |  Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program


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

2024 RI-MUHC Summer Student Research Day

Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, July 22, 2024, Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 11, 2024

ACT-CTU Clinical Trial Rounds

Topic: Trials of Complex Interventions: What, Why, Where, and How

MeDiC Program Seminar Series Spring 2024

MeDiC Program seminars are held on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (unless otherwise stated). Seminars will be in English and held in person in room EM1.3509, Glen site.

Joint seminars with MeDiC Program and Endocrinology Rounds are held on Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m. and with Nephrology Rounds, seminars are held on Fridays from 12 to 1 p.m.

For further information, please contact Kim Gardner at

January 19, 2024
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Hybrid format
For Zoom link, contact
Combined MeDiC & Nephrology Seminar
Jeffrey Miner, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine in Nephrology, Washington University
Topic: Manipulation of the Kidney’s Filtration Barrier: Implications for Alport Syndrome
February 1, 2024
Work in Progress
Anita Marie Slominska, Postdoctoral Fellow
Supervisor: Shaifali Sandal
Topic: Kidney transplant recipients' experiences of graft failure: Listening to patient perspectives to improve future care
Guy El Hajj Boutros, PhD, Graduate Student
Supervisor: José Morais
Topic: Unraveling the effect of space travel on muscular health
March 7, 2024
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hybrid format
For Zoom link, contact
Luc Van Loon
Department of Human Biology, NUTRIM Institute of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
Topic: Muscle conditioning; you are what you eat
March 14, 2024
Irah King, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, McGill Centre for Microbiome Research
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Topic: Investigating immune microbiotainteractions in intestinal host defense
March 21, 2024
Work in Progress
Alibek Moldakozhayev, PhD Graduate Student
Supervisor: Jeremy Van Raamsdonk
Topic: Decoding Aging: Multi-Omic Insights from Fat Transplantation
Martina Yang, MSc Graduate Student
Supervisor: Jun-Li Liu
Topic: Adipocyte-Specific Overexpression of CCN5/WISP2: Potential Impact on HFD-STZ-Induced Diabetes
April 4, 2024
Anat R Tambur, DMD, PhD, D[ABHI]
Co-Director, Transplant Immunology Laboratory, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Research Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Topic: Studying the Immunogenicity of HLA-DQ
April 11, 2024
Special MeDiC Seminar
Presented by Dr. Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze and her team
Edden Gitelman, MSc Graduate Student
Christina Yoon, MSc Graduate Student
Jaspreet Jain, Project Manager
Topic: Personalized Tranplant Care
April 18, 2024
Work in Progress
Olivia Auclair, MSc Graduate Student
Supervisor: Sergio Burgos
Topic: The nutrition, health, and climate impacts of partially substituting red and processed meat or dairy with plant protein foods in Canadian diets
Jesse Islam, PhD Graduate Student
Supervisor: Rob Sladek
Topic: A data driven approach to metabolic multi-omics analysis: study design, interactions, mixed effects and gate-keeping
May 9, 2024
Special MeDiC Seminar
Anthony Hanley, PhD, MSc, BSc
Professor, Departments of Nutritional Sciences, Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Associate Scientific Staff, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes, Mount Sinai Hospital
Topic: Role of dairy products in the progression of early type 2 diabetes risk phenotypes
May 23, 2024
Rhonda Kineman, PhD, MSc, BSc
Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Topic: Hepatocyte-specific impact of growth hormone on metabolic dysfunction associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD)
June 6, 2024
Work in Progress
Audrey Moyen, PhD Graduate Student
Supervisor: Stéphanie Chevalier
Topic: A novel multimodal intervention for surgical prehabilitation on functional recovery and muscle characteristics in patients with non small cell lung cancer: a randomized controlled trial (MMP LUNG)
Mohammed Abubaker, PhD Graduate Student
Supervisor: George Fantus
Topic: Investigating a potential role of Thioredoxin interacting protein (TXNIP) in cellular senescence and aging

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