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Asbestos Conference 2013

The McGill Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce a free full-day academic conference, open to the public, focused on the topic of asbestos. Conference attendees will be invited to engage in a baseline discussion about what asbestos is, how it has been used historically and its impact on human health, as well as participate in a dialogue for the future with respect to research policy, ethics and the broader context. 

Invited guest speakers for the conference include:

Dr. Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre

Dr. Leslie Stayner, University of Chicago at Illinois

Dr. David Egilman, Brown University

Professor Chris MacDonald, Ryerson University 

NOTE: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

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Click here to access the conference program. 

 

This conference has been organized by a multidisciplinary planning committee, consisting of the following members:

  • David Eidelman,  VP Health Affairs / Dean, Faculty of Medicine (Ex-officio)
  • Mark Goldberg, Department of Medicine
  • Catherine Lu, Department of Political Science
  • Anthony Williams-Jones, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Department of Engineering
  • Bruce Case, Department of Pathology
  • Philip Oxhorn, Institute for the Study of International Development
  • Neil Colman, Department of Medicine
  • Robin McLay, Institute for the Study of International Development
  • Haley Dinel, Representative, Student Society of McGill University (SSMU)
  • Joey Shea, Representative, Student Society of McGill University (SSMU)
  • Maedeh Khayyat Kholghi, Representative, Post-Graduate Student Society, McGill University (PGSS)
  • Bryan Gingras, Representative, Engineering Undergraduate Society, McGill University (EUS)
  • Esli Osmanlliu, Representative, Medical Student Society, McGill University (MSS)