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ASBESTOS: DIALOGUE FOR THE FUTURE

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
08:00 – 17:15

Faculty Club: (Ballroom)

3450 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E5

Morning Session (The Science)
Co-Chairs: Professor Eduardo Franco & Maedeh Khayyat Kholghi
8:00 - 8:30 Arrival and Registration
Student Representative(s)
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Introduction to the Conference
Dr. David Eidelman
8:45 - 9:15  Mineralogically, What is Asbestos and How Does it Form? (abstract)
Dr. Anthony Williams-Jones (bio)
9:15 - 9:45 Unfortunate Legacy of Asbestos Use at McGill (abstract)
Professor Jim Nicell (bio)
9: 45 - 10:15  Overview of Asbestos-Related Lung Disease (abstract) 
Dr. Neil Colman  (bio)
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK
10:30 – 11:30 Assessing the Burden of Asbestos-related Disease in Canada (abstract)
Dr. Paul Demers (bio)
11:30 – 12:30 Worldwide pandemic of asbestos-related diseases (abstract)
Dr. Leslie Stayner (bio)
12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH
Afternoon Session (Policy) Co-Chairs:
Dr. Pierre Ernst & Joey Shea
1:30 – 2:30

The past is prologue; Universities in Service to Corporations:The McGill-QAMA Asbestos Example (abstract)

Dr. David Egilman (bio)     

A Failure of Ethics by McGill University (abstract)

Kathleen Ruff (bio)

Chair: Dr. Fernand Turcotte (bio)

2:30 – 3:30 Corporate Sponsored Research at McGill: A scholar’s perspective (abstract)
Professor Jaye Ellis (bio)
3:30 – 3:45 BREAK
3:45 – 5:00

Panel Discussion:University Research Collaboration with the For-profit Sector.

Addressing the Tensions Created When University Research is Privately Funded. (abstract)
 
Professors Chris MacDonald (bio), Daniel Weinstock (bio) 
Philip Oxhorn (bio)           Chair: Professor Catherine Lu

5:00 – 5:15 Closing Remarks
Afternoon Session Co-Chairs (as above)