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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 


Click to watch the video of the conference.

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)