“From Microscope to Stethoscope”: a local conference for a global problem


The prestigious lecture series from the Research institute of the MUHC continues with a lecture on a planetary epidemic: tuberculosis.

From genetic to history: the second lecture of the series “From microscope to stethoscope – 2008” will look at tuberculosis form its many different angles. Dr Marcel Behr uses cutting-edge biology tools to understand the evolution of the epidemic across time… and why it still escapes us. You will find a short explanatory interview on this link.

For a third consecutive year, researchers from the Research Institute of the MUHC are offering a series of fascinating lectures. From the microscopes they operate every day to the stethoscopes that put their discoveries to the test, they will discuss how their work gives us better quality medical care.

In contrast with previous years, the program is now bilingual with two lectures in each language. The English lectures will take place in Livingston Hall at the Montreal General Hospital while the French lectures will be held in the Employee Lounge at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

All the lectures start at 7:30pm.

The upcoming program is as follows:

October 1 (English) 
Tuberculosis: local insights on a  global epidemic - Dr. M. Behr

October 22 (French) 
Autism demystified   - Dr. E. Fombonne

October 29 (French) 
a breath of hope   - Dr. R. Olivenstein

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

We welcome everyone to come hear and question our experts!

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and health-care hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the institute is the research arm of the MUHC, the university health center affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The institute supports over 600 researchers, nearly 1200 graduate and post-doctoral students and operates more than 300 laboratories devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental and clinical research. The Research Institute operates at the forefront of knowledge, innovation and technology and is inextricably linked to the clinical programs of the MUHC, ensuring that patients benefit directly from the latest research-based knowledge.

The Research Institute of the MUHC is supported in part by the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec.

For further details visit: www.muhc.ca/research

Contact Information

Isabelle Kling
Communications Coordinator (research) - MUHC Public Relations and Communications
isabelle.kling [at] muhc.mcgill.ca
Office Phone: 
(514) 843 1560