"From Microscope to Stethoscope" brings a breath of hope to asthmatic patients


The research being done at the Research institute of the MUHC could lead to an innovative non-medicinal treatment against asthma.

The last lecture for this year's season of the series "From microscope to stethoscope" will bring a breath of hope to asthmatic patients.

In their daily fight to breathe more easily, patients with severe asthma have until now used the arsenal of modern pharmacopoeia available to them. Dr. Olivenstein and his team now offer them a therapeutic alternative not based on medication: broncho-thermoplasty. This innovative technique circulates a heated probe in the bronchi to relax the muscle and facilitate the passage of air.
Listen to a short interview of Dr Olivenstein on this link: muhc-mediaportal.mcgill.ca

This lecture will be given in French.
It will take be held in the Employee Lounge at the Royal Victoria Hospital (687 Pine Avenue), starting at 7:30 p.m.

The upcoming program in French is as follows:

October 29 Asthma: a breath of hope Dr. R. Olivenstein

Admission is free and reservations are not required.
Buffet refreshments will be served.

We welcome everyone to come hear and question Dr Olivenstein!

See you in 2009 for the next lecture series "From microscope to stethoscope"!

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