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IHSP-Geography Departmental Seminar - Mylène Riva

Charles Meredith House Conference Room, 1130 avenue des Pins Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1A3, CA

The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and the McGill Department of Geography are happy to welcome Dr.

Goodman Cancer Research Centre Public Forum

McIntyre Medical Building Palmer Amphitheatre, 6th Floor, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA

Fighting Cancer with Knowledge and Hope

Breathing New Life into Lung Cancer Treatments


Better donor-recipient match with genomics

It is all about finding the right person. More than 20,000 organ transplants have been performed in Canada over the last 10 years and routinely extend lives. But sometimes the recipient’s immune system recognizes their new organ as foreign and rejects it, which can lead to serious complications.

Published: 1Oct2015

Medical cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain

“This is the first and largest study of the long term safety of medical cannabis use by patients suffering from chronic pain ever conducted,” says lead author, Dr. Ware, pain specialist at the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC and associate professor in Family Medicine and Anesthesia at McGill University. “We found that medical cannabis, when used by patients who are experienced users, and as part of a monitored treatment program for chronic pain over one year, appears to have a reasonable safety profile.”

Published: 29Sep2015

Predicting arrhythmias so as to prevent them

Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It’s a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to detect when arrhythmias are about to occur and then act to prevent them.

Published: 28Sep2015

Obituary - Dr. Maurice Dongier (1925-2015)

Dongier, Maurice, 1925 - 2015

Dr. Maurice Dongier died peacefully in Montreal on September 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife Suzanne, his four children, Pierre, François, Isabelle, Philippe and their families, his brother Michel, his sister-in-law Geneviève and their families. He will also be missed by many colleagues and friends.

Published: 24Sep2015