The Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) at McGill University will host the conference “The Challenge of Developing Countries from the Bottom-up” to examine the needs of international development in today’s increasingly complex world. The event will bring together more than a dozen of the world’s top figures in international development. Speakers will discuss methods of generating national development in sustainable ways through the participation of experts from the non-profit, private and public sectors, local and transnational civil society actors, and the international development community. The conference will be held at Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal on March 21-22, 2013.
This week, the Department of Psychiatry would like to put the spotlight on Dr. Eduardo Chachamovich.
March - National Epilepsy Awareness Month
The Neuro has been at the forefront of epilepsy treatment and research for over half a century. The development of “The Montreal Procedure” by Dr.
It is our pleasure to announce a new Graduate Program Director, Dr. Naguib Mechawar!
Dr. Mechawar is the Director of the Mood, Anxiety and Impulsivity-Related Theme at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, and Director of the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank.
“This is an important basic neuroscience finding that has the potential to have clinical implications for the way individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder are treated,” said Vadim Bolshakov, PhD, director of the Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory at McLean Hospital. “We used a well-known behavioral paradigm that we think models PTSD, fear conditioning, to explore how fearful memories are formed. In our study, the level of fear exhibited by experimental subjects was significantly reduced as a result of decreased signal transfer between cells in the amygdala, a key brain region in fear-related behaviors.”
Meetings with Books: Raymond Klibansky, Special Collections and the Library in the 21st Century is a one-day symposium hosted by the McGill University Library taking place on March 20, 2013 at the Faculty Club Ballroom, 3450 McTavish. The event will bring together scholars and librarians to discuss the full and complex potential of special collections and rare books. The event includes a keynote lecture on curiosity by author Alberto Manguel.
How do we bridge the gap between the theory of human rights and the complex social, political and economic realities of a turbulent and interconnected world?
Wednesday evenings, May 22 - June 12, 2013
Investment In a Quebec Public-Private Partnership to Support the Use of Personalized Medicine Solutions in the Treatment of Cancer Patients
The Government of Québec announced today a $10 million investment in the Personalized Medicine Partnership for Cancer (PMPC). This public-private partnership will be focused on establishing an integrated approach for the development and implementation of clinical biomarkers and other personalized healthcare solutions to improve the outcome and cost-efficiency of healthcare services provided to cancer patients in the province of Québec and abroad.