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Annual McGill AMR Symposium

Monday, June 20th | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The McGill AMR Centre hosted its 2nd Annual Symposium on June 20, 2022. We welcomed about 60 people for an in-person event, coupled with live streaming of speakers for those who attended virtually. Special guest, Dr. Steffanie Strathdee was the keynote speaker, and Dr. Joel Denis joined us from the PHAC AMR Task Force.

Keynote speaker bio Dr. Steffanie Strathdee, PhD

Steffanie Strathdee portrait photo for AMR Symposium talk.Co-director of Centre for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics

Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences at UCSD

Steffanie Strathdee is a Canadian infectious disease epidemiologist who received her BSc in Microbiology and PhD at the University of Toronto. She is currently Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Harold Simon Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego where she also codirects the Centre for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH). She is also an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser and Johns Hopkins universities. In 2016, Strathdee and colleagues were credited with saving her husband’s life from a deadly superbug infection using bacteriophages –viruses that attack bacteria. The case, which involved cooperation from three universities, the U.S. Navy and researchers across the globe, shows how phage therapy is a future weapon against multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. For her efforts, she was named one of TIME magazine’s Most Influential People in Health Care in 2018.

The Perfect Predator book by Steffanie StrathdeeBook signing on site with the keynote speaker Dr. Steffanie Strathdee, author of The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug. Pre-orders available (at registration or contact us).

Symposium Program


Welcome and updates on the McGill AMR Centre

Dao Nguyen, Director McGill AMR Centre


Faculty Short talks, Session 1- Moderator Albert Berghuis

  • Enis Baris
  • Makeda Semret
  • David Juncker
  • Xiaonan Lu


Public Health Agency of Canada AMR Task Force

Joel Denis (Director General) and Don Sheppard (Executive Scientific Director)




Faculty Short talks, Session 2 – Moderator Dominic Frigon

  • Lyle Whyte
  • Joaquin Ortega
  • Nicolas Moitessier
  • Sara Mahshid
  • Jesse Shapiro


Breakout sessions (in-person only)

  • Meet-the-keynote speaker
    • Trainee session Moderators Jaryd Sullivan, Eszter Farka
  • Strategic programs for the AMR Centre
    • Moderators Dao Nguyen, Albert Berghuis, Makeda Semret, Samantha Gruenheid, Jennifer Ronholm, Dominic Frigon


Lunch, networking and book signing with Prof. Strathdee


Keynote speaker Prof. Steffanie Strathdee + Q&A

"Superbugged: The True Story behind the first Dedicated Phage Therapy Center in North America".










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