Chill out with some of the most interesting researchers in Montreal


What's more interactive than attending a lecture and more informative than going to a bar?

Our new Café Scientifique!!

As a leader for innovation, and one of the major actors in the community of Montreal, the McGill University Health Centre is proud to present its new Café Scientifique For this event, we have teamed up with the Montreal Neurological Institute and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute to bring you a lively discussion on "Drugs: The good, the bad and the useful".

We invite you to discover and interact with three of our most brilliant researchers:

Dr. Mark Ware - Associate Medical Director, Pain Clinic, MUHC.
Dr. Alain Dagher - Researcher and Neurologist, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Movement Disorders Clinic, Montreal Neurological Institute.
Dr. Marco Leyton - Researcher, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology and Neurosurgery, MUHC.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Rémi Quirion, Scientific Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He is also the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at
O Patro Vys, 356 Mont Royal East, starting at 6:00 pm. A short presentation will kick off the evening to highlight the work of the three panelists, who will then answer questions and address topics of interest during an informal discussion period.

This event has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a comprehensive academic health institution with an international reputation for excellence in clinical programs, research and teaching. The MUHC is a merger of five teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University--the Montreal Children's, Montreal General, Royal Victoria, and Montreal Neurological Hospitals, as well as the Montreal Chest Institute. Building on the tradition of medical leadership of the founding hospitals, the goal of the MUHC is to provide patient care based on the most advanced knowledge in the health care field, and to contribute to the development of new knowledge.

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, a university health center affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The institute supports over 500 researchers, nearly 1000 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. For further details visit:


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