From Microscope to Stethoscope: ending of the second lecture series, next week at the MUHC


"From Microscope to Stethoscope", the distinguished public lecture series organized by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), will end its second season next week, on December 3rd.

Our lecturer for this last insider glimpse into research at the MUHC will be Dr Ronald Olivenstein, Director of the Asthma Clinic, and the Pulmonary Function Laboratory at the Montreal Chest Institute of the MUHC, as well as Assistant Professor of Medicine at McGill University. Dr Olivenstein and his team have invented a new technique to help relieve asthmatic patients: Broncho-thermoplasty. This treatment is completely innovative, as it is a non-medicinal way to stimulate and facilitate the passage of air through the bronchi using a heated probe. This technique is still undergoing tests to be approved for general use, but it is a very promising avenue for the treatment of thousands of asthmatics in Canada.

You can listen to an interview of Dr Olivenstein by clicking here.

The lecture will take place at the Montreal General Hospital in Livingston Hall (Room L6-500) starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and anyone interested is welcome.

Dr Olivenstein will take questions from audience members during a discussion period following the lecture.

These lectures series will have given you an inside look at the diversity of our fields of expertise, and at the intellectual vitality that fills our research laboratories. We hope to see you all back in 2008, for the next season!


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:

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.

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