Maude Abbott Symposium 2022

March 17 and 18, 2022
Bicentennial celebration event:
Maude Abbott and the Medical Museum
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The celebration event began the evening of Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. EDT with a lecture Museums and Medical Knowledge: past, present, and future by Sam Alberti, PhD (Director of Collections, National Museums Scotland and Honorary Professor, University of Stirling) on the history and current relevance of museums in the university setting (Andrew F. Holmes Dean of Medicine Distinguished Lecturer in conjunction with McGill University’s bi-centennial celebrations).

For more information on Sam Alberti’s lecture

Watch “Museums and Medical Knowledge: past, present, and future,” by Sam Alberti, PhD,  on YouTube

The Holmes Lecture was preceded at 5:00 p.m. EDT by a virtual tour premiere of the Maude Abbott Medical Museum, with an exclusive look at the Museum’s two new exhibits.

Watch the virtual tour on YouTube

A day-long symposium on Friday, March 18  brought together individuals interested in the life and work of Maude Abbott, longtime Curator of the McGill University Medical Museum. It showcased research from a variety of disciplines and topics, including Abbott’s medical innovations, museology experience, publications, teaching, exhibitions, role as a pioneering female doctor, and relationships with other individuals.

Listen to the presentations on YouTube

See the symposium program at the link below:

PDF icon program_symposium_march_18_2022.pdf

For questions or more information contact:
Prof. Annmarie Adams, Social Studies of Medicine/Architecture, annmarie.adams [at]
Dr. Richard Fraser, Maude Abbott Medical Museum, richard.fraser [at]


  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University
  • Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University
  • Maude Abbott Medical Museum, McGill University
  • SSHRC, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • Clyde Partin, MD, Gary W. Rollins Professorship
    Paul W. Seavey Comprehensive Internal Medicine Clinic
    Emory University School of Medicine

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