2nd MRCCT SYMPOSIUM

Monday, June 11, 2018   |   Hôtel ALT Montréal - Griffintown


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8:15 AM to 8:45 AM

Arrival & Registration for all members

Coat check
Light breakfast will be provided

8:45 AM to 9:00 AM

Welcome to the symposium!

Opening remarks: 
Drs. Silvia Vidal & Salman Qureshi; co-presidents of the symposium

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM      /      Session I – New insights into pathogenesis

Chair : Dr. Martin Olivier

9:00 – 9:30
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Maziar Divangahi, Departement of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University

Title: “Reprogramming Stem Cells in Protective Innate Immunity against TB”

9:30 - 10:00
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Samantha Gruenheid, Departement of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University

Title: “A new link between infection, autoimmunity and Parkinson's disease”

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Coffee Break*

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM     /      Session II – Finding new solutions

Chair : Dr. Jörg Fritz

10:30 - 11:00
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. David Langlais, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University

Title: “Rocaglates: novel dual-targeting agentsfor cerebral malaria”

11:00 - 11:30
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Donald Sheppard, Department of Medicine, MUHC

Title: “Breaking the biofilm - from reverse genetics to novel therapeutics”

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM     /      Session III- From disease phenotypes to mechanisms

Chair : Dr. Ines Colmegna

11:30 - 12:00
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Marie Hudson, Jewish General Hospital, Lady David Research Institute

Title: “Novel insights into systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases using shared molecular signatures and an integrative analysis”

12:00 - 12:30
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. James Martin, Department of Medicine, MUHC

Title: "Inflammatory phenotypes in patients with severe asthma"

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

LUNCH break &
Poster Session

Lunch Provided*

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM      /      Session IV – Translational Research in Inflammatory Diseases

Chair : Dr. Maya Saleh

2:00 - 2:30
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Paul Fortin, Dept of Medicine, CHUL
"Building a pipeline for the development and validation of biomarkers in systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases”

2:30 - 3:00
25 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr. Carolyn Jack, Dept of Medicine, MUHC
“Skinflammation: immunophenotyping resistant skin lesions in the era of biologics”

3:00 PM to 3:15 PM

Coffee Break*

3:15 PM to 5:15 PM     /     Workshop and Student Activities

Student Activities
Moderated by Amanda Fiore
1. 3-Minute Talks
2. Trivia Session

Workshop - PI: Bridge building between medicine and basic sciences

Activities moderated by Drs Gros, Vinh and Colmegna (CAC)
1. Review of opportunities/examples of successful translational projects
2. Brainstorming session

5:15 PM to 7:00 PM *   

FRQS Round Table

Award Ceremony and closing remarks

Moderated by Maya Saleh
5:15 – 6:30 : Round table
6:30 – 7:00 : Joining the MIXER

5:15 – 5:30 : Award Ceremony - Poster winners, 3-Minute talks,Trivia
5:30 – 5:45 : Closing Remarks by Dr Salman Qureshi 
5:45 – 7:00 : MIXER

Note: * all meals will be served in the Foyer


CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

-Silvia Vidal, Prof. Dept. Human Genetics and Dept. of Medicine;
-Salman Qureshi, Prof., Dept. of Medicine
-Martin Olivier, Prof, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology;
-Corinne Maurice, Prof, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology;
-Samantha Gruenheid, Prof, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology;
-Danielle Malo, Prof. Dept. Human Genetics and Dept. Experimental Medicine;
-Philippe Gros, Prof., Dept. of Biochemistry;
-Maya Saleh, Prof., Dept. of Medicine;
-Jörg Fritz, Prof., Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology;
-Ana Nijnik, Prof., Dept. of Physiology;
-Judith Mandl, Prof., Dept. of Physiology;
-David Langlais, Dept. of Human Genetics
-Amanda Fiore, Chair, Student Team, Ph.D. student, Dept. Physiology;
-Natalie Giannakopoulou, Ph.D., Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology;
-Tyler Cannon, M.Sc., Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology;
-Lindsay Burns, M.Sc., Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology;
-Salma Cheboun, Dept. of Human Genetics;
-Marianne Provost, Coordinator, Dept. of Biochemistry


CLINICAL ADVISORY BOARD

- Dr. James Martin, Medicine, MUHC
- Dr. Ines Colmegna, Medicine, MUHC
- Dr. Donald Vinh, Medicine, MUHC