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The 3rd Annual IDIGH Program Symposium (free of charge) will be held on Friday October 20, 2017
at the The Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
ES1, 1001 Boul Décarie. Google map of the RI-MUHC

The symposium offers
– Learning and networking opportunities
– Complimentary lunch, refreshments, wine & cheese, door prizes including iPads and much more!

Symposium at a glance (for more details please click here)
– 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Sponsor Product Show at the Atrium)
– 3:00 pm to 6:10 pm (Scientific Presentations from Keynote Speakers and door prize draw)
– 6:15 pm and on (Wine and Cheese at the Atrium)

Welcome from the Symposium Organizers

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our Annual IDIGH Program Symposium at the atrium of the RI-MUHC, at 3:00 pm on Friday October 20, 2017.  An affiliated product show will start at 1:00 pm on the day of the symposium.

Our IDIGH program brings together fundamental scientists, clinicians, epidemiologists, and health outcomes researchers to jointly tackle infectious and immune-mediated diseases of global importance. Research and training conducted within the program are highly interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and have a strong translational focus.

As in the previous years, the objective of our upcoming symposium is to provide a platform for all participants to interact and exchange research ideas in the area of infectious diseases, immunity and global health.  We are looking forward to new collaborations not only within the RI-MUHC and McGill but also with like-minded researchers in academic and commercial institutions in Montreal and beyond.

The focus of our symposium 2017 will be on “from molecules to patients to policies”. To this end, our guest speakers include representatives from leading experts in the fields of translational immunology and transplant (Dr. Megan Sykes), immunopathogenesis (Dr. Steven Holland), HIV/AIDS prevention, research and treatment (Dr. Chris Beyrer), and epidemiology, mathematical modeling, vaccine safety and policy (Dr. Gaston De Serres and Dr. Danuta Skowronski). We will not only learn about their cutting edge research and exciting discoveries but also their experience in moving “from molecules to patients to policies”.

A detailed symposium schedule will be available in September 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you for another productive symposium.

Symposium Organizing Committee:

Dr. Jing Liu
Dr. Marina Klein 
Dr. Ciro Piccirillo 
Dr. Don Vinh
Dr. Brian Ward
Dr. Madhukar Pai
Dr. Marcel Behr
Dr. Erwin Schurr 

Symposium Admin Assistant
Joanne Krief

RIMUHC Amphitheater and Atrium

RIMUHC Amphitheater and Atrium, photos by Jing Liu