Events & Seminars
10th MDRC annual retreat
More than 230 researchers and students gathered at the new CRCHUM Agora last
February 5 for the tenth MDRC annual retreat. The meeting started with the 3rd George Cahill Lecture given by Dr Dan Drucker from Mount
Sinai Hospital of Toronto and entitled "Redefining
classical concepts of incretin hormone action". Three students then presented their work - Denis
Blondin (from André Carpentier laboratory) was awarded for best oral presentation - and Dr Ron Kahn
gave the 11th J Denis McGarry Lecture entitled "Interactions between genes, environment
and the gut microbiome in insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome".
In the afternoon, 69 posters were presented and prizes were awarded for best
presentation to: Erin Coyne (S Wing lab, McGill), Sophie Gravel (V Michaud lab, CRCHUM/UdM), Khalil
Bouyakdan (T Alquier lab, CRCHUM/UdM), Nida Haider (L Larose lab, McGill), Liliia Butiaeva (M Kokoeva
lab, McGill), Hicham Mahboubi (U Stochaj lab, McGill), Cindy Audiger (S Lesage lab, HMR), Léa
Décarie-Spain (Fulton/Alquier lab, CRCHUM/UdM), Blandine Secco (M Laplante lab, U Laval) and Hasna
Maachi (V Poitout lab, CRCHUM/UdM). Congratulations to all the students for their excellent work and
Three seminars ended the day, given by Sylvie Lesage from Hôpital
Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Frédéric Picard from Université Laval and Inès Holzbaur form Amorchem. Day
highlights can be seen on MDRC twitter account @MDRC_CRDM.
This tenth MDRC Retreat was supported by Merck, Lilly, AstraZeneca, Novo
Nordisk, Janssen, Boehringer, Takeda, Pfizer, McGill, Diabète Québec, CMDO, IRCM and CRCHUM.
List of upcoming seminars 2016 - 2017
Supported by Merck, Eli Lilly Canada and AstraZeneca.
Please note the dates of the upcoming MDRC seminars.
Information on time and location will be provided later.
||October 5, 2016
||Helmholtz Diabetes Center, Germany
||November 9, 2016
||University of Alberta
||November 16, 2016
||University of Alberta
||December 14, 2016
Scott M. Sternson
David M. Nathan
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Harvard Medical School
|February 3, 2017
||University of California San Diego
||March 15, 2017
||Harvard Medical School
||April 12, 2017
||May 17, 2017
2016 - 2017 seminars (PDF
2015 - 2016 seminars (PDF
2014 - 2015 seminars (PDF
2013 - 2014 seminars (PDF
2012 - 2013 seminars (PDF
2011 - 2012 seminars (PDF
2010 - 2011 seminars (PDF
2009 - 2010 seminars (PDF
2008 - 2009 seminars (PDF
2007 - 2008 seminars (PDF
2006 - 2007 seminars (PDF
2017 MDRC annual retreat
Next MDRC annual retreat is scheduled for February 3, 2017 at CRCHUM auditorium.
Our invited speakers will be Dr Scott M Sternson from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, who will
give the J Denis McGarry Lecture, and Dr David M Nathan from Harvard Medical School, who will
give the George Cahill Lecture.
As usual, we will have oral presentations from MDRC PIs and students as well as
from Dr Diane Gosselin (President and Chief Executive Officer, CQDM) together with posters from MDRC
Please register as soon as possible through the form available
here. Students and post-docs interested in
giving an oral or poster presentation must submit their abstract through the same form before
January 14, 2017.
The program will be available in due time.