November 2000
Annual meeting of the National Society of Genetic Counsellors, Savannah, Georgia
Poster presentation
Issues raised from the identification of a BRCA2 mutation in a male with bilateral breast cancer

November 2000
Annual meeting of Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors Whistler, B.C.


May 13-17, 2000
American Society of Transplantation. 19th Annual Scientific Meeting 
Title: Levels of aminothiols in heart transplant patients

July 23-27, 2000
52nd Annual Meeting & Clin Lab Expo, American Association of Clinical Chemistry
Title: Determination of the levels of aminothiols in plasma and urine following reduction with tris(carboxyethyl)phosphine

September 25, 2000
Inter-Hospital Medical Biochemistry Seminar Series
Title: CRP: A novel marker of cardiac risk


April 4, 2000
Medical Grand Rounds, MUHC - Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
Invited Joint Speaker
Colorectal Cancer Genetics: How mutation analysis affects clinical management

September 25, 2000
University of Newcastle Medical School, University of Newcastle, Northumberland, UK
Invited Speaker
Hereditary breast cancer: genes, risks and outcome

November 7, 2000
Medical Grand Rounds, MUHC - Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
Invited Speaker
Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

November 8, 2000
Medical Grand Rounds, MUHC - Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
Invited Speaker
Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer


August 31, 2000
Montreal Chest Institute
Title: HIV Disease and Hyperlipdemia

November 3, 2000
Genetics Seminar, Montreal Children's Hospital
Title: Genetics of Hemochromatosis

November 9, 2000
Congrès Annuel 2000, Association des des Médicins Biochimists du Québec.
Invited Speaker
Dépistage de l'homocystéine, les aspects analytiques et cliniques


April 9-12, 2000
Human Genome Organization Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC.
Title: Tuberculosis susceptibility is linked to chromosome 2q at NRAMP1 in a large aboriginal Canadian family

September 28, 2000
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics seminar series, Montreal, Quebec
Title: Genetic linkage analysis of TB susceptibility and a candidate gene (NRAMP1) in a large aboriginal family

October 27-28, 2000
International Genetic Epidemiology Society Ninth Annual Meeting San Antonio, Texas
Title: Model-free analysis incorporating disease epidemiology

October 24-26, 2000
Genetic Analysis Workshop 12, San Antonio, Texas
Title: The potential uses of too much ancestral information 


January 6, 2000
Centre de pneumologie, Hôpital Laval, Québec
Title: Génétique de l'asthme dans une population à effet fondateur

March 11, 2000
Biomolecular markers and gastrointestinal diseases symposium Quebec Association of Gastroentrologists Meeting, Québec
Title: Identifying novel genes, mapping of genetic determinants of inflammatory intestinal diseases

April 9-12, 2000
HUGO-HGM 2000 International Annual Human Genome Meeting, Plenary session - Medical Genomics, Vancouver, BC

Title: Human genetics in a founder population of Canada

April 9-12, 2000
HUGO - HGM 2000 International Annual Human Genome Meeting, Vancouver, BC
Chaired the session - Genetics of complex traits

May 16, 2000
Symposium Sensibilisation à la génomique et à ses applications chez les animaux domestiques, 68e congrès de l'ACFAS, Montréal,
Title: Génomique fonctionnelle

May 30, 2000
Mini-colloque de l'Association québécoise des biotechnologies, Montréal
Title: Impartition de la recherche et relations avec l'industrie

June 2, 2000
Journée annuelle de la recherche, Centre de recherche Guy-Bernier, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montréal
Title: La génétique des traits complexes dans une population fondatrice du Canada

June 20-22, 2000
Colloque international sur la génétique communautaire: "De l'ADN à la communauté", Jonquière, Québec

Title: Genetic analysis of complex traits in a founder population of Canada

June 20-22, 2000
Colloque international sur la génétique communautaire: De l'ADN à la communauté, Jonquière, Québec

Title: Gene Chips 101

July 16-20, 2000
18th International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Beyond the Genome, sessions: Genomes and their analysis.Birmingham, United Kingdom (published in program book)
Title: Maps of the human and mouse genomes

August 17-18, 2000
Annual General Meeting, NRC Genome Sciences, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Title: DNA chip technologies at the Montreal Genome Centre

September 5, 2000
Chipping away at the Genome, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal General Hospital, Symposium organizer
Title: DNA chip overview

October 7, 2000
Breast Health Myths, Realities and Hopes Conference, Réseau québécois pour la santé du sein, Montreal,
Title: Applications of genomic technologies in cancer research

November 11, 2000
Colloque annuel des gastroentérologistes du Québec, Montréal

Title: The Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

November 22, 2000
Colloque L'Omnipratique d'aujourd'hui à demain organized by the Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec, Montréal
Title: Le génome humain et la médecine du futur, Présentation du millénaire

November 22, 2000
Annual meeting of the Scientific Affairs Division of Abbott Canada, Montreal
Title: The Human Genome Project and its implications

January 12, 2001
Symposium - Physiology in the post-genomic era, Canadian Physiological Society Winter Meeting, Mt. Tremblant
Title: Human Genomics in the post-genomic world

January 17, 2001
Centre universitaire Piedmont, Montreal
Title: Projet Génome Humain: Implications pour la médecine et la société

February 2, 2001
Centre de recherche de l'Hôpital Ste-Justine, Montreal
Title: Advances in Medical Genomics/Progrès en génomique médicale

February 23, 2001
CFI workshop on genome/post genome, organized by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Delta Toronto Airport Hotel, Toronto,
Workshop member

March 15, 2001
Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain, Série Haute Technologie: à la découverte des nouveaux leaders, Hilton Hotel, Montreal
Title: Advances in Medical Genomics / Le progrès en génomique médicale


April 4, 2000
Medical Grand Rounds, Montreal General Hospital
Title: Colorectal Cancer Genetics: How mutation analysis affects clinical management

October 27, 2000
McGill Genetics Rounds: Case Presentations. Montreal General Hospital
Title: BRCA1/2: a myriad of results

May 18-19, 2000
QUI FAIT QUOI - Les Journées Génétiques'2000,

September 22-23, 2000
Familial Cancer Program Retreat, Stowe, Vermont

October 3-7, 2000
50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 2-5, 2000
19th Annual Education Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counsellors, Savannah, Georgia


April 7-9, 2000
Canadian Genetic Diseases Network Annual Scientific Meeting 2000 (From gene to therapies) Vancouver
Title: Population genetics of spastic ataxia in the Charlevoix-Saguenay population

April 15-18, 2000
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Title: Population genetics of spastic ataxia in the Charlevoix-Saguenay population of Quebec

June 11-13, 2000
Statistics and Health, Edmonton Statistics Conference 2000 (organized by the Biostatistics Research Group, Statistics Centre, and Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Title: Population genetics and genetic epidemiology

June 13, 2000
Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Title: Genetic epidemiology of spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (Quebec)

November 17-18, 2000
Hutteriete Brethren, Information Night Meetings on Research Updates. Hosted by Sommerfeld and Fairholme Colonies, Manitoba
Title: What we have learned from Hutterites from almost 30 years of research


May 4-6, 2000             
XXVth Annual Convention of the Quebec Association of Hematologists and Oncologists
Château Frontenac, QuebecCity
Invited Speaker
Homocystéine et risques thromboemboliques/Homocysteine as a risk factor for thromboembolic events

June 21-22, 2000
Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL
Invited Speaker
Genetic disorders of folate and cobalamin metabolism  - severe mutations and common polymorphisms contributing to hyperhomocysteinemia

July 23-27, 2000
The AACC 52nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo San Francisco, CA Hyperhomocysteinemia: Clinical, Analytical & Genetic Issues Related to Homocysteine Measurement - Workshop
Invited Speaker
Title: Genetic Abnormalities Associated with Homocysteine.

August 5-10, 2000
Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and One-Carbon Metabolism, 2000 FASEB Summer Research Conference, Snow Village, Colorado, USA
Invited Speaker - Discussion Leader

Title: Genetic diseases of folate, vitamin B12 and homocysteine metabolism

September 12, 2000         
Your Health is Your Wealth. Beth Zion Sisterhood, Cote St. Luc, Quebec
Invited Speaker
Medical Genetics

October 3-7,2000           
50th Annual Meeting of American Society for Human Genetics. Philadelphia, PA
Poster Presentation
Title: P1173L is a recurrent mutation in the methionine synthase gene causing cblG hyperhomocysteinemia

November 17, 2000       
III Symposium SHS on Inborn Errors of Metabolism.Barcelona, Spain
Invited Speaker
Molecular basis of cobalamin and folate defects

November 21, 2000       
Seminar - Department of Molecular Biology, University Autónoma. Madrid, Spain
Invited Speaker
Molecular basis of cobalamin and folate defects

December 14-19, 2000
The 2000 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies  - Honolulu, Hawaii
Invited Speaker
What do rare inborn errors of cobalamin metabolism teach us about activation of human methionine synthase?

March 4-7, 2001       
Annual Meeting of Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorder. Miami Beach, Florida. Chaired the Session - Homocysteine, folate and cobalamin metabolism.
Invited Speaker
Molecular bases of folate and cobalamin defects that result in homocystinemia


April 27, 2000             
Department of Surgery Rounds, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
Title: Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in the French Canadian population of Quebec

May 5, 2000             
8th Annual MSGSA Symposium: From Research to Reality, Calgary, Alberta. The Medical Sciences Graduate Student Association (MSGA), University of Calgary
Title: Genetic testing for susceptibility to breast cancer and ovarian cancer: from BRCA1 to BRCAX?

June 8, 2000           
2nd Research Dialogue Meeting in Basic and Clinical Reproductive Science, Montreal, Dept. Obstet. & Gynecol., Royal Victoria Hospital
Title: Founder BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in French Canadian ovarian cancer cases unselected for family history of cancer

June 16-17, 2000
Fifth McGill International Symposium on Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Montreal, Dept. Obstetrics & Gynecol., McGill
Title: Genetics of endometriosis

September 5, 2000
McGill University Health Centre Symposium: Chipping away at the genome, Dept. Obstet. & Gynecol, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal
Title: Microarrays and cancer

November 23, 2000
McGill Cancer Centre, McGill, Montreal, Quebec
Title: Application of DNA expression microarrays in ovarian cancer     

November 28, 2000
Department of Pathology, Queens University
Title: Hereditary Breast/Ovarian Cancer Syndromes: Screening BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations

April 27, 2001
Le Centre de recherche de L'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec, Québec

Title: Common BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in French Canadian hereditary breast/ovarian cancer families of Quebec

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