March 2004

Annual meeting of the American College of Medical Geneticists

Orlando Florida

KEN DEWAR          

October 20-21, 2003

St. Louis, U.S.A.

Title: Biology of Soybean Genomics

November 4, 2003

CH Montreal, Global Television Network

Interview: “This Morning Live”

March 31 to April 4, 2004

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, U.S.A.

Title: Evolution of Developmental Diversity


March 2004

St. Mary’s Hospital

Title: Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure



March 27, 2003

NHGRI, Division of Intramural Research Seminar Series, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

Title: Founder populations and cancer genetics: a view from just north of here



April 29, 2003

Inter-Hospital Medical Biochemistry Seminar Series, Royal Victoria Hospital

Title: Homogeneous DNA-Based Technologies In the Clinical Laboratory

June 7-11, 2003

Annual Joint Congress of Medical Laboratory Sciences (CSMLS/SCSLM), Quebec City, Qc

Invited Speaker

Title: Homocysteine: Analytical and Clinical Aspects

September 19, 2003

Friday Lecture and Seminar Series

Medical Genetics, Montreal Children’s Hospital

Title: Essentials of a Biochemical Genetics Laboratory

February 26, 2004

MUHC Endocrinology Rounds, Montreal General Hospital

Title: Homocysteine


April 10, 2003

The Scriver Family Scholarship Symposium”, hosted by the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal

Invited speaker

Title: “Genomics and Medicine: Beyond the Human Genome Project”

April 15, 2003

Career Day, Selwyn House School, Montreal

Invited speaker

Title: “The Human Genome Project”

April 24, 2003

Ataxie de Charlevoix-Saguenay Fund Raiser, Jonquière, Quebec

Invited speaker

Title: “La génétique médicale après le Projet Génome Humain : progrès, mythes et espoirs"

April 27-30, 2003

Human Genome Meeting, Cancun, Mexico

Plenary speaker

Title “Gene Finding in Quebec Population”

April 30 and May 1, 2003

The 2nd Annual Boston-Montreal Conference (Biomedex), at the Bonaventure-Hilton, Montreal


Title: “Cross Research Between Boston and Montreal

May 15-17, 2003

CGDN Annual Scientific Meeting, Calgary


May 23, 2003

Affymetrix Eastern Canadian User Group Meeting, Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, Montreal

Invited speaker

Title:  SNPs and Chips”

June 1-5 2003

Conference of the Société québécoise de biologie clinique and of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists, Manoir Saint-Sauveur

Invited speaker

Title: “Genome-Wide Views of Gene Expression and Regulation”

June 17-19, 2003

Bovine Genomics Workshop, Montreal

Invited speaker

Title: “Mapping Disease Loci-Genomic Perspective”

June 25, 2003

New Frontiers of Systems Biology & Medicine 2003, Tokyo, Japan

Invited speaker

Title: “Regulatory Genetics”

June 26-27, 2003

5th International Workshop on Advanced Genomics (From Molecules to Systems), Tokyo, Japan

Invited speaker

Title: “Genetic and Epigenetic Variation Affecting Human Gene Expression”

September 8-10, 2003

Genetics and Multiple Sclerosis Workshop: Future Projects, Washington, D.C.

Invited speaker

Title: “The Canadian Hap Map Efforts”

September 13-16, 2003

SNPs, Haplotypes and Cancer: Applications in Molecular Epidemiology, American Association for Cancer Research, Key Biscayne, Florida

Invited speaker

Title: “Linking Haplotypes with Gene Regulation”

September 25-28, 2003

2nd COGENE Wofkshop on Pharmacogenomics, Frankfurt, Germany

Invited speaker

Title: “Canadian initiatives in Genetic Epidemiology”

Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2003

Schizophrenia Genetics Scientific Advisory Board, Cambridge, Maryland


Title: “Gene to Target?”

October 4, 2003

World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, Quebec

Invited speaker

TitleSNPs, Haplotypes and Complex Mapping”

November 7, 2003

Congrès INRS – Institut Armand-Frappier 2003, Stoneham, Quebec

Invited speaker

Title : “Génétiques des maladies complexes: nouvelles technologies de génotypage

November 2003

Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Invited speaker

Title: “SNPs, Haplotypes and Complex Disease Mapping”

November 2003

Genoma España Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

Invited speaker

Title: “Genomics and Medicine: Beyond the Human Genome Project”

November 17-19, 2003

BioNorth 2003 - Canada’s International Life Sciences Conference and Exhibition, Ottawa

Keynote speaker

Title: “International Human Haplotype Map”

November 20-23, 2003

6th International Meeting on Single Nucleotide Polymorphism and Complex Genome Analysis, Chantilly, VA,

Invited speaker

Title: “SNPs, Haplotypes and Common Diseases”

December 4-5, 2003

28e Congrès de l”association des biologistes de Québec (ABQ) “Les biotechnologies, 50 ans après la découverte de l’ADN, Montreal

Invited speaker

Title : “Génomes, variations génétiques et maladies complexes”

December 8-9, 2003

3rd Strategy Meeting for the International HapMap Project, Montreal,


Title: “How Many More SNPs Are Needed for the Project”

December 14-15, 2003

2nd Public Population Project in Genetics (P3G) Meeting, Manchester, UK

Invited speaker

Title: “Phenotyping Issues Related to Popular Genetics Projects”

January 26-27, 2004

Finland Biotechnology Workshop, Biotechnology Research Institute, Montreal

Keynote speaker

Title: “The Hap Map Project, Canada

February 19, 2004

Meeting of the Board of Directors, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal

Invited speaker

Title: “The McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre”

February 26, 2004

Colloque Bâtir une cité apprenante et innovante, CDRIM, Montreal

Guest speaker

Title: “Montréal, ville de savoir”

March 27, 2004

AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) 95th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida

Invited Speaker

Title: “High-Throughput Genotyping for the Haplotype Map Project”


September 13-16, 2003

National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina

2003 Short Course: Genetic Counseling for Psychiatric Disorders

September 17-18, 2003

4th Annual Montreal Colon and GI Cancers Conference

Montreal, Quebec

November 4-8, 2003

53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics Los Angeles, California

Poster Presentation


May 16, 2003

Canadian Genetic Diseases Network Annual Scientific Meeting

Kananaskis, Alberta

Invited speaker

Title: Epigenetic factors and inheritance

June 5, 2003

Genetics Society of Canada, Award of Excellence

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Invited speaker

Title: History, demography and genetics of the Hutterite population, a hierarchically structured isolate

April 14 2003

Ad Hoc Steering Committee for the Canadian Lifelong Health Initiative. CIHR Institutes of Aging, Genetics, Human Development, Child & Youth Health, and Population and Public Health, Ottawa


May 28, 2003

Participant, Canadian National Birth Cohort, Genetic Epidemiology Steering Committee “Objectives and aims. CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health and the Institute of Genetics, Ottawa

October 22-23, 2003

MITACS NCE Biomedical Theme Meeting, Banff, Alberta

Chair, Theme Project (Statistical modeling and analysis of complex traits in human populations

March 8-9, 2004

Multigenerational Canadian Birth Cohort Design, International Workshop, CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health and the Institute of Genetics, Toronto

Participant & Commentator


April 28, 2003

Lecture - Gilda’s Club, Montreal, Quebec

Title: Do you need genetic testing for cancer?

July 6-11, 2003

Gordon Research Conference on Cobalamin, Colby College, Waterville, MN.

Invited Speaker - Discussion Leader - B12 and Medicine

Sept 11-12, 2003

Health Technology Assessment in Genetics and Policy-making in Canada: Towards a sustainable development Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal

September 17, 2003

Chance or Choice Phase IV

National Council of Jewish Women of Canada Montreal Section, Montreal, Quebec

Moderator: Genetic Diseases in the 21st Century: What are they and how do they afffect me?

November 4-8, 2003

American Society for Human Genetics Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

Poster presentation

Title: Mutation and biochemical analysis of patients belonging to the  cblA complementation class of vitamin B12-dependent methylmalonic aciduria

December 5-9, 2003

45th Annual Meeting & Exposition of American Society Of Hematology, San Diego, CA

Invited Speaker  - Session Update on Cobalamin, Folate, and homocysteine

Title: Genetic diseases and polymorphisms


January, 2003

University of Pennsylvania.

Title: Molecular Genetics of Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy, a PolyAlanine Disorder (talk)

June 17-21, 2003

Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, Neurobiology Review Course. Québec

Invited Speaker

Title: Molecular Mechanism of Hereditary Ataxias

October 2, 2003

5e réunion annuelle, Société de Néphrologie et Société française de dialyse.  Lyon, France.

Invited Speaker 

Title: Écogénétique des réactions anaphylactoïdes en hémodialyse.

October 10, 2003

Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Montréal, Canada

Invited Speaker

Title:  La génétique du syndrome Gilles-de-la-Tourette

(date not communicated)

CHUM - Saint-Luc

Invited speaker

Title: Génétique en Psychiatrie :  Étude du syndrome de Tourette

December 10 & 11, 2003

University of Alberta

Invited Speaker

January 25-27, 2004

San Diego

Invited Speaker

Title: Molecular Pathogenesis of OPMD. New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle

February 13, 2004

Service de médecine génique, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

Invited speaker

Title: Génétique du syndrome de Gilles de la Tourette

February 18, 2004

Hôpital Ste-Justine, Montréal

Invited Speaker

Title Molecular Pathogenesis of OPMD

February 28 – March 4, 2004

Banff, Canada

Invited Speaker

Title: 4th International Conference on Unstable Microsatellites and Human Diseases

April 18, 2004

Université de Montréal. Portes ouvertes sur les neurosciences.

Invited speaker.

Title: Les gènes et le cerveau


January 22, 2004

Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill U.

Title: BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation spectrum in breast and/or ovarian cancer families of French Canadian descent


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