November 9, 2004

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA

Key Speaker for Genome Canada

Title: Mammalian Comparative Genomics

May 20, 2004

Graduate Student Research Day, McGill University
Keynote Speaker
Title: I have only 50 % of my mother’s genes, yet am 98 % identical to a chimpanzee


October 7, 2004

17ieme entretiens du Centre Jacques Cartier

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Montreal, Quebec

Title: Exons, Introns, Enhancers, Deletions and Founders: an overview of HNPCC in Quebec Oncogenetics: Achievements and Challenges

November 23, 2004

MUHC Clinical and Research Seminar

McIntyre Building, McGill University

Title: Clinicopathological features of Hereditary Breast Cancer: Ten years on Meakins Auditorium

November 25, 2004

Centre intégré de lutte contre le cancer de la Montérégie, Réseau Cancer Montérégie, Hôtel Gouverneur Île Charron, 2405 Île Charron, Longueuil, Quebec
Title: Survol sur la génétique et la prise en charge du cancer colorectal héréditaire


July 1, 2004

Centre National de Génotypage, Evry, France

Invited Speaker

Title: International HapMap Project-application to Asthma

July 2, 2004

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Invited Speaker

Title: Regulatory Genetics

July 18, 2004

12th International Congress of Immunology and 4th Annual

Conference of FOCIS, Montreal, Quebec

Title: Genetic Dissection of Immune Diseases Using Genomic Technologies

July 21, 2004

GEN Virtual Seminars, Montreal, Quebec


Title:  Multiplexed, Whole-Genome Genotyping

August 3, 2004

Peptide Receptors Meeting, Montreal, Quebec

Special Lecturer

Title:  A Genomic View of Asthma: From Haplotypes to an Orphan G-Protein-Coupled Receptor

September 27, 2004

PACGENE Consortium Steering Committee Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland

Guest Speaker

Title: SNPs, Haplotypes and Complex Diseases

October 2, 2004

Student Bioethics Conference, McGill University, Montreal

Main Speaker

Title: Impact of the Human Genome Project,

October 6-7, 2004

BioContact Quebec Symposium, Quebec City

Invited Speaker

Title: Genome Quebec: Goals and Achievements

October 7, 2004

4th World Conference of Science Journalists, Montreal

Invited Speaker

Title: The Genetic Basis of Common diseases: New Research Paradigm Today – New Clinical Paradigms tomorrow?

October 27-29, 2004

The American Society of Human Genetics 54th Annual Meeting, Toronto

Invited Speaker

Title: Bridging Haplotypes and Common Diseases

October 29, 2004

The American Society of Human Genetics Special Symposium, Toronto

Invited Speaker

Title: Bridging Haplotypes and Common Diseases

The Human Genome Project in Medicine:  A Joint Canadian- U.S. Perspective

November 11, 2004

Professionnal Career Pathways Workshop, Montreal

Plenary Speaker

Title: Medical and Ethical Issues in Genome Projects.

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

November 18, 2004

New Avenues in ARSACS Research, Montreal


Title: From Genes to Therapy

November 20, 2004

Congrès de parti libéral du Québec, Montreal


Title: Dans le secteur des nouvelles technologies: l’avenir, c’est maintenant qu’on y pense

November 24 & 25, 2004

National Genomics and Proteomics Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia

Invited Speaker

Title: The One Billion Genotype Problem

November 26, 2004

Séminaire en visioconférence

Centre de Recherche, CHUM, Montreal

Guest Speaker

Title: La carte HapMap et ses applications aux maladies complexes

December 2-3, 2004

Symposium GÎ3DS, Éthique, Environnement, Économie - Genétique Droit Société, Montréal, Québec

Discours d’ouverture

Title: Le contexte national et international de la recherche en génétique et en génomique

December 6-8, 2004

Takeda Science Foundation, Osaka, Japan

Guest Speaker

Title: Mapping Regulatory Variance in the Human Genome

January 17, 2005

Department of Epidemiology

Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal

Invited Speaker

Title: Bridging Haplotypes and Common diseases

January 25, 2005

Genome Sciences Seminar Series, University of Washington, Seattle

Invited Speaker

Title: Mapping Regulatory Variants in the Human and Mouse Genomes

January 31, 2005

Conference on Plant-Made Pharmaceuticals (cPMP2005), Montreal


Title: The Next Frontier

February 7, 2005

International Biobank and Cohort Studies Meeting, Atlanta

Invited Speaker

Title: The Cart@gene Project

February 12, 2005

Advances in Genome Biology and Technology& Automation in Mapping and Sequencing (AGBT & AMS) Annual Meeting, Marco Island

Invited Speaker

Title: Towards a Map of Regulatory Polymorphisms in the Human Genome.

March 18, 2005

FACT Conference, Med Summit, Mont Royal Centre, Montreal

Invited Speaker

Title: Novel Genomic Approaches to Study Cancer Predisposition

April 7-10, 2005

CGDN Annual Scientific meeting, Orford, Quebec

Invited Speaker

Title: Science and Sensitivity

April 11, 2005

BioFusion 2005, Atlanta, U.S.A.

Invited Speaker

Title: Coming to Grips with the Genetics of Common Diseases

April 20, 2005

Career Day, Selwyn House School, Westmount

Invited Speaker

Title: Careers in Science and Medicine

April 22, 2005

Congrès annuel de l’Association des Pédiatres du Québec, Mont Royal Centre, Montreal

Invited Speaker

Title: L’impact de la génomique pour les maladies génétiques complexes (exemple : asthme)

April 26, 2005

BioMed 2005, Département de sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal

Invited Speaker

Title: Projet HapMap International

May 5, 2005

National Assembly, Quebec City, Quebec

Invited Panel Speaker

Allocution, Dans le cadre des consultations sur la Politique du medicament, Commission des Affaires socials.

May 11-15, 2005

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meetings & Courses, Cold Spring Harbor


Title: The Biology of Genomes

May 30, 2005

Immunology/Allergy Rounds

Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal

Title: The Genetics of Asthma

June 8-9, 2005

2005 Symposium: Infection, Immunity and Health

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Title: Quantitative biology approaches to immunity: building a haplotype map for humans


November 1-2, 2004

2004 Canadian Multigenerational Birth Defect Cohort

Meeting of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institutes of  Genetics, Population and Public Health, and Human Development, Child and Youth Health.

Toronto, Ontario


November 4, 2004

Scientific Advisory Board meeting for the Genome

Canada/Genome Quebec, Regulatory Genetics project.

Montreal, Quebec


January 18-19, 2005

MITACS Biomedical Workshop Program

Montreal, Quebec



April 16 - 17, 2004

Scientific Retreat of Research Centre, Ste-Justine Children’s Hospital

Delta Hotel, Montreal, Quebec

Title: Screening in the age of genomic medicine

May 13 – 15, 2004

Workshop on Genetics and Psychiatry, Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal

The View from Medical Genetics

Title: Reality in Wonderland-the role of the medical geneticist

July 31-August 5, 2004

FASEB Summer Research Conference

Snowmass, Aspen, CO

Co-Chaired:  Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and One Carbon Metabolism Meeting

September 27, 2004

The Power of Genealogy

National Council of Jewish Women of Canada

Gelber Conference Centre, Montreal, Quebec


Title: The Medical Value of Knowing Our Family History

October 1-2, 2004

Student Bioethics Conference

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

October 26 –30, 2004

54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics

Toronto, Ontario

November 24-25, 2004

External Reviewer of Department of Medical Genetics

University of British Columbia

January 14, 2005

MUHC-RI Genetics Axis and McGill Department of Human Genetics Seminar

Title: Mutation analysis in classical methylmalonic aciduria

Montreal Children’s Hospital

March 6 – 9, 2005

Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders

Asilomar, CA

March 16 – 17, 2004

Genetic Testing for Rare Diseases

Dallas, TX


May 16-18, 2004

Second Canadian Conference of Ovarian Cancer Canadian, Ottawa, Ontario

Title: Chromosome 3 transfer in a human ovarian cancer cell line

identifies regions involved in growth suppression.

May 16-18, 2004

Second Canadian Conference of Ovarian Cancer Researchers

Canadian Conference on Ovarian Cancer Research, Ottawa, Ontario

Workshop Chair: The need for a Canadian Ovarian Cancer Consortium?

December 10, 2004

5ieme journee scientifique de l’Axe Banque de tissu et de donnees.                           

Reseau de recherche sur le cancer du FRSQ

Title: Significant proportion of breast and/or ovarian cancer families of French Canadian descent harbour 1 of 5 BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.


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