The 8th CRCHUM Scientific Day will be held on October 26, 2017. The theme is: “Screening Human Health: From microscopic to macroscopic”.
The theme raises technological, societal, legal and ethical issues affecting the spheres of both precision medicine and big health data, the two priorities of the 2017-2027 Quebec Life Sciences Strategy (SQSV). By integrating multiple considerations stemming from “genome-wide screens”, this year’s Scientific Day aims to demonstrate how we can use these aspects to advance our knowledge of physiological and pathophysiological processes.
This year’s guest of honour is Andrew Z. Fire, professor of pathology and genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
For the event, students have been invited to submit posters to present the results of their research. Four $350 Awards of Excellence will be granted to the best presentations.