7 November 2019

13th édition of RMGA "Journée Génétique" 

The "Journée Génétique" are an opportunity for the scientific community to share, exchange and enrich their knowledge of genetics. This event makes it possible to report on scientific advances in genetics as well as to present the achievements made by Network members. Researchers from different field, internationally recognized, take this opportunity to present their background and their work. The "Journée Génétique" also allow students to present their work as a poster.

7 November 2019

abstract registration extended to Monday September 30

Le Windsor Montréal
1170 Rue Peel
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H3B 0A9

2-5 June 2019

62nd CSMB Annual Conference : Model systems in cancer research

The 2019 CSMB Annual Conference will focus on research relevant for understanding the biological basis of cancer using a variety of model systems including model organisms, In vitro systems and computer modeling. The program will be stimulating for both trainees and principal investigators, offering excellent opportunities for networking and exchanging on important issues in biomedical research: equity, diversity and inclusion; science and society; career planning. Parallel sessions will allow a large number or oral presentations, most of which will be selected from the submitted abstracts (including by trainees). Posters sessions will ensure that all participants can present their work.

30 May 2019

Press conference BALSAC and i-BALSAC project

The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi invites you to a press conference to be held Thursday, May 30th, in La Baie, in the presence of Mrs. Hélène Vézina, Director of BALSAC, Mrs. Guylaine Simard, Director of the Musée du Fjord and President UQAC's Board of Directors, Claude Gilbert, Director of Strategic Planning and Development at UQAC and several researchers and partners of the i-BALSAC project:

Thursday May 30, 2019 • 3:30 pm
Musée du Fjord
3346, boulevard de la Grande-Baie Sud.
La Baie (Quebec) G7B 1G2

On this occasion, the main objectives as well as the potential repercussions of the i-BALSAC project will be presented. In addition, the importance of the role of the Canada Foundation for Innovation in the development and consolidation of the BALSAC Population File will be highlighted.
The announcement will take place during the "Des racines et des rêves, un regard neuf sur le Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean"  exhibition developed from research work using the BALSAC file.
Bites and cocktails will also be offered.
We kindly ask you to confirm your presence by Thursday May 23rd at the latest.

24 May 2019

34th Annual Research Congress of Graduate and Postdoctoral Students in Research at CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center

The CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center organizes the Graduate and Postgraduate Student Research Congress, in collaboration with the Association of Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows of the CHU Sainte-Justine. You are invited to join the RMGA to be part of this event and to celebrate the excellence of the students at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center.

This training is an opportunity for more than 150 students from the Research Center to gain oral and poster presentation experience. This congress is also a privileged moment for the sharing of scientific knowledge between researchers, students and other members of the scientific and medical community, as nearly 300 people attend the event every year.

20 March 2019

Ready for Genomics? conference

Genomics is an innovative science with the potential to change the world as we know it. It brings about major shifts and raises societal questions, which, in many cases, cause concern for the general public. In response to this challenge, Génome Québec is organizing a conference on genomics and social acceptance.

The Ready for Genomics? conference, will provide an opportunity to discuss issues related to the integration of this disruptive technology into the health care system. Experts from the fields of science, media, education, social marketing, change management and health care will be present to share their views and contribute to this important social debate.

18 March 2019

The 13th Annual Human Genetics Students’ Society Conference

The McGill Human Genetics Students Society presents a One Day Conference:
"Human Genome Editing: Myths and Realities of Rewriting the Final Draft"
March 18th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
New Residence Hall, Ballroom, 3625 Park Ave, Montreal, QC, H2X 3P8

This year keynote speaker will be Dr. Gerald Schatten, the director of the Pittsburgh Development Center and a professor and director of the Division of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.  Formal talks by the speakers will be preceded by an informal panel discussion. This will be followed by a wine and cheese networking event, during which all attendees will be able to interact directly with the invited speakers.

rare disease day logo28 February 2019

The twelfth international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS. On and around this day hundreds of patient organisations from countries and regions all over the world will hold awareness-raising activities.


Many people from the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area (Quebec, Canada) are affected by rares diseases. Healthcare professionals and searchers of this area are creating tools to render accessible the rare expertise they have, improve access to healthcare and offer better services to those affected by a rare disease and their family. The RARE DISEASE DAY is one opportunity to outreach those tools.

This year health professionals and researchers in the region launch THREE PRACTICE GUIDELINES for neuromuscular diseases:

General Practitioner and Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1)
Occupationnal Therapist, Sexuality and Neuromuscular Diseases
Occupationnal Therapist working in primary care settings and Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 (DM1)

At this time, they are available in French, but English version are expected somewhere in 2019.