National Research Prize Lectures

The UBC Faculty of Medicine invites you to attend lectures presented by the recipients of the 2017 National Research Prizes.

Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize Lecture

Dr. Stanley Nattel, MD

Recipient of the 2017 Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize

Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal
Paul-David Chair in Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Montreal Heart Institute


Lecture Title: Atrial Cardiomyopathy – Definition, Causes and Clinical Relevance

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 AM

Host Location:

Paetzold Auditorium, 1st Floor
Jim Pattison Building
Vancouver General Hospital
899 12th Ave W
Vancouver BC

Videoconference Sites:

  • St. Paul’s Hospital, Cullen Family Lecture Theatre
  • Royal Jubilee Hospital, DT 3505
  • Children and Women’s Hospital, 1F11

Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research Lecture

Dr. Eduardo Franco, DrPH, FRSC, FCAHS, OC

Recipient of the 2017 Dr. Chew Wei MBBS [HK] FRCOG [ENG] Memorial Prize in Cancer Research

Chair, Department of Oncology, McGill University
James McGill Professor, McGill University


Lecture Title: Tyranny of Evidence-Based Medicine in Cancer Prevention and Control

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Host Location:

Diamond Family Theatre, Main Floor
BC Cancer Research Centre
675 W 10th Ave
Vancouver BC

Videoconference Sites:

  • Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, 2265
  • Children’s & Women’s Hospitals, SHY E404
  • UBC Life Sciences Centre, 1312

Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize Lecture

Dr. Ian Mackenzie, MD, LMCC, FRCPC

Recipient of the 2017 Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC
Head, Division of Neuropathology, Vancouver General Hospital


Lecture Title: Mutations in the stress granule protein TIA1 in ALS and FTD

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Host Location:

Rudy North Lecture Theatre, Lower Level
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
2215 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC


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