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Respiratory Research Day

Annual Research Day at which prizes are awarded to the best oral and poster presenters for fundamental, clinical, and evaluative research.

31st RI-MUHC Respiratory Research Day

Friday, June 10, 2022
Hosted by the RI-MUHC Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

The 31th Annual Respiratory Research Day featured 51 oral and poster presentations. Thank you to all our participants for attending (in person and virtually) and to our students for presenting their research!

The winners for best oral presentation are:

Julia Chronopoulos (PhD student with James Martin & Maziar Divangahi)

Jessica Yu (MSc student with Marta Kaminska)

The winners for best poster presentation are:

Poster Group 1: Jun Ping (Dora) Xiong (MSc student with Anne-Marie Lauzon)

Poster Group 2: Marwa El Sheikh (MSc student with Salman Qureshi)

Poster Group 3: Eisha Ahmed (PhD student with Bruce Mazer) & Motahareh Vameghestahbanati (PhD student with Benjamin Smith)

Poster Group 4: Rui Sun (PhD student with James Martin)

Keynote Macklem Lecture

Fires of inflammation and its resolution in COPD
Patricia Janet Sime, MD
Professor of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University

The event will be HYBRID.

We welcome participants in the Drs. Sylvia & Richard Cruess Amphitheatre (1001 boul. Décarie, Montréal, QC, Block E).
A maximum of 55 participants are allowed in the auditorium at one time.


About our Research Day

Clinical Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows & Graduate Students
Members of the MUHC Respiratory Division and RI-MUHC Respiratory Program
The aim of this research day is to provide a forum for the presentation of clinical, basic, and translational research by clinical and postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. A prize will be awarded to the best presentation. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and selected for either an oral or a poster pitch presentation. 
All clinical fellows are welcome to present. Second year fellows are expected to present their results from their 6 months of research experience. New trainees are encouraged to present their research project proposals.

Instructions for Presenters (UPDATED!!!!)

Oral Presentations:
Each presenter will have 10 minutes for their powerpoint presentation. Plan for ~8 minutes for your presentation which should cover an intro, hypothesis, methods, results, and conclusions. Leave ~ 2 minutes for questions. Please send your presentation to Inga by June 9th 12pm. A merged file will be created for our multimedia technician. Note: all orals will be judged together – so remember to make your presentation ACCESSIBLE TO A BROAD AUDIENCE and AVOID JARGON. Explain all clinical terms (fellows: remember to explain diseases and clinical procedures). Explain all scientific methods (basic trainees: not everyone does flow cytometry, so remember to describe your experiments and methods clearly). Your talks will be judged by PIs from a wide range of backgrounds.

Virtual Poster Presentations:
Printed posters are not permitted this year. During the virtual poster session, each presenter will have 8 minutes to present their poster, followed by a Q&A period. PRACTICE THIS PITCH! Each poster presenter will be allowed 1 SLIDE. The goal is not to read the poster, but to use this time to introduce yourself, your research, and your major outcomes in a succinct and clear manner. Once again, remember to make your presentation ACCESSIBLE TO A BROAD AUDIENCE and AVOID JARGON. As the poster session will be virtual, each presenter will be allowed to show 1 slide. You must upload this slide along with your abstract submission. This slide will be used during the virtual poster discussion session.

Contact the RESP program manager if you have any questions