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LSHTM Montreal Chapter & McGill Alumni Joint Lecture 2018

Join the LSHTM Montreal Alumni Chapter and McGill alumni for a joint lecture given by Dr. Harvey Artsob titled: "How Canada responds to infectious disease threats at home and abroad. Experiences of a laboratory scientist". 

Dr Harvey Artsob is a McGill graduate who served as a Director of the Zoonotic Diseases and Special Pathogens program at the National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada in Winnipeg. He also had an appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Maniloba. During his career, Dr Artsob received the Chief Public Health Officer's medal as well as the Distinguished Microbiologist award from the Canadian College of Microbiologists. Dr Artsob's laboratory addressed infectious disease threats to Canadians both at home and abroad. Dr Artsob spent some time on secondment to the World Health Organization in Geneva and also co-chaired a Canadian bioterrorism response committee to help ensure that Canadian laboratories were properly prepared to respond to any possible acts of bioterrorism.

Dr Artsob will discuss some of the potential infectious disease issues, naturally occurring and man made, that face Canadians and share experiences he has faced in responding to different disease threats. His presentation will include a discussion of how his former lab took a leadership role internationally in responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which included providing mobile lab support and contributing diagnostics (ZMapp monoclonal antibody therapeutics, vaccine) in the fight against Ebola.

This event is open to alumni, students, staff and friends of the School.

Light refreshments will be provided.

To attend this event, please register online


Free to attend but registration is required