Fourteenth Annual Scientific Meeting

Montreal Diabetes Research Center


Theme: Personalized nutrition in cardiometabolic health


January 31, 2020


Preliminary Program


The retreat is supported by generous contributions from:



















For clinician specialists this activity is recognized as continued education (one credit per keynote lecture for a total of two) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada





8:00 AM           Registration and light breakfast



8:30                 Marc Prentki, MDRC Director




Oral Presentations, Session 1


8:45             7th George F Cahill Jr Lecture

                    Robert O. Wright, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

                    Everything that rises must converge: Precision Medicine and the Exposome


9:45             Best Paper of the Year



10:00           Pause and photo



10:30           Pitch talks (6 students)



11:00           Jean-Claude Moubarac PhD, Université de Montréal

                         Ultra-processed foods and potential impact on diet and health



11:30           15th J Denis McGarry Lecture

                    Kevin D Hall, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda MD

                         Calories, Carbs, or Quality? What matters most for body weight


12:30            Buffet and Poster Session

                     Buffet will be held at CRCHUM Agora (5th floor)


1:30– 3:30     Poster Session: Evaluation by the jury




Oral Presentations, Session 2


3:45               Sylvia Santosa, PhD, Concordia University

                      Obesity and aging : two sides of the same coin



4:15               Pitch talks (6 students)


4:45               Lawrence Kazak, PhD, McGill University

                           Brown fat thermogenesis: beyond UCP1



5:15               MDRC/Diabète Québec Pilot Grants               

                      MDRC Award for Best Oral & Poster Presentations



5:30               Cocktail and Posters