Edition 2019

  December 5th-6th 2019
Location  Hôtel Cheribourg
CheckList  Thursday, november 5th:


Bioethics Workshop 101: Issues and Perspectives in the 21st Century


Pr Yann Joly

Human Genetics Department,

McGill University






Yann Joly is the research director at the Center for Genomics and Policy (CGP) and Associate Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University. In addition to having a Ph.D, Pr. Joly is also a lawyer and was awarded the Barreau du Québec’s Avocat émérite distinction in 2012. He is also president of the International Human Epigenome Consortium’s Bioethics Working Group ( IHEC) as well as the Ethics and Governance Committee of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC). His research interests lie at the crossroads of health law (biotechnology and other emerging health technologies) and bioethics. He has published more than 120 scientifics articles in the fields of law, science and ethics. He also received the prestigious Barreau du Québec’s Merit Award (Innovations) in 2012 for his work in the right to privacy in the biomedical field.

Diner conference: To come
CheckList   Friday, December 6th:


  • Plenary conferences
  • Oral and poster presentations from students
  • Dinner Conference
Guest speakers :



Pr Philippe Gros

Department of Biochemistry,

McGill University






Professor Philippe Gros has been a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University since 1993. His research focuses on the study of new genes, proteins or pathways that can lead to complex genetic diseases using murine models, particularly infectious diseases, spina bifida and cancer. It is in fact his research on malaria that allowed him to be part of the 10 discoveries of the year 2018 according to the magazine Quebec Science. To do this, his research team has found a molecule that can fight Plasmodium falciparum and treat cerebral malaria, one of the most dangerous complications of malaria. In addition, he has published over 250 scientific articles in prestigious scientific journals and received the McLaughlin Medal for Scientific Excellence from the Royal Society of Canada in 2014.



Organizing committee 2019

The Journée Phare 2019 was organized by a group of graduate students and an associate professor from many fields of study of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Sherbrooke, assisted by representatives of other universities.