We are pleased to announce that Journée Phare will be returning to the Château-Bromont Hotel (Bromont, QC) on November 15th and 16th 2018 for its 10th edition.

The Journée Phare organizing committee is hard at work to bring you an instructive, dynamic program featuring internationally renowned guest speakers, which will hopefully help enrich the scientific discussions between students, researchers, clinicians and industry professionals. This year’s program includes:

Thursday, November 15th:

  • Plenary sessions featuring:
    • Dre Irene Ghobrial
    • Pr Reinhart Reithmeier
  • A conference dinner featuring
    • BF Francis Ouellette
  • A festive evening

Friday, November 16th:

  • Plenary sessions featuring:
    • Pr Vincenzo Di Marzo
    • Pr Frédéric Leblond
  • Student oral presentations and poster sessions
  • networking cocktail


Ever since its first edition in 2009, Journée Phare has endeavoured to put on a conference that is entirely free. Therefore, registration and abstract submissions are at no cost, as well as all the activities taking place on Friday, November 16th. However, the conference dinner on November 15th, as well as any room bookings at the hotel, will be at your expense.


Abstract submission

The submission of abstracts for an oral or poster presentation is done via our online registration form.

If you are submitting an abstract for an oral presentation, you will be informed of the status of your submission by the end of october at the latest. Because we have a very limited number of spots available, our committee must make a final selection. If your abstract is not accepted, you will be invited to give a poster presentation.

If you are submitting an abstract for a poster presentation, know that we aim to accept all submitted abstracts.

Presentation guidelines and instructions can be found on our website, under the rolling “Registration” menu.


Conference dinner meal options

We will have the chance to welcome BF Francis Ouellette, Vice President, Scientific Affairs of Génome Québec!

The dinner will consist of a three-course meal that includes an appetizer, a main dish and a dessert.


For your main dish, you may choose from the following options:

  • Tagliatelle with pesto, assorted cherry tomatoes, spinach, basil and parmesan
    • 29$ + taxes and service charges = 39,76$ CAD
  • Grilled Beef Flank (7 ounces), 5 peppercorn sauce, truffled Yukon gold puree and seasonal vegetables
    • 40$ + taxes and service charges = 54,72$ CAD
  • Cod loin, swimming with leek mussels, julienne of vegetables
    • 42$ + taxes and service charges = 57,44$ CAD



Room bookings at the Château-Bromont Hotel

If you are planning to book one or more rooms at the Château-Bromont Hotel for Thursday, November 15th, we invite you to do so via our online registration form, at the following rates:

  • Single occupancy room = 148,48$ CAD
  • Double occupancy room169,06$ CAD
  • Triple occupancy room213,06$ CAD
  • Quadruple occupancy room257,06$ CAD


Registration is open until October 20th 2018!


Register now!


Take a virtual tour of the Château-Bromont Hotel by clicking below! The Château-Bromont Hotel is located in the picturesque Eastern Townships and offers a breathtaking view of Bromont – both the mountain and the town.