Join Dr. Joaquín (Quim) Madrenas for a fun-filled educational experience. This talk will use music, art and history as tools to learn about Infectious Diseases and to explore the impact of these diseases on music, art and history. Analysis of compositions during history reveal interactions between infectious diseases and composition. These interactions range from compositions to commemorate epidemics to compositions likely resulting from the symptoms of infectious diseases, and even using music as a diagnostic test and therapy.
Dr. Madrenas is Full Professor, Tier I Canada Research Chair in Human Immunology, Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University, and Executive Director of the CIHR Human Immunology Network (CHIN). He also received an MD degree at the University of Barcelona, specialized in Nephrology and Transplantation at the University Autonoma of Barcelona, and obtained a PhD degree in Immunology. Dr. Madrenas is an active teacher of Immunology, having received the Schulich Leader Excellence Award in Undergraduate Medical Education, four UWO Hippocratic Council Basic Science Teaching Awards, and being included in the Who’s Who in Medical Sciences Education. He also serves as associate editor of several high profile journals, and has extensive experience as a reviewer for national and international agencies and institutional boards. Professor Madrenas is actively engaged in public education and community outreach in Science and History as illustrated by his recent engagement as a TEDx Montreal speaker.
RSVP/Pre-Register: February 27, 2013 to March 25, 2013
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location(s): Martlet House, 1430 Peel St
March 12, 2013