THE MUHC celebrates the sciences on the theme “biodiversity” !

The MUHC is opening the doors of its hospitals to the public on Saturday May 8, 2010 for the fifth edition of the Quebec-wide scientific event, 24 HEURES de science.

At the Montreal General Hospital (MGH)
At the heart of parasites…

Dr. Momar Ndao, Laboratory Director of the National Reference Centre for Parasitology (NRCP) of the RI MUHC, will open the doors of his laboratory for 24 hours of science, and plunge into the world's wonderful, quirky and disturbing life of parasites.

Parasites can get into the blood or the digestive system without you even knowing it. They are found in water, meat and even sushi! Biodiversity of parasites is as incredible as their living environment. Come and discover and observe close up these fascinating but equally terrifying organisms!


Sessions will be held at 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. at the J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases, MGH, L10, MUHC, 1650, Cedar Avenue, H3G 1A4, QC, Montreal

Book your place by contacting Julie Robert at julie [dot] robert [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca  

At the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH)

Infectious diseases under the microscope!

Come see bacteria, fungi and other cultures that are the source of the most common infectious diseases in the world. For 24 hours of science, Dr. Caroline Quach, Pediatric Infectious Disease Microbiologist at The Montreal Children's Hospital, and colleagues will show you and make you look more closely at the infections that threaten all of us. Also learn more about infection control and the mysteries of vaccination.

The Open door will be held Saturday, May, 8 between 11 and 12:30 p.m. in waiting room B2 at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, 2300 Tupper Street, H3H 1P3 QC, Montreal.


May 8, 2010 - 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm