Quelles sont les origines de l'innovation en médecine?  Nous vous invitons à nous rejoindre pour cet atelier réunissant des praticiens, des éthiciens, des chercheurs et des historiens internationaux reconnus pour discuter ce thème et explorer les contextes de l'innovation médicale avec une attention particulière aux institutions et à la géographie

    Where does innovation in medicine come from? We invite you to join us for this workshop that brings together recognized international practitioners, ethicists, researchers and historians to discuss both aspects of this theme and explore the contexts of medical innovation with particular attention to institutions and geography.

Les invitées  /  Invited Speakers 

Meg Crane 

Graphic Artist

Jesse Olszynko-Gryn 

University of Cambridge  

James Evans  

University of Chicago 

Axel C. Hüntelmann,

Charité University Medicine Berlin  

Samer Faraj

McGill University

Miguel Gracia Sancho

University of Edinburgh

Heiner Fangerau

University of Duesselorf

Cynthia Tang

McGill University 

Les Hôtes  /  The Hosts

Lawrence  Rosenberg 

McGill University 

Thomas Schlich 

McGill University 

Les présidents / The Chairs 

Abraham Fuks

Phil Gold

Karl Moore

Mark Trifiro

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DAY 1: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

9:30: Thomas Schlich, MD, PhD. Organizational matters and introduction to the topic

9:45: Introductory Round of Participants 

Chair: Phil Gold, MD, PhD

10:00: Lawrence Rosenberg, MD, PhD. The Idea Factory 

10:45: Miguel Garcia Sancho, PhD. Sequencing, Bibliometrics and History: a ‘From Below’ Approach to Innovation in Genomic Research 

11:30 Coffee Break

12:00: Axel Hüntelmann, PhD.  Networks, Technologies and Other Infrastructures in Bacteriological and Immunological Research 1870s to 1930s

13:00 Lunch Break 

Chair: Abraham Fuks, MD

14:00: Cynthia Tang, MA, PhD candidate. Innovation and Credibility: The Academic and Non-Academic Origins of Minimally Invasive Surgery

15:00: Coffee Break 

15:30: Jesse Olszynko-Gryn, PhD and Meg Crane.  The Invisible Designer: Meg Crane and the Invention of Home Pregnancy Testing in the Late 1960s

16:30: End of Presentations



DAY 2: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Chair: Mark Trifiro, MD

9:30: Heiner Fangerau, MD, PhD. The “Technicalization” of Medicine: Users as Agents of Innovation in an Age of Medicalization

10:30: Coffee Break 

11:00: Samer Faraj, PhD. Open Innovation in Health Care.

12:00: Lunch Break 

Chair: Karl Moore, PhD

13:00: James Evans, PhD. Large Teams Have Developed Biomedical Science and Technology; Small Teams Have Disrupted It

14:00: Discussion

15:00: End of the workshop 

Communications & Logistiques

Barbara Reney

Abe Fuks

Phil Gold


Hopital general juif / Jewish General Hospital

3755 Côte Ste-Catherine, B-124

Montreal, QC H3T 1E2


18 avril 2018 - 9hr 30 à 16h30

19 avril 2018 - 9hr 30 à 15hr



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