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Honouring Endocrinologist Dr. Michel Chrétien

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

2017 Induction Ceremony

Québec City — May 4, 2017

Honouring Endocrinologist Dr. Michel Chrétien

Congratulations to longstanding CSEM member, Dr. Michel Chrétien, on his induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame! The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates Canadian heroes whose work has advanced health, thereby inspiring the pursuit of careers in the health sciences. The 2017 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in Québec City on May 4th, 2017 where Endocrinologist Dr. Michel Chrétien and five fellow Inductees will be honoured.

chretienMichel Chrétien has built a unified career around his own pro-hormone theory, bridging basic and clinical sciences to secure immediate medical benefits. Trained in endocrinology and protein chemistry, Dr. Chrétien graduated in Medicine in 1960. He published the pro-hormone theory in 1967, discovered human β-endorphin in 1976, and in 1990, proprotein convertases (PCs/PCSK1-PCSK9), which are implicated in many diseases including diabetes, obesity, cancer, atherosclerosis, dyslipidemia, and Alzheimer, as well as various viral and bacterial infections. Dr. Chrétien also discovered a beneficial PCSK9 mutation in French Canadian families which protect them from cardiovascular diseases. His work exemplifies "from bedside to bench and back". Dr. Chrétien has authored 602 publications, and in the 1980's, he was the seventh most cited scientist worldwide. Scientific director of two institutes (IRCM/Montréal) (Loeb/Ottawa), he has significantly boosted their growth and productivity. A fierce defender of scientific freedom, he has worked tirelessly to convince governments to invest in research and his skillful, diplomatic, and persistent promotion of science has helped transform Canada's research landscape for decades to come.

Should you wish to attend and support your colleague, tickets are available for purchase. Visit http://cdnmedhall.org/induction-ceremony for details.

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The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) is a professional organization bringing together academic and community-based endocrinologists and researchers engaged in providing health care, education and research within the broad domain of endocrinology. The CSEM is a national advocate for excellence in endocrinology research, education, and patient care, and its mandate is to advance the discipline of endocrinology and metabolism in Canada.

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2017 CSEM/Diabetes Canada Professional Conference & Annual Meetings


Save the Date!

The 20th Professional Conference and Annual Meetings of the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Diabetes Canada will be held November 1–4, 2017 at the Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

2017 CSEM/Diabetes Canada Professional Conference & Annual Meetings links: click here.

General abstract submission deadline: May 26, 2017.

Registration and housing will open on June 1, 2017.

For information on travel discounts, click here.

See more at: http://www.diabetes.ca/clinical-practice-education/professional-conference-annual-meetings.

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Join or Renew Your 2017 Membership Today

Click here to view an invitation to join the CSEM from our President, Dr. Connie Chik.

Click here to see our recruitment poster with more information about CSEM membership.

2017 CSEM membership renewals are now due! Members may now renew their membership online using the CSEM Membership Portal! This secure, easy to use self-serve portal will enable you to:

  • renew and pay your membership yearly via a secure, payment card industry-compliant system
  • manage your information with CSEM and be able to tell us how we can best communicate with you
  • access a self-serve logon and password recovery tool
  • reduce your carbon footprint
  • and much more to come…

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