Visit of the LBUM on April 18th

Hello everyone,

After the success of our visit to the Institut de Recherche Clinique de Montréal (IRCM) last fall, we looked for an interesting and entertaining laboratory with a touch of “magic”. After a survey of the laboratories of Montréal, we decided on the Laboratoire de Biorhéologie et d’Ultrasonographie Médicale (LBUM). For us “muggles” who never heard of the magic of biorheology: it refers to the  dynamics of biological fluids and tissues. The LBUM develops mathematical models for and researches the use of ultrasound imaging – and has also generously agreed to present to us their work, methods, and instruments during an extensive on-site visit.

The LBUM is located at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and combines graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from engineering and science. In total, the LBUM has 24 members and over 70 students and post-docs have graduated from this lab over the years. The laboratory has published 123 papers in scientific journals and almost twice as much in conference proceedings. It is thus an extraordinary chance to meet some very successful researchers, members of an outstanding lab.

http://www.lbum-crchum.com/

Date: April 18
Schedule (abstracts are attached to this email or ask us by mail if you read it through the Inside CAMBAM blog):
10h05-10h15: A word from the director, by Guy Cloutier, Ing, Ph.D.
10h15-11h00: Overview of Ultrasound Imaging, by Jonathan Porée, Ph.D. student
11h00-11h45: Ultrasound dynamic micro-elastography applied to the viscoelastic characterization of soft tissues, by Étienne Mfoumou, Ph.D. student
11h45-13h00: Lunch (provided, vegeterian-friendly, registration required)
13h00-13h45: In-vivo ultrasonic assessment of red blood cell aggregation: Review of current cardiovascular applications, by Julien Tripette Ph.D.
14h00-15h30: Visit of the laboratory, with live demonstration of the equipments.

How to get there:

Pavillon J. A. de Sève – Hôpital Notre-Dame

2099 Alexandre deSève (local Y-1619)

The easiest way to make it there is by getting off at Sherbrooke metro station, to take the bus 24 direction east (the bus stop is on Sherbrooke and right by the exit of the station, there is a bus @9h44), to get off at the intersection Sherbrooke/Plessis and walk down Plessis Street. The pavillon is located in front of the hospital (cross the parking lot, it’s faster).

http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&q=2099+Alexandre+deS%C3%A8ve&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1366&bih=667&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

Registration:
Feel free to join and/or leave at any time during the day if you can’t make it for the entire trip. If you want to participate in the lunch, please register so we have enough food for everyone. We would appreciate if you registered with us even if you don’t plan on attending the lunch, it will help us keep track of the participants. To register, just send a short email to frederic.simard@mail.mcgill.ca

Everyone is welcome (undergraduate, graduate and even non-students). This is a great chance to see work in other labs, develop friendships and professional collaborations, get a look at what could be your future, but most importantly, to have a good time discussing science and technology with passionate fellows.

See you there!

The CAMBAM students team

Feel free to contact us with any questions: lennart.hilbert@mail.mcgill.ca, thomas.quail@mail.mcgill.ca, frederic.simard@mail.mcgill.ca, morgan.craig@umontreal.ca

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