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Thursday, November 2 • 12:30 - 13:30
Luncheon Session- A Conversation with Chief Science Advisor Dr. Mona Nemer

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mona Nemer will join the 9th Canadian Science Policy Centre. Dr. Mona Nemer will deliver a speech, engage in an interview with ourPresident & CEO Mehrdad Hariri, and will answer audience questions.


Before becoming Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer was Professor andVice-President, Research, at the University of Ottawa and Director of the MolecularGenetics and Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory. 

Her research focused on the heart, particularly on the mechanisms of heart failure and congenital heart diseases. She is the author of over 200 highly cited publications that have appeared in prestigious scientific journals. Her work has contributed to the development of diagnostic tests for heart failure and the genetics of cardiac birth defects. She has trained over 100 students from various countries.

Dr. Nemer has served on several national and international advisory committees and executive boards and is the recipient of many national and international honours. Sheis a Member of the Order of Canada, a fellow of the Academy of Sciences of the RoyalSociety of Canada, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec and a Knight of the French Republic’s order national duMérite. She has also been awarded honorary doctorates from France and Finland.

Dr. Nemer holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from McGill University. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, she was a Professor of Pharmacology at the Université deMontréal and directed the Cardiac Genetics Unit at the Montreal Clinical ResearchInstitute.

Thursday November 2, 2017 12:30 - 13:30 EDT
OTTAWA SALON Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2