MEDIA ADVISORY: Leading experts in stroke prevention & maternal and child health to speak at 2017 Gairdner Lecture Series

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017

The University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine invites members of the media to hear two internationally renowned scientists and Gairdner Award laureates at the 2017 Gairdner Lecture Series. The Canada Gairdner Awards are recognized as among the most prestigious awards in biomedical science in the world.

Dr. Antoine Hakim and Dr. Cesar Victora

WHAT: 2017 Gairdner Lecture Series
WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Amphitheatre A (Room 2005) — Faculty of Medicine, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa | map
RSVP: Members of the media are asked to RSVP by email to

  • Dr. Antoine Hakim (University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital) 2017 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award laureate for outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science
    • Dr. Hakim, one of only two Gairdner laureates at the University of Ottawa, shares insights on the prevention of dementia and stroke.
  • Dr. Cesar Victora: (Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil) 2017 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award laureate for his contribution to health in the developing world
    • Dr. Victora’s talk is titled Think Locally, Act Globally—How Research Carried Out in Pelotas Contributed to Global Policies.



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Amélie Ferron-Craig
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa
Cell: 613-863-7221

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