The Frederick E Hargreave Lectureship – Nov.6

Thursday November 6th, 2014

Miller Auditorium
2nd Level Juravinski Innovation Tower
St. Joseph’s Healthcare
50 Charlton Ave E

Reception: 5:00 pm
2nd Level Lobby
Lecture: 5:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Professor Robert Schleimer
Roy & Elaine Patterson Chair and Chief of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago


The Department of Medicine and the Divisions of Respirology and Allergy & Clinical Immunology and the Division of Oto-laryngology & Head and Neck Surgery are pleased to announce the 3rd Frederick E. Hargreave Lectureship in Asthma and Allergy to honour the memory of our dear colleague, who passed away on the 15th of June, 2011.  Professor Freddy Hargreave was one of the giants of respiratory medicine over the last 40 years. His work helped change the way we understand, diagnose and treat asthma, bronchitis and COPD. In doing so, he significantly improved the care of patients throughout the world and his work improved many lives. At the Firestone Clinic, he taught many students and fellows from all over the world, many of whom returned home and became internationally recognized in their own right. He made St Joseph’s Hospital and the Firestone Clinic world famous, but more importantly, he cared for individual patients in an exemplary manner with unfailing courtesy, dedication, humility, and kindness. He constantly endeavoured to bring the health challenges his patients faced every day to the research community in order to find better ways to improve the quality of their lives.

The 2014 Lecture will be delivered by Professor Robert Schleimer. Dr. Schleimer majored in Biology at The University of California, San Diego and received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology at UC Davis.  He received post-doctoral fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology where he was Professor of Medicine until he moved in 2004 to Chicago to become the Roy and Elaine Patterson Chair and Chief of the Division of Allergy-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. One of the highest cited and prolific scientists in the field of allergy and immunology, over his illustrious career of 30 years, Dr. Schleimer has made seminal contributions to the mechanisms of actions of glucocorticoids, basophil biology, and the pathobiology of chronic rhinosinusitis. He has trained over 30 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students and has served on numerous journal review boards and committees at the National Institutes of Health and has recently been Chair of the Lung Cell and Molecular Immunology Study Section and the Severe Asthma Research Program Study Section.
For more info contact:
Heather Assiginack
905-522-1155 ext 34934
No registration required