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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 — 6:00 PM EDT

Dr. Miguel Burnier will present a lecture entitled "The Role of Blue Light in Choroidal Melanoma".

Presenter's Biography

Miguel N. Burnier, Jr., MD, MSc, PhD,

FRCSC Director, Henry C. Witelson Ocular Pathology Laboratory Montreal, QC CANADA


Dr. Burnier is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology, Medicine, Oncology and Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill. He was the Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University, from 1993 to 2008, and also the Thomas O. Hecht Family Chair in Ophthalmology (1996-2012). Dr. Burnier is an extremely active researcher with a particular interest in uveal melanoma. He is currently the General Director of Clinical Research & Training of the McGill University Health Centre Research Institute. Dr. Burnier is also currently the Director of the Henry C. Witelson Ocular Pathology Laboratory. The laboratory is a unique facility in Canada and has become the largest research and training center in Ocular Pathology in North America. It plays a crucial role as a consultancy service to Pathologists, Ophthalmologists and Oncologists and a teaching facility to medical students, residents and fellows from around the world. Over 125 fellows from different countries have passed through Dr. Burnier’s lab.

Dr. Burnier is the author and co-author of over 500 publications including, 300 peer reviewed papers, 251 peer reviewed abstracts, over 60 publications in various scientific journals, three books and 18 book chapters. Dr. Burnier has served as Guest Speaker and Visiting Professor at many conferences and symposia across Canada, the United States, Europe and South America. He is an active member of over 20 societies and serves as an Editorial Board Member for Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences (IOVS). He is also a reviewer for several ophthalmology publications such as, The American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Cancer and Melanoma Research, and The British Journal of Ophthalmology among others. He was also Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology from 2002-2005.

Dr. Burnier holds international appointments such as Professor of Post Graduate Studies and Thesis Supervisor for the Department of Ophthalmology, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, University of Valladolid, Spain; and Professor and Consultant Pathologist for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) American Registry of Pathology, Washington.

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