Friesen Prize Public Forum Lecture featuring Prof. Bartha Knoppers

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The University of Ottawa and the friends of CIHR are pleased to sponsor the 2019 Friesen Prize Lecture on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:30am in room RGN 2005.

The Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research was established in recognition of the distinguished leadership, vision and innovative contributions of Dr. Henry G. Friesen, a Canadian endocrinologist credited with redefining medical research in Canada. An annual fall lecture or series of lectures in a public forum features the current year’s laureate speaking on topics relating to the advancement of health research and its evolving contributions to society.

This year’s event features the internationally acclaimed Prof. Bartha Knoppers, 2019 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research winner and Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy at McGill University. Prof. Knoppers will speak on the topic of Scientific Breakthroughs: The Prohibition Reflex (From IVF to AI).

This is a public forum lecture and requires registration. Please join us for the lecture, followed by the opportunity to meet our distinguished guest at the reception.

This event is free and open to the public.  Please register:


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