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2013 Edition

The 2013 edition saw 450 people come together to raise more than $587,000 that will go towards research.


President and Honorary patrons

A group of Quebec leaders who have come together to encourage and put the spotlight on scientific excellence by showing their support for the researchers at the CRCHUM, North America’s largest francophone biomedical research centre.


Présidente d’honneur

Françoise Bertrand, President-General Manager, Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ)


Patrons d’honneur

Dr Jacques Turgeondirector, CHUM

Jean BédardPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Sportscene

Gilbert RozonPresident and Founder, Groupe Juste pour rire

Mario CharpentierManaging Partner BCF

Emilio ImbriglioPresident and Chief Executive Officer, RCGT

Nick LoporcaroPresident, McKession Canada

Annick MongeauPresident Gestion d’enjeux | Affaires publiques inc.

Dre Marie-Josée HébertDoctor and Researcher, CRCHUM

Dre Nicolas NoiseuxDoctor and Researcher, CRCHUM



Our Honorary Guest

Professeur Jules A. Hoffmann – 2011 Nobel Prize

Jules Hoffmann is a French biologist. In 2011, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his research on the activation of innate immunity.

His work has contributed significantly to our understanding of how the immune system is activated to fight against infections. His discoveries opened the way for important breakthroughs in disease mechanisms and the ways in which the immune system adapts itself to block them. These discoveries have enabled the development of new approaches to preventing and treating diseases as well as tools for stimulating the immune system to fight against cancer. These advances have also provided a better understanding of inflammatory diseases which arise when our immune system turns against us to attack our own tissues.

Professor Hoffmann is the research director emeritus of France’s Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and head of the phylogeny of inflammatory response research team at the University of Strasbourg. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Robert Koch Prize in Immunology, the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine, the Canada International Gairdner Prize for Life Sciences and the Médaille d’or du CNRS.