Through this session, we will review the processes, regulation, challenges and demand for donation and tissue in Canada.
Dr. Germain graduated in medicine, with a specialization in medical microbiology and infectious diseases. He also holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1998, he joined Héma-Québec, the agency responsible for blood transfusion, tissue transplantation and stem cell services in the province of Quebec. In 2003, he became vice-president of the newly created human tissue division at Héma-Québec. He spearheaded the development of this division, including the deployment of donor procurement activities and the design and construction of a state-of-the-art tissue processing facility. In 2010, Dr. Germain became the Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Héma-Québec and is now responsible for the medical expertise and support that is provided to the various product lines at Héma-Québec. He also recently took charge of the R&D division. He continues in his role as Medical Director for the tissue bank and he is the Chair of the CSA Technical Committee on Safety of Cells, Tissues, and Organs for Transplantation and Assisted Reproduction.
Speaker: Marc Germain, MD, FRCP, PhD
Date: May 8, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST