1st International Course on
Integrated Biomarkers

Biochemical and Bioimaging Endpoints in Cardiocerebrovascular Diagnosis,

Prevention, Therapy and Drug Development

Lugano (Switzerland), October 27-29, 2005


J. Davignon 's curriculum vitae

Dr. Jean Davignon is Director of the Hyperlipidemia and Atherosclerosis Research Group of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM), Emeritus Physician of the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital of Montreal, Professor of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal and Adjunct Professor of the Department of Experimental Medicine at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Davignon's research focuses on hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, lipid-lowering agents and the nutritional aspects of cardiovascular diseases. This extensive research has resulted in the publication of 327 scientific papers, 350 abstracts, 60 book chapters and three books.
Dr. Davignon is a founding member of the Canadian Atherosclerosis Society, the Canadian Association for Familial Hypercholesterolemia and the Canadian Institute of Academic Medicine. He is also a regular participant in many national and international committees, a member of numerous scientific and academic societies, including the Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, and is active in the editorial boards of several scientific journals. He was elected President of the Xth International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, held in Montreal in October 1994.

Dr. Davignon is a recipient of the FNG Starr Award of the Canadian Medical Association, of a Doctorate Honoris Causa of the University Paul Sabatier, of La Grande Médaille d’Or of Pasteur Institute of Lille and of the Scientific Career Award of the Association des médecins de langue française du Canada. Dr. Davignon became officer of the Order of Canada in 1996 and was made a member of the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in 2000. He also received the Wilder Penfield Award from the Government of Quebec, Canada, for his research in the biomedical field. In 2001, he received the Michel Sarrazin award for his contribution to clinical research.