Archive for February, 2009

Foreign Dispatch – Montreal

Le Palais de CongresPalais des Congres

Musee Claude Tousignant retrospective at Le Musee D’Art Comtemporain

BleakMy bleak ancestral home

QuestionableNot sure how to interpret this

I have developed a bad habit of posting pictures with no explanation – here is a late post.

Last month I went to Montreal to participate in the poster session at the 2009 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Over the last few years I have been working with the Office of the Medical Director at the NYS AIDS Institute (my day job) to develop automated systems for clinical interventions in ARV regimens and we presented our results at the conference. Three of my grandparents were French-speaking Canadians, but this was my first time in Canada. I did not get to see very much of the city – the conference sessions were pretty long and most things around the Palais des Congres (convention center) closed early. I did have a chance to run over to the Museum of Contemporary Art one afternoon. I wish I spoke more French.