Mohamed Chahine is a full professor in the Department of Medicine at Université Laval. He is a globally recognized expert on the structure, function and biophysical properties of sodium channels, which are channels on the surface of cells that allow the entry and exit of sodium ions. Sodium channels are found especially in the brain and heart, where they affect cell function. Mr. Chahine’s research has led to the characterization of sodium channels involved in several disorders, including hereditary chronic pain syndromes, forms of epilepsy and cases of cardiac arrhythmia.

Mr. Chahine will host the 2021 Channelopathy Conference to be held at the Hôtel le Concorde in Québec City.