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Upcoming Conferences & Meetings

University of Toronto Spine Program: SpineFEST 2018

Event Dates: June 11, 2018

Location: MaRS Building, Main Auditorium, lower Concourse, 101 College St.

The University of Toronto Spine Program’s 9th Annual Academic Day “SpineFEST” is being held this year on Monday June 11 at MaRS Centre, Main Auditorium- Lower Concourse. Abstract submission deadline is March 12, 2018.

Keynote Speaker (Tator-Hall Visiting Professor Lecturer): Sanford E. Emery MD, MBA , Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, Director of Surgical Services, West Virginia University.  

Keynote Address: “Leadership Training for Surgeons: Filling the Pipeline”. @8:30 am.

Guest Speaker: Robert S. Bell, MDCM MSc FRCSC FACS, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.  

SpineFEST is an accredited group learning activity as defined bythe Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (section I, 6.5 points).  All faculty and trainees with interest in spine care and research are invited and welcomed to participate in this event. Onsite free registration, however early RSVP to uoft.spine@utoronto.ca is encouraged

Click here for the meeting flyer

Click here for the Call for Abstracts

Click here for the Abstract Submission form

CPIN Research Day 

Event Date: June 14, 2018 

Location: MSB, Toronto, Canada

The 2018 CPIN Research Day will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the U of T Medical Sciences Building. The event starts with a workshop on Communication featuring professional storytelling coach Sage Tyrtle, a networking session led by a UofT Career Educator, and talks by CPIN alumni/students on alternative career paths in the morning, followed by Research Poster Presentations by CPIN students and postdoctoral fellows during lunch time. 

The Symposium with the theme of Mental Health will be co-organized by the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute ASR Suicide and Depression Studies Unit, St. Michael’s Hospital, in the afternoon. The event will start with TSN Radio host and mental health advocate Michael Landsberg (Canadian sports journalist and host of TSN Radio’s Landsberg in the Morning) who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder and depression and is a robust supporter for mental health awareness. Three scientific talks will be delivered by U of T Professors Jeffrey Meyer, Etienne Sibille, and Kang Lee

2018 Research Day Tentative Schedule 

CPIN Faculty Registration

CPIN Trainee Registration

Non-CPIN Registration 

This event is open to everyone inside and outside U of T. Havequestions or interested in signing up? Email us at cpin.researchday2018@gmail.com or p.neuroscience@utoronto.ca                          

SickKids: The Centre for Brain & Mental Health’s Annual Brain and Mental Health Day Conference 

Event Dates: June 21, 2018

Location: Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, 686 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4 

Time: 8:30 am – 4:55 pm, Robert B. Salter Auditorium, PGCRL (Reception to follow: 4:55 pm to 6:30 pm in the PGCRL Gallery)

Topic: Bridging Brain Health & Mental Health: Is Improving Brain Health a Way to Improve Mental Health in Children & Youth?

Invited Speakers

Professor Ian Hickie, AM, Australia Mental Health Commissioner; Co-Director, Health and Policy, University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre; Professor of Psychiatry, Central Clinical School, Sydney Medical School

Dr. Michael Meaney, C.M., PhD, C.Q., FRSC, Co-Scientific Director, Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health Researcher, Douglas Institute; Director, Sackler Program for Epigenetics & Psychobiology;James McGill Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University

Dr. Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University

...and more! 

Visit the registration website for further details about all the exciting speakers presenting at C-BMH Day and to REGISTER NOW while space is available: http://www.cvent.com/d/6gqn2d

*Please note: If you register and do not attend, your cost centre will be charged a fee of $50* Please ask your manager or supervisor for your department's Cost Centre number to enter when registering. 


Email: brain.mentalhealth@sickkids.ca

International Congress of Neuroendocrinology

Event Date: July 15 - 18, 2018 

Location: Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada

Description: The International Congress of Neuroendocrinology will be hosted at the Toronto Westin Harbour Castle July 15 - 18, 2018. With 100+ expected delegated from over 30 countries, this quadrennial conference is the premier event in neuroendocrinology. The conference has a strong focus on the neuronal control of metabolism and obesity, as well as stress, reproduction, timing, and behaviour. Some of our 14 plenary speakers include Drs. Jeffrey Friedman (leptin), Catherine Dulac (behaviour), Richard Palmiter (feeding), Masamitsu Nakazato (ghrelin/obesity therapeutics), Vincent Prevot (metabolism), and many more. The congress also includes 88 symposium speakers, with over 500 confirmed abstracts presentations, as well as opportunities for trainee networking and professional development. Welcome to join us - please visit the congress website at www.ICN2018.org for more information or contact Dr. Denise Belsham, LOC Chair at d.belsham@utoronto.ca.  

NeuroTrauma 2018: 3rd Joint Symposium of the International and National Neurotrauma Societies and AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care

Event Date: August 11-16, 2018

Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada

DescriptionTaking place at the Westin Harbour Castle in Downtown Toronto this year, the NeuroTrauma 2018 is coming to the City on August 11th-16th for its 3rd joint Symposium of the International and National NeuroTrauma Societies  and AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. Dr Michael Fehlings, the local host, and the Local Organizing Committee are inviting you all and your trainees to attend.  “This will be a wonderful important occasion of sharing science, preclinical and clinical lessons, and visions for the future of neurotrauma research and care. This symposium has served as the premier forum for the exchange of ideas and information related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) with a strong focus of the meeting to integrate clinical, translational, and basic science neurotrauma-related information. The format of the symposium will consist of informative discovery, translational, and clinical sessions and workshops, as well as programs for students and early career investigators. Plenary sessions, workshops, and poster sessions are being planned to focus on topics of current research and practice issues. A public lecture, patient perspective presentations, and networking opportunities will round out the program. The meeting will be co-hosted by the International & National Neurotrauma Society and the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. This combination of expertise allows for presentations that integrate state-of-the-art clinical, translational and basic science information on the consequences of damage to the nervous system. This is an exciting time in neurotrauma research and care and we hope to see you in Toronto for the Neurotrauma 2018 Symposium.”

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens:January 15, 2018, Abstract Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018 (23:59 PST), Abstract Notifications: April 30,2018, Early Registration Deadline: May 20, 2018, Presenting Author Registration Deadline: June 18, 2018. Conference Dates: August 11-16, 2018.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Andreas Hinnerth, Conference Manager at INTS2018@icsevents.com

To register and submit your abstract, visit: 

Call for volunteers: 

University Health Network: 2018 Toronto ABI Network Conference  

Event Dates: November 15-16, 2018

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel

The University Health Network is excited to be hosting the 2018 Toronto ABI Network Conference. Join leaders and colleagues from across the acute brain injury community to discuss the latest developments in one of Canada’s leading ABI conferences. This two day event is open to healthcare or community service providers, researchers, students, legal representatives, caregivers,and individuals living with the effects of an ABI. Healthcare professionals,legal experts, and researchers from across Ontario will discuss the latest in diagnosis, management, and treatment in workshops, rapid podium presentations,and concurrent sessions. Keynote speakers will also share their challenges,experiences, and insights surrounding ABI. Call for Abstracts Opens February 2018!

Phone: 416-597-3422 ext. 3448
Email: conferences@uhn.ca
Website: http://www.abinetwork.ca/abi-conference-2018
Call for Abstracts Opens February 2018!