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BrainHack Global Toronto  

Event Dates: March 2-4,2017

CAMH Queen Street Site (100 Stokes Street, Toronto)

You’re invited to BrainHack Global Toronto March 2-4, 2017 - Advances and Challenges in Neuroscience Data Integration (multi-centre, multi-modal, & multi-species). This three day event, supported by the Ontario Brain Institute will bring together local scientists and trainees in neuroimaging from institutions across the region. 

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Students' Alzheimer's Alliance at U of T -- Annual Conference  

Event Date: March 13, 2017, 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Medical Sciences Building, 
University of Toronto

Student's Alzheimer's Alliance at U of T (SAAUT) presents our fourth annual conference! This year's annual conference will focus on improving patient-reported outcomes in elderly care and dementia. Featured speakers will be announced on Mondays as part of our Mindful Monday series, so stay tuned! www.facebook.com/saautoronto

•          A panel discussion will take place with speakers towards the end of the conference
•          Light dinner will be provided for attendees.
•          Seating is limited; please RSVP in advance: https://goo.gl/forms/B8UY3SXDRAUeGie62 (should take less than 3 minutes of your time.
•          The conference will take place on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 5:30 - 9:00 PM
•          The conference will take place in the Medical Sciences Building (1 King's College Circle, Room 2170).
•          Entrance fee: Free.

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Website: www.saaut.org



27th Annual Baycrest Rotman Research Institute conference Neural Dynamics and Brain Health Conference and Workshop  

Event Dates: March 20-22, 2017

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Main floor

Join us for this unique opportunity that brings together researchers with basic and translational scientific expertise. Our conference will present cutting-edge research on basic neural mechanisms informed by structural and functional neuroimaging. Sessions will cover:

* Comprehensive descriptions of neural dynamics across the lifespan in health and disease

* Exclusive insight into how brain simulation of brain damage caused by disorders, such as epilepsy or stroke, can guide treatment

* Avenues for healthy brain aging: the effect of exercise and music on the brain.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Rotman Research Institute Conference in Toronto!

If you have any questions, please direct inquiries to Paula Ferreira, Centre for Education at conference@baycrest.org or call 416-785-2500 ext. 2363.


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Email: conference@baycrest.org
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International Astrocyte School  

Event Dates: March 26 – April 1, 2017

Bertinoro, Italy

We would like to remind you that the the deadline for applications for the International Astrocyte School has been extended until Monday, 16 January 2017.

The School is aimed at all those who are attracted by the most intriguing hypotheses on the role of astrocytes in brain function and wish to learn how to best approach these problems. Now in its seventh edition, the School continues to focus on disseminating state-of-the-art knowledge and is especially targeted at young scientists beginning their careers in this field. Senior scientists wishing to refresh their glial background are also encouraged to apply.

In 2017, in Bertinoro (Italy), top-level researchers and 35 selected students will come together for an intense one-week course, with particular emphasis on Gliotransmission in health and disease. Additional information is available through the School's website below.

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SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health's Annual Brain and Mental Health Day Conference: 10 Years of Brain & Mental Health Integration at SickKids

Event Date: April 5, 2017

Robert B. Salter Auditorium, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning (686 Bay Street, Toronto ON)

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SickKids Neurosciences & Mental Health, The Centre for Brain& Mental Health and The Centre for Global Child Health mini-symposium: In-utero exposures - trajectories of brain development

Event Date: April 18, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:30pm

Robert Salter Auditorium (2nd floor), 686 Bay Street, The Hospital for Sick Children

Speakers: Dr. Guo-Li Ming, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience,Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; and Director of Human Stem Cells and Education, Institute for Cell Engineering, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Shaun Morris, MD, MPH, Clinical Scientist, Infectious Diseases, The Hospital for Sick Children; Scientist and Principal Investigator, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health; Dr. John Sled, PhD, MEng, Senior Scientist, Physiology &Experimental Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children; Dr. Freda Miller, PhD,Senior Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children; Dr. Mike Seed, MD, Staff Cardiologist and Radiologist; and Associate Scientist, Physiology and Experimental Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children

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Website: http://www.cvent.com/d/xvq6sd

2017 CPIN Research Day and Current Trends in Neurorehabilitation symposium

Event Date: May 1, 2017

Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto

The 2017 Collaborative Program In Neuroscience (CPIN) Research Day will be held in conjunction with the Current Trends in Neurorehabilitation symposium on May 1, 2017 at the Medical Sciences Building at the University of Toronto.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: 
Website: 
http://www.neuroscience.utoronto.ca/events/CPIN_Research_Day.htm



Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering AnnualResearch Conference

Event Date: May 10, 2017

Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge Street, Toronto ON

Since 1985, the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering Annual Research Conference has showcased the work of IBBME’s graduate students and faculty members through oral and poster presentations. It is the longest-running student-organized conference at the University of Toronto.It is an opportunity for our 300+ students and 100+ faculty to learn from distinguished scientists in the bioengineering field and discuss the state of the art in academia and industry on an international stage. The event has attracted many high profile speakers in the past, and is open to the broader community at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals.

This years keynote speakers include:

•          Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D., is the Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Duke University Professor of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Psychology and Neuroscience, and founder of Duke’s Center for Neuroengineering. He is the Founder and Scientific Director of the Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute for Neuroscience of Natal. Dr. Nicolelis is also founder of the Walk Again Project, an international consortium of scientists and engineers, dedicated to the development of an exoskeleton device to assist severely paralyzed patients in regaining full body mobility.

•          Todd A. Kuiken, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Bionic Medicine and of Amputee Services at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(PM&R), Surgery, and Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. His research on Targeted Muscle Reinnervation, a procedure he co-developed, uses enhanced myoelectric prosthesis control is attained via additional control sites, which are created through a series of novel nerve transfers. The signals from these residual nerves, which remain after amputation, are detected and processed, leading to more intuitive prosthesis control.

•          Penney Gilbert, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) and holds cross-appointments in the Department of Biochemistry and the Donnelly Centre at the University of Toronto. Research studies three-dimensional models of human skeletal muscle, and explores muscle stem cell mechanobiology with the goal of identifying signaling pathways that can be modified to boost the function of skeletal muscle stem cells in the body.

For more information Please see conference website: https://www.iarc-ibbme.com/ and register for the conference  HERE

Abstract Registration Deadline is Today March 8th at Midnight.  Attendance Registration may open again at a later date.

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Contact: https://www.iarc-ibbme.com/contact/



Third Conference of the Canadian Society for Chronobiology  

Event Dates: May 19-21, 2017

York University, Toronto

Research on the biological basis of timekeeping (“Chronobiology”)has shown that biological clocks play a key role in our lives. Shift work, jetlag, cancer, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and many psychiatric illnesses have all been linked to our internal biological clocks. The Canadian Society for Chronobiology was created in 2013 as an association of researchers who work on biological rhythms in Canada. This conference will bring together clinicians, epidemiologists, psychologists, endocrinologists, neurobiologists, geneticists, molecular biologists and others who contribute to this diverse and fascinating field of research.

The program will span three days and will include the Nicholas Mrosovsky Keynote Lecture by an eminent speaker from outside of Canada (Phyllis C. Zee, Northwestern University), symposium talks by renowned Canadian chronobiologists, and oral and poster presentations by trainees, with prizes awarded to the best presentations. 

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Pain Therapeutics 2017  

Event Dates: May 22 – 23, 2017

Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

Bringing you expertise from across the globe, the notable panel of speakers from Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA, will also feature Amgen, Apollo Therapeutics, AstraZeneca, Centrexion Therapeutics, Eli Lilly, Grunenthal, MSD - USA, Mundipharma, Novartis, Zoetis and more!

•          Discover how CRRP receptor antagonists are being used for the treatment of migraine pain

•          Improving the translatability of neurophysiological pharmacodynamics biomarkers in pain pathways

•          Hear more on separating analgesia from euphoria in the nextgeneration of novel opioids

•          Use patient reported outcome measures to improve the management of pain (PROMS)

•          Hear case studies on patient stratification based on somatosensory phenotyping

•          Explore brain mechanisms of vulnerability and resilience to pain

•          Hear more on tissue repair in neuropathic pain and thetranslation from humans to rodent models

•          Discover the link between veterinary trials and human analgesic drug development

•          Receive progressive insight into the future of drug development in pain therapeutics

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19th Rehabilitation Research Colloquium  

Event Date: May 26, 2017

Biosciences Complex, Queen’s University

The 19th Rehabilitation Research Colloquium will be held at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Kingston. This year we are pleased to have the colloquium during Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy’s 50th anniversary celebrations. In collaboration with the 50th Anniversary planning committee, we are fortunate to have Dr. Mary Forhan (University of Alberta, School of Rehabilitation Medicine) as our keynote speaker. Graduate students (MSc, PhD and Post Doc) are encourage to send in abstracts and plan to attend. Attached is our call for abstracts. We appreciate if you could circulate it to your students as well as paste on notice boards.Please direct any further question to rehabsci@queensu.ca.

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University of Toronto Spine Program: 9th Annual SpineFEST Day

Event Dates: June 12, 2017

MaRs Centre, Lower concourse, Toronto

The University of Toronto Spine Program is pleased to host the 9th Annual SpineFEST Day on Monday, June 12, 2017 at MaRS. We are currently announcing a call for abstracts to spinal fellow trainees (both clinical and research)residents, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (deadline March 5, 2017). We encourage trainees to submit scientific abstracts for oral and e-poster presentation (research projects, interesting case presentations). A finalized program for the day will be forwarded following review of submitted abstracts by faculty and the Program Council. Professor Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FACS from Tufts University School of Medicine, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center will be our esteemed keynote speaker. There will be trainee presentation awards with recipients announced at the end of the day.

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China-Canada-USA Pharmacology/Physiology Conference  

Event Dates: June 26-30, 2017

Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, University of Toronto, 144 College St.Toronto, Canada. M5S 3M2

To promote scientific exchanges and research collaborations in the field of pharmacology and physiology, we will host the first ever China-Canada Pharmacology/Physiology Conference in Toronto, Canada. The conference will be sponsored by the University of Toronto, and will be co-organized with the Canadian Physiological Society, Chinese Pharmacological Society, as well as the Guangdong Pharmacological Society, North American Chapter of the Chinese Pharmacological Society (NACCPS), North American Chinese Pharmacological Association (NACPA), and other academic organizations. The conference is initiated to provide a new platform for Chinese, Canadian and other international scientists to present and discuss their work with one another in the field of pharmacology and physiology, with the aim of facilitating education and cutting edge research through the sharing of ideas and/or the initiation of new research collaborations. The conference will take place in the modern Pharmacy Building at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus. The University of Toronto (Department of Physiology) is the birthplace of insulin and alma mater of Dr. Norman Bethune. We welcome you to join us for this historic event and to expand the existing friendship between China and Canada.

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Website: https://www.ccuppc.org/