World Congress on Brain, Behavior and Emotions (Brain 2014). The scientific program will focus on linking basic neuroscience and clinical applications in several specialties from neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, psychology, and geriatrics, to sleep and basic neuroscience. Visit the website for more information
8th Annual Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School. The Frontiers in Neurophotonics Summer School is a unique
opportunity to learn how to use advanced optical methods for your
research. It consists of morning lectures on the theoretical basis of the use of light, optics and probes to study brain cells (both ex– and in-vivo), followed by afternoons dedicated to hands-on experiments on custom microscopes.
Go to the Neurophotonics Summer school website for more details
July 13-15th, 2014, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Biotechnology & Human Health Symposium 2014, Featuring:
- Discussion on the newest therapeutic approaches in the treatment of neurological disease
- Attended by leading business, research, clinical and investment professionals within neuroscience
- One-to-One Partnering Program
- Great Island hospitality and culinary delights
September 4 - 7, 2014, Basel, Switzerland
The World Congress on NeuroTherapeutics: Dilemmas, Debates & Discussions (DDDN)
October 23-25, 2014, The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias
The ICFTD is the only regularly scheduled international conference devoted to frontotemporal dementia (FTD), making it an important opportunity for FTD clinicians, researchers, trainees and caregivers from around the world to share knowledge with the goal of improving care for patients with this devastating neurodegenerative disease. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the conference website: www.ftdvancouver2014.com/, or download the advertisement.
November 2013 Newsletter!
CAN is proud to welcome our new President-Elect, Freda Miller, who will take office in May 2014, and the newly elected Board members, Melanie Woodin, Edward Ruthazer, William Colmers and Charles Bourque! Read more in a special edition of the :
Air France's commitment to supporting biomedical research is to be commended. Their continued commitment to transporting live animals used for research is very important to neuroscientists.
We invite all our members and neuroscientists everywhere to write to Air France to thank them for this important support. Read more here
Shayna Rosenbaum 2013 CAN Young Investigator Awardee
The Canadian Association for Neuroscience is proud to announce Dr. Shayna Rosenbaum, from York University, is the CAN 2013 Young Investigator Awardee.
Read Dr. Shayna Rosenbaum's profile and find representative publications on the 2013 Award page.
Neuroscience in the Media
Have you listened to the "Think about it: A user's guide to the brain" radio series this Summer on the CBC? All shows are still available: Think about it website
Read "A Big Brainstorm is underway in Neuroscience", by Ivan Semeniuk, in the Globe and Mail (includes interviews with CAN members David Kaplan, Tim Murphy and Yves De Koninck).
Also on the CBC, Henry Friensen Prize winner Marc Tessier Lavigne was interviewed by Paul Kennedy, host of Ideas. Listen to Building Brains.
The page currently features new funding opportunities from :
Brain Canada - Platform Support Grants
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
2013 Rapid Response:
Neurodegenerative Diseases of Aging grant program, and the
International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia.
CAN President Feature Interview
Sam David, President of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, has given a feature interview for the magazine International Innovation.
"International Innovation is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, dedicated to disseminating the latest science, research and technological innovations on a global level. More information and a complimentary subscription offer to the publication can be found here"
A study led by Dr. Anthony Traboulsee of the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health to see whether narrowing of the veins from the brain to the heart could be a cause of multiple sclerosis has found that the condition is just as prevalent in people without the disease. +++ »
The brain is plastic – adapting to the hundreds of experiences in our daily lives by reorganizing pathways and making new connections between nerve cells. This plasticity requires that memories of new information and experiences are formed fast. So fast that the body has a special mechanism, unique to nerve cells, that enables memories to be made rapidly. +++ »
Researchers at the University of Toronto discover how the body’s muscles accidentally fall asleep while awake
Normally muscles contract in order to support the body, but in a rare condition known as cataplexy the body’s muscles “fall asleep” and become involuntarily paralyzed. Cataplexy is incapacitating because it leaves the affected individual awake, but either fully or partially paralyzed. It is one of the bizarre symptoms of the sleep disorder called narcolepsy. +++ »
A team of researchers led by Dr. Michel Cayouette at the IRCM made an important discovery, published online yesterday by the scientific journal Developmental Cell, that could better explain some inherited forms of hearing loss in humans. The Montréal scientists identified a group of proteins crucial for shaping the cellular organ responsible for detecting sounds. +++ »
A team of scientists led by Dr. Antoine Adamantidis, a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and an assistant professor at McGill University, has released the findings from their latest study, which will appear in the October issue of the prestigious scientific journal Nature Neuroscience. +++ »