Join world-renowned scientists in Toronto at the 24th annual Baycrest Rotman Research Institute conference titled "Memory and the Brain in Health and Disease”. at the Omni King Edward Hotel. Post-conference workshops on March 12, 2014 at Baycrest.
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
April 10-11, 2014 - San Francisco.
The Neurobiology of Pain and Itch is taking place in San Francisco on April 10-11, 2014 and is chaired by Allan Basbaum (UCSF) and David Julius (UCSF). There are still opportunities to present available.
Meeting Topics include:
Molecular heterogeneity of the primary afferent: a target for pain therapy
Unraveling the dorsal horn circuits that transmit pain messages
Distinguishing the neural circuits that cause itch from those that cause pain
Imaging the brain: where pain and itch percepts are ultimately generated
The Department of Physiology at University of Toronto invites all members of its community to attend a cocktail reception for alumni and friends during the upcoming Canadian Neuroscience Meeting. Join us for an opportunity to reconnect with former classmates and colleagues.
Location: Belvédère Room, Hilton Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal
June 2 -12, 2014, Quebec city
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:
- Discussions of the newest therapeutic approaches in neuroprotection and repair
- Attended by leading business, research, clinical and investment professionals within neuroscience
- One-to-One Partnering Program
- Great Island hospitality and culinary delights
For more information on the conference, visit http://www.biotechnologyandhumanhealth.com/
July 26-31, 2014, Québec City, Canada
23rd Annual Meeting of the Organization for Computational Neurosciences (OCNS)
The main meeting (July 27 – 29) will be preceded by a day of
tutorials (July 26) and followed by two days of workshops (July 30 –31).
Invited Keynote Speakers:
Chris Eliasmith, University of Waterloo, Canada
Christof Koch, Allen Institute for Brain Science,USA
Henry Markram, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Frances Skinner, TWRI/UHN, University of Toronto, Canada
Registration will open on January 15, 2014.
Abstract submission will open on January 16, 2014 and close on February 16.
For up-to-date conference information, please visit
OCNS is the international member-based society for computational
neuroscientists. Become a member to be eligible for travel awards and more.
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. Visit the conference website: www.ftdvancouver2014.com/, or download the advertisement.
Canadian Neuroscience Meeting 2014
Our next meeting will take place May 25 - 28 2014 in Montreal
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 :
Thank you for making the CAN Social at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego a great get-together once again this year.
We were also happy to meet many of you in person at our exhibit booth at SfN, and look forward to seeing you next in Montreal!
CAN invites its members to thank Air France
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"
Study sheds light on why diet may help control seizures in epilepsy patients
A new study by scientists at McGill University and the University of Zurich shows a direct link between metabolism in brain cells and their ability to signal information. The research may explain why the seizures of many epilepsy patients can be controlled by a specially formulated diet. +++ »
Through a series of studies, Dr. Andréa LeBlanc, a principal investigator at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, has discovered elevated levels of the protein Caspase-6 in the area of the brain – namely, the hippocampus, which is responsible for memory and cognition – first damaged by Alzheimer’s disease. This phenomenon is seen from the very earliest stages of cognitive impairment. +++ »
New study sheds light on most common and deadly form of brain cancer
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and deadly form of primary malignant brain cancer accounting for approximately 15% of all brain tumours and occurring mostly in adults between the ages of 45 and 70. The aggressive recurrent nature of this cancer is only temporarily contained by combined surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. The recurrence of GBM is usually fatal, resulting in an average patient survival time of less than two years. A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro – at McGill University, published in Nature Communications, identifies two specific key players in the growth of GBM. +++ »
Scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital in Canada have discovered that two genes linked to hereditary Parkinson’s disease are involved in the early-stage quality control of mitochondria. The protective mechanism, which is reported in The EMBO Journal, removes damaged proteins that arise from oxidative stress from mitochondria. +++ »
New research shows that preterm babies with slower brain development as they reach their due dates are more likely to have delayed cognitive, language and motor development at 18 months of age. The researchers also found that preterm babies with significant injury to the brain’s white matter were more likely to have slower motor development as toddlers. +++ »
Researchers identify mechanism implicated in brain cancer and a drug that decreases brain tumour growth
Researchers at the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) have made a discovery that could lead to better treatment for patients suffering from brain cancer.
Despite current treatment strategies, the median survival for patients with the most aggressive brain cancer – called glioblastoma, is 15 months. Less than five per cent of patients survive beyond five years. +++ »