May 9-10, 2014 - Quebec 24 heures de sciences - everywhere in Québec. Saturday May 10, 9h to 4h30, Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec, Histoire, art et neurosciences, 1, 2, 3, cerveau !
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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
May 29th - 30th 2014, Edmonton AB
Shedding New Light on Monoaminergic Signaling and Neuropsychiatric Disorders.
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
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.
August 3 - 17, 2014 - Minneapolis, MN
Fourth Annual Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience Summer School (CoSMo 2014)
University of Minnesota
The course is about experimental, computational and medical aspects of sensory-motor neuroscience with a focus on data/model sharing. Covered topics include Bayesian approaches, motor control, computational neuroimaging, sensory-motor transformations and prosthetics.
The course is aimed at students and post-doctoral fellows from diverse backgrounds including Life Sciences, Psychology, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics and Engineering. Basic knowledge in calculus, linear algebra and Matlab is expected. Enrollment will be limited to 40 trainees.
The school is co-organized by Drs Gunnar Blohm, Paul Schrater and Konrad Körding. It receives funding from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) via an NSERC-CREATE training grant on "Computational Approaches in Neuroscience – Action, Control & Transformations", and from the National Science Foundation (NSF, USA).
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.
Spring 2014 Newsletter!
Our most recent newsletter includes the list of trainees who were awarded a travel award for the Montreal meeting and more! Read it now: CAN Connection - Spring 2014
Canadian Neuroscience Meeting 2014
Our next meeting will take place May 25 - 28 2014 in Montreal
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"
Mechanism meant to maintain efficiency of brain network involved in neurodegenerative disease
Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro, McGill University, have made important discoveries about a cellular process that occurs during normal brain development and may play an important role in neurodegenerative diseases. +++ »
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. +++ »