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"
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. +++ »
September 2013 – A new edition of Sight Unseen, An Exploration of Conscious and Subconscious Vision, Edited by Melvyn Goodale and David Milner, has recently been published by the Medicine Department at Oxford University Press. +++ »
Overnight flights across the Atlantic, graveyard shifts and stress-induced insomnia are all prime culprits in keeping us from a good night’s sleep. Thanks to new research from McGill University and Concordia University, however, these common sleep disturbances may one day be put to bed. +++ »
Newborns with congenital heart disease are found to be highly vulnerable to brain injuries. While the link between heart defects and slower brain development has long been demonstrated, a new study published on July 16 in Neurology has further uncovered a direct connection between altered brain development and brain injuries in newborns with congenital heart disease. +++ »
Researchers at Western University have furthered their game-changing neuroimaging techniques in communicating with patients believed to be in a vegetative state by connecting with an individual that has proved otherwise unresponsive for the past 12 years. +++ »
The cellular mechanisms that promote long-term cell survival and maintenance of the adult nervous system are only poorly-understood, in spite of their clinical relevance. A study from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and the University of Toronto has identified one such mechanism in brain stem cells that may be important for healthy cognitive aging. +++ »