Satellite symposium 5: Neural stem cells during development and disease

Date: May 31, 2020
Location: Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
Organizers: Armen Saghatelyan, David Kaplan, Freda Miller

Brief description of event

Building on the success of two previous satellite meetings on Neural Stem Cells (NSCs), the objective of the 3rd satellite meeting is to strengthen further the Canadian stem cell community by connecting researchers, exchanging the ideas and establishing new collaborative projects. The speakers representing multiple institutions across Canada and all career stages will discuss recent advances in the field of stem cell biology. The satellite will cover topics spanning from the molecular mechanisms underlying NSCs maintenance and lineage specification (session 1) to the function of new neurons in animal behavior (session 2). The role of NSCs in different pathological conditions will be also addressed (session 2).

Event Agenda

May 31

8h30: arrival and registration

9h00 opening remarks

20min talks + 5 min questions

Session 1: Neural stem cells in development and adulthood

  • 9h10 Freda Miller (SickKids)
  • 9h35 Mireille Khacho (U. Ottawa)
  • 10h00 short-talk from trainee
  • 10h15 short-talk from trainee
  • 10h30 coffee break
  • 10h50 Maya Kokoeva (McGill)
  • 11h15 Pierre Mattar (U. Ottawa)
  • 11h40 short-talk from trainee

12h00 lunch

Session 2: Stem cells in behavior and brain diseases

  • 13h30 Jason Snyder (UBC)
  • 13h55 Paul Frankland (SickKids)
  • 14h20 Leigh Anne Swayne (U. Vic)
  • 14h45 short-talk from trainee
  • 15h00 closing remarks

17h00 CAN opening

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