Trainee Power Pitch Sessions

What are Power Pitch Sessions? 

Power Pitch Sessions at CAN 2024 offer a dynamic platform for trainees  (Master’s, PhD and Post-Docs) to showcase their research in a short oral presentation. These sessions are designed to highlight the most innovative and compelling work in the field of neuroscience.

Who are the organizers?

Power Pitch sessions are organized by trainees, for trainees. The concept was proposed and session organized by J Quinn Lee & Gilberto Rojas Vite.

When will the Sessions Occur? 

Every day of the CAN 2024 meeting, six participants will be chosen to present their research. The sessions will take place just before the afternoon poster session.

How are Presentations Structured? 

Each presenter will have 3 minutes to share their findings. Your presentation should include three slides (excluding the introduction slide) to convey your key points effectively. To ensure smooth proceedings, we request no videos or animations.

How were speakers selected? 

Poster submitter were asked to check the designated box during your abstract submission process, and selected by random draw by the session organisers.

Why Join the Power Pitch Sessions? 

This is a chance for trainees to captivate an audience of peers and experts with their research insights. Join us!


Session 1 – May 20, 3:00PM-3:30PM

Poster NumberAbstract TitlePresenter
P1-A-2Characterizing neuropathy and retinopathy in a newly developed mouse model of abusive head traumaSydney Harris, Monash University
P1-C-71Induction and monitoring of ischemic stroke in freely behaving mice reveals behavioural sex differences of spreading depolarizationAndrew Boyce, University of Calgary
P1-C-59Probing mechanisms underlying enhanced spread of sensory-evoked cortical activity in a Huntington disease mouse modelWilliam Rees-Jones, The University of British Columbia
P1-F-123Investigation of prefrontal dopamine dynamics during a novel model of context fear learningLiv Engel, University of Toronto
P1-F-124The Effects of Acute Moderate-Intensity Exercise on Emotional Conflict Processing in Healthy Young AdultsChing Liu, Department of Physical Education National Taiwan University of Sport
P1-G-148A labeled clinical-MRI dataset of Nigerian brains.Eberechi Wogu, University of Port Harcourt

Session 2 – May 21, 2:30PM-3:00PM

Poster NumberAbstract TitlePresenter
P2-C-242Failure of action potential propagation along Purkinje cell axons in a mouse model of ataxiaAmy Smith-Dijak, McGill University
P2-B-184Sex Differences in Astrocyte-Neuron Dynamics in Chronic Neuropathic Pain in the Anterior Cingulate CortexAna Leticia Simal Dourado, University of Guelph
P2-C-224Investigating the contribution of the zebrafish rostral migratory stream to neural repairAurélien Caron, University of Manitoba
P2-D-269Noradrenaline modulation of interneuron subtypes of the primary motor cortex during sensorimotor learningMorgane Ruffel, Université Laval
P2-F-291Rewiring fear: Blocking M1 muscarinic receptors prevents contextual fear memory updatingKarim Abouelnaga, University of Guelph
P2-G-315Development of a novel, high-throughput flow cytometry method for evaluating synaptic protein signalling in isolated neuronal synaptosomesBrian Deng, University of British Columbia

Session 3 – May 22, 1:30PM – 2:00PM

Poster NumberAbstract TitlePresenter
P3-B-352Excitatory glycine receptors in the adult hippocampusEmily Hurley, Memorial University of Newfoundland
P3-C-395Aberrant astroglial metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 signaling in Alzheimer’s diseaseSanarya Aljaf, University of British Columbia
P3-C-396Expression, Phosphorylation, and Intercellular Transfer of α-Synuclein in the RetinaLauren Levy, University of Toronto
P3-D-438Subtype-specific modulation of cortical interneuron populations by noradrenalineEmmeraude Tanguay, Université Laval CERVO
P3-E-450Effects of neonatal endotoxin exposure on glucocorticoid regulation in the adult mouse brainHitasha Bajaj, University of British Columbia
P3-E-451Dissecting the cross-talk between H1R and CB1R in hypothalamic neurons in the Olanzapine-induced Metabolic Syndrome.Federica Veneziani, University of Toronto

Pitch your Science, Spark your Audience!