The 2019 HBHL Symposium will take place on Thursday, May 2

 

The HBHL Symposium is designed to showcase the vision, goals and priorities of McGill's most ambitious interdisciplinary brain and mental health research initiative. Join us for a day of thoughtful exchange on our four research themes that will spark new ideas, collaboration and innovation, not only within McGill but across the Canadian and international neuroscience communities. 

Highlights of the HBHL Symposium:

  • Keynote presentations by world-leading experts in the field of neuroscience
  • Progress reports from senior HBHL researchers who lead our Discovery and Innovative Ideas projects
  • HBHL funding and activities updates
  • Opportunities to network and form collaborations
  • Complimentary lunch & refreshments, and reception to close the day

The Symposium is part of HBHL's annual two-day event, along with our Research Day

For more information about the HBHL Symposium, please contact hbhl [at] mcgill.ca

You'll find the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre in the North Wing of The Neuro, 3801 University Ave. Consult the map for details.

2019 Schedule (PDF)

8:00 Breakfast & Registration
8:30

 

Opening Remarks

  • Philippe Gros, Deputy Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), McGill University
8:40

HBHL Welcome

  • Alan Evans, Scientific Director, Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, McGill University
8:50

Keynote Lecture: The Situated Brain: Advancing Population Neuroscience and Healthy Lives

9:15

Discovery Fund: Integrative analytics for multi-modal, multi-scale neuroscience

  • Bratislav Misic, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
9:35

Discovery Fund: A platform for biocomputational models of neurodegenerative disease

  • Alain Dagher, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, McGill University
9:55 Coffee & Networking
10:25

Keynote Lecture: Imaging Genetics: Advances, Pitfalls & Assumptions

  • David Glahn, Associate Chief for Research, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Children's Hospital
10:50

Innovative Ideas Flash Talks!
Principal Investigators leading HBHL's Innovative Ideas grants at McGill University will provide a brief overview of their projects. 

Nathan Spreng, In vivo cholinergic markers of Alzheimer’s disease progression
Edith Hamel, Brain hemodynamic signals as a dynamic biomarker of dementia initiation, progression and treatment
Alia Alameri (on behalf of Tim Kennedy), Developing vascularized brain organoids on-chip for high throughput screening
Denise Klein, What we can learn from speech patterns: A machine learning view into health and disease
Christopher Pack, Targeted plasticity for recovery from cortical visual impairment
Amir Shmuel, MRI guided hierarchical sectioning and stitching of brain blocks for alignment of digitized histology to corresponding MR images
Adam Oberman (on behalf of David Stephens), High complexity statistical modeling via optimal transportation
Christine L Tardif, In vivo marmoset imaging at 3 Tesla
Jean-François Trempe, Measuring protein turnover in organoid and animal models of Parkinson’s disease
Marie-Elyse Lafaille-Magnan (on behalf of Ashley Wazana), When gender matters: Differential effects of prenatal adversity on the development of ADHD and related neurocognitive deficits

12:00 Lunch & Networking
13:10

Neuro-Partnership Announcement

  • Alan Evans and Diane Gosselin, President and CEO, CQDM
13:15

Discovery Fund: Translational neuroscience and Canadian society

  • Kieran O'Donnell, Assistant Professor in Epigenetics and Epidemiology, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
13:35

Discovery Fund: Brain plasticity mediating improved memories through online and offline stimulation methods in healthy adults and patients with a chronic neurological condition

  • Julien Doyon, Director, McConnell-Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
13:55

HBHL Update

  • Kristina Ohrvall, Interim Managing Director, Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, McGill University
14:15 Coffee & Networking
14:45

Panel Discussion
From Big Data to Big Knowledge: How will computational neuroscience transform brain research and clinical practice?

Panellists:
Rosemary Bagot, Department of Psychology, McGill University
David Glahn, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Children's Hospital
Doina Precup, School of Computer Science, McGill University
Blake Richards, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Richard Wade-Martins, Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics, University of Oxford
Carol Worthman, Professor of Anthropology, Emory University

Moderator: Alan Evans, Scientific Director, Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, McGill University

16:15

Closing Remarks

  • Doina Precup, Associate Scientific Director, Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, McGill University
16:25 Networking Reception

 

Thank you to our funders and sponsors!

HBHL Funders

         

 

Major Sponsors of the 2019 HBHL Symposium and Research Day

         

                STEMCELL Technologies

 

 

General Sponsors of the 2019 HBHL Symposium and Research Day

 

          

CIBC           Lallemand Health Solutions

Laserglow technologies         Pfizer

 

VWR

 

Inaugural HBHL Symposium on May 10, 2018

Click here for photos, and here for the complete inaugural HBHL Symposium program.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners for supporting this event.

 


HBHL Symposium