HBHL Symposium 2022

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The Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives Symposium—a two-day event in Montreal—was held May 19-20, 2022.

The Symposium programming highlighted accomplishments by HBHL-funded projects during the first phase of HBHL's CFREF grant period. The full agenda can be viewed in the table below.


May 19

Time Event Speaker(s)
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Opening Panel

Martha Crago

Alan Evans

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. International Keynote: HIBALL (McGill and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres)

Katrin Amuts

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. EDI in Research and Grant Proposals Uzma Jamil
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Spotlight: HBHL New Faculty Recruits

Yasser Iturria-Medina

Aparna Suvrathan

Jean-Baptiste Poline

Yang Zhou

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch  
1:45 - 3:00 p.m. Spotlight: HBHL Phase One Discovery Grants

Theme 1: Mallar Chakravarty, Celia Greenwood

Theme 2: Sylvia Villeneuve, Alain Dagher

Theme 3: Lesley Fellows, Julian Doyon

Theme 4: Martin Lepage and project representative (TBC)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Spotlight: McGill-Western Collaboration Grant Program

Stephanie Blain-Moraes, Adrian Owen

Mark Brandon

Mallar Chakravarty

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. NeuroHub: A platform for data management, analysis and collaboration

Bryan Caron

Jean-Baptiste Poline

James Mehta

5:00 p.m. Closing remarks Krystle van Hoof
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. HBHL New Faculty Cocktail Reception Open for all registered attendees 

May 20

Time Event Speaker(s)
8:50 - 9:00 a.m. Opening remarks

Krystle van Hoof

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. International keynote: McGill-Douglas - Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry International Collaborative Initiative in Adversity and Mental Health

Elisabeth Binder, Gustavo Turecki

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Spotlight: McGill-Western Collaboration Grant Program

Robert Zatorre, Jessica Grahn

Sonia Do Carmo, Julio Martinez Trujilo

Ingrid Johnsrude, trainees of Ingrid Johnsrude (TBC)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Canadian Framework for Brain Health Research Laurence Kirmayer
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch  
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Spotlight: HBHL New Faculty Recruits

Xiaoqian Chai

Masha Dadar

Manuela Ferrari

Pouya Bashivan

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. NeuroSphere: Case studies in neuro commercialization success

Xavier Linker

Patricia Pelufo Silveira

Jean-Pierre Clément

3:30 - 3:35 p.m. Closing remarks Alan Evans
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