Knowledge mobilization events

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Making Open Neuroscience Infrastructures Interoperable Workshop

This workshop gathered individuals and organizations interested in the development of infrastructure for neuroscience data dissemination, including the dissemination of derived data and links to computational resources.

Principle investigator: Jean-Baptiste Poline

Event start date: March 21-23, 2018

Funding received: $9,000

World Maternal Mental Health Day 2018 symposium - Begin Before Birth Canada

The symposium highlighted research outcomes across McGill and other partners that contribute to the understanding of what happens at the molecular level during the prenatal development period. Speakers also focused on how the early perinatal environment shapes a child’s neurodevelopment and mental health outcomes across their lifetime and related research on potential interventions.

Principle investigator: Kieran O'Donnell

Event start date: May 1, 2018

Funding received: $9,000

Symposium, Molecules to Mind: Multiscale Imaging of Living Systems at McGill

The Symposium aims to promote knowledge sharing between individuals and research groups in Montreal in the field of imaging, showcase cutting-edge imaging and microscopy happening locally, foster new solutions to current challenges and promulgate open science and data sharing principles.

Principle investigator: Timothy Kennedy

Event start date: June 12, 2018

Funding received: $5,980

Canadian Leukodystrophy Conference for Patients and Families: Current, Novel and Future Therapies

The aim of the conference was to develop public awareness of brain health and neurodegenerative diseases. More than 100 participants, including patients and their families, learned about currently available therapies and new therapeutic strategies. Presentations by recognized world leaders in rare diseases contributed to the dissemination of best practices for brain health in patients with leukodystrophies and inherited white matter diseases.

Principle investigator: Genevieve Bernard

Event start date: June 13, 2018

Funding received: $9,610

2018 INCF Congress

McGill leads the North American node of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF). The annual INCF conference provided a forum for infrastructure providers and developers of tools, standards and best practices to help define the capabilities of the global network, receive training on how to participate in the Open, FAIR and Citable global network and learn how to provide better services to their constituents.

Principle investigator: Alan Evans

Event start date: August 7, 2018

Funding received: $20,000

The 2018 Integrated Program in Neuroscience Retreat

This two-day event welcomed over 400 university undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research investigators and clinicians to research sessions, student-led poster presentations, a wine and cheese evening and a talk from keynote speaker, Dr. Paul Fletcher from CAMH Toronto.

Principle investigator: Joseph Rochford

Event start date: September 20, 2018

Funding received: $5,000

Resting-State and Brain Connectivity: Educational Course, Conference and a Satellite Workshop

This grant supported four events that were part of the Biennial Conference on the Resting-State and Brain Connectivity 2018, hosted by the Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University. These events offered a unique opportunity for McGill faculty and trainees as well as scientists from Quebec and around the world to attend lectures and exchange information with world-renowned scientists.

Principle investigator: Amir Shmuel

Event start date: September 24, 2018

Funding received: $19,985

FORCE2018-Montreal: Building a Conscientious and Courageous Data Sharing Culture

FORCE2018 is the annual conference of FORCE 11, which aims to innovates scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. The annual conference provides a meeting place for international stakeholders in all fields related to scientific publishing.

Principle investigator: Jean-Baptiste Poline

Event start date: October 10, 2018

Funding received: $20,000

Machine learning for the cognitive neurosciences

The objective of this event was to introduce scientists to both the conceptual and practical rudiments of machine learning (ML) through a combination of introductory Python, essential concepts in ML, scientific considerations for its application to brain-imaging and practical exercises with open-source software.

Principle investigator: Robert Zattore

Event start date: October 15, 2018

Funding received: $15,750

McGill & NIPS Collaborative Workshop on Multi-Scale Physiology/Imaging

A delegation of McGill professors and graduate students traveled to the campus of the Japan's National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS) in Okazaki to carry out a 2-day workshop. The aims of the workshop were to build upon the ongoing collaborative ties with NiPS and McGill, to discuss the next steps for renewal of the partnership and to bring to new graduate students to NiPS to work on a collaborative project.

Principle investigator: Derek Bowie

Event start date: October 22, 2018

Funding received: $19,800

Symposium on Polygenic Scores and Brain Imaging

This symposium brings together experts in genetics, especially genome wide association studies of mental illness and brain function, with researchers in the field of neuroimaging with the purpose of forming long-lasting international collaborations to leverage the ever-increasing availability of big data.

Principle investigator: Alain Dagher

Event start date: November 20, 2018

Funding received: $10,000

Department of Psychiatry 75th Anniversary

Four distinguished scholars will summarize their visions for the future. Topics included advances in the understanding of the brain systems that regulate emotional pleasure and pain, family and couples therapy, including gender specific issues and strategies to decrease mental health harms experienced by immigrants having difficulty integrating into a new culture.

Principle investigator: Marco Leyton

Event start date: November 29, 2018

Funding received: $6,112

Montreal Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience (MAIN) 2018

The goal of this international workshop is to engage with neuroscientists interested in accelerating research through machine learning and experts in AI exploring how state-of-the-art neuroscience may lead to novel and more efficient AI algorithms.

Principle investigator: Bratislav Misic

Event start date: December 9, 2018

Funding received: $20,000



Complex Dynamics in Brain and Behaviour: Industrial Knowledge Disseminations

These networking events with industry partners in biosignal processing included a symposium for trainees’ research dissemination to industry partners and a meet/greet evening with both groups.

Principle investigator: Caroline Palmer

Event start date: April 1, 2019

Funding received: $8,382

Maternal Mental Health Matters (MMHM) 2019 Begin Before Birth Canada

The Begin Before Birth Symposium at McGill focuses on progress in intervention and prevention. Talks encompass high- and low-resource settings in Canada, the USA, Australia, Vietnam and Nepal, including indigenous, immigrant and migrant communities, as well as unique post-disaster implications for expectant mothers.

Principle investigator: Kieran O'Donnell

Event start date: April 30, 2019

Funding received: $20,000

HBHL Symposium 2019

The 2019 Symposium included presentations on HBHL-funded research, two keynote lectures and a panel discussion focused on applying computational neuroscience to diverse fields and clinical practice. The aim of the Symposium is to highlight HBHL-funded research and provide networking opportunities for HBHL-funded researchers to connect with each other, other McGill and international researchers and industry professionals.

Principle investigator: Alan Evans

Event start date: May 2, 2019

Funding received: $35,000

Application for funding for an international Quantitative Super-Resolution Microscopy Course at the Neuro

This course will give researchers and graduate students the advanced expertise needed to collect the best achievable super-resolution data.

Principle investigator: Claire Brown

Event start date: May 7, 2019

Funding received: $10,000

Global Brain Consortium (GBSC) Inaugural Workshop: Towards Global Brain Health

The GBC will explore electroencephalography (EEG) as a modular, yet integrated, component of the neuroinformatics and mental health ecosystems. The GBC workshop will facilitate and accelerate the integration of neuroscience advancements into policies and public awareness activities aimed towards reducing the human and socio-economic burden of psychiatric and neurological illnesses and improving the mental health, quality of life and productivity of people around the world.

Principle investigator: Alan Evans

Event start date: May 9, 2019

Funding received: $20,000

The Fourth Annual National Clinical Trial Training Program

This program is aimed at principal investigators, researchers, clinical research coordinators and representatives from industry. This course is designed to provide state of the art education and training on effective therapeutic development and clinical trial design and execution.

Principle investigator: Angela Genge

Event start date: May 23, 2019

Funding received: $10,000

“Chemistry of Molecular Imaging and Radiochemistry” symposium at the CSC2019 conference

This event will attract chemists who develop novel probes for non-invasive imaging using Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

Principle investigator: Alexey Kostikov

Event start date: June 3, 2019

Funding received: $2,000

Etiology, Prevention and Treatment of Mental Illnesses: the 42nd Meeting of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology

The Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP)’s annual meeting highlights and disseminates recent advances in neuropsychopharmacology, enables the development of preclinical and clinical networks among Canadian and international researchers and fosters and encourages the training of the next generation of neuropsychopharmacologists.

Principle investigator: Lalit Srivastava

Event start date: June 12, 2019

Funding received: $10,000

2019 Neurosymposium

The Neurosymposium is an annual event organized by graduate students that brings neuroscience trainees form across the province to present their research, attend keynote presentations from leaders in the field and network.

Principle investigator: Joseph Rochford

Event start date: June 21, 2019

Funding received: $4,125

Workshop on The Molecular and genetic analysis of nociceptive circuit function: How our brains perceive normal and chronic pain

The goal of this project is to generate a platform that brings together established and junior researchers to exchange data, techniques and ideas on the neuronal networks involved in the emotional and somatosensory dimensions of chronic pain, in order to develop new therapies. This workshop will establish international collaborations between Canadian neuroscientists and international partners to accelerate the rate of discovery and enable joint funding applications.

Principle investigator: Sharif Reza

Event start date: August 2, 2019

Funding received: $14,500

2019 Annual IPN Retreat

The 2019 Annual IPN Retreat is a large-scale neuroscientific meeting that will gather more than 400 university students and researchers from across the province.

Principle investigator: Joseph Rochford

Event start date: September 19, 2019

Funding received: $7,000

Life Trajectories and Interventions that Support Successful Neurocognitive Aging

This event hosts 15 world leaders across areas of study to disseminate their knowledge to each other, key stakeholders, trainees and the public. This meeting will offer hands-on training on research study design and data analysis in the areas of psychology, neuroscience and intervention research. There is also be a mentorship panel to help train current researcher, clinicians and trainees to conduct research in neurocognitive aging life trajectories and to develop and test novel interventions to support/promote satisfying aging.

Principle investigator: Maria Rajah

Event start date: September 27, 2019

Funding received: $9,656

Promoting international collaborations through the 2nd McGill-Hebrew University of Jerusalem-EBRI Neuroscience Symposium

The main aim of this symposium is to strengthen on-going collaborations in neuroscience between McGill University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The European Brain Research Institute (EBRI). This event will allow these three institutions continue working together to accelerate the pace of discovery and treatment in neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

Principle investigator: Stefano Stifani

Event start date: October 28, 2019

Funding received: $9,559

Computational methods for Modeling and Precision Medicine in Neurodegeneration

Led by Dr Yasser Iturria Medina, this workshop brings together 7 experts from the UK, Spain and Canada to present state-of-the-art computational approaches to precision medicine focused on multi-omics, multi-modal brain imaging, electrophysiology and cognitive/clinical modelling to track disease evolution and heterogeneity.

Principle investigator: Yasser Iturria Medina

Event start date: November 4, 2019

Funding received: $6,255

McGill-NIPS Initiative on Multi-Scale Imaging, Physiology, and Analysis

The workshop will advance the development, translation and mobilization of HBHL-supported discoveries internationally and promote open science and data-sharing principles. The 4-week training exercise will enable NIPS trainees to work within McGill laboratories to strengthen new collaborative research projects, promote tool and technical development and obtain data for joint grant applications.

Principle investigator: Keith Murai

Event start date: November 7, 2019

Funding received: $10,000

Translational Neuroscience - more than an interesting concept

This workshop presents successful models of Translational Neuroscience from different but complementary perspectives. Using the example of exposure to early-life adversity effects on growth and development, four groups will discuss their strategies and challenges, providing a forum to examine how translational aspects can be incorporated into research, clinical practice and public outreach.

Principle investigator: Patricia Silveria

Event start date: November 7, 2019

Funding received: $5,432

Montreal Artificial Intelligence & Neuroscience (MAIN) 2019

The goal of this international workshop is to engage neuroscientists interested in accelerating research through machine learning and experts in AI exploring how state-of-the-art neuroscience may lead to novel and more efficient AI algorithms.

Principle investigator: Bratislav Misic

Event start date: November 14, 2021

Funding received: $10,000

Open Science in Action: Inaugural Symposium

At this symposium, participants learn from national and international experts on intellectual property protocols, ethics, patient consent and engagement, pharma, neuroinformatics and more. For hands-on experience in Open Science, student trainees and faculty may participate in the Hackathon. Participants will leave the symposium with key resources to adopt the Open Science model.

Principle investigator: Guy Rouleau

Event start date: November 18, 2019

Funding received: $10,000

Montreal Neuroinflammation Symposium

This event offers a forum for the neuroinflammation research community in Montreal to gather and present their latest research, form new collaborations and consolidate existing ones. The goal of this symposium is to expand and strengthen Montreal's neuroinflammation research community by inviting new young investigators in the field to participate in this activity.

Principle investigator: Giamal Luheshi

Event start date: December 13, 2019

Funding received: $5,000



Canadian Network for Research in Schizophrenia and Psychosis

The goal of this network is raise awareness of the need for ongoing research and knowledge translation related to psychotic disorders, to accelerate the impact of Canadian research into the field by facilitating dialogue between researchers and other stakeholders and to propose technologies that enable pooling of data and multi-site studies into the future. The organizers and chairs hail from all parts of the country, thereby establishing this network as the 'go to' place for discussions and engagement regarding Canadian research into schizophrenia and psychosis.

Principle investigator: Jai Shah

Event start date: February 11, 2020

Funding received: $10,000

Multidimensional and Translational Perspectives on the Neuroscience of the Self

This workshop brings together neuroscientists to examine the most advanced research on different facets of the neurobiology of the self along four dimensions (temporal, narrative, socio emotional, and decision making).

Principle investigator: Laurette Dubé

Event start date: May 4, 2020

Funding received: $8,750

The 2019 Canadian Chronobiology Conference: Biological rhythms in health and society

Many neurological/psychiatric illnesses have been linked to our internal clocks. The Canadian Society for Chronobiology (CSC) gathers the researchers working on biological rhythms in Canada. The 4th CSC meeting aims to encourage inter-disciplinary research, training of HQP and the translating of research findings to end-users. The meeting also included speakers from other fields, strong professional development and mentorship components and engagement with media, clinicians, the general public and industry.

Principle investigator: Nicolas Cermakian

Event start date: May 26, 2020

Funding received: $10,000

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