Feindel Brain and Mind Seminar Series: Towards Intelligent and Intuitive Neurosurgical Technology

Monday, February 26, 2024 13:00to14:00
Montreal Neurological Institute De Grandpre Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

The Feindel Brain and Mind Seminar Series will advance the vision of Dr. William Feindel (1918–2014), Former Director of the Neuro (1972–1984), to constantly bridge the clinical and research realms. The talks will highlight the latest advances and discoveries in neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuroimaging.

Speakers will include scientists from across The Neuro, as well as colleagues and collaborators locally and from around the world. The series is intended to provide a virtual forum for scientists and trainees to continue to foster interdisciplinary exchanges on the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of brain and cognitive disorders.

Registration here

Stream via Vimeo here

Yiming Xiao, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Concordia University, Canada

Host: justine.clery [at] mcgill.ca (Justine Clery)

Abstract: Approximately 10% of Canadians are affected by neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), stroke, and brain tumors. These conditions often lead to severe disability and deaths, adversely impacting the lives of individuals and costing Canada billions of dollars per year. Neurosurgery plays a vital role in treating brain disorders, with 0.67 million essential neurosurgical cases in the US and Canada annually. Today, multi-modal bioimaging technology, such as MRI, CT, and optical imaging has become an integral component of the clinical care. The advancement of latest computational technologies, such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) can greatly enhance the value of medical images to offer clinicians potentially more accurate and efficient tools in surgical planning and monitoring. The talk will focus on the development and integration of novel multi-modal medical imaging, AI, and AR/VR tools developed at the Health-X Lab of Concordia University to tackle existing challenges for the surgical care of neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, brain tumor, and cerebrovascular diseases.

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