Lifespan Network Neuroscience Symposium: Examining the trajectory of human development in health and disease

Thursday, July 20, 2023
Montreal Neurological Institute (Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre), 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA


Lifespan Network Neuroscience Symposium: Examining the trajectory of human development in health and disease

The symposium is an official OHBM satellite event.  To visit the OHBM website, follow this LINK

Registration LINK

Livestreaming LINK

The Neuro will host the Lifespan Network Neuroscience Symposium, a pre OHBM event that will take place on July 20, 2023. The one-day symposium will bring together a panel of international experts to share advances, innovations, and emerging ideas in network neuroscience from a lifespan perspective. Emphasis will be on developing recommendations and framework protocols to optimize network neuroimaging acquisition techniques, analysis, and modelling approaches. Speakers will also discuss the role of network neuroscience in understanding cognitive function and dysfunction across the lifespan as well as highlight opportunities for translational research and intervention.

Research Themes

Session 1: Early life development: In utero to adolescence and early adulthood

Session 2: Early developmental disorders

Session 3: Adult lifespan and typical aging

Session 4: Atypical aging and neurodegeneration


8:30 – 8:50 Coffee and light refreshments
8:50 – 9:00 Nathan Spreng: Symposium opening and welcome remarks
Session 1: Early life development
9:00 – 9:30 Moriah Thomason (New York University)
9:30 – 10:00 Dani Bassett (University of Pennsylvania)
10:00 – 10:30 Theodore Satterthwaite (University of Pennsylvania)
10:30 – 11:00 BREAK (light refreshments onsite)
Session 2: Early developmental disorders
11:00 – 11:30 Lucina Uddin (University of California, Los Angeles)
11:30 – 12:00 Boris Bernhardt (McGill University)
12:00 – 12:30 Network neuroscience and early life development: Challenges and directions
12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH (provided on site)
Session 3: Adult lifespan and typical aging
1:30 – 2:00 Gagan Wig (University of Texas at Dallas)
2:00 – 2:30 Jessica Damoiseaux (Wayne State University)
2:30 – 3:00 BREAK (light refreshments onsite)
Session 4: Atypical aging and neurodegenerative disease
3:00 – 3:30 Bratislav Misic (McGill University)
3:30 – 4:00 Jorge Sepulcre (Harvard University)
4:00 – 4:30 Jesse Brown (University of California, San Francisco)
4:30 – 5:00 Network neuroscience and late life development: Challenges and directions
5:00 – 5:15 Closing remarks



Name Affiliation
Nathan Spreng McGill University (Host and Chair)
Dani Bassett University of Pennsylvania
Boris Bernhardt McGill University
Jesse Brown University of California, San Francisco
Jeske Damoiseaux Wayne State University
Bratislav Misic McGill University
Theodore Satterthwaite University of Pennsylvania
Jorge Sepulcre Harvard University
Moriah Thomason New York University
Lucina Uddin University of California, Los Angeles
Gagan Wig University of Texas at Dallas


McGill University has an agreement for special rates with several downtown hotels.

Follow this link to view options: https://www.mcgill.ca/accommodations/mohp


The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is at 3801 University Street, north of Pine Avenue West, on the McGill University campus opposite the former Royal Victoria Hospital.

Montreal is served by highway Routes 10, 15, 20 and 40, and by Greyhound Bus, ViaRail and the P-E-Trudeau airport. In the city, bus and metro service is provided by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM).

Wheelchair access

A wheelchair accessible entrance is on University Street north of the main entrance. Another wheelchair accessible entrance is in the loading area behind the building: to enter the loading area, turn into the driveway south of the main entrance. Please note, there is no parking in the loading area.


Parking near the MNI is sometimes difficult. There are parking meters on University Street and a parking lot north of the main entrance. To enter the lot, turn right into the driveway toward Molson Stadium.

Information about parking fees

Taxi Stand

There is a taxi stand on University Street across from the main entrance. You may call a cab from the free taxi phone in the main lobby near the Security Desk.

Access by Public Transportation (STM website)


There are four bus stops within walking distance:

  • Bus 144 stops at Pine Avenue and University Street
  • Bus 356 stops at Sherbrooke Street and University Street (Nightbus)
  • Bus 107 stops at Pine Avenue and Docteur Penfield
  • Bus 24 stops at Sherbrooke Street and University Street


Take the Metro Green Line to the McGill station. Walk north on University Street and cross Pine Avenue. The main entrance is on the right, past the flags.

Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre

  • Enter main lobby turn left and go down the hallway to the end.
  • Turn right and go down the second hallway until you see another hallway on the left.
  • This hallway leads to the Jeanne Timmins Foyer.
  • On your right are the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre entrance doors.

Organizing Committee

Nathan Spreng, Chair

Debbie Rashcovsky, Events Lead, The Neuro

Sasha Kelly, Events Coordinator, The Neuro

Rachel Kieme, Events Assistant, The Neuro

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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.



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