Neuro-Gairdner Open Science in Action Symposium 

Open Science - transforming our approach to science and medicine by sharing research data and materials, and removing barriers to collaboration. 

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), the world’s first Open Science health research institute, and the Gairdner Foundation, best known for Canada’s premier prizes in biomedicine, have joined forces this year to host the second edition of the Neuro Open Science in Action Symposium.  

This virtual two-day symposium will bring together global leaders in Open Science including researchers, patient advocates, policy-makers, funders, industry, philanthropic organizations, and science communicators for critical exchange via lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and networking events. 

Learn from national and international experts on Open Science and healthcare innovation, data governance, open biobanking, policy, patient consent and engagement, neuroinformatics and more. Learn how The Neuro is putting patients front and centre in Open Science. 

Join the conversation online: Follow us and use the #OpenScienceinAction hashtag! 

 

November 11

Open Science in Action will focus on the crucial role Open Science has played in the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the significant advances enabled by Open Science, as well as the challenges in Open Science that have been brought to light. It will also provide a forum for a broad range of perspectives on Open Science from academia, industry, policymakers, patient advocates, and voices from the global research and Canadian Indigenous communities.

day 1 schedule                  

 

 

November 12

Open Science in Practice will focus on how Open Science practice and principles are changing neuroscience research, with special attention on Canadian platforms, tools, and services neuroscience researchers can use right now to make their work more open.

day 2 schedule

                        

Day one speakers

Anna Akhmanova

Anna Akhmanova - Deputy Editor at eLife, Professor of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University

Naomi Allen - Professor in Epidemiology at the University of Oxford and Chief Scientist for UK Biobank, Oxford, UK 

Victor Dzau - University of Ottawa, Canada

Victor Dzau - President of the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM), University of Ottawa, Canada 

Jjonathan Dewar

Jonathan Dewar - Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Information Governance Centre

Jeremy Farrar

Jeremy Farrar - Director, Wellcome Trust

Richard Gold - McGill, Canada

Richard Gold - founding Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy at McGill University and James McGill Professor, McGill, Canada 

Richard Horton

Richard Horton - Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet ; Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine University College London, University of Oslo

Joanne Kamens

Joanne Kamens - Executive Director, Addgene

Gary Kobinger - Chaire de recherche du Canada en immunothérapie et plateformes vaccinales innovantes Professeur titulaire, Département de microbiologie-infectiologie et d'immunologie Faculté de médecine, Université Laval

Vincent Lariviere

Vincent Lariviere - Professor of information science at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, l’Université de Montréal, Scientific Director, Érudit journal platform ; Associate Scientific Director of the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies

Natalia Manola - University of Athens, Greece

Natalia Manola - Managing Director of OpenAIRE. University of Athens, Greece  

Tammy Moore - ALS Society of Canada, Canada

Tammy Moore - CEO of the ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada)

Barends Mons

Barend Mons - Professor, BioSemantics at the Human Genetics Department, Leiden University Medical Center ; Co-lead, GO FAIR initiative ; President, CODATA

Vincent Mooser - McGill, Canada

Vincent Mooser - Canada Excellence Research Chair in Genomic Medicine, McGill, Canada

Nicola Mulder

Nicola Mulder - Professor and head of the Computational Biology division, University of Cape Town ; Principal investigator, H3ABioNet

Srinivas Murthy - BC Children's Hospital, Canada

Srinivas Murthy - Health Research Foundation and Innovative Medicines Canada Chair in Pandemic Preparedness Research; University of British Columbia, BC Children's Hospital, Canada 

Mona Nemer

Mona Nemer - Chief Science Advisor, Government of Canada

Adrien Peyrache - The Neuro, Canada

Adrien Peyrache - Assistant Professor, The Neuro, Canada 

Guy Rouleau - The Neuro, Canada

Guy Rouleau - Director, The Neuro, Canada 

Janet Rossant -SickKids, Canada

Janet Rossant - Gairdner Foundation’s President and Scientific Director, Canada

Maha Radhakrishnan

Maha Radhakrishnan - Sr VP/Chief Medical Officer, Biogen Inc

Richard Sever

Richard Sever - Co founder, bioRxiv and medRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Lucy Ly Wang - Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, USA

Lucy Ly Wang - post-doctoral investigator at the Allen Institute for AI, USA 

Tal Zaks - Chief Medical Officer, Moderna

Feng Zhang

Feng Zhang - James and Patricia Poitras Professor of Neuroscience at MIT; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering; Core Member, Broad Institute; Investigator, McGovern Institute

 

Day two speakers

 Agah Karakuzu and Elizabeth DuPre | Polytechnique Montréal and The Neuro, Canada

Agah Karakuzu  | Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

Alisa Rod |McGill University, Canada

Alisa Rod |McGill University, Canada

Andrew Pruszynski | Western University, Canada

Andrew Pruszynski | Western University, Canada

Benjamin Stecher | Patient Advocate, Canada

Benjamin Stecher | Patient Advocate, Canada

Christine Rogers | The Neuro, Canada

Christine Rogers | The Neuro, Canada

Elizabeth DuPre | The Neuro, Canada

Elizabeth DuPre | The Neuro, Canada

Franco Pestilli | Indiana University, USA

Franco Pestilli | Indiana University, USA

Hilal Lashuel |École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Hilal Lashuel | École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Jason Karamchandani | The Neuro, Canada

Jason Karamchandani | Associate Professor & Neuropathologist, The Neuro, Canada 

Jérôme Lecoq| Allen Institute, USA

Jérôme Lecoq| Allen Institute, USA

 Josh Siegle | Allen Institute, USA

Josh Siegle | Allen Institute, USA

 Guiomar Niso | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Guiomar Niso | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Konstantinos Nasiotis | Nevronas Inc., Canada

Konstantinos Nasiotis | Nevronas Inc., Canada

 Lara Mangravite | Sage Bionetworks, USA

Lara Mangravite | President of Sage Bionetworks, USA

Madeleine Sharp

Madeleine Sharp | The Neuro, Canada

Marie Hirtle & Brigitte Paquet | The Neuro, Canada

Marie Hirtle & Brigitte Paquet | The Neuro, Canada

Marie-Eve Paquet | Université Laval, Canada

Marie-Eve Paquet | Université Laval, Canada

 Mark Brandon | The Douglas, Canada

Mark Brandon | The Douglas, Canada

 

Rachel Harding | University of Toronto, Canada

Rachel Harding | University of Toronto, Canada

Randy McIntosh | Baycrest, Canada

Randy McIntosh | Baycrest, Canada

 Russell Poldrack | Stanford University, USA

Russell Poldrack | Stanford University, USA

Samir Das | The Neuro, Canada

Samir Das | Associate Director of Technology, McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Canada

 Sara Memar | Western University, Canada

Sara Memar | Western University, Canada

Sylvain Baillet | The Neuro, Canada

Sylvain Baillet | The Neuro, Canada

Sponsors

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Contact

For more information about upcoming Open Science in Action symposiums, contact:

Debbie Rashcovsky
Events Officer, The Neuro
Tel. +1-514-398-6047
Email: debbie.rashcovsky [at] mcgill.ca      

"Sharing scientific knowledge has always been key to how we advance human health. Due to COVID-19, it has become even more important that the scientific and medical communities work closely together, engaging with the general public to ensure the technologies we develop have the greatest impact."

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“Open Science is shifting research towards collaboration, transparency and trust. Researchers are the core of this change and their buy-in can only happen via robust, easy-to-use services that offer access to global data and knowledge, fast and reliably. Science. Set free. Now.”  

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“Believing in rapid vaccine development is also accepting that it will take time. Responding to an ongoing infectious disease outbreak is like navigating a sailboat in a storm: it tests preparedness and the resilience and adaptability of everyone as much as infrastructures.” 

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“Now more than ever, we see how Open Science dramatically accelerates research and fosters innovation. Centralized and shared open materials are crucial to improve scientific reproducibility and efficiency. Someday we'll wonder how we ever did science without it!”
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