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Fundamental Mechanism of Epilepsy Conference

Montreal Neurological Institute Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

This conference will focus on the roles played by ligand-gated signaling in epileptiform synchronization and epileptogenesis.  A Faculty of prominent researchers from Canada, Europe and USA will gather at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McG

The 2016 Gairdner National Program Lecture

Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 University Street, H3A 2B4
Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany will deliver the 2016 Gairdner National Program Lecture entitled ‘The Transformative Genome Engineering CRISPR-Cas9 Technology: Mechanism

1st International Training Course on Neuroimaging of Epilepsy

Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital The de Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 University Street, H3A 2B4

The course will provide clinicians and scientists working in epilepsy with an understanding of fundamentals and practical skills related to neuroimaging. The course welcomes both individuals with and those without prior expertise in neuroimaging.

Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada/REPAR Grant

Marie-Hélène Boudrias was awarded funds from the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) and the Réseau provincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation (REPAR).

Published: 14Jul2016

Sarah Marshall CPA President-Elect

Prof. Sarah Marshall is the new President-Elect of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). She started her tenure in spring of 2016 and will transition to CPA President in one year’s time, for a term of two years. Sarah has served on the Board of Directors since she was elected in 2014. The CPA represents over 14,000 physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants and physiotherapist students across Canada. CPA members are rehabilitation professionals dedicated to the health, mobility and wellness of Canadians.

Published: 14Jul2016

Parkinson’s Disease Research Grant

For his project, “A novel exercise modality to improve motor learning in PD,” Dr. Marc Roig has been approved for a Pilot Project Grant from the Parkinson Canada’s Research Program. Through this initiative, Parkinson Canada invites grant applications from professionals committed to conducting novel, emerging, or innovative research in areas relevant to the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of Parkinson’s disease and its implications on society. See this link for more information: http://goo.gl/lTzxAI

Published: 14Jul2016

Faculty Tenure Promotions

Tenure has been awarded to three outstanding professors at SPOT: Drs. Isabelle Gagnon, Matthew Hunt and Melissa Park. All three were recognized for their excellence in research, teaching, and service. As well, Dr. Marie-Hélène Boudrias has been reappointed for three years. 

Published: 14Jul2016

Aliki Thomas CRIR Leader

Aliki Thomas has been named the Leader of Theme 2 (Services, Systems, and Polices), under Axis 2 (Participation, Social Inclusion & Rehabilitation Services) at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR). The aim of the research undertaken by CRIR is to address the needs of a varied clientele with significant and persistent physical disabilities. The impairments can be auditory, motor, speech and language or visual. More information about the CRIR Axis can be found at: http://goo.gl/8jGsYR

Published: 14Jul2016

Laurence Roy COTF Grant

Laurence Roy was awarded the 2016 Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation Research grant for her project entitled "Development of a Research and Practice Agenda on Homelessness and Occupational Therapy in Canada". The Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation (COTF) supports research and scholarship in the field of Occupational Therapy. More information about the COTF awards can be found at: http://goo.gl/E1mZCt

Published: 14Jul2016