Wales-Quebec Cerebrovascular Health Symposium


Thomson House Ballroom , 3650 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA
3D rendered medically accurate illustration of the cerebral artery of the head

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Virtually or in person!

Join Marc Roig, Ph.D. and The Memory Lab team on Thursday, January 26, EST, to learn about the latest advances in how our brain changes with healthy aging, and disease, and how novel interventions, including exercise, can be used to maintain a healthy brain and cognitive health.

This one-day symposium, will bring together expert international scientists in the area of research in cerebrovascular health, don't miss it!

Symposium Schedule (in Eastern Standard Time)

08:15-08:30: Laurie Snider, Ph.D. (Director and Associate Dean, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Canada): Welcome address

08:30-09:00: Damian Bailey, Ph.D. (University of South Wales, UK): New insights into the failing mammalian brain: back from the brink

09:00-09:30: Christophe Grova, Ph.D. (Concordia University, Canada): Glucose and oxygen metabolism of functional connector hubs in the healthy brain

09:30-10:00: Mike Stembridge, Ph.D. (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK): Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular adaptation to exercise training during adolescence

10:00-10:30: Coffee break

10:30-11:00: Jason Neva, Ph.D.(Université de Montréal, Canada): Exercise-induced neuroplasticity: findings and applications

11:00-11:30: Helene Girouard, Ph.D. (Université de Montréal, Canada): Sex divergence in cerebrovascular vulnerability

11:30:12:00: Patrice Brassard, Ph.D. (Université Laval, Canada): On the importance of considering the direction of blood pressure change in the design and interpretation of studies of dynamic cerebral autoregulation

12:00:12:30: Lunch break

12:30:13:00: Benjamin Stacey, Ph.D. (University of South Wales, UK): Cerebrovascular function during lifelong hypoxia

13:00:13:30: Louis Bherer, Ph.D. & Thomas Vincent, Ph.D. (Université de Montréal, Canada): Cerebrovascular health and cognitive functions in cardiovascular diseases

13:30:14:00: Claudine Gauthier, Ph.D. (Concordia University, Canada): Quantitative imaging of cerebrovascular health in aging and exercise

14:00:14:15: Closure

Registration Link 


Please contact: memory.lab.mcgill [at]


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