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Thursday, November 25 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
255: A Canadian BRAIN initiative?

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Organized by: Université Laval

​In 2016, science academies from 14 nations declared: The human brain is civilization’s most precious resource. Investment in brain science is, therefore, an investment in the future of society, and nations must cooperate to understand, protect, and foster optimal development of the brain (http://bit.ly/G-SciBrain2016). Building on lessons learned from established transnational and national brain initiatives, we will discuss the need and opportunity to develop a strategy where Canada can distinguish itself by setting the standard for a new model of neuroscience that is open, collaborative, transdisciplinary and ethical. The objective being to build consensus among the broadest range of stakeholders

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Yves De Koninck

Professor & chair, Canadian Brain Research Strategy
Yves De Koninck is Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience at Université Laval, Director of the CERVO Brain Research Centre and of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale. He dedicated his career to understanding mechanisms underlying... Read More →
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Shernaz X. Bamji

Professor, Associate Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Center for Brain Health, President, Canadian Association for Neuroscience
Shernaz Bamji is a professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences and a founding member of the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. She has a long-standing interest in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying... Read More →
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Jason B. Mattingley

Professor & Co-Chair, Australian Brain Alliance
Professor Jason Mattingley is Laureate Fellow and Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at The University of Queensland, where he holds joint appointments in the Queensland Brain Institute and School of Psychology. His research is directed toward understanding brain processes... Read More →
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Jan G. Bjaalie

Professor and Chair, International Brain Initiative
Dr. Jan G. Bjaalie is the Infrastructure Development Director, Vice-Chair Science and Infrastructure Board of the Human Brain Project as well as Chair of the strategy committee of the International Brain Initiative. He is Professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University... Read More →
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Deanna Groetzinger

Manager, Neurological Health Charities Canada
Deanna Groetzinger directs Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC), a coalition of organizations that represent people with brain diseases, disorders and injuries in Canada. NHCC provides leadership in evaluating and advancing new opportunities for collaboration specific to advocacy... Read More →

Thursday November 25, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST

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