May 4, 2023

All sessions, unless otherwise noted, will be held in the Ballroom, on the third floor of the University Centre (SSMU Building).

7:45 – 8:45 a.m.:
Registration & Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.:
Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.:
Keynote—Brain Adaptations

  • Liisa Galea—Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
    Game of hormones: why sex matters for brain health

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.:
Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.:
Panel Session—Brain Adaptations

  • Patricia SilveiraEnvironmental responsivity: link between childhood adversity and long-term risk for psychopathology
  • Robert ZatorreInducing neural plasticity in auditory dorsal circuits via training and brain stimulation
  • Christine TardifMicrostructure-informed connectomics
  • Naguib MechawarA reexamination of adult hippocampal neurogenesis in humans

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:
SpotlightIndigenous Mentorship and Paid Research Experience for Summer Students

Branches will present the brain-health stream (HBHL-IMPRESS 2022) of this experiential learning program’s inaugural session.

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.:

Trainee Mentorship Lunch

Held in the Lev Bukhman Room 203, on the second floor of the University Centre (SSMU Building).

Registration (limited) for the mentorship lunch is open to all interested trainees who submitted abstracts. This session offers participants the opportunity to network with select “mentors” in brain health from research and industry. Mentor attendance is by invitation only.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.:
Keynote—Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders

  • Richard Bethlehem—University of Cambridge
    Translational potential of human brain charts

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.:
Poster Session

Trainees whose projects align with one of HBHL’s four research themes will present their work as part of a poster competition.

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.:
Panel Session—Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders

4:45-4:55 p.m.:
Closing Remarks

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.:
Cocktail Reception

Held at the McGill Faculty Club, open to all registered attendees. A separate raffle will be held at end of the cocktail reception.


University Centre (Students’ Society of McGill University Building).
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