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.:
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.:
- Liisa Galea—Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Game of hormones: why sex matters for brain health
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.:
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.:
Panel Session—Brain Adaptations
- Patricia Silveira—Environmental responsivity: link between childhood adversity and long-term risk for psychopathology
- Robert Zatorre—Inducing neural plasticity in auditory dorsal circuits via training and brain stimulation
- Christine Tardif—Microstructure-informed connectomics
- Naguib Mechawar—A reexamination of adult hippocampal neurogenesis in humans
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:
Spotlight—Indigenous 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.:
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
- Mahsa Dadar
- Alain Dagher—Big data for modelling neurodegeneration
- Timothy E Kennedy—Synthetic synapses to restore neural circuits
- Xiaoqian Chai—Brain networks and cognitive development in neurotypical children and in autism
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.:
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).
Get directions to the University Centre.