May 5, 2023

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

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.:
Registration / Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.:
Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.:
Keynote—Cell Populations

  • Mark Cembrowski—University of British Columbia
    Novelty representation on behavioural timescales by a non-canonical cell type of the hippocampus

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.:
Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:
Panel Session—Cell Populations

  • Adrien PeyracheWhere is Mt. Royal? Life-long memories of spatial orientation
  • Anne McKinneyMechanisms of purkinje cell vulnerability and a novel therapy in Christianson Syndrome and related endolysosomal disorders
  • Pouya BashivanTowards more general models of ventral visual cortex in primates
  • Christopher PackPlasticity in the visual system, from neurons to perception

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.:
Lunch / Poster Session

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

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.:
Trainee Flash Talks

Twelve trainees, selected based on abstract submissions, will each give a three-minute presentation on their research. There will be three flash talks for each of HBHL’s four research themes.

– Niklas Brake
– Jana Fabienne Totzek
– Xingqi Raffles Zhu
– Alexandre Pare
– Stephanie Tullo
– Sarah Lépine
– Grace Allison
– Sophie Sun
– David Foubert
– Samuel Richer
– Louis Cartier

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.:
Keynote—Translational Research

  • Gemma Modinos—King’s College London
    Brain vulnerability for psychosis: from mechanisms to real-world outcomes

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.:
Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.:
Panel Session—Translational Research

  • Martin LepageThe central role of cognitive health in psychosis
  • Lena PalaniyappanHuman symptoms mapping: The case of psychosis
  • Manuela FerrariTowards a pan-Canadian learning health system in early intervention services for psychosis: learning from experience and data sharing
  • Nancy MayoWhat to do with an idea?

4:30 p.m.:
Closing Remarks/Poster Prizes/Raffle


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