Brain Health Research Day

Brain Health Research Day | June 10-11 2021

Virtually hosted by the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) and

the Neuroscience and Mental Health Trainee Network (NeuMe-TN).

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Click here for the Registration & Abstract Submission Form.

About the Day

Since 2009 we have hosted an annual  Brain Health Research Day  to  bring together our research community. 

This event includes dynamic speakers including an external world-renowned keynote speaker, as well as short presentations by our clinicians and researchers to describe the broad research in brain health being done at University of Ottawa and our partner institutions.  

Trainees are highlighted during the event through giving them an opportunity to give an oral presentation, display their research at the poster session, be a  poster judge, and have their scientific images displayed at our event.   

We are pleased to announce that the next BHRD will take place virtually on June 10-11, 2021.

Registration  opening April 20th, 2021.

Contact Us

For all questions, comments and suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Brain Health Research Day.

Keynote speakers

The 2021 Antoine Hakim Lecture will be given by:

Catherine Jensen Peña,
PhD Assistant Professor Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Topic: "Early Life Stress Primes Sensitivity to Future Stress: from Epigenetics to Engrams"

Dr. Catherine Jensen Peña completed her PhD at Columbia University and continued her training as a postdoctoral fellow at the Neuroscience Department in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). Afterwards, she joined the Princeton Neuroscience Institute where she currently conducts her research as an Assistant Professor. Her research focuses on neurodevelopment, stress, and transcriptomic regulation. Dr. Peña is interested in understanding how early life stress affects brain development at multiple levels with the hopes of applying this knowledge towards innovative therapies relevant to individuals who have experienced childhood stress and trauma.


Click here for the Registration Only Form.

Click here for the Registration & Abstract Submission Form.


Deadline for registration is June 4, 2021.

Deadline for abstract submission is May 12, 2021.

Questions? Please e-mail



Example Abstracts

Basic neuroscience abstract example

Clinical abstract example


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