With the goal to further collaborative research and learning into conditions that affect the brain and mind, the uOBMRI hosts a number of educational events throughout the year that are open to both internal and external audiences:
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The uOttawa Centre for Neuromuscular Disease is hosting the 5th Ottawa International Conference on Neuromuscular Disease and Biology on October 17-19, 2019.
The Ottawa NMD 2019 conference will offer an outstanding program emphasizing recent breakthroughs in basic and translational research and clinical discoveries in neuromuscular disease.
The Conference is structured for both basic researchers and clinicians/physicians and will feature internationally-recognized invited speakers highlighting advances in all aspects of NMD research, including new clinical diagnostic techniques, biology of disease pathogenesis, basic muscle and stem cell biology, and promising therapies to treat these devastating disorders.
As in past years, trainees are also encouraged to attend and participate – selected abstracts will be featured for platform presentation during the scientific sessions.
Doors Open Ottawa | Sunday, June 2, 2019
On Sunday, June 2, 2019 members of the public are invited to the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine for Doors Open Ottawa. A variety of 30-minute tours and workshops will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., giving guests a taste of life at Ottawa’s only Faculty of Medicine.
While exploring the hallways of Roger Guindon Hall, you might learn how yeast is a supermodel of biomedical research; get to know some of the genomics and stem cell research taking place in your own backyard; and meet the scientists investigating ticks and Lyme disease in our city parks. These are just a few examples of our work that will be on display!
Doors Open Ottawa is an annual event that gives members of the community access to buildings they might not otherwise have a chance to see. In addition to tours at the Faculty of Medicine, our visitors will be treated to interactive demonstrations (in French and English), information booths, and activities for children. Two MD students will also be on hand to answer questions for anyone curious about applying to medical school and training to become a doctor.
All members of the public are welcome to attend. This event is also a great way for our own Faculty of Medicine community to share their work with friends and family. It is also a chance for prospective students to learn more about our programs.
Doors Open Ottawa, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine
Sunday, June 2, 2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Roger Guindon Hall
451 Smyth Road, Ottawa Ontario, K1H 8M5
Call for volunteers
This event wouldn’t be possible without the support of dozens of volunteers, who believe in sharing the Faculty of Medicine’s good work with the community. If you’re interested in joining us as a volunteer for this year’s event, please email Catherine Dumoulin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1945, uOttawa's Faculty of Medicine is a leader in medical education and research. With 1,000+ rooms including labs and state-of-the-art facilities, RGN is home to physicians-in-training, aspiring scientists, and some of Canada's top researcher
Knowledge Mobilization Series | Applied Deep Learning in Intracranial Neurophysiology Workshop
The SachsLab is preparing a short (2-day) workshop on practical deep learning (DL) applied to intracranial neurophysiology. The goal of the workshop is to help attendees gain familiarity with technologies commonly used in DL (e.g., tensorflow on GPU, jupyter notebooks), to understand DL programming paradigms (e.g., batch loading data), and to become proficient in the application of DL to intracranial neurophysiology. The workshop is intended for scientists and trainees who have a basic understanding of machine learning concepts, have basic familiarity with Python syntax, and are interested in applying deep learning to extracellular electrophysiology data. For learners who do not have an interest in these kinds of data but are interested in DL more generally, please feel free to reach out to Chad and he will be happy to direct you to some wonderful resources that are better suited to your interests.
In the workshop, attendees will learn how to run and interact with keras/tensorflow on a GPU either locally or on a remote server. They will learn how to load and process electrophysiology datasets (1 open ECoG dataset, 1 single-channel deep brain microelectrode dataset, and 3 multichannel (~192) intracortical microelectrode array datasets). After an introduction to DL, attendees will learn how to apply several DL algorithms and architectures to these types of data, and finally they will explore different ways of using deep learning to advance neuroscientific endeavours. Some of the algorithms we aim to cover include convolutional neural nets (CNN), several flavours of recurrent neural nets (RNN), autoencoders, and transformer models. For each topic, attendees will work through prepared examples using real data and thus are expected to bring their own laptop and have configured their deep learning environment (instructions will be provided in the week before the workshop).