Journée de la recherche sur la santé du cerveau

La Journée de la recherche sur la santé du cerveau est un événement qui  rassemble notre communauté scientifique de l’Institut de recherche sur le cerveau de l’Université d’Ottawa (IRCuO) autour de conférences stimulantes, de présentations étudiantes (affiches et résumés) et de mises à jour sur les activités de l'IRCPuO.

Cet évènement permet de rallier chercheurs, cliniciens et étudiants engagés dans la création d'un des meilleurs centres du monde pour la recherche en neurosciences et le traitement des troubles du cerveau.

Journée de la recherche sur la santé du cerveau

Depuis 2009, nous organisons une journée annuelle de recherche sur la santé du cerveau afin de rassembler la communauté scientifique.

Il s’agit d’une journée dynamique au cours de laquelle des chercheurs et cliniciens de renommée internationale prennent part afin de présenter leur plus récente recherche reliée à la santé cérébrale. La journée de recherche sur la santé du cerveau permet également de souligner les recherches faites ici même à l’Université d’Ottawa et dans les différentes institutions affiliées.

Les étudiants sont également invités à participer à cette journée de recherche en présentant leur recherche par le biais d’une séance d’affiches jugée par des membres sélectionnés, certains d’entre eux présentent leur recherche lors d’une courte présentation orale. Il est aussi possible de participer au concours de photo, la photo gagnante est alors utilisée pour promouvoir l’évènement.

L’IRCuO est fier d’annoncer que la prochaine Journée de recherche sur la santé du cerveau se tiendra à The Royal le jeudi le 9 mai  2019.

Inscriptions à venir le 4 mars 2019.

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Si vous avez des questions, des commentaires ou des suggestions, n'hésitez pas à communiquer avec l'équipe de la Journée de la recherche sur la santé du cerveau.

Conférenciers d’honneur

 

 
La conférence Antoine Hakim 2019 sera présentée par :

 

Liisa Galea, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology,
Member, Centre for Brain Health,
Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Scientific Advisor,
Women’s Health Research Institute, University of British Columbia

 

Titre de la conférence (en anglais seulement)"Game of Hormones: Why Sex Matters for Brain Health"
 

Liisa Galea is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, a member of the Centre for Brain Health, Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience, and a Scientific Advisor at Women’s Health Research Institute at the University of British Columbia. My research investigates how sex hormones influence brain health and disease in both females and males. The main goal of my research is to improve brain health for women and men by examining the influence of sex and sex hormones on normal and diseased brain states such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease.  

The facts: Dr. Galea obtained her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Western Ontario and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University. She has been an invited speaker and a keynote speaker at numerous international conferences over the past 10 years. Dr. Galea is a Distinguished University Scholar, holds an NSERC-Discovery Accelerator Supplement (for the second time), won a Michael Smith Senior Scholar Award, Cattell Sabbatical Award and the Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction award (Technology, Science and Research). She was recognized as a Fellow at International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) and the Kavli Foundation. She has over 140 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has over 8000 citations with over 600 citations per year since 2013. Dr. Galea is the chief editor of FiN (Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology IF: 6.875, ranked #1 in Endocrinology & Autonomic Systems), an editor of eNeuro, past section editor of Neuroscience and serves/served on the editorial boards of Endocrinology, Hormones and Behavior, and Neuroscience. Dr. Galea has served on peer review panels for National Institute of Health (USA), Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), and NSERC. She has held operating grants from CIHR, NSERC, and Alzheimer Society of Canada and secured over $6.5M as the principal investigator and $3M as co-principal investigator in operating grants in total. She is an elected council member of international scholarly committees Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) and International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS). Liisa Galea sits on the advisory board of Institute of Gender and Health at CIHR. She serves on the Advocacy and EDI committees of Canadian Association for Neuroscience

The Research: Although sex differences exist in many brain diseases, research targeting sex as a factor in brain health has been scarce. Dr. Galea’s research is vital in filling this knowledge gap, specifically in understanding how sex and hormones influence neuroplasticity in females as too often women’s health is ignored in research. This preclinical work is essential for developing tailored treatments for brain disease in both women and men. Her research examines the effects of hormones, stress and reproductive experience on neuroplasticity, including adult neurogenesis (the birth of new brain cells in the adult), and subsequent behaviour. Liisa developed the first animal models of postpartum depression, was among the first researchers worldwide to study hormonal control of adult neurogenesis and the impact of motherhood on the brain in later life. An understanding of how neurogenesis is regulated may provide clues for devising new therapeutic treatments for diseases that involve neuronal loss and show greater prevalence in women, such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression.

The fun stuff: When Liisa is not teaching and working on her research she dedicates her time to being a wife and mother of 2 ‘adult’ children. Liisa is very proud of her Estonian/Maltese heritage and specializes in baking Estonian Kringle. She is most proud of her two greatest accomplishments, her two adorable children, to whom she has passed on her love of science and cookie dough. She lives in North Vancouver and enjoys trail hiking with her very bad dog. Indeed you can find Liisa most weekends hiking on the Baden Powell trail. 

 

Programme
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Deadline for registration is May 3rd 2019

 

TRAINEES: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Submit an abstract for an opportunity to be published in The Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Please note that trainees must be judged at the poster session to be considered for publication and that space will be limited. There will be opportunities to present your most exciting work in a 5 min. oral presentation.

Deadline for abstract submission is April 4th 2019

Questions? Please e-mail brainresearchday@uottawa.ca.

Résumés

For this year’s conference, attendees will have the option to submit their abstract for publication in the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience. Acceptance of published abstracts is limited and will be judged on both abstract quality and poster presentation.

Acceptances for publication will be notified shortly after the conference.

Example Abstracts

Basic neuroscience abstract example

Clinical abstract example

Guidelines for abstracts and poster presentation

Rubric for abstract

Rubric for poster presentation

Please contact the Scientific Committee if you have any specific questions related to your abstract submission.

Scientific committee member contact information:

 

Amélie Vézina
Email: amelie.vezina@theroyal.ca
Phone: 613-722-6521 ext. 6297
Clinical EEG & Cognitive Research Lab (Office 3130) - Institute of Mental Health Research
The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Center, 1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4

 

Gagnants des présentations d’affiches

Félicitations aux gagnant de la Journée de recherche sur la santé du cerveau 2019!

Ahmad Galuta, PhD candidate in Dr. Eve Tsai’s Lab
Neuroscience Program, OHRI, uOBMRI

 

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