Storing, losing and preserving memories

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Speaker: Graham Collingridge

We are our memories.

In this talk, award-winning researcher Graham Collingridge will explain how we store memories and how our ability to learn and remember may become impaired in Alzheimer’s disease.

Collingridge, a 2016 recipient of The Brain Prize, will also discuss what approaches are available today and what may become available in the future for treating cognitive decline.

A leading neuroscientist, Professor Collingridge is known for his research on a mechanism called Long-Term Potentiation, a process crucial for learning and for maintaining memories over the course of a lifetime. His work, together with that of others, eventually led to the development of the drug memantine, currently the only treatment available for moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s disease.

Graham Collingridge is chair of the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto and a senior investigator at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital.

**Presentation in English followed by a panel discussion.


Alex Trebek, Host of Jeopardy!
Winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Honorary chair of Defy the Conventional: The Campaign for uOttawa

Panel members:

Antoine Hakim, O.C., MD, PhD, FRCPC
Emeritus Professor, Neurology, University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital

Gabrielle Strobel
Science journalist, Alzheimer Research Forum (AlzForum) 

Andrew Frank, MD, Cognitive Neurologist
Memory Program, Bruyère Research Institute

Stephen Ferguson, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Brain & Mind
University of Ottawa Brain & Mind Research Institute

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Tabaret Hall, Huguette Labelle Hall, 550 Cumberland, Ottawa

Free registration. A light lunch will be served.

Since seating is limited, advance registration is required.

Endowed by a $5 million gift from distinguished alumnus Alex Trebek, The Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue will enrich and broaden public debate in Canada. Opinion leaders, CEOs, government officials, foreign dignitaries and heads of state will join tomorrow’s leaders to discuss substantive public policy issues.

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