Winnipeg Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

Brain Awareness Month 2000 Activities

Brain Awareness Month 2000 is an international event and is coordinated locally by the Winnipeg Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

March 23   Neuroscience & Mental Health Awareness Day
March  2   Dr. Johnathan GEIGER
March  3   Dr. Karen JOHNSTON
March  7   Dr. Steven JACOBSON
March  9   Dr. David EISENSTAT
March 10   Dr. Tom FEASBY
March 13   Dr. John LATTER
March 15   Dr. John JANE
March 16   Dr. Jan LEXELL
March 16   Dr. Dale CORBETT

Neuroscience related lectures

Thursday, March 2nd

Dr. Jonathan Geiger, Dept. Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: ON211-100 Olivia St.
Topic: "Role of mitochondrial permeability transition pore in traumatic brain injury"

Friday, March 3rd

Dr. Karen Johnston, Director of Neurotrauma at McGill University Hospital Centre and Team Neurosurgeon/Consultant
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Theatre "C", Basic Medical Sciences Bldg.
Topic: "Head Injury in the Elite Athlete: Recent Advances in Grading And Investigation"

Dr. Karen Johnston, Director of Neurotrauma at McGill University Hospital Centre and Team Neurosurgeon/Consultant
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Place: St. John's College, University of Manitoba
Topic: "Concussion in Sport: What are you afraid of?"

Tuesday, March 7th

Dr. Steven Jacobson, Chief, Viral Immunology Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Theatre, Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, 1015 Arlington St., Winnipeg
Topic: "Immunological Aspects of Human Herpes Viruses 6 and 7 Infection and Role of HHV-6 in Multiple Sclerosis"

Thursday, March 9th

Dr. David Eisenstat, Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: ON211-100 Olivia St.
Topic: "Dlx homeobox genes and vertebrate forebrain development"

Friday, March 10th

Dr. Tom Feasby, Head of Clinical Neurosciences - University of Calgary
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Manitoba Room, Health Sciences Centre (2nd floor - inside Cafeteria)
Topic: "Cost Efficacy of Stroke Treatment/Prevention"

Wednesday, March 13th

Dr. John Latter, Head of Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Grand Rounds
Location: RR227
Topic: "Overview of Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome Secondary in Mild to Moderate Head Injury"

Wednesday, March 15th

Dr. John Jane, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia
Time: 7:45 am
Location: Theatre C
Topic: Surgery Grand Rounds

Dr. John Jane, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: J.C.B. Grant Conference Room, 131 Basic Medical Sciences Bldg.
Topic: "Congenital Malformations"

Thursday, March 16th

Dr. Jan Lexell, MD, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Experimental Neurology in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Lund University, Sweden
Director of Neuromuscular Research Lab in the Department of Rehabilitation at Lund University Hospital
Medical Director of the Brain Injury Unit at Lund University Hospital
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Place: Theatre "B", Basic Medical Sciences Bldg.
Topic: "Brain Injury Rehabilitation: A Swedish Perspective"

Dr. Dale Corbett, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Place: Theatre "C", Basic Medical Sciences Bldg.
Topic: "Neuroprotection versus promotion of neuroplasticity: Which approach holds the most promise for treatment of stroke?"

Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Awareness Day

Hosted by the Winnipeg Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

Thursday, March 23rd
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bannatyne Campus, University of Manitoba

Free Refreshments!

11:00 am   Registration Opens
11:20 am   Welcome Remarks by Dr. J. D. Geiger, President, WCSN
11:30 am - 4:00 pm   Organization/Pharmaceutical Company Displays and
University Research Posters** in Brodie Atrium
11:30 am - 12:30 pm   Student Tours of Labs**
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm   Lunch for Registrants
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm   Poster Presentations in Brodie Atrium
  1:00 pm & 2:00 pm   Video Presentation: "Toughest Break" in Theatre "C"
  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm   M.R.I. Tours (HSC)
  4:00 pm   Draw for Prizes

**Attention Students: Please pre-register for tours and/or poster presentations. To register, or if you would like more information about this event, call Kelly Jorundson at (204) 789-3454 or email kjorund@cc.umanitoba.ca. See also our call for posters. Registration deadline is March 20.

Displays by: University of Manitoba, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, Epilepsy Foundation, Pfizer Canada, Institute for Biodiagnostics, Sports Medicine Council of Manitoba, Huntington Disease Society, Manitoba Head Injury Assoc., Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, SmithKline Beecham

Sponsored by: Winnipeg Chapter Society Neuroscience, University of Manitoba, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, Epilepsy Foundation, Pfizer Canada, Institute for Biodiagnostics, AstraZeneca, Sports Medicine Council of Manitoba, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, SmithKline Beecham

IMPORTANT:
This will be a high profile event with advertising via the internet, local newspapers, posters, etc. It is absolutely critical that each laboratory have at least one poster displayed and that all neuroscience faculty make every available attempt to attend this national "Brain Awareness Week" event. Our sponsors will be displaying booths and distributing materials. The general public will be invited to view and interact with neuroscience researchers and other neuroscience and mental health providers, as well as with not-for-profit volunteer based organizations.

A huge effort has been made in organizing this event and expenses have been incurred. We have started reinvigorating the WCSN and hope that neuroscientists will feel sufficiently pleased with our efforts and support us by paying their WCSN annual dues and attending the events.

Brain Awareness Month activities in Manitoba are part of WCSN's participation in the Society For Neuroscience's Brain Awareness Week 2000. Check out the international Brain Awareness Week web site.


SCRC, Physiology and WCSN WWW administrator: www@scrc.umanitoba.ca
This page was prepared by Kelly Jorundson, Nancy Eidsvig and Gilles Detillieux, March 3, 2000. Revised March 15, 2000.