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Manitoba Neuroscience Network - 5th Scientific Meeting, June 12, 2015

MNN 5th Scientific Meeting | June 12, 2015

Manitoba Neuroscience Network

5th Scientific Meeting | June 12, 2015

What: Manitoba Neuroscience Network, 5th Scientific Meeting
Where: Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown, 288 Portage Ave.
When: Friday, June 12, 2015, 8:30am-6:00pm


Meeting Website, Abstract Submission and Registration now open.

Registration is open until May 29, 2015. Please visit to view this year's program and click on registration button to register for the event. Limited number of on-site registrations can be done on June 12.

The Winnipeg Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (WCSN) actively promotes neuroscience research, education and outreach in Manitoba. The Manitoba Neuroscience Network represents the cornerstone approach of the WCSN to encourage communication, cooperation and collaboration among Manitoba's broad basic and clinical neuroscience research community.

Since 2010, the Manitoba Neuroscience Network held annual scientific meetings of neuroscience faculty and trainees. These gatherings have been received with tremendous enthusiasm, attracting around 150 attendees each year. We are pleased to build on this success by holding a sixth annual meeting in 2015.

In 2015, the meeting content will centre on synaptic plasticity, neural networks, epigenetic and genetic modeling of CNS disorders, and neural repair and regeneration. There will be participation by principal investigators, trainees and invited speakers. There will also be a poster competition for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The 2015 meeting program is chaired by Dr. Soheila Karimi, with participation from junior, senior, basic science and clinical faculty. Thank you to all speakers, session chairs and poster judges. Welcome to MNN 2015. Please register for and attend this chance to maximize your awareness of the research quality and opportunities in your community in an atmosphere designed to encourage social interaction.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Fehlings
"Repair and regeneration of the injured spinal cord; from molecular to man."

This year we are delighted to have Dr. Michael Fehlings, a distinguished neurosurgeon and neuroscientist, from the University of Toronto and the University Health Network. Dr. Fehlings is a world-renowned neuroscientist in the area of neural repair and regeneration with a focus on spinal cord injury and disease.

Meeting format
The format will be similar to previous meetings, featuring:

- Visiting keynote speaker: Dr. Michael Fehlings, U. of Toronto
- Local neuroscientists showcasing Manitoba research
- Networking opportunities
- Poster session with trainee awards

Please visit the meeting website at for more information, registration and abstract submission.

Soheila Karimi, PhD, Meeting Chair, Manitoba Neuroscience Network 5th Scientific Meeting
Christopher Anderson, PhD, President, Winnipeg Chapter Society for Neuroscience

The Manitoba Neuroscience Network is an initiative formed to enhance coordination, efficiency and clinical application of neuroscience discovery in Manitoba. It is managed by the Winnipeg Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

For more information, contact:
Kelly Jorundson
Winnipeg Chapter Society for Neuroscience
R4046 - 351 Tache Av.
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 CANADA
Tel: 204.235.3939 Fax: 204.237.4092

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