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Manitoba Neuroscience Network 2016-2017 Seminar and Visiting Speaker Series

Manitoba Neuroscience Network

We're pleased to announce the
Manitoba Neuroscience Network
2016/2017 Seminar & Visiting Speaker Series

Presented in co-operation with University of Manitoba Clinical Neuroscience Rounds.

The Manitoba Neuroscience Network is pleased to circulate the schedule of local and visiting speakers for the 2016/17 academic year. The first talk is Sept. 30. Thank you to Dr. Eftekhar Eftekharpour for a great job in assembling the schedule. We also want to thank groups that partnered to fund the visiting speakers. In addition to the MNN conference proceeds and a portion of local SFN Chapter dues, the series is also made possible by the St. Boniface Hospital Research Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine Neuroscience Research Program.

We hope to see you at as many events as possible! If you would like to meet with a speaker, attend dinners or suggest future speakers, please email Dr. Eftekharpour at

All seminars are held last Friday of each month 9:00 - 10:00 am
Rm PX236/238 Psych Health Bldg., Bannatyne Campus

unless otherwise indicated.

Sept. 30, 2016, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Brian Lithgow
Title: Quantitative Depressive phase separation of Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder
October 12, 2016, 10:30 - 11:30 am - 540B BMSB
Dr. Valerie Sim, U. of Alberta
Title: Targeting prion disease with "3C" combination therapy
October 28, 2016, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Md Nasir Uddin
Title: Quantitative MRI in Multiple Sclerosis
November 25, 2016, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Tabrez Siddiqui
Title: Molecular mechanisms of neuronal synapse development
January 27, 2017, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Chase Figley
Title: What's new in human neuroimaging? Recent advances in MRI acquisition, analysis, and applications
February 10, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Apotex Theatre 071
Dr. James Eubanks, U. of Toronto
Title: Enhancing Excitation To Combat Lost Silencing: Therapeutic Considerations For Rett Syndrome
February 24, 2017, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Stephanie Booth
Title: Untangling the brain's neurodegenerative transcriptional response in presymptomatic prion disease
March 13, 2017, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - Theatre B
Brain Awareness Week 2017 - Invited Speaker
Dr. Luda Diatchenko
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics
Title: TBA
March 31, 2017, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Tiina Kauppinen
Title: Exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus induces cognitive changes in offspring
April 6, 2017, 3:00 - 4:00 pm - CANCELLED!
Dr. Jeffrey Kleim, Arizona State University
Title: Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation: Encouraging the Brain to Change
May 5, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Apotex 071
Dr. W. Dalton Dietrich, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Title: New Insights into the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury: Current and Future Initiates
May 19, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Theatre C
Dr. Long-Jun Wu, Department of Neurology, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic
Title: Microglia-neuron communication in diseased brain
May 26, 2017, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Mojgan Rastegar
Title: The bidirectional role of MeCP2 in the brain; a multi-layer epigenetic deregulation in MeCP2-associated brain disorders
June 2017
Manitoba Neuroscience Network 7th Scientific Meeting
Invited Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Jeff Lichtman, Harvard University
Dr. Jitender Sareen, Psychiatry, University of Manitoba

For more information contact the MNN office or (T) 204-235-3939
      VISITING speaker. Location TBA unless indicated.

- Winnipeg Chapter Society for Neuroscience
- St-Boniface Hospital Research, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders
- Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg
- University of Manitoba, Faculty of Health Sciences

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MNN seminar series coordinator,
Eftekhar Eftekharpour
Assistant Professor in Physiology and Pathophysiology
Regenerative Medicine Program and Spinal Cord Research Centre
College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
745 Bannatyne Ave,
Rm. 631, BMSB, Winnipeg, MB

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