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Manitoba Neuroscience Network 2017-2018 Seminar and Visiting Speaker Series

Manitoba Neuroscience Network

We're pleased to announce the
Manitoba Neuroscience Network
2017/2018 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 2017/18 academic year. The first talk is Sept. 29. 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. 29, 2017, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Drs. Brian Lithgow & Zahra Moussavi
Title: The effect of rTMS treatment on post concussion syndrome in a double blind placebo controlled study
October 13, 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
October 27, 2017, ** Cancelled **
Dr. Mike Jackson
Title: An Introduction to the Small Animal and Materials Imaging Core Facility
November 24, 2017, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Hassan Marzban
Title: Cerebellar development in health and disease: Early mossy fiber afferent and cerebellar circuit formation
January 26, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Saeid Ghavami
Title: Mevalonate Cascade Inhibition and Glioblastoma Multiform: Role of Autophagy Modulation in Sensitizing the glioblastoma cells to Temozolomide
February 9, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm - 071 Apotex Bldg.
Dr. Katalin Tóth, CERVO Brain Research Centre; Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Université Laval
Title: Information coding and calcium dynamics in hippocampal mossy fibre terminals
February 23, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Renée Douville
Title: Life is a Mixtape: Endogenous retrovirus-K blends neurological disease and immunity
March 9, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Mike Jackson
Title: Small Animal and Materials Imaging Core Facility
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Theatre C BMSB
Brain Awareness Week 2018 - Invited Speaker
Dr. Pierre Marquet, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurophotonics
Title: Neurophotonics to Intercept the Emergence of Major Psychiatric Disorders
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 pm - 626 BMSB
Brain Awareness Week 2018 - Special Lecture
Dr. Karim Fouad, Canada Research Chair in Spinal Cord Injury
Title: Promoting plasticity and recovery following spinal cord injury
Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Soheila Karimi
Title: Emerging therapeutic targets for spinal cord injury and Multiple Sclerosis
April 27, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 am - PX236/238
Dr. Sachin Katyal
Title: TBA
May 25, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 am - ON2134, CancerCare
Dr. Eftekhar Eftekharpour
Title: "Die Another Way": An update on Regulated Cell Death Mechanisms: From basic science discoveries to potential new therapeutic approaches
Friday, June 15, 2018, 11:00 - 11:55 am - EITC Complex, Fort Garry Campus
Manitoba Neuroscience Network 8th Scientific Meeting
Invited Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Saksida, Scientific Director of BrainsCAN Initiative at Western University
Title: TBA

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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