CONNECT TO ALBERTA NEUROSCIENTISTS

Join the CANdex, a public database of neuroscience and mental health researchers across Alberta

ACCESS COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

Expanding and sharing neuroscience education across Alberta

DISCOVER OUR RESEARCH THEMES

Increasing the scope, scale and impact of neuroscience and mental health research in Alberta

CURRENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITES

Supporting Alberta-based neuroscience and mental health collaborations and initiatives

FIND UPCOMING EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

Join and connect with other researchers and trainees at CAN and partner events

Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) is a province-wide network connecting the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge to increase the impact of neuroscience and mental health research, education and translation. Through collaborative partnerships with researchers, government and health system stakeholders, industry and community organizations, CAN aims to improve brain health in Alberta and beyond.

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CAMPUS ALBERTA NEUROSCIENCE NEWS AND EVENTS

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP ON FUNCTIONAL MRI AND DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING OF THE BRAIN

REGISTRATION CLOSED

May 9-10, 2017
The two-day Introductory Workshop on Functional MRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging, taking place at the University of Alberta, will focus on the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and on two core imaging sequences used in neuroscience research: functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging. Registration for this workshop is now closed.

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CAMPUS ALBERTA NEUROSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

SAVE THE DATE

October 26 – 27, 2017
Mark your calendar and plan to attend CAN’s 6th annual symposium – Neurotechnology for Discovery and Translation – taking place at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire in downtown Calgary. More information will be available soon.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ON DEMENTIA

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides one- or two-year fellowships that offer a unique training opportunity in a multi-institutional collaborative research program across CAN’s affiliated institutions. Through generous support from the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories and the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, this year’s competition is focused on research in dementia.

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TRAINEE MOBILITY

The Trainee Mobility Program supports short-term visits between the Universities of Alberta, Calgary  Lethbridge by neuroscience and mental health trainees. These short-term exchanges facilitate knowledge-sharing among trainees and scholars across the Campus Alberta Neuroscience network.

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CANdex RESEARCHER PROFILE

DR. WILLIAM COLMERS

Through his lab, Dr. Colmers has spent the last 30 years studying neuropeptides and the role they play in energy balance, obesity, and the wasting syndrome called cachexia. Neuropeptides, which act as signaling molecules in the brain, enable neurons to communicate complex information with each other. “Neuropeptide Y, for example, has the ability to work as an antiepileptic in one part of the brain, while regulating appetite in another,” Dr. Colmers explains.

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

INTRODUCTION TO

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN NEUROSCIENCE

This ten-day workshop is comprised of lectures, hands-on use of key analysis methods in a computer lab, and a course project. Registration for the 2017 workshop is now closed.

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INTRODUCTION TO

NEUROIMAGING TECHNIQUES

This workshop is aimed at trainees and research staff. Attendees will also gain hands-on experience in data collection and analysis.

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RESEARCH THEMES

DEPRESSION

The Depression Research and Intervention Team is focused on connecting depression researchers and clinical professionals to improve depression treatment and awareness in Alberta. The Team is working in collaboration with the Canadian Depression Research and Intervention Network (CDRIN) and through active involvement of community groups and people with lived experience of depression.

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) and the Alberta MS Network have partnered to establish The Alberta MS Collaboration to boost the province’s capacity for MS research and translation through industry, government, community and academic partnerships.

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 CALENDAR OF EVENTS