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 OPPORTUNITIES

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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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ON MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

The Alberta Multiple Sclerosis Collaboration (Alberta MS Collaboration) is now accepting clinical and research postdoctoral fellowship proposals from Alberta-based trainees focused on multiple sclerosis in the area of neuro-protection and repair. Clinical fellowships will be valued at $60,000 per annum for up to two years with a Collaboration Allowance of $5000, while research fellowships will be valued at $37,000, with an $8000 Collaboration Allowance. Applications are due May 15, 2018.

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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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CAMPUS ALBERTA NEUROSCIENCE NEWS AND EVENTS

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

NEUROLOGY/NEUROSCIENCE (N2) WORKSHOP

March 22 – 24, 2018
Registration is now open for the Neurology/Neuroscience (N2) Training and Collaboration Workshop, a province-wide collaborative learning event for neuroscience graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and clinical neurology/neurosurgery trainees. This workshop aims to establish a learning dialogue among future researchers and clinicians involved in the understanding and development of new solutions for neuroscience problems and the care of people with neurological disease.

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CAN IN THE NEWS

DEVELOPING A NEW MODEL OF CARE FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY

“We’re working to advance and connect spinal cord injury research, translation, community services and clinical care to improve the lifelong experience of people with SCI,” says Dr. Grant McIntyre, Executive Director of Campus Alberta Neuroscience. “The Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry is a key element in our goal of turning research evidence into health care solutions for Canadians with SCI.”

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CANdex RESEARCHER PROFILE

DR. ZAHINOOR ISMAIL, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

Dr. Ismail devotes his days to conducting research and seeing patients, a dynamic mix he describes as “fascinating work.” His research integrates neurology and psychiatry and ranges from understanding cognitive decline in dementia to imaging and biomarkers of neuropsychiatric symptoms to clinical trials.

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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

  1. Special Alberta MS Network Seminar

    February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  2. Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar

    March 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  3. 31st Annual Sebastian K. Littman Research Day

    March 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm