Successes in Neuroscience Symposium

#SiN2023
February 8, 2023
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Introducing the third iteration of the Successes in Neuroscience Symposium.

Successes in Neuroscience is a celebration of neuroscience research and innovation across Alberta. In our third offering of this exciting event, we continue to focus on sharing cutting edge research ideas with all Albertans. Sessions included presentations and panel discussions that will give everyone the opportunity to learn and ask questions. Thank you to everyone who will join us to celebrate the new and exciting endeavors in neuroscience research with some of the nation’s leading innovators!

Program at a Glance

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Time Description Speakers  

10:00–10:05AM

Opening Remarks

Dr. Svenja Espenhahn, Interim Executive Director
Campus Alberta Neuroscience

10:05–11:20AM

Session 1

Mental Health in Children and Youth

 

Dr. David Nicholas – University of Calgary

Dr. Jean Addington -University of Calgary

Dr. Robbin Gibb – University of Lethbridge

11:20–11:30AM

Networking & Refreshment Break

 

11:30–12:45PM

Session 2

Psychedelics, Cannabis, and the Brain

 

Dr. Chelsea Matisz – University of Lethbridge

Dr. Erika Harding – University of Calgary

Dr. Pierre Chue – University of Alberta

12:45–1:00PM

Networking & Refreshment Break

 

1:00-2:15PM

Session 3

Advances in Alzheimer’s and Dementia

 

Dr. Satyabrata Kar – University of Alberta

Dr. Athan Zovoilis – University of Lethbridge

Ms. Laura Vogelsang – University of Lethbridge

2:15–2:30PM Networking & Refreshment Break  
2:30-3:45PM

Session 4

Neuropreneurs

Entrepreneurs in Neuroscience

 

Dr. Tuan Trang- AphioTx

Dr. Ty McKinney – 8-Bit Cortex

Dr. Wee Yong – Antho Bio

3:45-3:50PM Closing Remarks

Dr. Robert Sutherland

Director: Canadian Center for Behavioral Neuroscience

Chair: Campus Alberta Neuroscience

Meet the Moderator

Alan Nursall
Alan NursallPresident & CEO , Telus World of Science Edmonton
Alan Nursall is the President and CEO of the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. He joined TWOSE in January, 2014 following a 24-year career at Science North in Ontario
and six years running his own science communication company.

Alan helped launch Science North in 1984 and served as Science Director from 1999-2007, responsible for the science experience at Science North and its companion facility, Dynamic Earth.

He started NEXT Exhibits, Inc., in 2007, creating exhibits, shows, and other experiences for science centres and museums across North America and beyond.

Nursall returned to his hometown of Edmonton in 2014 to join TWOSE where he initiated and led the Aurora Project, a $42-million renovation and expansion of the entire science centre.

He is currently Board of Directors Chair for the Giant Screen Cinema Association. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Science Centres, from whom he also received a Career Achievement Award in 2022.

For 20 years, he hosted a weekly science segment called The Alan Nursall Experience
on Discovery Canada’s national science and technology show, Daily Planet.

Speakers

David Nicholas
University of Calgary
Robbin Gibb
University of Lethbridge
Jean Addington
University of Calgary
Chelsea Matisz
University of Lethbridge
Erika Harding
University of Calgary
Pierre Chue
University of Alberta
Satyabrata Kar
University of Alberta
Laura Vogelsang
University of Lethbridge
Athan Zovoilis
University of Lethbridge
Tuan Trang
AphioTx
Ty McKinney
8-Bit Cortex
Wee Yong
AnthoBio

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