Canadian Symposium for Computational Neuroscience
#CSCN
October 26-27, 2021

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Introducing the first ever
Canadian Symposium for Computational Neuroscience.

Join us virtually!

Program at a Glance

Day 1 – October 26th

Time Description Speaker

12:30–12:45PM

Opening Remarks

Jennifer Dotchin, Executive Director, Campus Alberta Neuroscience

12:45–2:00PM

(Session 1)

Neural and Network Dynamics Underlying Biological Computation

Chair: Wilten Nicola – University of Calgary

  • Sue Ann Campbell – University of Waterloo
  • Frances Skinner – University of Toronto, Krembil Institute
  • Richard Naud – University of Ottawa

2:00–2:45PM

Networking Break & Lightning Talks

N/A

2:45–4:00PM

(Session 2)

Dimensionality Reduction and Population Dynamics in Neural Data

Chair: Majid Mohajerani – University of Lethbridge

  • Adrien Peyrache – McGill University
  • Yalda Mohsenzadeh – Western University
  • Karim Jerbi – University of Montreal

4:15–5:15PM

Keynote Presentation

Day 2 – October 27th

Time Description Speaker

10:30AM–12:45 PM

Trainees: Workshop led by AMII

PIs: Facilitated Collaboration Discussion and Networking (11am – 12:45pm)

AMII

Canadian Brain Research Strategy/Scientific Advisory Committee

12:45–2:00PM

(Session 3)

Network Neuroscience Across Scales:
From Single Cells to Behaviour

Chair: Joern Davidsen – University of Calgary

Emma Towlson – University of Calgary
Javeria Ali Hashmi – Dalhousie University
Carolyn Parkinson – University of California, Los Angeles

2:00–2:45PM

Networking Break & Lightning Talks

N/A

2:45–4:00PM

(Session 4)

Information Encoding by Neural Ensembles

Chair: Aaron Gruber – University of Lethbridge

Aaron Gruber – University of Lethbridge
Blake Richards – McGill University
Jeremy Seamans – University of British Columbia

Moderator: Artur Luczak – University of Lethbridge

4:15–5:15PM

Awards Presentation & Closing Remarks

Svenja Espenhahn, Project Manager, Campus Alberta Neuroscience

Trainee Workshop

An interactive workshop valued at more than $500 is included in your registration! Sponsored and led by the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), the workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the real world. No prior knowledge in coding or programming is needed!

Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about how Amii researchers use machine learning to aid in the diagnosis of mental disorders, like Schizophrenia. Principal Researcher Sunil Kalmady and Amii Research Fellow Russ Greiner will give a short presentation on their work and answer any questions you may have.

IMPORTANT: In order to take part in the Amii workshop, you must register for the symposium by October 20. Please note that participation in the workshop is not guaranteed if you register after this date.

Speaker Information

Sue Anne Campbell
University of Waterloo
Frances Skinner
Krembil Research Institute
University of Toronto
Richard Naud
Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI)
University of Ottawa
Adrien Peyrache
McGill University
Yalda Mohsenzadeh
Western University
Karim Jerbi
University of Montreal
Emma Towlson
University of Calgary
Javeria Ali Hashmi
Dalhousie University
Carolyn Parkinson
University of California, Los Angeles
Aaron Gruber
University of Lethbridge
Blake Richards
McGill University
Jeremy Seamans
University of British Columbia

Lightning Talks

We are excited to provide trainees with the opportunity to present your own research through brief ‘Lightning Talk’ presentations. These presentations are available for the Postdoc, PhD, Masters, and Undergraduate levels, with $400 prizes available to the best talk presented in each category!

Lightning Talk guidelines are available here.

The deadline to submit was Friday, October 8 at 12:00PM MDT.

Apply Now!

Register now!

Thank you to our sponsors!