Message from the Co-Chairs

Welcome MNN patrons:

The Manitoba Neuroscience Network has a long-standing tradition of fostering collegial interaction amongst clinicians, researchers, trainees, community stakeholders and affiliated supporters of neuroscience in our province.  It is our great pleasure to host this year’s meeting, for the first time, at The University of Winnipeg, situated at the heart of our capital city on Treaty One land, in the center of the Metis homeland.  We are excited to expand your awareness of our neuroscience faculty, programs and facilities here at The University of Winnipeg during the 9th annual meeting of the Manitoba Neuroscience Network.  Bring your walking shoes for the campus tour experience, with events at Convocation Hall, Leatherdale Hall and the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Neuropathology, which will be approached from diverse angles including sessions on neurogenetics, history of neuroscience, neuro-oncology, neurodegenerative pathology, as well as cognitive and clinical viewpoints.  We are pleased to showcase speakers from across our provincial institutions, as well as representation from our sister province of Saskatchewan, thanks to the involvement of Dr. Alex Rajput.  The program will be capped with two distinguished visiting speakers this year.  Opening the meeting, we are honored to feature the internationally recognized Canadian Research Council Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics Dr. Daniel Goldowitz from the University of British Columbia. We will conclude the meeting with a public lecture by Dr. Janice Robertson from the University of Toronto, a leading expert in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) neuropathology and therapeutic development.

It is our goal to encourage inter-institutional connections for investigators and students, as well as highlight the varied neuroscience training opportunities in our province.  To facilitate interactions, we will also be hosting a networking mixer and neuroscience art silent auction fundraiser at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, directly following the main scientific sessions.  Bring your wallets and help support MNN’s future endeavors and initiatives!

On behalf of the Manitoba Neuroscience Network, we would like to welcome you to actively participate in the 2019 MNN scientific meeting!

Dr. Domenico Di Curzio, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Winnipeg
Dr. Renée Douville, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg