The Manitoba Neuroscience Network fosters inter-disciplinary fundamental and clinical neuroscience research and disseminates the progress of their constituents to the wider community.
We are pleased to announce our 2017 annual meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting is Brain Connections and Mental Health. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being, and is an important factor affecting how we think, feel and act. The goal of this year’s meeting is to bring together researchers, clinicians and community stakeholders in discussing mental health research being conducted in our province and its impact on our communities.
In 2010, the Manitoba Neuroscience Network held its first scientific meeting of neuroscience faculty and trainees. Since then, the popularity of these annual meetings has continued to grow, drawing 150-200 attendees each year. We hope that this year’s annual meeting will build upon the achievements.
I’m excited to be the 2017 MNN Meeting Chair. This year’s meeting will feature two keynote speakers: Dr. Jeff Lichtman from Harvard University is a pioneer and world leader in the study of brain connectivity, and Dr. Jitender Sareen (Head of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba) is an internationally renowned expert in mental health research.
This year’s meeting will also feature a special session “Science and Society; Collaborating for Change” which underscores MNN’s resolve to engage with the wider community.
We encourage you to register for this meeting to learn more about the research and opportunities in your community in a setting which encourages social interaction.
Thank you to all speakers, session chairs, and poster judges. Welcome to MNN 2017.
Tabrez J. Siddiqui
Chair, 2017 MNN Scientific Meeting
Neuroscience Research Program
Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine
Health Sciences Centre