Program

Friday, June 15, 2018
8.30 - 5.00

Registration Desk Open

8.45 - 8.55

Opening Remarks

Dr. Mark Fry
Chair, MNN 2018 Scientific Meeting
Associate Professor – Department of Biological Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Session 1: Theme: Neuroscience Across Lifespan

Chair: Dr. Jonathan Marotta
Professor – Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba

9.00 - 9.25

How do visual anomalies and orthographic difficulties in poor readers appear in ERP waveforms?

Dr. Richard Kruk
Associate Professor – Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba

9.25 - 9.50

Candrive: a longitudinal, multi-disciplinary project assessing medical fitness to drive in older adult

Dr. Michelle Porter
Professor – Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management, University of Manitoba
Director – Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba

9.50 - 10.15

Community Ambulation – A focus on older adults and people with stroke

Dr. Ruth Barclay
Associate Professor – Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Research Affiliate – Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba

 

10.15 - 10.35

Early postnatal overnutrition alters the transcriptome of the rat subfornical organ.

Colleen Peterson
MSc Graduate Student – University of Manitoba

10.35 - 10.55

Coffee Break

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Saksida

Title: TBA

Dr. Lisa Saksida
Scientific Director of BrainsCAN Initiative
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience – Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology and Psychology, Western University

Lunch

12.00 - 1.30

Session 2: Theme: Behavioral Neuroscience

Chair: Dr. Debbie Kelley
Canada Research Chair in Comparative Cognition
Professor – Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba

1.35 - 2.00

Situationally-specific Richardson’s ground squirrel (Urocitellus richardsonii) alarm calls communicate differential response urgency

Dr. Jim Hare
Professor – Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba
Co-interim Director – Interdisciplinary Cognition and Neuroscience Group of the University of Manitoba (ICoN Manitoba)

2.00 - 2.25

TRPM2 channel function requires tyrosine phosphorylation by Fyn kinase; potential relevance for Alzheimer’s disease pathology and associated cognitive deficits

Dr. Mike Jackson
Assistant Professor – Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Principal Investigator – Neuroscience Research Program, Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine, Health Sciences Centre

2.25 - 2.50

Title: TBA

Dr. Andrew Goertzen
Associate Professor – Department of Radiology, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Adjunct Professor – Department of Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba
PET/CT Program Coordinator, Health Sciences Centre

2.50 - 3.15

Perceiving without Seeing: Examining Preattentive Perceptual Grouping using the Ponzo Illusion

Tiffany Carther-Krone
PhD Graduate Student – Perception and Action Lab, University of Manitoba

3.15 - 5.00

Poster Session and Social Reception