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HBI - Melbourne Epilepsy Symposium

May 1 - 2, 2017

Clara Christie Theatre, Health Sciences Centre

Foothills Campus, University of Calgary

RSVP HERE by April 21, 2017

Questions directed to jason.ng1@ucalgary.ca

Epilepsy is one of nine NeuroTeams within the University of Calgary Brain and Mental Health research strategy. Led by the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, the Brain and Mental Health research strategy provides a unifying direction for brain and mental health research at the University of Calgary, positioning researchers to unlock new discoveries and treatments for brain health in our community by working in interdisciplinary teams.

Program (tentative)


Monday, May 1

8:00 – 9:00 am:  Symposium Registration, Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am: Welcome and Introductions

9:15 am – 12:30 pm (with break):  Session 1 - Imaging

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 – 5:00 pm (with break):  Session 2 – Pathomechanisms, Mouse Models, Genetics, TBI

5:00 – 6:30 pm:  Symposium Social – registered attendees

Tuesday, May 2

8:00 – 9:00 am:  Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am:  Welcome to Day 2

9:15 – 10:15 am:  Session 3 – Neural/Silicone Interface, Mathematics

10:15 – 10:30 am: Break

10:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Session 4 – Epidemiology

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch


Symposium Academic Leads

Dr. Michael Hildebrand – Michael Hildebrand is a neurogeneticist at the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, University of Melbourne and heads the Translational Neurogenetics Laboratory in the Epilepsy Research Centre at the Melbourne Brain Centre, Australia.

Dr. Nathalie Jetté - Nathalie Jetté is a Professor in Neurology and Community Health Sciences, Director of the Epilepsy Clinic and Seizure Monitoring Unit, Leader of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) Epilepsy NeuroTeam and Leader of the HBI Neuro and Mental Health Research Clinic at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Christopher Alan Reid - Chris Reid is a Dowd Fellow and heads the Neurophysiology of excitable networks laboratory at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne Australia.

Dr. G. Cam Teskey - Cam Teskey is a Professor in Cell Biology and Anatomy, Education Director for the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Co-Leader of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) Epilepsy NeuroTeam. He is the representative from the Canadian Research Initiative to the Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE) and sits on the CLAE Education Committee.