1st Annual Brain Repair Research Day—December 13, 2012

Members of the local neuroscience community converged on the Life Sciences Research Institute for the inaugural Brain Repair Research Day on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

Participants heard from a diverse line-up of speakers on a wide-range of topics, followed by networking and refreshments.

Victor Rafuse, Medical Neurosciences—activating paralyzed muscles with light
Raymond Klein, Psychology & Neuroscience—novel software to improve attention and memory
Gail Eskes, Psychiatry—computer-assisted cognitive rehabilitation after stroke
Aaron Newman, Psychology & Neuroscience—cultivating the next generation of entrepreneurial neuroscientists
Steven Beyea, National Research Council—advancing functional brain imaging
Lidija Marusic, Innovacorp—funding opportunities for commercially viable innovations
Stephen Phillips, Neurology—new approaches to early intervention in stroke
Kenneth Rockwood, Geriatric Medicine—the ins and outs of developing a biomedical company
Stephen Hartlen, Industry Liaison & Innovation—commercializing neuroscience advances at Dalhousie University
Alan Fine, Physiology & Biophysics—introducing new technologies: the lens-less microscope and rapid screening of drugs for improving cognitive function
Donald Mitchell, Psychology & Neuroscience—new methods for improving vision in lazy eye syndrome
George Robertson, Pharmacology—new strategies for slowing progression of multiple sclerosis (MS)
Marli MacNeil, BioNova—building a stronger neuroscience cluster in Atlantic Canada
John Fisk, Psychiatry—brain imaging to track and assess cognitive problems associated with inflammatory diseases like MS and lupus

Dalhousie University Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Labour and Advanced Education
IWK Health Centre Capital Health QEII Health Science Centre Foundation
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