Brain Awareness Month 2000 is an international event and is coordinated locally by the Winnipeg Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.
|March 23||Neuroscience & Mental Health Awareness Day|
|March 2||Dr. Johnathan GEIGER|
|March 3||Dr. Karen JOHNSTON|
|March 7||Dr. Steven JACOBSON|
|March 9||Dr. David EISENSTAT|
|March 10||Dr. Tom FEASBY|
|March 13||Dr. John LATTER|
|March 15||Dr. John JANE|
|March 16||Dr. Jan LEXELL|
|March 16||Dr. Dale CORBETT|
Dr. Jonathan Geiger, Dept. Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Friday, March 3rd
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Theatre "C", Basic Medical Sciences Bldg.
Topic: "Head Injury in the Elite Athlete: Recent Advances in Grading And Investigation"
Dr. Karen Johnston, Director of Neurotrauma at McGill University
Hospital Centre and Team Neurosurgeon/Consultant
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Place: St. John's College, University of Manitoba
Topic: "Concussion in Sport: What are you afraid of?"
Tuesday, March 7th
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Theatre, Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, 1015 Arlington St., Winnipeg
Topic: "Immunological Aspects of Human Herpes Viruses 6 and 7 Infection and Role of HHV-6 in Multiple Sclerosis"
Thursday, March 9th
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: ON211-100 Olivia St.
Topic: "Dlx homeobox genes and vertebrate forebrain development"
Friday, March 10th
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Manitoba Room, Health Sciences Centre (2nd floor - inside Cafeteria)
Topic: "Cost Efficacy of Stroke Treatment/Prevention"
Wednesday, March 13th
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Grand Rounds
Topic: "Overview of Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome Secondary in Mild to Moderate Head Injury"
Wednesday, March 15th
Time: 7:45 am
Location: Theatre C
Topic: Surgery Grand Rounds
Dr. John Jane, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: J.C.B. Grant Conference Room, 131 Basic Medical Sciences Bldg.
Topic: "Congenital Malformations"
Thursday, March 16th
Associate Professor of Experimental Neurology in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Lund University, Sweden
Director of Neuromuscular Research Lab in the Department of Rehabilitation at Lund University Hospital
Medical Director of the Brain Injury Unit at Lund University Hospital
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Place: Theatre "B", Basic Medical Sciences Bldg.
Topic: "Brain Injury Rehabilitation: A Swedish Perspective"
Dr. Dale Corbett,
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Place: Theatre "C", Basic Medical Sciences Bldg.
Topic: "Neuroprotection versus promotion of neuroplasticity: Which approach holds the most promise for treatment of stroke?"
Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Awareness Day
Hosted by the Winnipeg Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
Thursday, March 23rd
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bannatyne Campus, University of Manitoba
|11:00 am||Registration Opens|
|11:20 am||Welcome Remarks by Dr. J. D. Geiger, President, WCSN|
|11:30 am - 4:00 pm||Organization/Pharmaceutical Company Displays and|
University Research Posters** in Brodie Atrium
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||Student Tours of Labs**|
|12:30 pm - 1:00 pm||Lunch for Registrants|
|12:30 pm - 2:00 pm||Poster Presentations in Brodie Atrium|
|1:00 pm & 2:00 pm||Video Presentation: "Toughest Break" in Theatre "C"|
|2:00 pm - 4:00 pm||M.R.I. Tours (HSC)|
|4:00 pm||Draw for Prizes|
**Attention Students: Please pre-register for tours and/or poster presentations. To register, or if you would like more information about this event, call Kelly Jorundson at (204) 789-3454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See also our call for posters. Registration deadline is March 20.
Displays by: University of Manitoba, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, Epilepsy Foundation, Pfizer Canada, Institute for Biodiagnostics, Sports Medicine Council of Manitoba, Huntington Disease Society, Manitoba Head Injury Assoc., Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, SmithKline Beecham
Sponsored by: Winnipeg Chapter Society Neuroscience, University of Manitoba, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, Epilepsy Foundation, Pfizer Canada, Institute for Biodiagnostics, AstraZeneca, Sports Medicine Council of Manitoba, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, SmithKline Beecham
This will be a high profile event with advertising via the internet, local newspapers, posters, etc. It is absolutely critical that each laboratory have at least one poster displayed and that all neuroscience faculty make every available attempt to attend this national "Brain Awareness Week" event. Our sponsors will be displaying booths and distributing materials. The general public will be invited to view and interact with neuroscience researchers and other neuroscience and mental health providers, as well as with not-for-profit volunteer based organizations.
A huge effort has been made in organizing this event and expenses have been incurred. We have started reinvigorating the WCSN and hope that neuroscientists will feel sufficiently pleased with our efforts and support us by paying their WCSN annual dues and attending the events.
Brain Awareness Month activities in Manitoba are part of WCSN's participation in the Society For Neuroscience's Brain Awareness Week 2000. Check out the international Brain Awareness Week web site.