Alberta Imaging Symposium: Our colleague in Calgary, Richard Frayne, has distributed his call for interest in the 8th annual Alberta Imaging Symposium (6 June 2018 in Calgary). Trainees are welcome. Click here for details.


Brain Aging and Dementia Conference: The 2018 international conference on Promoting Healthy Brain Aging and Preventing Dementia: Research and Translation will be held in Banff (June 2018). Sponsored by Campus Alberta Neuroscience (and partners), the current conference program is available at Trainees are welcome.  Abstracts can still be submitted on the website.






A new weekly (Thursdays) cognitive neuroscience seminar series began in Fall 2016. It is organized by Kyle Mathewson (Psychology and ACN Member).  See


Two local conferences are held each winter term:


  • The Neuroscience Research Day is the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute’s (NMHI) annual student research showcase event that highlights the graduate student research within the institute and facilitates inter-disciplinary interactions among students and faculty. It will be held on the 10th of March 2017.




May 2016 - Banff Brain Aging and Dementia Conference


Several members of the Alberta neuroscience community are organizing an international conference to be held in Banff, Alberta, from the 24 to 27 of May 2016. The title of the conference is: Promoting Healthy Brain Aging and Preventing Dementia: Research and Translation. The organizers are Roger Dixon (Alberta), Jayna Holroyd-Leduc (Calgary), Eric Smith (Calgary), Marc Poulin (Calgary), Robert Sutherland (Lethbridge), and David Westaway (Alberta).


An excellent national and international roster of speakers has committed to attend the conference. The international speakers include Kaarin Anstey (Australia), Steven Greenberg (Mass General), Susan Mitchell (Harvard), Martin Prince (London), Emily Rogalski (Northwestern), Jiri Safar (Case Western), Claire Sexton (Oxford), Madhav Thambisetty (NIH, Johns Hopkins), and Kristine Yaffe (California).  Canadian speakers include Howard Chertkow (McGill), Carole Estabrooks (Alberta), Richard Frayne (Calgary), Jack Jhamandas (Alberta), Morris Moscovitch (Toronto), and Dallas Seitz (Queen’s).


Breaking topics in the field are covered. They include Alzheimer’s in a global perspective, biomarker discovery, novel neuroimaging, spectroscopy for diagnosis, trajectories and transitions, risk and protection assessment, early detection and diagnosis, healthy brain aging, vascular dementia, exercise and physical activity, prions and Alzheimer’s, applied research in dementia care, and translation.


Poster sessions will be included. Abstract submission is open (see portal on website). All topics related to brain, cognition, dementia, neurodegenerative diseases, neuroscience (clinical, cognitive, behavioural), adulthood and aging, application, and translation are welcome.  Students and trainees—attending with or without posters—are welcome.


The conference website is:




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