Featuring Dr. Dennis Spencer, Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery; Chief, Epilepsy Surgery; Director, Epilepsy Fellowship; Director, Pituitary Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine.
Celebrate the mark you've made on Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and join us for Homecoming Weekend. Homecoming Weekend will feature a number of exciting events, including a Community Lecture Opioids: A Country in Crisis, The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Paul Polak, MD’58, DSc’08 and Founder and CEO of Windhorse International and the annual Dean's Gala when we will celebrate Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni, class reunions and the Alumni of Distinction Award recipients.
During the second half of Grand Rounds the Chair of the Department will present the Angelika F. Hahn Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching as well as the best Resident Grand Rounds Presentation Awards.
The symposium will be informative, provocative and leading edge with an emphasis on discussion, collaboration and
interaction. Participants will learn about state of art care of peripheral nerve conditions including investigations, surgery, rehabilitation and therapy. We are limited to the first 100 participants so don't delay.
New Diagnostic Criteria of Multiple Sclerosis presented by Xavier Montalban MD, PhD
Department Division Director, Neurology, University of Toronto
Medical Director, MS Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
Waugh Family Chair in MS Research
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
The 2018 Charles G. Drake Professor is Dr. Fernando Vinuela, Professor Emeritus, UCLA, Los Angeles. Dr. Vinuela was a pioneer in the treatment of brain aneurysms and has had a long cherished history with the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at Western from his years serving here as an interventional radiologist.
Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) - Moving Towards a Streamlined System of Care: A Case Study Review will be presented by Dr. Grant Stotts, Director, Ottawa Stroke Program, Deputy Head, Division of Neurology, Ottawa Hospital.
Recent developments in cognitive neuroscience have led to exciting new
possibilities for understanding consciousness. Much of this work has been carried out
with fMRI; however, similar approaches can be developed with cost
such as EEG,
potentially better outcomes due
higher temporal resolution.
Our 2018 guest speaker and judge will be Dr. Tom Mikkelsen, President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI). His presentation, titled "The Ontario Brain Institute – Team Science for Research with Impact", will focus on the OBIs activities in its next phase, highlighting the opportunities for innovating within the healthcare delivery sector for neurologic disorders.
High school students in London and surrounding area* from grades 9 through 12 are invited to compete in a one-day neuroscience outreach event at Western University in London, Ontario! This event is completely free for students. The London Brain Bee consists of a trivia competition, demonstrations of behavioural neuroscience experiments at the Brain and Mind Institute, mock patient diagnosis sessions and a neuroanatomy bell ringer featuring real human brain specimens!
Join member organizations of the Brain Health Network as they host a free evening of education with a community health resource fair! Featuring expert speakers, exhibits, light snacks, and refreshments!
The Brainhack Western 2018 is an official satellite event of Brainhack Global 2018. The two days of education provided by the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) are targeted at allowing all the researchers at Western to learn more about neuroimaging acquisition and analysis.
Featuring Ferhana Khan, Senior Research Manager, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences & Alda Tee, Regional Community & Long-Term Care Coordinator, Central East Stroke Network, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.
This year we are honoured to have one of the world’s experts on the science of emotion and the brain as our keynote presenter – Dr. Richard J. Davidson. Dr. Davidson also focuses on methods to promote wellbeing, including meditation and related contemplative practices. He has been featured widely in the media - the Today Show, ABC’s Nightline, National Public Radio, National Geographic Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek, O: the Oprah Magazine and the Harvard Business Review. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to hear Dr. Davidson speak in person.
London Health Research Day is the largest research day of its kind in Ontario. Each year, more than 700 people attend this event. Together, participants represent health science labs from across the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Robarts Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London.
Presented by Dr. Gerald Pfeffer, MD CM FRCPC PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary: “Interpreting Genetic Variants Of Unknown Significance in Neurologic Disorders”
At the end of this presentation you will be able to describe the tools and resources developed by the 2017-18 PIWPs to support community and outpatient rehab, secondary stroke prevention and the knowledge translation, transfer, management and sustainability of past and present PIWP work; and consider how to utilize these tools and resources.
This workshop is presented by Dr. Gail Eskes, a clinical neuropsychologist and Professor, Dalhousie University. SWOSN is offering this session via OTN link to the in–person event. During this workshop participants will become familiar with the different types of memory and how they work, learn how stroke and related factors can affect memory and how they work, and become familiar with a framework for memory rehabilitation after stroke.
Learn and gain experience in evidence-based interventions to improve memory and support learning post stroke.
Allied academies welcome you to attend 6th International Conference on Neurology and Neuroscience Scheduled on June 11- 13, 2018 at London, UK with the theme “Explore the Contemporary advancements in Neurology and Neuroscience”. This international meet anticipates hundreds of delegates including keynote speakers, Oral presentations by renowned speakers and poster presentations by students besides delegates around the world.
The Symposium facilitates an active and highly cooperative style of communication and interaction between prominent cardiologists and neurologists, thus creating favourable conditions for discussion towards a more integrated approach to our patient care.
We have the distinct pleasure to invite you to the 2018 world conference on Movement and Cognition to be held on 27-29 July 2018 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
Currently, London is home to the largest epilepsy program in Canada in partnership with the hospitals. The Chair holder will be expected to further advance the research capacity of the Epilepsy Program at the University and assist the University in becoming a hub of excellence in epilepsy research and epilepsy surgery in North America. In addition, it is expected that the Chair will work to develop interdisciplinary collaborations across the University and specifically in areas related to epilepsy research. As a physician/scientist, it is also expected that the Chair will strengthen translational research between basic and clinical sciences.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning is hosting an orientation to teaching for new full and part-time instructors. New Faculty Orientation: Teaching at Western is a full day workshop that introduces new instructors to resources and important policies related to teaching and learning at Western. The program (see attached) combines presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify expectations throughout the day.
See the Line is a collaborative, 10-year initiative that seeks to educate athletes, coaches, parents and the broader community about the serious impact of concussions. In doing so it aims to shift the culture around concussion in sport, reduce the incidence of concussion and improve care through research.
Teaching at the University Level is a four-day intensive workshop designed for new faculty members (full-time and part-time) with less than five years of teaching experience. The goal of the program is to strengthen instructors' skills in student-centred teaching through evidence-based, practical opportunities for teaching practice.
New faculty orientation at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is an opportunity for recently appointed faculty members to become familiar with the School's leaders, learn about the School's programs and resources to support onboarding, teaching, research, wellness and career advancement, discover opportunities for professional development and recognition, and expand their network of colleagues.
Research Western will host a day of collaborative workshops, seminars and presentations to help Western’s researchers and scholars kick their research programs into overdrive. This first-annual Research Western Conference is not geared specifically to new-to-Western faculty members, but will touch on topics relevant to those with active research programs, those seeking new funding opportunities and those managing research projects or looking for more information to prepare themselves for the busy fall granting season. Registration opens August 1, 2018.
A full-day conference designed to showcase teaching innovations at Western, and introduce instructors to best practices in student-centered instruction which can enhance the student experience. Keynote: Dr. Peter Felten, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Elon University on “Valuing Teaching: What Matters Most”.
This year Dr. Margaret Chan, BA’73, MD’77, DSC’99 and former Director-General of the World Health Organization will be delivering a thought-provoking lecture on Global Health—Challenges and Opportunities.
Dr. Ervin Sejdic, an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biomedical Informatics Departments will present his Lecture "Engineering Human Gait" at CNS Grand Rounds.
The Resident Training Program in the Management of Spasticity is a national educational initiative designed to enhance residents' experience with the treatment and management of spasticity. It is intended for Canadian PM&R and Neurology Residents in their final training years.
The Departments of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine and Clinical Neurological Sciences hold a collaborative set of rounds each fall known as the Aitken Memorial Lecture series. Traditionally, the invited speaker gives a presentation at both Anesthesia Grand Rounds and CNS rounds. This year Dr. Kim Burchiel has been invited to be the guest speaker for this event.
Join us as we celebrate research innovations in multiple sclerosis (MS). The day includes presentations by experts in the fields of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of MS, a panel discussion moderated by André Picard, health columnist with The Globe and Mail, and a keynote lecture by the 2017 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipient.
Join us for the Leaders in Innovation Dinner - London's premier event celebrating research. The evening will include the presentation of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine - one of Canada's most prestigious research awards - to V. Wee Yong, PhD, and will celebrate research advancements in the area of multiple sclerosis (MS).
The symposium will be informative, provocative and leading edge with an emphasis on discussion, collaboration and interaction. Participants will learn about state of art care of peripheral nerve conditions from across Canada including investigations, surgery, rehabilitation and therapy.
Each fall the Epilepsy Program at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, hosts the Blume-Girvin Lecture in Epilepsy, in recognition of the clever work done by the founders of the Epilepsy program, Dr. Warren Blume (Neurologist) and Dr. John Girvin (Neurosurgeon).
Dr. Sean Nestor will be our guest speaker in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology's Seminar Series this Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in MSB 282. Dr. Nestor will be presenting his seminar entitled "Mixed Alzheimer’s disease: Advances in structural neuroimaging biomarkers". Dr. Nestor is a Resident Physician in Psychiatry, Clinician Scientist Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the University of Toronto.