• April 30, 2019

    London Health Research Day

    London Health Research Day provides a forum for learners to showcase their innovative work and engage in networking opportunities with peers, faculty and industry leaders.

  • January 12, 2018

    National Neurology Videoconference Grand Rounds

    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

  • January 12, 2018

    New Faculty Lecture Series - Bogumil Karas

    Introducing Dr. Bogumil Karas PhD, in the Department of Biochemistry who will be presenting his lecture: “It’s alive! Creating designer organisms controlled by synthetic genomes”

  • January 29-30, 2018

    The Charles G. Drake Professorship Lecture

    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.

  • February 7, 2018

    Provincial Stroke Rounds

    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.

  • February 15, 2018

    Discover Robarts - The Puzzle of Hearing Voices and Seeing Things

    Drs. Lena Palaniyappan, Ingrid Johnsrude, Ruth Lanius and Kara Dempster The Puzzle of Hearing Voices and Seeing Things

  • February 28, 2018

    Discover Robarts - Epilepsy: Calming the Storm

    Drs. Ali Kahn, Terry Peters and Jorge Burneo Epilepsy: Calming the Storm

  • March 7, 2018

    Provincial Stroke Rounds: Functional trajectories in intracerebral hemorrhage survivors

    Presented by Ashkan Shoamanesh MD FRCPC, Director, Stroke Fellowship Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology), McMaster University.

  • March 7, 2018

    Decoding Mental States Using EEG

    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 - effective and portable te chnologies , such as EEG, that could provid e potentially better outcomes due higher temporal resolution.

  • March 9, 2018

    Heart & Stroke H.J.M. Barnett Lectureship and Visiting Professorship

    Should There Be a Time Window For Endovascular Therapy in Stroke? Tudor G. Jovin, MD

  • March 14, 2018

    Discover Robarts - Dynamic Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System: From Cells to Humans

    Dr. David Holdsworth Dynamic Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System: From Cells to Humans

  • March 26, 2018

    Purple Day Bake Sale

    The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit will host a bake sale for the Purple Day for Epilepsy.

  • March 28, 2018

    Discover Robarts - Understanding Autism by Reverse Engineering the Circuits of the Social Brain

    Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo Understanding Autism by Reverse Engineering the Circuits of the Social Brain

  • April 13, 2018

    New Faculty Lecture - Mamadou Diop, PhD

  • April 17, 2018

    CNS Research Day

    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.

  • April 21, 2018

    London Brain Bee

    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!

  • April 26th, 2018

    Brain Health Network: Brain Fair!

    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!

  • April 27, 2018

    Parkwood Institute Research (PIR) Half Day

    Parkwood Institute Research (PIR) is pleased to announce they will once again be hosting a PIR Research Half Day event.

  • May 2-6, 2018

    Brainhack Western

    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.

  • May 2, 2018, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

    Provincial Stroke Rounds

    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.

  • May 5, 2018

    Workshop: Chedoke McMaster Stroke Assessment One-Day Training

    The objective of the workshop is to provide the participants with the opportunity to use the measure as a clinical or research assessment tool.

  • May 9 and 10, 2018

    Roots of Empathy 7th Annual Research Symposium

    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.

  • May 10, 2018

    London Health Research Day

    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.

  • May 11, 2018

    National Neurology Grand Rounds Videoconference

    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”

  • May 15, 2018

    Videoconference: Stroke PIWP Provincial Rounds

    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.

  • May 23, 2018

    CBME: Getting the Surgeon Ready for July 2018

    This session will feature presentations on assessing learners and transitioning to CBME.

  • May 30th, 2018

    Memory Post Stroke Workshop

    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.

  • June 7, 2018

    Chair/Chief Candidate Vision Presentation: Dr. Robert Chen

    Dr. Robert Chen will present his vision for the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences.

  • June 18, 2018

    Chair/Chief Candidate Vision Presentation: Dr. David Steven

    Dr. David Steven will present his vision for the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences.

  • June 11-13, 2018

    6th International Conference on Neurology and Neuroscience

    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.

  • June 24, 2018

    2018 Running Against Ruptures

    The Brain Aneurysm Foundation will be holding it's fourth annual Running Against Ruptures Charity Run/Walk this summer. All proceeds will go towards brain aneurysm research.

  • June 28-30, 2018

    Heart & Brain Symposium 2018

    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.

  • July 9, 2018

    Chair/Chief Candidate Vision Presentation: Dr. Neil Duggal

    Dr. Neil Duggal will present his vision for the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences.

  • July 27-29, 2018

    Movement: Brain, Body, Cognition International Conference

    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.

  • July 31, 2018

    Department Faculty Promotions Presentation

  • August 1, 2018

    Case Based Stroke Series

    This session focuses on Stroke Clinic Cases and in particular on antiplatelet/anticoagulation choices.

  • August 7, 2018

    Jack Cowin Endowed Chair in Epilepsy Research Candidate Presentation

    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.

  • Summer 2018

    Transition to Residency

    The Transition to Residency program for PGY1s is a series of workshops held every Wednesday afternoon through July and August to help facilitate the challenging move from medical school to residency.

  • August 14, 2018

    New Faculty Orientation: Teaching at Western

    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.

  • August 15 & 16, 2018

    See the Line

    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.

  • August 20-23, 2018

    Teaching at the University Level Course

    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.

  • August 23, 2018

    New Faculty Orientation

    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.

  • August 28, 2018

    Research Western Conference 2018

    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.

  • August 30, 2018

    Fall Perspectives on Teaching Conference

    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”.

  • October 9, 2018

    Blume-Girvin Lecture in Epilepsy

    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.

  • October 16, 2018

    Gait & Brain Seminar

    Featuring Dr. Richard Camicioli, Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, University of Alberta.

  • October 20, 2018


    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.

  • October 26, 2018

    CANN Fall Update 2018

    Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) Ontario West Chapter Fall Update

  • October 30, 2018

    CNS Awards Day

    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.

  • November 2-4, 2018

    Ontario Aphasia Camp

    Aphasia Camp mission is to offer a fun, educational and supportive weekend for people with aphasia and their family and friends. Registration opens June 2018.

  • November 9, 2018

    2 nd Annual Canadian Peripheral Nerve Symposium 2018

    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.

  • November 10–11, 2018

    10th Neuromuscular Conference and EMG Workshops

    Featuring informative conference sessions and multiple educational workshops.

  • November 9, 2018

    Killam Prize Lecture

    Dr. Vladimir Hachinski will be speaking on Stroke and Dementia: Converging Fields.

  • November 14, 2018

    2018 Aitken Memorial Lecture

    The 2018 guest speaker at the Aitken Memorial Guest Lecture is Dr. Ansgar Brambrink from Columbia University Medical Center’s Department of Anesthesiology.

  • December 15, 2017

    Professional Development Series: Supervising Staff – Medical Secretaries, Trainees and the Learning Environment

    To share best practices and tips on methods and structures to promote excellence in teaching.

  • December 11, 2017

    Canadian Stroke Best Practice Reccommendations Webinar

  • October 21, 2017

    Dean's Distinguished Lecture

    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.

  • October 21, 2017

    Dean's Gala

    Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry invites you to celebrate the excellence, innovation and leadership found within Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni.

  • October 17, 2017

    Gait & Brain Lecture: Engineering Human Gait

    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.

  • October 26, 2017

    Heart & Stroke H.J.M. Barnett Lectureship and Visiting Professorship

    Henry Barnett - The Invention of Precision Stroke Medicine

  • November 9th-12th, 2017

    Canadian Spasticity Group Resident Training Program in the Management of Spasticity

    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.

  • November 10th, 12:30pm

    NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards Information Session

    NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) enable undergraduate students to gain research experience under the supervision of a faculty member who holds an active NSERC award.

  • November 14, 2017

    Town Hall Meeting

    To discuss Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document.

  • November 14, 2017

    2017 Aitken Memorial Lecture Series

    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.

  • November 15, 2017

    J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium

    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.

  • November 15th, 2017

    Leaders in Innovation

    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).

  • November 17, 2017

    First Canadian Peripheral Nerve Symposium 2017

    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.

  • November 21st, 2017


    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).

  • November 21, 2017

    Town Hall Meeting

    To discuss Conditions of Appointment for Physicians Document.

  • November 24, 2017

    ACB Seminar Series, Dr. Sean Nestor, “Mixed Alzheimer’s disease: Advances in structural neuroimaging biomarkers”

    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.

  • Decemner 3, 2017

    Schulich Family Skate

  • December 6, 2017

    Provincial Stroke Rounds

  • December 8, 2017

    New Faculty Lecture Series